• Announcements

    • iacas

      GAME GOLF Ryder Cup Contest   09/22/2016

      Join our GAME GOLF Ryder Cup Challenge to win an autographed GAME GOLF, a Pebble Steel watch, and many more great prizes!
Sign in to follow this  
Followers 0
Dynastar087

My Swing (Dynastar087)

10 posts in this topic

I've been Playing Golf for: 20 years

My current handicap index or average score is: 10

My typical ball flight is: Slight Draw

The shot I hate or the "miss" I'm trying to reduce/eliminate is: Need more consistency (thin would be most common miss)

Hello!  I have recently begun reworking my swing and have made a lot of progress through watching video of my swing.  I still have quite a few things that I think need to be altered, but I thought I would get other peoples' opinion to make sure that I am making the correct adjustments.  I'll just start with a few comments on what I would to see different in the videos below.

1. Stance too wide

2. Cock/Load wrists more at top of backswing

3. Initiate downswing with body before hands/arms, allowing me to keep loaded wrists longer and achieve more club lag.

4. Keep head still throughout swing instead of swaying

5. More hip/chest turn at contact

6. Hopefully more hip/chest turn at contact, less swaying, and more club lag will eliminate the awkward body/arm positioning on my follow through.

7. Much less urgent than the other issues to me, but in the down the line view, I think my swing plane may be a little too flat?

If you could, please let me know if you agree with the points above, and if you don't, then please let me know what you see differently (either something else I should change, or if you think one of those points would be unnecessary).

Thanks a ton!

Dynastar

0

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Want to get rid of this advertisement? Sign up (or log in) today! It's free!

Well if you want to shorten your stance, and make it more effective, just turn your heels in so your feet is pointing 30 degrees out. This way you can keep the same routine. :-D

Flared feet help with keeping a centered pivot and help promote a good hip turn.

In the top video I notice you get the classic lateral move going. your hips don't open up, and you end up shifting to the right to finish your backswing. This makes it very hard to get your weight forward at impact. Your backwing looks pretty solid, you just need to get a better foundation for contact.

This video will explain why you need to rotate your hips earlier in the backswing.

This is a good drill to get the feel for a centered pivot. Also its a great drill to help feel where the club should be at the top of the backswing.

This one will help with the centered pivot as well as get your weight forward at impact to help promote better contact.

So I would work on getting that center pivot first, keeping your head steady. This will help with the drill on getting your weight forward at impact.

0

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Awards, Achievements, and Accolades

Please ignore the mess in the background, as well as the blurriness during the faster swing motion.  Apparently with less light in the garage it doesn't capture quite as crisply.

I still think I need to keep my wrists hinged longer in the backswing, but I think some progress was made on getting rid of sway and working towards a centered pivot.

I guess I would ask where to go now?  I may try to get a DTL view in a bit, but it is tough in the garage right now with limited space.

0

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Video says it's unavailable. Maybe you don't allow it to be embedded on other sites or something?

0

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Awards, Achievements, and Accolades

The last 5% wasn't processed apparently.  I took it down and am uploading another.  I tried to edit w/ slowmotion as well this time, and I think it isn't agreeing with Youtube.  Video to come soon.

0

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

yep.

0

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Awards, Achievements, and Accolades

Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

Create an account

Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!


Register a new account

Sign in

Already have an account? Sign in here.


Sign In Now
Sign in to follow this  
Followers 0



  • Want to join this community?

    We'd love to have you!

    Sign Up
  • 2016 TST Partners

    GAME Golf
    PING Golf
    Lowest Score Wins
  • Posts

    • No offense, but in my opinion this makes you unprepared to discuss it.
    • Every year, something is changed in a club design.  The real differences are minimal, assuming your current clubs are from within the last 10 or so years (just throwing out a random number).

      However, I just got upgraded to the Ping G driver from the Ping G30, and the big change I noticed is the face of the driver has a bit more friction on the G (at least as I understand it).  What it seems to do is reduce side spin, while retaining normal-ish back spin (I use the low-spin tec version).  When I miss-hit a drive with my old driver vs the newer one, I see noticeably less slice or hook with the newer version.
        When I go through those articles, I mostly read through the reviews of them.  It gives a better idea of what might be better.
    • Right, but then you're just getting into however different people value different things (including money, the performance of their golf clubs, the looks of the golf clubs, the value of a name brand, etc.). People have different values. For something like this, there's rarely any agreement on those, nor is there any "right" or "wrong" answers. I use a set of muscle backs that could just as easily be from the 1950s as now. The tech on those isn't really improving much (though the shafts are undoubtedly much better).
    • We went round and round a bit on this last year, but I don't remember seeing decision 15-3b/1 mentioned.  The difference between this decision and 27/6 seems to be that B's ball is found in a timely manner.  The finding of the "other" ball makes it virtually certain that A's ball was moved by an outside agency (Player B).  In the other thread, B's ball is never found.  27/6 allows the same kind of relief as long as the "other" ball is found within the 5-minute search limit.  As I read the rules and decisions, this is a timing issue,  the rules require a decision to be made within 5 minutes of beginning the search for A's ball.  If the "other ball" isn't found, its presumed lost.   In a way this is somewhat similar to another discussion we had, where a player's ball apparently hit a cart path and went much further than anticipated.  He searched and didn't find it at the expected distance, went back and played another tee shot for the lost ball, and eventually found the original much closer to the green.  He couldn't then put the original into play and "negate" the second tee ball, as he'd already searched for 5 minutes. I don't know if the difference in the timing of the discovery is adequate justification for the different outcomes, but that seems to me to be the defining factor.  It would be interesting to get the take of some of the USGA rules experts on this, not on what the rules say, but on why they draw the distinction.
    • I'd have thought there would be a sliding scale, akin to a volume discount. Not just $x/18 = per-hole cost. Or if there are obvious points where it's not terrible to get back to the clubhouse, make 3-hole, 7-hole, 11-hole, 15-hole, and 18-hole rates. Then you could even consider the par of the holes. Heck, if the course started par 5, 4, 5 I'd be tempted to just play the first three holes three times.  I'd get more for my money than playing holes 4, 5, and 6 which are pars 3, 4, 3.
  • TST Blog Entries

  • Images

  • Today's Birthdays

    1. bandstan
      bandstan
      (46 years old)
    2. boobiemiles
      boobiemiles
      (25 years old)
    3. ElsieOlson
      ElsieOlson
      (77 years old)
    4. Matt66
      Matt66
      (26 years old)
  • Blog Entries