Jump to content
IGNORED

My Swing (nevets88)


nevets88
 Share

Recommended Posts

  • Moderator

More grip pressure at A1, for stability. Intention is shallow, cover, straight arms, extend, get arms behind head. Also working on getting to same position at A4 consistently. Arms get bendy, takeaway too low at A1

 

  • Thumbs Up 1
Link to comment
Share on other sites

Awards, Achievements, and Accolades

  • Moderator

Getting better at swinging hard with driver. Still learning to get contact away from heel, less hands shooting towards ball at 4.5 ish. 

 

Link to comment
Share on other sites

Awards, Achievements, and Accolades

  • Moderator

Same stuff, also working to keep contact away from heel. Better with "covering" this practice session, keeping clubhead behind me, but arms in front of body, in sync with turn. Trusting all the stuff I learned from teacher and just "letting it happen" holistically. More hooks than blocks fading right, which is good. This swing, contact is still a smidge towards the heel, but not that big a deal.

All the stuff I've been learning over the years, shallow, keeping the wrist from overhinging at 4, extending at 4 and at 8, I am internalizing them better and better at blending them.

Need to get to a short game area with the Mevo, still haven't gotten to that yet, but have been improving finesse wedges with on course practice, noticed my head moves forward then back on these shots and also weakened grip, steepened the plane going back, better at utilizing bounce, not getting leading edge stuck in grass. The feel is the wrists are "flipping" way more at impact.

 

Link to comment
Share on other sites

Awards, Achievements, and Accolades

  • Moderator

OK, I am this close to calling it quits. Lots of work and scoring still sucks. This may be my last season. I just don't have the knack for this thing.

Link to comment
Share on other sites

Awards, Achievements, and Accolades

  • Moderator
33 minutes ago, nevets88 said:

OK, I am this close to calling it quits. Lots of work and scoring still sucks. This may be my last season. I just don't have the knack for this thing.

Here's an idea: take a break from swing work. Practice a little to keep the rust off, but otherwise just go play and have fun.

Do you enjoy playing or is your enjoyment of the game tied to improving? Because I don't think that will change if you get better, at least that's how it is for me. I enjoy the game the same now as I did when I was a 20. It's always going to be frustrating at times. I still have rounds where I'll ask myself (sarcastically) why I pay money and wake up early to aggravate myself, yet I still make another tee time when I get home. Hell I did it yesterday during my awful round.

I may never be a scratch golfer. It's a goal, but not the reason I play. Why do you play?

  • Thumbs Up 1
Link to comment
Share on other sites

Awards, Achievements, and Accolades

  • Moderator
7 minutes ago, billchao said:

Here's an idea: take a break from swing work. Practice a little to keep the rust off, but otherwise just go play and have fun.

Do you enjoy playing or is your enjoyment of the game tied to improving? Because I don't think that will change if you get better, at least that's how it is for me. I enjoy the game the same now as I did when I was a 20. It's always going to be frustrating at times. I still have rounds where I'll ask myself (sarcastically) why I pay money and wake up early to aggravate myself, yet I still make another tee time when I get home. Hell I did it yesterday during my awful round.

I may never be a scratch golfer. It's a goal, but not the reason I play. Why do you play?

To get as good as I can but apparently that's a low ceiling. I don't enjoy shooting in the 90s or higher. There's no way that score is going down if I don't improve the full swing, which I think I understand better, but I just don't have the talent for this.

Link to comment
Share on other sites

Awards, Achievements, and Accolades

1 hour ago, nevets88 said:

but I just don't have the talent for this

So what? So you don't have a lot of golf talent. Neither do I. Neither do most people on here. You need a lot of golf talent to play competitively. You need a lot of golf talent to get to scratch. But you do not need a lot of talent to improve.

1 hour ago, billchao said:

Do you enjoy playing or is your enjoyment of the game tied to improving?

That's the key question. I enjoy two things about golf. First, I enjoy the Sisyphean task of trying to improve. It's absurd, difficult, filled with ups and downs, obsessive, and frankly, silly. Still, I love it. Second, I like the routine of getting up early to meet my golf buddies, being outdoors in all weather conditions, playing well (rarely), playing lousy (often), and exchanging the same $20 back and forth for years.

I bet you like some things about golf (equipment? practice?) or you wouldn't be here in the first place. Your threat of quitting is only a cry for help. We all know you can't. 😂

Link to comment
Share on other sites

Awards, Achievements, and Accolades

  • Moderator
13 hours ago, nevets88 said:

To get as good as I can but apparently that's a low ceiling. I don't enjoy shooting in the 90s or higher. There's no way that score is going down if I don't improve the full swing, which I think I understand better, but I just don't have the talent for this.

I feel the same as you do a lot of the time because I put a lot of pressure on myself. But I seem to play and score better when I clear my head and just focus on the ball when I play. I also am clubbing up and swinging less than full with better results. I practice a lot, but I also seem to do better with short, very specific practice on most days. I see the changes in my swing over time. 

Let's talk more on Saturday if you want.

Link to comment
Share on other sites

Awards, Achievements, and Accolades

  • Moderator

I've been playing more, a lot more than previous seasons, but I agree I could play more than that and I plan on doing that this season. This game is a struggle.

 

Link to comment
Share on other sites

Awards, Achievements, and Accolades

  • Moderator
17 hours ago, nevets88 said:

To get as good as I can but apparently that's a low ceiling. I don't enjoy shooting in the 90s or higher. There's no way that score is going down if I don't improve the full swing, which I think I understand better, but I just don't have the talent for this.

So let's say you hit your ceiling (and I don't believe for a second that you have). Can you enjoy the game as it is? Is shooting a better score really the only enjoyment you get out of it?

