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My Swing (captkevin)

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I've been Playing Golf for: 3 years

My current handicap index or average score is: 15-20

My typical ball flight is: low left

The shot I hate or the "miss" I'm trying to reduce/eliminate is: lately been shanking like crazy any help would be awesome


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What shafts do you have in your clubs? They appear to be very "whippy" in the front-on video, maybe it just the camera but I'd be interested in knowing.

I am by no mean a swing expert, but from the side view, if you stop the film at impact you'll notice that your spine is hunched forward and you're in the process of standing up, it doesn't look like a natural move. Your spine should be straighter like you are revolving around it. It may be that you are standing to close to the ball causing you to lift in order to make good ball contact.

I'll be interested to see what others think.


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I'm not much better than you, but none of the good golfers seem to be answering, so I'll share my thoughts:

First, the "whippy" appearance of your shaft is an artifact of using a camera without a fast enough "frames per second" to catch a fast golf swing.  If you are using a camera phone or a cheaper point and shoot, it's unavoidable.  Don't worry about it...

Second, it appears that you're left knee collapses far too much during your backswing.  You then straighten the knee out during the downswing, and that seems to keep you from keeping your hands in front at impact.

No idea if that's really holding you back, or how to fix it; sorry!

Again, I'm just starting to look at my own swing, so hopefully someone who actually knows what they are talking about will chime in...

Good luck!


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Thanks for the input. I didn't think the shafts were a problem. 6 iron swing speed was 80 mph so I know I don't need stiff shafts.

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Hey CaptKevin,

First, nice swing. I think with a little tweaking you could be a very good player.

The thing that I would suggest you address is you lose your inclination to the ground as you approach impact. You are thrusting you hips up, also known as "early extension." This is a pretty common fault. The best thing for you to do is to place a chair, or something of similar height, behind you. When you make your backswing, feel like your right glute stays touching the chair (this should not feel that weird because you do a pretty good job on the backswing). Then on the downswing, feel like your left glute touches the chair. Here is a video demonstrating what I am talking about...

Hope this helps.


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