Jump to content
IGNORED

Club 'outside the hands'


Note: This thread is 3753 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

So my swing is in shambles at the moment, and aside from everything else I'm doing wrong, I know I lift the club almost immediately rather than starting the back swing by turning shoulders.

tigerwoods_swing1.jpg

Any tips to get this concrete?

My last 3 of 4 range sessions have been riddled with shanks ( I hate that word ).....and I hope that this will give me a better plane on the way down

If you look at my swing, the butt of the club never goes past my thigh, it almost immediately points towards my crotch, as in, I am cocking my wrists on the get go:

Thanks!

Link to post
Share on other sites

  • Moderator

Right from your set-up, it looks like your hips, shoulders, and feet are not aligned towards the same place, idk if that's intentional or not. Secondly, your arms aren't just straight down, they are if anything, leaning left which very odd.  That could be the beginning to the shanking.

The swing looks ok, cept it seems too crunched into a small space. I feel like your standing too close to the ball and you cant fully release the club.  Try standing back an inch or so and see what happens.
Link to post
Share on other sites
Awards, Achievements, and Accolades

Not bad, i would say you stand to close to the ball, and your set up on your toes at address. I would say, get your balance at 50/50 between your toes and your heel, tuck your hips up a bit more. This might give you a bit more room to move and let you stay down on the ball.

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

The camera angle on the Tiger photo frame is well left of DTL. This video is a little better, although the quality isn't great and the angle is a bit high.

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

your backswing isnt that bad from what I can see. At address you could bring your arms out a little bit with the club, instead of so much straight down or slightly in. Middle of hands should be about front of toes, I like this because when you come into your downswing your not going to bring in your hands that close to your body. Another thing about the backswing with Tiger, Foley teaches to have the butt of the club pointing inbetween the ball and feet but I think it should be pointing at the ball. The thing thats funny about it is Foley says Hunter is the model of what he teaches but Hunter points the butt of the club at the ball, all of Foleys other players do what he teaches(inbetween ball and feet) which is off plane, they just adjust on the downswing into the ball

Link to post
Share on other sites

Doesn't really matter much, many great players have loops in there swing, and play extremely well. One plane, two plane, something just wierd, doesn't matter, all that matters is getting that ball in the hole in the least amount of strokes as possible.

Aside from that, to me as long as the club is traveling inebtween the shoulder and the forearm in the downswing, and comes into the ball from the inside, your good, just make sure you hit the ball first.

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

Thanks guys.

I don't think I'm going to worry about this too much. I will work on my hands and how close I stand to the ball.

Fixed my shank issues tonight with a little drill. Ball between two tees, and I worked on not hitting the tees, just the ball, took the tees away after around 30 swings, was hitting it pretty nice the rest of the session. I love these Ci9s

Thanks again

Link to post
Share on other sites

Note: This thread is 3753 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.

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

    • Phone. I tried the Apple watch for a while but didn’t like it, it was missing or double registering. I just saw a press release from arccos today saying that they updated the watch tracking and it’s out of beta. I’d be interested in hearing if others have tried that yet.
    • Just curious - are using a phone or the Caddy Link belt device?
    • Olympic athletes are in a different world.
    • I ended up making an appointment at PGATSS and got fit in their tour studio. Overall it was a good experience. It wasn’t as magical and data driven as seen on TXG videos appear to be, but I think I came out of it with what I wanted. I was trying to be brand agnostic, but did mention that I would buy the Ping 425 Max if I just bought off the rack. I tried maybe 3 different heads, but we primarily focused on that driver. I wasn't hitting well at all that day. But then again I don’t have a consistent driver swing. I warmed up with my flimsy Callaway Strata driver, and he asked if that was my actual swing. He said my swing speed was 80. Swinging slow and in the middle of my stance is the only way I can hit it straight, and it goes super high for about 220 and stops. If I put the ball in the front on my stance I hook it way left. Anyways when I actually swing for real, I was averaging 100-105 swing speed.  Ultimately I ended up getting a 9* Ping 425 Max with a 65g Ping Tour Stiff shaft, turned down to an 8* with the weight set to fade. At first I was a little skeptical, because I didn’t perform well there. I was still hitting it to the left. He told me I just needed some practice with it. After a few rounds last week, I’m very happy with it. I’ve been averaging about 275 with it. I’ve even hit a few 290 according to my Garmin watch! I’m so happy to have my first real driver!
    • I think that the current prices of gold and platinum that they use are reflected in the price. Seriously - what sort of idiot would pay these prices? In @billchao's post for two fairway woods I was wondering where the iron set was.  People are paying for a shafting, not shafts. Geez.
  • Today's Birthdays

    1. amgolfer
      amgolfer
      (37 years old)
    2. At least 7 handi-andy
      At least 7 handi-andy
      (30 years old)
    3. MSDOGS1976
      MSDOGS1976
      (67 years old)
    4. Rob Lane
      Rob Lane
      (62 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...