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On 4/5/2017 at 5:25 PM, jbishop15 said:

Edels are here, and in the bag.

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Wow!! Those really look great!  That peaks my interest for sure as I will be looking for an upgrade late this year, early next year as a reward for getting back to single digits...

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2 minutes ago, TN94z said:

Wow!! Those really look great!  That peaks my interest for sure as I will be looking for an upgrade late this year, early next year as a reward for getting back to single digits...

They're fantastic. Great off the face, even on mis-hits. Pricey, but definitely high quality.

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  • 8 months later...

Hello everyone! Long time, no forum-ing.

So, quick update: 

I don't get to practice like I want to, anymore. I'm working two jobs, one full time and one part time, and picking up freelance writing work wherever I can. I'm actually writing screenplays professionally, though on a very small scale. But I get paid! I'm a real writer now!!!! 

I'm also in grad school, getting my MFA, which takes up any other remaining free time I usually don't have. 

BUT!!!! I am here with new swing videos. Almost a year since I posted the last ones. My ball striking has never been better, though my scoring has been erratic. 

Hopefully, by posting these swing videos, I'll become more active in the forum again. I've missed being here. 

I'm still working with Frank Gasaway as my instructor. 

DTL 

FO

 

 

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  • 1 year later...

hello friends it’s been a long time. I’ve finished grad school, gotten my MFA, and moved to Charlotte, NC. 

here’s a new swing video:

my life seems to have calmed down, so hopefully I’ll be posting more!!!! 

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Playing a little pull fade?

Could make the backswing with the shoulders going down a little bit more, a little steeper. Would help stop that little "dive" at the top that throws the arms out that little bit.

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Just now, iacas said:

Playing a little pull fade?

Could make the backswing with the shoulders going down a little bit more, a little steeper. Would help stop that little "dive" at the top that throws the arms out that little bit.

Just a little one, yeah. I’ve been working on shortening my backswing and that’s been a side effect. Distance hasn’t changed much, but I’m almost at the point where I can start working on my preferred push fade.

 

Good idea on the steeper shoulders! I’ll give that a try.

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i agree with steeper shoulder plane.  focus on rotating the shoulders on the same plane to keep your spine inclination.  I would then try to work on transition as your first move from the stop seems to be a hard pull down of the club instead of a weight shift

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  • 2 years later...

Well, well, well… hello everyone

It’s been a while. A lot has happened. Since my last visit, I’ve moved from Charlotte, NC to SC and then back to GA. I’ve bought my first house and turned thirty. Most important of all, of course, is that I FINALLY have time to play golf regularly.

anyway here’s my swing. I’m playing off a 4.6 atm

 


I’m hoping to be active on here once again

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On 5/7/2022 at 10:39 PM, iacas said:

The pause definitely helps out, as you scrub the momentum you have from taking it back so "under."

Yeah, that under-ness doesnt make me very happy. I liked working with the guys at golftec but that wasn’t my favorite of their suggestions. I feel I’ve lost some power, too, though I’ve increased in accuracy 

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Some work to do, but pleased with the progress! This is after about a week of using the tour striker plane mate 

 

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Got fit for a titleist tsi3 today. Should be here early next week… after I’ve left for a three week work trip lmao

 

i hit the taylormade stealth plus, the tsi4, and the tsi3. All good clubs, though I’ll say hitting the tsi4 was terrifying. A bazooka of a club but god knows where it’s going if you mishit it a millimeter

ive never used a titleist driver before, and as embarrassed as I am to say this, I’ve also never used the adjustability of a club outside of changing loft. I recent set my current driver, the rogue sub zero, to 9 degrees of loft with a draw setting (as my miss is a block cut) and it’s completely, completely changed my game. Combine that with the heavier weight in the front of the club and I’m hitting these low bullet fades that fly 285 and roll 310

feels good to be playing good golf 

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  • 2 weeks later...
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On a work trip, so no videos, but I do have a club and I am doing some mirror work.

 

Currently focused on four "feels":

1) left hand over right toes/elbow over right ankle when I'm taking the club back

2) right arm on top of left 

3) right shoulder as far away from right ear as possible (an@iacas swing thread feel from way back)

4) my elbows staying closer together

 

Three and four are closely related, meant to get my right elbow into a "pitch" position instead of the "punch" I've always been in. One and two help keep the club head outside the hands while getting the arms deep. 

I'm seeing good progress. I'm keeping the "right arm on top of left" feel all the way to the top of the backswing. It feels to me like im super steep, but the mirror shows I'm almost in line with the shoulder plane, and any quote-unquote steepness is a result of my right arm being in "punch" position at the top. I'm not sure if my right shoulder is way too stiff for external shoulder rotation or if I'm just not used to it. My guess is the former rather than the later. 

Anyway, on a good path.

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  • 3 weeks later...

Finally got to play with the new driver. 

I’ve got the weight slightly in the heel on the TSI3, and it’s working as intended. I’m no longer missing hellaciously right, and my new miss is a low, low hook (I’m guessing bc the face is rotating shut)

i shot 40 with a very bad double bogey and truly horrendous missed part putt from three feet. Ball striking, short game and putting were all pretty good.

I changed my putting grip to an interlock style grip, like I do with my full swing, just with a weak/neutral grip. I used a reverse double overlap for about three years but it had started to go south. The interlock grip makes it easier for me to feel like I’m putting with my left hand only, which is a feel I like.

Game is solid, good things on the horizon

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