Jump to content
IGNORED

My Swing (iacas)


Recommended Posts

  • Moderator

To the point of changing the darn picture…

I was basically trying to hit the ball with the back of the club and/or the back of the hosel. So, the backswing and some other things are a bit different than normal. But… look at the changes in transition and at 6.

Yea, that transition is awesome. Now all you have to do is rotate your club 80° closed at address and you're good to go ;-)

Link to post
Share on other sites
Awards, Achievements, and Accolades

  • Replies 613
  • Created
  • Last Reply

Top Posters In This Topic

Top Posters In This Topic

Popular Posts

Just wanted to go through my round of 69 at Whispering Woods to highlight a few things. It was from the blue tees (6500 yards) where we'd held the TST outing a few days prior. Let's take a look at eac

I'd lost the feels so I went back to exaggerate. These aren't even exaggerations, but they're good. Not worried at all about the downswing on these, and I'm under-turning, too. I grouped the ball

A few photos from my "lesson" with Dave today. Another set of eyes, mostly. Some good swings. Some a bit too fast. But even those weren't terrible.

Posted Images

  • Administrator

Now that is something I haven't seen before. I see the plane shallows out quite a bit in downswing almost Hogan like. A good exercise for fixing a pull I'm guessing, but doesn't it sting hitting a ball this way? Or are you using foam balls?

Regular golf ball. Point is it changes the way the the right forearm wants to rotate in the transition.

Yea, that transition is awesome. Now all you have to do is rotate your club 80° closed at address and you're good to go

Nah. Just need to do it less. :)

Link to post
Share on other sites
Awards, Achievements, and Accolades

Yea, that transition is awesome. Now all you have to do is rotate your club 80° closed at address and you're good to go

I can introduce you to a clown who does...

Link to post
Share on other sites
Awards, Achievements, and Accolades

  • Moderator

Now that is something I haven't seen before. I see the plane shallows out quite a bit in downswing almost Hogan like. A good exercise for fixing a pull I'm guessing, but doesn't it sting hitting a ball this way? Or are you using foam balls?

@iacas is a tough dude, he can take the pain.

Good work @iacas , practicing what you preach (how to practice)

Yep.

Link to post
Share on other sites
Awards, Achievements, and Accolades

one question @iacas , out of a rating of 10, how much did your hands sting afterwards? :-D

on another point that video was really good at showing how you transitioned into the downswing.

Link to post
Share on other sites
Awards, Achievements, and Accolades

  • Administrator

one question @iacas, out of a rating of 10, how much did your hands sting afterwards?

They didn't really. It's pretty solid back there. It's the thin ones that sting, after all…

Back at it today for a bit…

Link to post
Share on other sites
Awards, Achievements, and Accolades

They didn't really. It's pretty solid back there. It's the thin ones that sting, after all…

Back at it today for a bit…

Good point, so sort of a dull feeling. I would have thought it would take quite a bit of mental effort to intentionally hit it off the hosel as the natural instinct would be to adjust to at least try and hit off the face. Are you having to conciously tell yourself to hit it wrong (so to speak)?

Link to post
Share on other sites
Awards, Achievements, and Accolades

  • 7 months later...
  • 4 weeks later...

I have a question.  Maybe it's a dumb question, but please bear with me, I'm kind of a novice at this.   I know Sergio Garcia and other top pros do that flattening at the top of the swing that it looks like you are doing.   My question is, instead of flattening at the top of the swing, why not just flatten the backswing?  How does putting a loop in the transition help instead of just flattening the backswing? 

 

Link to post
Share on other sites
Awards, Achievements, and Accolades

  • Moderator
41 minutes ago, Marty2019 said:

I have a question.  Maybe it's a dumb question, but please bear with me, I'm kind of a novice at this.   I know Sergio Garcia and other top pros do that flattening at the top of the swing that it looks like you are doing.   My question is, instead of flattening at the top of the swing, why not just flatten the backswing?  How does putting a loop in the transition help instead of just flattening the backswing? 

I can't speak for @iacas's swing, but in general, if you flatten at the top, might overdo it, will probably come in too under plane, in to out, resulting in hooks, fat, or who knows what. The golf swing is like porridge and the three bears. Not too hot, not too cold, just right. The tendency is to think, well, if this is a good thing, I'll do more of it, and it'll be a great thing, but it's more just the right amount of a whole bunch of things fired at the right time, within a certain leeway. Like a Rube Goldberg contraption. If one part along the line doesn't work, it never finishes.

Link to post
Share on other sites
Awards, Achievements, and Accolades

  • Administrator
4 hours ago, Marty2019 said:

I have a question.  Maybe it's a dumb question, but please bear with me, I'm kind of a novice at this.   I know Sergio Garcia and other top pros do that flattening at the top of the swing that it looks like you are doing. My question is, instead of flattening at the top of the swing, why not just flatten the backswing? How does putting a loop in the transition help instead of just flattening the backswing? 

Because a flat backswing for me - and I dare say the majority of people - lead to a steeper downswing. That's worse.

