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Here's a quick 30 second video of my present daily drill. I do this for about 5-10 minutes 5 or 6 times a day. 

I'm trying to stay conscious of my knee bend. When I'm over the ball I feel like I'm not bending too much, but on film it still looks like quite a bit. For the drill, I feel like it is coming along nicely. I could barely swing at 10% without hitting the stick when I started. I've moved it a bit closer to up the difficulty level. 

 

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Where is the stick? Behind you? I like it in front of you, and you swinging over it (right of it).

Behind you can be dangerous, too.

And it leads to more "steering" and "pulling in" in the part of the swing where you really want to be dynamic, whereas on the front you're letting it fly and extending it, more.

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1 hour ago, iacas said:

Where is the stick? Behind you? I like it in front of you, and you swinging over it (right of it).

Behind you can be dangerous, too.

And it leads to more "steering" and "pulling in" in the part of the swing where you really want to be dynamic, whereas on the front you're letting it fly and extending it, more.

You can see it to the lower right of the frame (the red stick). It is behind me from a DTL view and left of me when looking face on. It is roughly angled to my swing plane. My backswing and downswing travel under it. If I get OTT I end up hitting the stick on the downswing.

Does that make sense? I'm having a hard time visualizing what you are describing but I'm open to a better way.

This picture may help clarify better what I'm describing. 

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51 minutes ago, Antneye said:

Does that make sense? I'm having a hard time visualizing what you are describing but I'm open to a better way.

Basically, same place, but in front of you, down the target line.

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9 minutes ago, iacas said:

Basically, same place, but in front of you, down the target line.

Interesting. I will give it a shot. 

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2 hours ago, Antneye said:

Here's a quick 30 second video of my present daily drill. I do this for about 5-10 minutes 5 or 6 times a day. 

I'm trying to stay conscious of my knee bend. When I'm over the ball I feel like I'm not bending too much, but on film it still looks like quite a bit. For the drill, I feel like it is coming along nicely. I could barely swing at 10% without hitting the stick when I started. I've moved it a bit closer to up the difficulty level. 

 

Much better on the video angle here. Keep trying to replicate this when taking video.

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3 hours ago, iacas said:

Put a stick:

  • On your target line.
  • 4' or so in front of your ball.
  • Roughly at the lie angle of your club.

Then swing "right" of it.

Tried it and liked it. It definitely let's me swing freer without the fear of impaling myself but I have to be careful not to overswing because I go right back to where I was but I can see it clearly. I initially thought that the rod being outside of my ability to actually hit it with my swing would cause issues but it still works as a visual reference. 

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15 hours ago, Antneye said:

Tried it and liked it. It definitely let's me swing freer without the fear of impaling myself but I have to be careful not to overswing because I go right back to where I was but I can see it clearly. I initially thought that the rod being outside of my ability to actually hit it with my swing would cause issues but it still works as a visual reference. 

@nevets88 has the set up in the video below. Erik told him how to built it and set it up. I also recommend wrapping some duct tape around the stick. When you hit it, and you will hit it 😀, the stick will just break and not shatter.

 

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7 hours ago, boogielicious said:

@nevets88 has the set up in the video below. Erik told him how to built it and set it up. I also recommend wrapping some duct tape around the stick. When you hit it, and you will hit it 😀, the stick will just break and not shatter.

 

Get as many pvc pieces as you can. You’ll probably hit the tubing once in a while and it’ll save you a trip to the plumbing section. 

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Had a very encouraging range session today. Saw lots of progress with getting my swing on plane. It's not where I want it yet but it's light years from where I started. 

Some negatives I saw is that my knees are still too flexed. It's proving tougher than I thought to fix that. I'm also standing up a bit through impact. 

 

 

 

 

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No video today, just blogging my progress. While practicing today I decided to let a swing go really trying to crush it just to see what it looked like. It was not quite as shallow as my slow swings but it was on plane. I never could have done that even a week ago. 

I'm playing Southern Pines in Pinehurst tomorrow and really looking forward to see what I can bring on the course with me. I'm going to try to focus on swinging only 80% if possible. I'll probably club up a bit to help me stay slow. I've done little work on anything but my full swing so I don't expect a great score but I will be happy with solid contact and reduced penalty strokes. 

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