TJBam

My Swing (TJBam)

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I've been Playing Golf for: 2 years seriously, but have been swinging hockey sticks and golf clubs my whole life.

My current handicap index or average score is: 13.8 as of the last 8 rounds down from around an 18 January this year.

My typical ball flight is: medium to high trajectory slight fade.

The shot I hate or the "miss" I'm trying to reduce/eliminate is: pulling 6&7 irons.


This is a 6 iron with an impact bag.  I'm trying to reduce my tendency to pull my 6 and 7 irons.  I would say that I have 2 or 3 pulled 6-7 irons each round, resulting in a net loss of 2-5 strokes each round depending on severity and hazards.

Thanks for watching.  Swing thoughts?

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You look very strong.  I would work on Key #1 Steady Head though.  You sway back and then come forward.  Check out any of the steady head videos here.

http://thesandtrap.com/t/61376/5sk-video-thread

Also, have your instructor take a look at your grip.  It is hard to tell in the video but I think the right hand grip especially may be too weak.

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Originally Posted by cipher

You look very strong.  I would work on Key #1 Steady Head though.  You sway back and then come forward.  Check out any of the steady head videos here.

http://thesandtrap.com/t/61376/5sk-video-thread

Also, have your instructor take a look at your grip.  It is hard to tell in the video but I think the right hand grip especially may be too weak.

Cipher- thanks for watching and giving feedback.

As a matter of fact my head does sway with my weight transfer.  You nailed that on the head, and I hadn't seen that video before -very helpful, thanks.

As for the hands I have heard that before.  I interlock and try to consciously keep my left hand stronger at impact so that my right hand does not take over.  Maybe I can find a close up video of grip and see what you think.

Thanks again for the feedback bud much appreciated.

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My instructor has a line drawn over in this frame so it's a little hard to see.  But I have a "wandering" right thumb at times.  Of course when a right thumb tries to take control of a golf shaft it is not good (or maybe I am mistaken).  Any thoughts on right thumb positioning?  Is this stillframe a good enough view of the grip to determine if it is weak and should be corrected?

Thanks always for input.

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Originally Posted by cipher

You look very strong.  I would work on Key #1 Steady Head though.  You sway back and then come forward.  Check out any of the steady head videos here.

http://thesandtrap.com/t/61376/5sk-video-thread

Yes would agree with this.  Head moving back just makes solid contact harder to achieve and the golfer has to make compensations on the downswing.  Check out these drills for Key #1

http://thesandtrap.com/t/61376/5sk-video-thread#post_781529

http://thesandtrap.com/t/61376/5sk-video-thread/36#post_806958

Here are a few things in the set-up that will help with the pivot, keeping the head steady.  If the eyes are focused too far up, the shoulder will tend to turn too flat, this is what moves the head to the right.

Not saying the shoulders have to be at a 44* angle, just an example

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Just got home from the range. I fixed my head and you're right my shoulders started turning easier. Didn't get any video but will soon. Need to make sure the head stays still and doesn't sway. With more consistent shoulder rotation, shots become much more consistent especially with the longer irons. Much appreciated and thanks again for the tidbit.
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Definitely a ton of unnecessary movement during the swing. But wtf do I know? My scores are a lot worse than yours.

I really just came in here to say it looks like fun beating the crap out of that little hitting bag thing.

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Originally Posted by Slice of Life

Definitely a ton of unnecessary movement during the swing. But wtf do I know? My scores are a lot worse than yours.

I really just came in here to say it looks like fun beating the crap out of that little hitting bag thing.

Yes it seems like the worse the round I'm coming off of, the more inclined I am to engage in an impact bag drill.  Coincidence?  I think not.

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I've got to say that after the head movement drills suggested though, shoulder turn has increased slightly and side to side sway has decreased.  It is amazing that looking down further at the ball allows for easier rotation around the axis (spine).  Go to say I am impressed with the diagnosis and pleased with the help.

Posted a couple rounds in the high 80's this weekend so I am very pleased.  Will try to get another video up to see if the difference is noticeable.

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Originally Posted by TJBam

I've got to say that after the head movement drills suggested though, shoulder turn has increased slightly and side to side sway has decreased.  It is amazing that looking down further at the ball allows for easier rotation around the axis (spine).  Go to say I am impressed with the diagnosis and pleased with the help.

Posted a couple rounds in the high 80's this weekend so I am very pleased.  Will try to get another video up to see if the difference is noticeable.

Great to hear, keep it up!

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This video is from 16HCP a couple months prior to the impact bag video.  It is not the greatest strike but I felt like posting one, and it's on my phone.

Hitting a 3W off the deck is not one of my best shots.  Thoughts?

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Notice the half-retarded Barkley-esque lunge towards the ball and the Dufner-esque excessive waggling.  Let's keep the flames to a minimum, I've come a long way since then.

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Posture, which was already addressed above by mvmac. Also, for the 3w off the deck, I usually move the ball back maybe an inch (if that) from where it would be off a tee just to ensure I strike down on it.

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Not bad, after a little practice your swing might look almost as good as Dan's...

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Originally Posted by Slice of Life

Not bad, after a little practice your swing might look almost as good as Dan's...

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I've been Playing Golf for: Appx 4 years

My current handicap index or average score is: 10-12 hcp

My typical ball flight is: medium height draw

The shot I hate or the "miss" I'm trying to reduce/eliminate is: snap hook and losing balance


My problem right now is losing my balance on my big clubs.  Most times teeing off I do not have a pretty finish, I end up "following" the ball or falling back off my finish.  The ball flight is OK, but I just cannot seem to find that good balance in my swing with the 4W/driver.  Big miss is the snap hook.  Can anyone help?  Any other suggestions besides help keeping balance?

Bad quality and no behind view, will try to update this weekend.

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Well a couple things that I think i've improved on since last TST swing review: head is staying much more still but still not perfect because of the overswing, plane is much better, contact is ball first for the most part, have reduced the push and putting a nice draw on the ball (when it's not hooking).

The bad: it looks like I am overswinging big time, but doesn't feel like it during my swing.  Also need to get rid of that Freak Nasty dip on the downswing.  I was told by a playing partner that my feet are set up much too wide on tee shots.  If I narrowed my stance, I wonder how that would affect my balance?

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Biggest thing I noticed is basically not nearly enough weight forward at impact and virtually none at the finish.  Both feet are flat on the ground.  Maybe setting your feet closer together would help you transfer the weight forward a bit more but I am not exactly sure.  The balance issues and snap hooks are definitely a result of some of this as well.  Maybe this drill could help you.

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