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It has been interesting stretch of golf last two months. Have played only 3 rounds but all of them were VSGA tournament rounds. Played some of the best courses in Virginia. Swing was feast or famine. 

Have had some of the best stretch of driving but also some of the worst I have hit in a long time - all within the same rounds. 

Couldn't figure why club was not getting to the top on plane. Visited all my posts since last year and finally was able to figure it out. 

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.

@iacas

 

It seemed I was locking left elbow and wrist in an attempt to get some takeaway width. For me structurally that's an invite to sway and goat hump. A big loopy transition and an overly inside clubhead drop to an impact path only a prayer could save. 

Anyway got some softness and 'springiness' back in all left joints - wrist, elbow, hip and knee. The difference was huge. A full turn with keys 1&2 intact and pop at impact. 

Let's see if I can hang on to it in the money game tomorrow. 

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It's been 6 ish weeks since I broke my ankle in a climbing fall. So eager to start rehabing but non weight bearing for 2 more weeks. 

Since I can't make full swings probably till July, have been doing dry slow movements and a lot of putting with my right ankle propped up on a knee scooter. 

I think this may apply to my full swing, chipping and pitching  alike, but a major fault is applying structural downward  and/or outward pressure with my left thumb by locking wrist and elbow. I believe it is a serious path modifier and results in a block as the club wants to drop inwards to align with structural pressure. The face then determines a severe slice or hook. 

So? Welp, so the idea is nothing good comes out of pressuring the shaft until the very moment of impact. Starts with a soft hanging set up and then let shaft swing around the non-stiff upper body with a ropy left arm and soft hands and do my best to never pressure the shaft outward or downward in the DS.

For putting, trying to continue to work on a little armsy 'shove-pop' stroke instead a full torso/shoulder rocking motion. Seems simpler and ball seems to be rolling truer. Was starting to make a lot more short ones and sense of distance was much better last few rounds before the forced hiatus began.

Now all I gotta do it train myself to DO IT for good. :-)). 

Hope summer will be sunny, figuratively speaking. Chin up.

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So doctor cleared me to do partial weight bearing for a couple of weeks. Did some dry backswings for a couple of minutes focusing only on forward weight and steady head with softness in upper body, arms and hands.

Of course, have been icing ankle since.. 😄

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27 minutes ago, iacas said:

Oh boy!

Don't push too hard. Not early.

Yeah, I got my 2 month stirs out of system now. Back in boot. No worries, all good. Zero side push.

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4 hours ago, iacas said:

Oh boy!

Don't push too hard. Not early.

Couldn't help studying the maiden effort a bit. The one glaring thing I see is still the slight arm lift from A1 to A2 which leads to the slight flatness in the shoulder pitch and club shaft across the line at A4

But I absolutely have to cup lead wrist so maybe not a a terribly bad thing, plus right wrist is soft and comfortably in pizza at A4 so the club lays off at transition fairly well which is a big win from all the work last few years. All in all what I am thinking and feeling is starting to align with what I am seeing on camera. 

I think these are things I can clean up when I get back into swing of things in a few months. 

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Focus on pulling back right shoulder and hip and filling right palm A1 to A2 with weight on left. Helps with a full shoulder turn back in BS, and hence in return helps with clearing left side in DS.

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