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Needed to document last three days of slow mirror mapping and corresponding feels. It seems like 95% of conscious mapping needs to happen by A2 at the moment.   

A1 Map: Low hands with 'unified' forearms at address almost at knee level. Peripheral attention to target. 

A1 Feel:  Arms, hands and club hang with neither wrists or elbows locked.

Extra credit feel: Rounded back and soft neck. 

 

A2 Map: Club parallel  to ground AND target line without much departure of the upper arms from chest. Right arm still hanging gently off my chest. Right wrist and club-face starts to open up. 

A2 Feel: No arms lifting or departure - still hanging nicely off the chest. Right wrists feels extra hingy but open.

A2 Caution:  No left elbow or wrist locking.    

From here on, it seems fairly automatic or I am really not going to work on anything else at least for a while. 

 

Some observations from the mirror (not conscious work) past A2:

- Club starting to tip back automatically at A3 and spine inclination still intact! 

- Left arm seems to maintain structure at A4 without locking wrists or elbows. Chest still over the ball. Nothing collapsed or sloppy.  

- Right wrist back hinge seems to have maxed out at A4 without additional effort just from weight of the club laying off. Again, spine inclination is still intact with it being structurally still soft. I think this is very promising. 

- Keys 1 and 2 seem to be very solid. Another great check.

- Dynamically, a good confirmation feel at transition from BS to DS is that the club head wants to fall back behind further and right elbow wants to drop straight down at A4 - A 4.5 with no inclination to goat hump. I think in grand scheme of things this is holy grailish for a good club path and what @iacas wanted me to get to from day 1. Everything past A5 is a blurr at the moment, but that is fine. Club exit and finish seem to be working out well. 

Have been taking 4-5  hard swings at the net with my new Callaway 8 deg. and dynamically the whole swing feels very steady, unhurried and light. Can't tell the ball flight much but impact feels full and clicky.    

I am barely playing much golf (2 rounds a month, and lucky if I squeeze out an extra 9 somewhere) but honestly haven't been this optimistic (cautiously..:-)) about things after a year of regression.  

 

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Last night I noticed a bit more weight shift on the backswing towards the right foot, which is a little regression but then slowed down everything and realized that innately I tend to have a right side dominance creep back into my feels when I am less than fully aware. Arms feel un-unified and chest seems to poke out between the arms at impact and swing becomes loopy.

Long story short a unified upper arms 'unit' feel throughout the swing made a big difference. As soon as I became mindful of this, both Keys 1 and 2 returned to order. Weight rolled easily over left through downswing. Made some good swings and ball felt really good coming off my 6 iron.

Not playing much actual golf but loving this new Rukket net. Thanks for the recommendation @billchao.

 

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4 minutes ago, GolfLug said:

Long story short a unified upper arms 'unit' feel throughout the swing made a big difference. As soon as I became mindful of this, both Keys 1 and 2 returned to order. Weight rolled easily over left through downswing. Made some good swings and ball felt really good coming off my 6 iron.

Good. I always try to get people to the point where they understand parts of their own swing. Ideally as players get better, we can then focus on new things instead of having the same few lessons time after time.

Good job.

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51 minutes ago, GolfLug said:

Not playing much actual golf but loving this new Rukket net. Thanks for the recommendation @billchao.

Glad you like it. I've had a couple of nets and this one is the best. I destroyed the fabric on the bottom of mine and it still works just fine.

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5 hours ago, iacas said:

Good. I always try to get people to the point where they understand parts of their own swing. Ideally as players get better, we can then focus on new things instead of having the same few lessons time after time.

Good job.

Lately I am ok with just working and making small improvements with patience instead of focusing on dropping scores. Even the little regression isn't bothering me. 

4 hours ago, billchao said:

Glad you like it. I've had a couple of nets and this one is the best. I destroyed the fabric on the bottom of mine and it still works just fine.

I really like the double netting. Red looks cool.

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On 9/25/2018 at 10:26 AM, GolfLug said:

Rounded back and soft neck. 

Last night I spent a few extra minutes on this ^^. On the front my chest does feel like it hangs over the solar plexus. Also, now using a little folded wash towel under my right foot to help with Key 2.

Trying hard to not get get too confident as improvement has not carried to the course (not that I have played much)  but this is the best stretch of ball striking I have had, even if in to a net. 

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On 9/25/2018 at 10:26 AM, GolfLug said:

A1 Map: Low hands with 'unified' forearms at address almost at knee level. Peripheral attention to target. 

A1 Feel:  Arms, hands and club hang with neither wrists or elbows locked.

Extra credit feel: Rounded back and soft neck. 

Adding to A1 from last nights practice.

Turning 'out' right bicep/inside of right elbow a bit at set up makes it sooooo much easier to get to a laid off A4 and protect Keys 1 and 2 same time. The club almost wants to fall off the back in pizza tray with a nice pitched right elbow.

Adding to A1 and A2:

Feeling a very gentle stretch (NOT reaching) in the left arm from A1 to A2 also helping greatly with laying off at A4 and nice snug pitch right elbow from A2 through A6

Gosh, can 2019 be the year when I will finally laying off club at A4 without thinking?? Can I finally change the picture for good?? I guess it is not battle tested so can't get too excited but certainly feels like am off to a good start..:-)

 

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