What about golf made you interested enough in it to pursue improvement in the first place?

Link to comment
Share on other sites

Awards, Achievements, and Accolades

  • Administrator
3 hours ago, nevets88 said:

I've been playing more, a lot more than previous seasons, but I agree I could play more than that and I plan on doing that this season. This game is a struggle.

Like Scott said, play golf to play golf. Just get the ball to go in the hole quickly. Don't think or obsess about your swing on the golf course - be an athlete on the golf course. Athletes aren't thinking about technique.

You probably are, if you admit the truth, more than you should.

  • Thumbs Up 1
Link to comment
Share on other sites

Awards, Achievements, and Accolades

  • 1 month later...
  • Moderator

OK, I'm back at it, decided to go give it another go, will try and play as much as possible. Changed things up as I was near Bethlehem and had Eric Cogorno look at my swing he said the same thing Erik and Bill did, play more and skills vs mechanics. Wanted to go out to Erie but didn't have time. Mechanically, working on not coming in so shallow from 6 to 7, as you said @billchao. Pulled the crap out of this one, but Key #4 is better.

 

  • Like 1
  • Thumbs Up 1
Link to comment
Share on other sites

Awards, Achievements, and Accolades

  • Moderator

Oh yeah, another change I made is every practice session, hit 5 draws, 5 fades, 5 low punch shots. As per Eric's recommendation. I'm beginning to see why he recommended this, gives me more feel for the swing.

Link to comment
Share on other sites

Awards, Achievements, and Accolades

  • Moderator
14 hours ago, nevets88 said:

OK, I'm back at it, decided to go give it another go, will try and play as much as possible. Changed things up as I was near Bethlehem and had Eric Cogorno look at my swing he said the same thing Erik and Bill did, play more and skills vs mechanics. Wanted to go out to Erie but didn't have time. Mechanically, working on not coming in so shallow from 6 to 7, as you said @billchao. Pulled the crap out of this one, but Key #4 is better.

 

Great to see you back and healthy! I’m in the play more mode too. I think you and I are similar in critiquing our swings a bit more than we should and not just focusing on the course and just playing. Have fun!

  • Upvote 1
Link to comment
Share on other sites

Awards, Achievements, and Accolades

  • Moderator

Good stuff, @nevets88! Play golf, learn to score. Embrace the game, not just the swing.

4 hours ago, boogielicious said:

I think you and I are similar in critiquing our swings a bit more than we should and not just focusing on the course and just playing.

Been there, too, for many years. I've been approaching things from a different perspective and it's liberating. It's still frustrating to hit bad shots but I'm not frustrating myself over the minutiae of my swing. Mis-hits happen.

  • Upvote 1
Link to comment
Share on other sites

Awards, Achievements, and Accolades

  • Moderator

Another thing Eric Cogorno mentioned was my hands were a little too far from the body at 1 so I moved them in a touch. The big mechanics piece he showed me  which really helped was how to pivot the hips, it felt extremely like I was a top spinning about a vertical axis. Also less hand depth at the top and then a little more down with the hands than out from 4. Played for the first time in a month, shot a 49, still shanked a wedge but parred the last three holes, with a dodgy but recovering back.

Wobbly finish but Key #4 is improving.

 

Link to comment
Share on other sites

Awards, Achievements, and Accolades

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.

 Share



  • Want to join this community?

    We'd love to have you!

    Sign Up
  • Support TST Affiliates

    TourStriker PlaneMate
    Golfer's Journal
    FlightScope Mevo
    Use the code "iacas" for 10% off Mevo after clicking this link. For Mevo+, click this link or the image above.
  • Posts

    • Most of my rounds are at 4,200 ft, at sea level that 3W is probably 15ish yards shorter.  I’m not as long as it sounds, unfortunately.  I would utilize the 3W on more than just 14 tee shots (2nd shot on par 5s, choke down for some 190-230 shots, hit some low punch shots). I’m certainly not saying you’re thinking about anything wrong (as far as your game and selection), I was hung up on the “terrible option” comment.  I really like my driver and hybrid as well, if this were a 6 club challenge I’d swap out the 3W for the driver and hybrid all day.  But alas, we only get 5 clubs.
    • The handicap season is over. You should have told him you can warm your balls with whatever you want 😜
    • On my home course I’d take driver, 3-hybrid, 7-iron, SW, and putter. Driver is debatable, because I only hit it 3-4 times per round, so I could probably bring a 3W and drop 3-hybrid and rearrange the irons/wedges (3W, 5-iron, 8-iron, SW, putter). But driver gives me the best chance to score well on the par-5 holes (longest is 505 yards), and I wouldn’t want to give that up, since these holes are where I make birdie most often. 
    • Say a prayer for our state: From M-Live: Michigan reported 15,385 new COVID-19 cases, about 7,693 a day, and 351 deaths on Tuesday, Dec. 7 and Wednesday, Dec. 8. Over the last seven days, Michigan reported an average of 7,203 new, reported cases and 108 new deaths. These are up from 5,980 new cases per day and 71 deaths a week ago. State data, last updated Friday, Dec. 3, shows 65.8% of residents 12 and older have received at least a single dose of COVID-19 vaccine. The state is now seeing the greatest number of hospitalized COVID-19 patients since the start of the pandemic. Previous highs were set in the spring of 2020.
    • Day 130: Cold and drizzly outside so continued working on cupped wrist backswing feel to keep club from going too much inside, and also working on transition move. Transition feels good in slow rehearsal, and okay striking balls at slow speed, but hasn’t translated to 100% speed well yet. 
  • Today's Birthdays


×
×
  • 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...