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Maybe I have the wrong instructor. This guy will move parts of my body around during my back swing. e.g. says my head is tilted wrong, pushes it back. Or pushes my whole body back because my balance is wrong.

Somehow these are things that are so involuntary I can't replicate them on my own. I think instructors should just tell you one simple thing at a time.

Thoughts?

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I think instructors should just tell you one simple thing at a time.

Thoughts?

I agree. That's what Evolvr do. Have you work on one priority piece at a time (and maybe a very simple change elsewhere).

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Not sure what Evolvr is but I'll check it out.

It's online lessons. Submit a video they'll give you a video analysis back with something to work on. Well worth the price.

The instructors are all (I think) members on here too!

http://evolvr.thegolfevolution.com/

I keep my lessons in a youtube playlist, you could have a look at my lessons to see what to expect :-)

https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL2QdomA1_sp0ZGfs_ux1IE9yWpRWaTBYo

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Not sure what Evolvr is but I'll check it out.

Definitely worth checking out, great bang for your buck.

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It's online lessons. Submit a video they'll give you a video analysis back with something to work on. Well worth the price.

The instructors are all (I think) members on here too!

http://evolvr.thegolfevolution.com/

I keep my lessons in a youtube playlist, you could have a look at my lessons to see what to expect :-)

https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL2QdomA1_sp0ZGfs_ux1IE9yWpRWaTBYo

Interesting.

Also that tethered ball setup you are using. Do you like it? I've been thinking of getting a net...

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Interesting.

Also that tethered ball setup you are using. Do you like it? I've been thinking of getting a net...

I'd definitely recommend Evolvr and I'm sure a lot more people on here would too.

The tethered ball thing... personally, I think I'd rather have a net but it doesn't take up as much room. It allows me to practice at home for free so I can't complain about it.

One pro is that I don't have to worry about shanks as the balls not going to get away - I guess on a bad one it could miss the net. The main issue I have with it is that it's about an inch thick so the ball is higher than your feet.

A pro of a net is as you'd get at least some idea of the starting line of your shot.

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Most pros that I've ran into talk a lingo and are talking manipulating you so fast you don't have time to understand much less absorb it. the friend of mine that taught me how to do computers was the same way and I was busy translating into a way myself and others could understand. many instructors will do short 15 minute sessions for free intro. some will do an hour free or heavily discounted for first timers. take advantage of these and find a pro that works for you. the Evolvr looks like it might work for some. what he was saying in the videos was a bit fast for my taste and I wasn't completely seeing what he was talking about or able to visualize what he wanted to happen. but for some it looks very good. just remember.... everyone learns differently.

I wish I could afford the guy that did my driver fitting. he grabbed a club and would say "last time you did this, try/imagine this" and his jargon didn't sound greek to me. it wasn't huge changes but smoothed a couple bumps. he also understood my physical limitations. but to sum it all up just find what works for you, don't stay with something if it feels just wrong or confusing it will only frustrate you. let the game do that not the learning lol.

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The tethered ball thing... personally, I think I'd rather have a net but it doesn't take up as much room. It allows me to practice at home for free so I can't complain about it.

One pro is that I don't have to worry about shanks as the balls not going to get away - I guess on a bad one it could miss the net. The main issue I have with it is that it's about an inch thick so the ball is higher than your feet.

might I suggest finding a carpet with thick but firm padding or even a carpet on a piece of plywood. it may not be a perfect representation of turf you play on but then again neither is concrete. it will bring you even with the ball. that inch or so can play heck with your actual game. you get so used to playing like that your groove could shorten your extension needed to get down far enough which means thin shots. I know you need to learn both feet above and below the ball shots but those need to be conscious thoughts not your auto/normal shot.

when I played years ago I practiced that way too and it showed up on the course. started practicing with something under my feet as well and after a little time the thin shots stopped. (now if I can stop them on the course now days again lol. milage may vary however, just some thoughts)

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might I suggest finding a carpet with thick but firm padding or even a carpet on a piece of plywood. it may not be a perfect representation of turf you play on but then again neither is concrete. it will bring you even with the ball. that inch or so can play heck with your actual game. you get so used to playing like that your groove could shorten your extension needed to get down far enough which means thin shots. I know you need to learn both feet above and below the ball shots but those need to be conscious thoughts not your auto/normal shot.

when I played years ago I practiced that way too and it showed up on the course. started practicing with something under my feet as well and after a little time the thin shots stopped. (now if I can stop them on the course now days again lol. milage may vary however, just some thoughts)

Yep, I've been meaning to find something to level things out. Even toyed with the idea of digging a hole to sit it in, but I don't think the wife would be too happy about that!

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