"To play any kind of good golf you've gotta lay the shaft down early or lay it down late." The "early" is a Hogan or Sergio style. Late would be more Carl Pettersson.

Besides, that's just practice. I don't need my swing to lay down that much. If it did I'd be hitting out way too much. But what I want is for the shaft to stop steepening slightly in transition.

Link to post
Share on other sites
Awards, Achievements, and Accolades

@iacas have you tried getting the hands deeper without over flexing right arm and right wrist? If the arm and hands are Deep, the only thing they can do is go out. Or at least it becomes much more difficult to drop them behind you even more reason for them to go out. Give it a try, key it to get the left arm deep without over flexing or over hinging. Trust me, not easy! 

Link to post
Share on other sites

  • Administrator
Just now, coop6 said:

@iacas have you tried getting the hands deeper without over flexing right arm and right wrist? If the arm and hands are Deep, the only thing they can do is go out. Or at least it becomes much more difficult to drop them behind you even more reason for them to go out. Give it a try, key it to get the left arm deep without over flexing or over hinging. Trust me, not easy! 

No thanks… that's not really a good way to go. The hands don't have to just "go out" when they get too deep. Not at all. In fact, I was going to make a blog post about this same thing.

 

There it is. Have a look… right arm super deep, and just stayed deep fooooooreeeeeeeveeeeeer. Hit out a shitload.

My left arm tends to get and stay too deep. That's not really the issue. The issue is that the shaft stands up a bit from my right wrist/left forearm wanting it to.

Link to post
Share on other sites
Awards, Achievements, and Accolades

Then backswing  shouldn't matter at all.... Left arm and wrist need to internally rotate and shaft will flatten regardless of where the club is at the top. The deeper and less flexed I get on the backswing, the easier it is for me to OTT from the Inside. That's just me though and it varies from player to player. 

Link to post
Share on other sites

Join the conversation

You can post now and register later. If you have an account, sign in now to post with your account.
Note: Your post will require moderator approval before it will be visible.

Guest
Reply to this topic...

×   Pasted as rich text.   Paste as plain text instead

  Only 75 emoji are allowed.

×   Your link has been automatically embedded.   Display as a link instead

×   Your previous content has been restored.   Clear editor

×   You cannot paste images directly. Upload or insert images from URL.



  • Want to join this community?

    We'd love to have you!

    Sign Up
  • Support TST Affiliates

    TourStriker PlaneMate
    Golfer's Journal
    Whoop
    SuperSpeed
    FlightScope Mevo
    Use the code "iacas" for 10% off Mevo and the code "iacasjun21" for 10% off SuperSpeed.
  • Posts

    • Oh my God. I've never seen that before. That's actually kind of hilarious. 2 feet away. "Pick it up." ... 8 feet away. "Pick it up." ... Barely on the green. "Pick it up." ... On the teebox. "Pick it up."  I really think I would have said something. "Come on, guys. You cannot concede a putt to your playing partner."  Those guys must have some serious cojones to even try that. 
    • IMHO, a more appropriate question to ask is "Should Louis have aimed for a bunker on the right on the 17th hole?" It was nuts trying to even flirt with that hazard on the 17th hole.
    • WTF???  Where did my swing go? I could not hit a side of a barn today.  Nothing was working.  Wow!!!  I hope it was only a fluke and not start of a slump. Shot 98 (70.9/137, 6500 yds).
    • More drill work yesterday. The backswing is improving but still could be better, longer and a bit slower. I’m trying to be less out at A2 and have the same cup in my wrist at A4 I had at address. I’m exaggerating the height a bit to keep it high during a full swing. The next drill is trying to get the feel of landing soft on the left knee as it moves toward the target then snapping straight and pushing my left hip back to create speed. I’m doing okay here, but my hips could be more forward at A9 and I should keep the primary axis tilt a bit longer (staying down). The DTL view shows I’m steepening a bit during the pump too, so I need to be careful of that. The combo drill brings both together. But I notice that my left knee is not quite doing the same snap and my hands are starting to turn over even though it feels the same. Feel ain’t real. These will be my drills for a while.  
    • In these kind of situations, it is often the message from the top or lack of it that sets the tone. The head of the league, outing or other event needs to make it clear the rules are to be followed and if there are any conditions outside the ordinary. You'll always have cheaters, but failing to make expectations clear allows Joe Amateur to use his imagination.
  • Today's Birthdays

    1. benharris
      benharris
      (29 years old)
    2. Erik Tedfelt
      Erik Tedfelt
      (26 years old)
    3. ForcedCarry21
      ForcedCarry21
      (30 years old)
    4. hlan
      hlan
      (36 years old)
    5. Hookman
      Hookman
      (29 years old)

×
×
  • Create New...

Important Information

Welcome to TST! Signing up is free, and you'll see fewer ads and can talk with fellow golf enthusiasts! By using TST, you agree to our Terms of Use, our Privacy Policy, and our Guidelines.

The popup will be closed in 10 seconds...