• Announcements

    • iacas

      Visit FlagstickRule.com   03/13/2017

      Visit the site flagstickrule.com to read about and sign a petition for the USGA/R&A regarding the one terrible rule in the proposed "modernized" rules for 2019.
Sign in to follow this  
Followers 0
the17goose

My Swing (the17goose)

11 posts in this topic

My Swing

I've been Playing Golf for: 4 years committed to a method for 1 year

My current handicap index or average score is: 15

My typical ball flight is: high

The shot I hate or the "miss" I'm trying to reduce/eliminate is: chunk/ push left


Videos:

Hey guys i'm new here so I thought I would post a video of my swing. This was taken earlier today, any comments/criticisms are welcomed. Thanks and happy new years!

0

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Sign up (or log in) today! It's free (and you won't see this ad anymore)!

Sign up (or log in) today! It's free (and you won't see this ad anymore)!

Hey Goose,

Nice Swing. One thing i see is that you get severely "stuck" as you approach impact. By "stuck" I mean that your left elbow is behind your left hip. This is the reason for the big push/block left that you describe above. Here is a picture to better illustrate what i'm talking about...

In order to fix it, we need to look a little earlier in your swing. We can see it pretty well at the top of your swing. Your left elbow is way behind your body. You need to work on getting your arms a little more "in front" of you on the backswing.

Try taking some practice swings (and eventually real swings) with a nerf ball or something similar in between your elbows. The feeling that you are going for is to try and keep your elbows as close together as possible throughout the swing. It will feel very weird at first. This is a great drill that helps a lot of aspects of the swing.

Hope this helps.

0

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Any thoughts would be greatly appreciated, thought i would post more videos to give you guys different angles.

0

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

JHWarren,

Thank you for your input, I agree 100% with what you are saying.I actually started working on my left elbow today, and I just got back and read your comment which reinforces what I've been thinking. I'm not sure how I got into that habit of letting my elbow get soo out there, but you're right it feels completely weird trying to keep it in there even though I know its the correct move.

I posted some other videos that I took today while i was trying to work on the elbow. I noticed that all of my shots today were pushed out to the left the only time I had one hit my target was when I forced myself to flipp hard with the hands which didn't feel "correct" to me.

Thanks Again

-Goose

0

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

So I've been working on my elbow position at the top and took some video today. Let me know what you see.

0

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Thanks!

The ball flight is "normal", I'm not really sure what the preferred flight is but my ball is neither super high nor low, i would say its on the high side if anything. I am still working on my elbow position i have to really ingrain it the videos i posted were the first few successful swings i made with this change but its coming along nicely. I think my next change will be on my footwork on the downswing, i dont think I'm transitioning correctly because my left heel comes off the ground way early what do you think of this?

0

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Originally Posted by the17goose

Thanks!

The ball flight is "normal", I'm not really sure what the preferred flight is but my ball is neither super high nor low, i would say its on the high side if anything.

As far as footwork, it actually looks a lot better in your newer videos.

Try a couple of these on the range. It should help you get the feeling of banking your left foot.

0

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Here's an update of my swing, its been going well, lots of hard work and although still sometimes fall back into some bad habits such as letting the left elbow chicken wing a little I am seeing lots of improvement. I was looking at some swings i filmed today and I had a question about impact position. I see that guys like Tiger and Phil have that leading arm straight down with the shaft at impact and shortly thereafter. Looking at my swings, impact looks okay, but shortly after impact the club passes my hands as you can see below.

How can I keep the club from passing my hands like this, why is it happening? (My shots are going relatively straight most misses are weak slices if that helps). Any thoughts would be greatly appreciated!

This is what i am talking about...

Here are a few videos so you can see what is going on...thanks

front view

DTL view

0

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Wow, nice swing at a 15 HC you will be improving that quickly.  I second what JHWarren is telling you, keep the elbows together.  I love your tempo in the back swing.  I have the same problem getting the trailing elbow stuck.  The picture you are showing where the club is passing your hands is after impact, so...I believe it should start to at that point.  If you can get a picture of it at impact like you have of the pro you are showing(not sure who), that would tell you more.

0

Share this post


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

It looks to me like you stand too far away from the ball (arms should hang straight downish) and your upper body moves back behind the ball in the backswing, which is usually bad. if you compare the pictures you have, your weight isn't far enough forward and his is. that is probably why your hands get ahead of the ball just after impact.

0

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

Create an account

Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!


Register a new account

Sign in

Already have an account? Sign in here.


Sign In Now
Sign in to follow this  
Followers 0



  • Want to join this community?

    We'd love to have you!

    Sign Up
  • 2017 TST Partners

    PING Golf
    Leupold Golf
    Snell Golf
    Talamore Golf Resort
    Lowest Score Wins
  • Posts

    • I see guys golfing in jeans every time I play.
    • I guess it depends on the rules of the tournament?  I would think that if everyone in the tourney has to keep up a certain pace of play, then it wouldn't matter if there was no group behind you.  You have to maintain the same pace as everyone else.
    • Interestingly, in nearly 50 years of playing golf at everything from 9-hole munis, to military courses, to private clubs, and everything in between, throughout the U.S., and around the world, I don't think that I've ever seen someone golfing in jeans. Just an observation.  
    • Thanks for the response!  I do know that and played with some used clubs just to see if the idea was worthy and I think it is. I am at the range or in the back yard at the net everyday when I am not out of town or if it is duck, deer or turkey season. Sometimes twice a day. I am now looking into building a custom set of Value Golf components. Their lies and weights are the exact same for all irons wedges and hybrids. We shall see. 
    • Was feeling very fatigued today. Back was especially tired and I had a very hard time hitting anything past a 7 iron. Was so badly off sync. I dont even remember when Ive hit shots that fat the last time... I try to avoid hitting the longer clubs when I feel this way cause I always seem to ingrain some bad habits and compensations cause Im too tired to stay in the right positions. I sometimes get some of these "symptoms" on the course but theyre manageable today was very extreme.   Wedge shots I can control even when Im tired so I ended up hitting a lot of  52,56 and pw shots. Im hitting my wedges so well right now that I should really start going for a lot more flags instead of always playing for that 1/100 mishit. Old habits are just so hard to break. I was also finally able to get some of my random shanks on tape. Its very rare out on the course but on the range its a bit too common. From video it seems to be a combination of a weaker grip, setting too close and a very narrow stance. So basically just not paying attention. Sort of makes sense why it primarily happens on the range.   Idk how the angles are this bad (again...) but this was mainly for checking some specific things I wanted to see so meh.  
  • TST Blog Entries

  • Blog Entries

  • Today's Birthdays

    1. Just trying
      Just trying
      (33 years old)
    2. Peter_b
      Peter_b
      (45 years old)
    3. SACgolf
      SACgolf
      (51 years old)
    4. Weluvgolf
      Weluvgolf
      (53 years old)
  • Get Great Gear with Amazon