Jump to content

My Swing (golf4tito)

Note: This thread is 3713 days old. We appreciate that you found this thread instead of starting a new one, but if you plan to post here please make sure it's still relevant. If not, please start a new topic. Thank you!

Recommended Posts

I am a new golfer (one month at the game) looking for some insight on my swing. The video above is one of me swinging a 7-iron in my back yard while striking a plastic, practice ball. My current challenge is a consistent push of the ball to the right with an occasional push-slice. I'd really like to move forward and develop a consistent swing so that I can look at getting some new clubs that are custom fitted, so any help would be greatly appreciated.

Link to post
Share on other sites

  • Moderator

You use all arms and no legs, your whole body needs to be in rhythm.  It'll help with consistency and power.  With no hip turn, your head moves back with your backswing and stays there with the downswing, which drives consistency down because you'll start topping the ball more as well as turn the ball over too much (which makes me believe you probably play softball or baseball as well as golf, which interferes with both swings).  Turn the hips instead of leaning back, keep your head steady, and watch your left arm as it goes to the top of the swing, it should stay straight.  Get a video of your swing from behind, so we can see what your swing path is like.

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

Thanks for the input. I never noticed but you are completely right, my swing is all arms and I used to play quite a bit of baseball in the past. I will get a video of my swing from behind but what do you suggest for encouraging the use of my lower body rather than being so reliant on my arms.

Link to post
Share on other sites

  • Moderator

A possible way to try and get your legs more involved is to intentionally try and keep your head steady and try swinging.  If you're using all arms, it should feel like your hips and side are straining because they're not being turned on the backswing (they should naturally want to turn).  So, turn your hips a little, doesn't need to be too much, but enough to relieve you of side strain.  While you proceed on the downswing, the hips should turn back before the arms move too much in the beginning of the downswing to build up torque and power, and your arms should catch up as you continue on the downswing as your body comes into sync when you hit the ball.

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

Note: This thread is 3713 days old. We appreciate that you found this thread instead of starting a new one, but if you plan to post here please make sure it's still relevant. If not, please start a new topic. Thank you!

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.

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
    FlightScope Mevo
    Use the code "iacas" for 10% off Mevo and the code "iacasfeb21" for 10% off SuperSpeed.
  • Posts

    • Hit the 9 wood on a 186 yard par three, hang time was incredibly long. It finally landed and only bounced about 6' forward. I was 20' to the right of the pin. Lipped out the bird, easy par. I think I like this.
    • Shot 86 on a 6000 yard par 72 yesterday. After a mixed start, I'm very happy with the last 10 holes. 3 O.B. tee-shots and a tee-shot that found a bush 3 yards right of the fairway is responsible for +8 of the score and a couple of bad approach shots on the front +3-4 more. Hit 2 of the first 6 and 6 of the last 10 greens and made no 3-putts on very slow and bumpy greens (33 putts total). Hit my short irons really well from the short stuff (hit all the greens from 150 and in from fairway/semi), but struggled a bit from thick rough and with my longer irons.  Finished the round with a nice birdie on 18, a 310 yard dogleg right par 4 playing a little uphill into the wind. Hit my drive well and it ran through the fairway a couple of yards into the left rough, and left me with 50 yards to the pin. Piched a smooth AW to 7 feet an sunk the putt.  Shot of the day came on hole 11, a short, downhill (10 yards), 275 yards par 4 with a false front (uphill the last 30 yards). Hit a perfect 4 wood directly at the flag and it landed 2 yards short of the green (268y), jumped a yard back because of very soft conditions and left me with 8 yards left to the pin. Made the up and down for a nice birdie there as well.     
    • Well how well did he hit the 2-iron?
    • I had my first shot of the AZ a few weeks ago. I felt a fever coming on about 12 hours later, and spent about a day and half feeling like the poo.  After that it was pretty smooth sailing.     Of course, now Canada is looking to be in short supply of follow up shots with that vaccine, and the Pfizer became readily available about a week later.  That's my luck, but I'm glad that i at least have one shot so far.  
    • Day 80.  Today is a bit of a cop-out, and I debated not posting it and taking the miss.  I gave blood this afternoon and hadn't practiced by that point, so I just did more wall drill rather than swinging a club after giving blood.  I'm not sure swinging a club would have been a bad idea, but I figured I need to ingrain this turn more anyway, so... 
  • Today's Birthdays

    1. MasonAsher2014
      (25 years old)
    2. Ryoung3555
      (57 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...