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kkbudda

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I've been Playing Golf for: ~5 years. During the first 3 years, I never really practiced golf. Just messing around with friends when going to the weekly practice sessions the club arranged for juniors.

My current handicap index or average score is: 89 (12 rounds)

My typical ball flight is: Baby draw/fade

The shot I hate or the "miss" I'm trying to reduce/eliminate is: Scooping just before impact, result being a high push-fade or high straight shot that ends up 10-15 yards shorter than usual, which is horrible when hitting approach shots. Doesn't happen too often but still a miss I'd like to eliminate.

Take a look at these very different releases.


Videos:

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Really nice swing, I think your scores will come down soon just by you getting in more reps.  I see a couple of set-up pieces that can be cleaned up to help lessen the scooping.  I also think the shaft is a little steep when the left arm is parallel to the ground on the downswing.   Couple things I would suggest

- Turn the left foot out a few more degrees and feel like the knees are pointed out rather than pinched inward.  You can turn the right foot out as well.  Like this pic

Will help get your downswing look more like the right pic and would practice this feel (link).  More "pressure" into the ground with the left foot.

http://thesandtrap.com/t/61376/5sk-video-thread#post_791160

You can also have the hand slightly ahead at address and the spine tilted a little to the right, again like the pic above, will help lessen any "flip" you see and shallow the shaft out more on the downswing.

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Really nice swing, I think your scores will come down soon just by you getting in more reps.  I see a couple of set-up pieces that can be cleaned up to help lessen the scooping.  I also think the shaft is a little steep when the left arm is parallel to the ground on the downswing.   Couple things I would suggest

- Turn the left foot out a few more degrees and feel like the knees are pointed out rather than pinched inward.  You can turn the right foot out as well.  Like this pic

Will help get your downswing look more like the right pic and would practice this feel (link).  More "pressure" into the ground with the left foot.

http://thesandtrap.com/t/61376/5sk-video-thread#post_791160

You can also have the hand slightly ahead at address and the spine tilted a little to the right, again like the pic above, will help lessen any "flip" you see and shallow the shaft out more on the downswing.

Thanks a lot! Very informative and I will definitely try to implement that into my swing.

After filming my swing I weakened my grip quite alot trying to do the "Hogan roll". I also try to have a shallower delivery to the ball and be more Hogan-like at impact. When I catched it right, I trapped the ball like crazy and I love the ballflight. I feel like that's the way to hit it. Luckily winter in Sweden is quite long which means I've got almost 5 months to grind and get comfortable.

Again, thanks for the tips!

Early squaring of the face demonstrated by Jordan Spieth (wrist):

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Got some footage from earlier this summer.

A bit more shoulder rotation on this particular shot, trying to carry a fairwaybunker

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Very very nice swing,,,can't agree more than your "hogan roll" comment. That is a great way to smack that ball. Your doing great, can't believe you guys have snow already
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Very very nice swing,,,can't agree more than your "hogan roll" comment. That is a great way to smack that ball. Your doing great, can't believe you guys have snow already

Actually, the snow only stayed a week or so. Hopefully I can go to the driving range and do some work tomorrow :dance:

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My only advice on the "hogan roll".. U really need a super super weak grip.. The "my swing evolution" on you tube has some great great videos on this roll how to do it and when. When I first started with this, I was hooking it off the planet and a few shanks. A very "timing" and patience, everyone that I chat with that is successful with this type of golf method..is really benefiting from it. Takes a lot of repetition..oops, and one more thing..it also helps to start with something they use to call "the caddy roll" or "lagging club head takeaway".. Keep at it Chris
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My only advice on the "hogan roll".. U really need a super super weak grip.. The "my swing evolution" on you tube has some great great videos on this roll how to do it and when. When I first started with this, I was hooking it off the planet and a few shanks. A very "timing" and patience, everyone that I chat with that is successful with this type of golf method..is really benefiting from it. Takes a lot of repetition..oops, and one more thing..it also helps to start with something they use to call "the caddy roll" or "lagging club head takeaway"..

Keep at it

Chris

Christo has really inspired me to take my ballstriking to the next level. I've been following him for almost 2 years now and seeing how much he improved makes me wanna try it out as well.

When I first tried it out, there were a lot of shanks and hooks. But I've had a couple of weeks practicing on my backyard, where I can hit ~50 yards shots, just to get the feel for it. Nowhere near mastered but I love grinding.

Thank you for the support Chris.

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UPDATE: Recorded November 30 .

Using a much weaker grip and my ballstriking has never been better.
Noticed on some of the shots that my shoulders were open. It's an old habit that I often forget about.

Downswing and just before impact:

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Increased my swing speed (~10 mph with driver), hitting it straighter and lower

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Swing looks good.  You may want to try moving the ball a bit more forward in your stance.  With the 7 iron, it actually looks back of center a bit.

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Very nice swing and I was only wondering why you haven't incorporated any if the changes advices my Mike above? I think these changes will go a long way to helping you get even lower!
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Very nice swing and I was only wondering why you haven't incorporated any if the changes advices my Mike above? I think these changes will go a long way to helping you get even lower!

Actually I forgot about it. Will definitely incorporate it.

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Been working on shallowing out my angle of attack on all my clubs. Have gotten rid of the flipping action aswell.

Scoring between 75-80 this past week.

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Swing looks fairly powerful as well.  How far are you hitting it?

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Swing looks fairly powerful as well.  How far are you hitting it?

Driver: 250-280 metres (~270-305 yards)
7 iron: 145 metres (~160 yards)
Pitching wedge: 115 metres (~125 yards)

And yeah, I also noticed my ball position being a bit far back. Will be playing it more forward from now on.

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