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I've been Playing Golf for: 14 years, but really got serious about it only last year (I've had just one lesson...10 years ago). Last year was the most golf I've ever played and managed to get out approx 16-18 times.
My current handicap index is: 9.1
My typical ball flight with my irons is: slight draw
The shot I hate or the "miss" I'm trying to reduce/eliminate is: push/push-fade

Limitations: as some of you my know as posted in one of my other threads, I have an arthritic left shoulder which makes taking a full backswing both difficult & uncomfortable. HOWEVER, maybe it's simply bad technique and can possibly be improved upon. 

 


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Not having really any free time in the course of my usual day to record this, I got up this morning early and recorded this at the gym. While I realize this isn't ideal hitting a whiffle ball off of a mat, hopefully, this will still give you guys a starting point so that my priority piece can be established.

 

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The good old wall drill. Something you can do at any time regardless of where you are almost. Which reminds me, I need to start working on that some more in preparation for the start of the season.

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3/03 - priority piece work: minimizing lateral weight shift in backswing. 

Wall drill (5 sets of 20); felt awkward first set, I was too far away from the wall. After that, it became more comfortable. I can definitely tell the difference already. I'll try to get in another 100 reps by the end of the day.

 

 

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20 hours ago, woodzie264 said:

will get to it!

I do it in my office during conference calls!

One thing that has helped me it to start the rotation in the backswing with the shoulders first, instead of arms. If I let the arms lead, my hips can drift back a bit.

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22 minutes ago, boogielicious said:

I do it in my office during conference calls!

One thing that has helped me it to start the rotation in the backswing with the shoulders first, instead of arms. If I let the arms lead, my hips can drift back a bit.

thanks, I'll keep that in mind - that will be a good mental cue for me

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glad your making progress with the wall drill, that was my first thing to work on when I started with evolvr a few months ago and I still try to refresh with a few each day.  I would recommend you slow down a little when doing the drill, looks like you are going pretty quick.  Keep up the hard work!

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2 hours ago, Wanzo said:

glad your making progress with the wall drill, that was my first thing to work on when I started with evolvr a few months ago and I still try to refresh with a few each day.  I would recommend you slow down a little when doing the drill, looks like you are going pretty quick.  Keep up the hard work!

Thanks @Wanzo - it felt quick, but I wasn't sure how to go about it (which is exactly why I posted that...hoping for feedback). I will slow it down

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my camera angle is a little off, but I feel like there is a lot less lateral movement

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No no no. Head shouldn't go down much and definitely not forward. Compare to the corner of the wall.

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@woodzie264, on the wall drill make sure to not let right leg completely straighten out/knee lock out when you rotate (little extension is fine -just not lock out). A good feel is to ensure your hip rotate into the INSIDE of your right foot favoring the ball of the foot a bit. If done right this is where you will feel most of the weight. This will ensure you are rotating and not merely bending forward.   

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4 minutes ago, GolfLug said:

@woodzie264, on the wall drill make sure to not let right leg completely straighten out/knee lock out when you rotate (little extension is fine -just not lock out). A good feel is to ensure your hip rotate into the INSIDE of your right foot favoring the ball of the foot a bit. If done right this is where you will feel most of the weight. This will ensure you are rotating and not merely bending forward.   

 

6 minutes ago, iacas said:

No no no. Head shouldn't go down much and definitely not forward. Compare to the corner of the wall.

got it, thanks - I will work on it.

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9 hours ago, RandallT said:

Be the chicken

now that's a steady head

:dance:

I'll never be able to think of Key 1 with a straight face ever again!

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@iacas, focused on keeping head steadier (with less downward/forward movement), while pushing right hip away from the wall

@GolfLug, I focused on, and felt, more weight to inside of my right foot while maintaining more flex in right knee.

critiques? I want to get some reps in, but I want to make sure I'm doing it correctly.  You know it's a bad start when you need repeated correction on the drill meant to correct the swing flaw! :8)

 

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