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I consider playing concepts to be far more important than swing mechanics. I follow four concepts that cover every shot in the game and only work on refining the swing mechanics when these concepts have been fully adopted. However, the main fundamentals, GAASP - Grip, Alignment, Aim, Stance and Posture - must be adopted before attempting these concepts but swing refinement, IMO, should be tackled later. Concept 1) Involves cutting the grass using a downward action with the club's leading edge for Fairway/Through the green shots - using woods, hybrids, or irons. Concept 2) Tick-tock, a free flowing pendulum motion - PUTTING. (No brainer) Concept 3) Hammer and nail - Using an ink pad, print a large round nail on one side of the ball and pop it on the tee with the nail facing towards the face of the driver/hammer. When the nail is struck with the driver, the player can immediately see where he has struck it. This also encourages the player to endeavor only in the act of striking the nail and let the hammer's loft and dynamics do the work. Concept 4) Exploding long bread shaped chunks of sand out of the bunker, of course the ball sits in the middle and on top of these chunks. It always disappoints me when a player with aesthetically sound swing mechanics falls below his potentiel on the course because he doesn't adopt definite playing concepts.
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See if it was just relating personal experiences of trying different swing methods then I don't think anyone would jump on Patrick or Ocean. But they don't come in and say hey guys this is what I've b

Pumpernickel with a side of sun-dried tomato butter, lightly salted. Don't eat too much though or you'll spoil your dinner.

Concept 4) Exploding long bread shaped chunks of sand out of the bunker, of course the ball sits in the middle and on top of these chunks.

Is that rye, sourdough, white? What kind of bread are we talking about here?

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Originally Posted by jamo

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Concept 4) Exploding long bread shaped chunks of sand out of the bunker, of course the ball sits in the middle and on top of these chunks.

Is that rye, sourdough, white? What kind of bread are we talking about here?

Pumpernickel with a side of sun-dried tomato butter, lightly salted. Don't eat too much though or you'll spoil your dinner.

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I thought cutting the grass was accomplished using a lawnmower...

How much loft do you recommend on a 12 pound sledgehammer?

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Awwww, man, you got let back in? :doh:

I earned it! [quote name="jamo" url="/t/61012/playing-concepts-versus-swing-mechanics#post_751827"] Is that rye, sourdough, white? What kind of bread are we talking about here?[/quote] Take your pick, the concept is the thing. [quote name="JetFan1983" url="/t/61012/playing-concepts-versus-swing-mechanics#post_751855"] Pumpernickel with a side of sun-dried tomato butter, lightly salted. Don't eat too much though or you'll spoil your dinner.  [/quote] That's the spirit, Jet. [quote name="LuciusWooding" url="/t/61012/playing-concepts-versus-swing-mechanics#post_751918"]I thought cutting the grass was accomplished using a lawnmower...  [/quote] I heard somewhere you can do this with a pair of scissors too. [quote name="LuciusWooding" url="/t/61012/playing-concepts-versus-swing-mechanics#post_751918"] How much loft do you recommend on a 12 pound sledgehammer? [/quote] If its to land on your bonce then the more loft the better.

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Formula for a sucessful golfer in the correct order... 1) GAASP 2) Concept 3) Refined swing mechanics ,,,.... 1001) Knowledge of D-Plane ...... 5032) 5SK
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Originally Posted by Patrick57

Formula for a sucessful golfer in the correct order...

1) GAASP

2) Concept

3) Refined swing mechanics

,,,....

1001) Knowledge of D-Plane

......

5032) 5SK

Does the list only go to 5,032?

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Originally Posted by Patrick57

Formula for a sucessful golfer in the correct order...

1) GAASP

2) Concept

3) Refined swing mechanics

,,,....

1001) Knowledge of D-Plane

......

5032) 5SK

Oooh, this is going to go well.

It seems Patrick57's posts come in waves, and then noticed that we're in a full moon right now.    I suspect this isn't a coincidence.

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Oooh, this is going to go well.     :whistle: It seems Patrick57's posts come in waves, and then noticed that we're in a full moon right now.    I suspect this isn't a coincidence.

I've been in rehab and my OCD is much better but it seems no one on this board is willing to accept my efforts to improve. Very Sad! :-\

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Oooh, this is going to go well.

It seems Patrick57's posts come in waves, and then noticed that we're in a full moon right now.    I suspect this isn't a coincidence.

Nah. Patrick's posts aren't worth a response. I couldn't care less what he thinks, nor do I care to point out that GASP has one A - alignment and aim are the same traditionally. Or they use "PGA" as in "posture, grip, alignment." Oops. :P

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Nah. Patrick's posts aren't worth a response.

But you can't resist doing so! [quote name="iacas" url="/t/61012/playing-concepts-versus-swing-mechanics#post_752357"] I couldn't care less what he thinks, nor do I care to point out that GASP has one A - alignment and aim are the same traditionally. Or they use "PGA" as in "posture, grip, alignment." Oops. :P [/quote] Are they indeed! The archer aligns himself to the target and then aims. I'm sure most people with half a brain can understand the difference between the two. Oopsadaisies! :E P.S. Do you think it's fair to plaster TROLL all over my posts? As the forum moderator this seems a rather immature thing to do.

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Originally Posted by Patrick57

P.S. Do you think it's fair to plaster TROLL all over my posts? As the forum moderator this seems a rather immature thing to do.

Yes. And we clearly disagree on the definition of the term "plaster."

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Originally Posted by Patrick57

Its removal would however be more adult and the sandbagger thing also.

It won't be removed. You've violated the policies of this site and flat out lied (going so far as to pretend to be a woman) and trolled so much that you're going to have that title - and your little red circle that indicates a negative reputation - for a long time.

Have a good day.

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Originally Posted by iacas

It won't be removed. You've violated the policies of this site and flat out lied (going so far as to pretend to be a woman) and trolled so much that you're going to have that title - and your little red circle that indicates a negative reputation - for a long time.

Have a good day.

Why not change it to a scarlet "T"?

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Patrick,I have read in some of your other posts that you want to discuss golf and some of your ideals.This is not being honest as to why you post your ideals and theories. You are a person that wants to be the "Giver" of great information that you fully understand and others don't and guide them down your path to golf greatness.You do not want people to question your wisdom, you want them to be impressed by it and ram it down every ones throat.

You claim to shoot in the 70's and also to be a teacher .In your mind this gives you creditability and think people will be impressed by it.

I don't think anyone belives that you are a teacher Patrick. For me you gave yourself away by posting pictures of one of your "Students" and asked the forum for advice on how to fix his swing!! Patrick, no teacher would do this. I think you should do yourself a favor and get some help!!

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