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Hit the range today.  Feel like I'm striking the ball much better so far in the two rounds that I've played than I ever have so figured I'd record my swing and see what I'm doing well and see where I may find some flaws.

Overall, didn't feel like I was striking the ball well today but and of a cursory look I see that at the top I'm crossing the line.  I probably could stand to keep the swing wider at the top and still have to think about keeping my right elbow away from my body at the top.  Downswing, would like to get under the plane.  Overall, ball flight is pretty straight with a bit of a cut.  Also practiced trying to move the ball (because I saw a Mark Crossfield video) from left to right and right to left by adjusting my body and wrist to control the face angle.  Anyway, here's two 6 irons and two with the driver. 

 

 

 

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Stance could be a bit narrower.

I think you should be pleased with what your swing is like. It's a good bit better than two years ago.

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1 minute ago, iacas said:

Stance could be a bit narrower.

I think you should be pleased with what your swing is like. It's a good bit better than two years ago.

Sounds good.

And I'm very pleased.  Your guidance and lessons have been so helpful!  I can't wait for this month to be over so I can schedule a trip out by you for July and get another lesson. :banana:

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So, silly me saw a Mark Crossfield video where he's trying to gain more distance by working with a coach named Mark Ball who advocates Crossfield obtain more distance by creating a greater separation between his hip and hands (really a super basic description but the link to video is here: https://youtu.be/X3rzpMzJqOY).

So, it got me to thinking that maybe i should focus some of my practice on trying to do similar which i feel is accomplished by getting my weight forward sooner.  So, here's a couple 6 irons and a few driver swings, including where i hit the ball with the top of my driver (which i actually did twice).  My feeling overall is that I could probably gain some distance doing this and i feel I'm successful doing this when I bank my front foot early on the downswing and it feels like my chest is rising to the sky and that I'm dragging my back foot effortlessly at the swings conclusion.

Thoughts?

 

 

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1 hour ago, RFKFREAK said:

Thoughts?

I think you should focus on whatever it is that allows you to strike the ball better. You don’t exactly lack for distance afaik, and you’re going to hit the ball farther simply from hitting closer to the sweet spot more often.

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55 minutes ago, billchao said:

I think you should focus on whatever it is that allows you to strike the ball better. You don’t exactly lack for distance afaik, and you’re going to hit the ball farther simply from hitting closer to the sweet spot more often.

Maybe i should start a thread based on what Mark's video is about, however, is it wrong to try and maximize distance by trying this is or maybe practicing it correctly (5S's) where i can both his the center more consistently while getting more force on the ball at impact?

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Thought I'd upload my current swing for comparison.  I suck at taking video with my phone.

 

 

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Fix your grip, please. 😄

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12 hours ago, iacas said:

Fix your grip, please. 😄

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Thanks, @iacas!

What has holding the club as I have been limited me in doing that holding it the fingers will help?

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On 7/7/2022 at 11:01 AM, RFKFREAK said:

Thanks, @iacas!

What has holding the club as I have been limited me in doing that holding it the fingers will help?

You can't hinge it or twist/roll it properly.

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