• Announcements

    • iacas

      Introducing TST "Clubs!"   08/28/2017

      No, we're not getting into the equipment business, but we do have "clubs" here on TST now. Groups. Check them out here:
aasimzkhan

My Swing (aasimzkhan)

Recommended Posts

34 minutes ago, aasimzkhan said:

@IrishAndy it's just three days work and I think the drop has decreased quite a bit. Defo still some left.

It feels like my backswing is shorter now, more compact - may just be a feeling, but since on every alt shot I'm focusing on stopping it, it's not over extending...

Yes, self taught works - now with YouTube and forums like this, people have so many places to get direction and engage with likeminded people. Dare I ask, who was this fellow you hit a few balls with? 

Well, REALLY nice work so far!  And in such a short period of time!

Ah, his name will come to me... this was about 7 years ago, and only worked with him for a few months.  Really good guy.  If I'm not completely mistaken he was a junior champion.  I'll have to dust off the cobwebs on this old brain...

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Sign up (or log in) today! It's free (and you won't see this ad anymore)!

Sign up (or log in) today! It's free (and you won't see this ad anymore)!

12 hours ago, aasimzkhan said:

Would love to hear back from you guys.

Keep working on the backswing pieces. Right hand/arm riding on top of the left all the way to the top.

Screen Shot 2017-09-15 at 12.48.45 PM.pngScreen Shot 2017-09-15 at 12.48.57 PM.png

For the downswing, I would work on this drill/feel. Make slow swings, film it and keep doing it until the picture changes from the hips being square to rotated left of the target.

 

12 hours ago, aasimzkhan said:

It's just that although here in Pakistan, we have over 55 courses, there's not a single qualified coach. Everyone is self-taught.

Check out these guys,

http://evolvr.thegolfevolution.com/

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Awards, Achievements, and Accolades

@mvmac thanks for this! Had never thought of the golf swing as a set of pieces - the drill in the video is great.

@IrishAndy I'm sure it'll come to you...it's a smallish community here (about 15k across the country) so high chance we know of each other.

 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

On 9/12/2017 at 3:28 AM, aasimzkhan said:

@mvmac  i'm also trying to get my tailbone in and the club face facing the ball as much as possible...

I'd work on THAT and ONLY THAT right now.

Yes, it does seem like you're trying to do too much.

I don't know @IrishAndy's qualifications, but I know @mvmac's.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Awards, Achievements, and Accolades

26 minutes ago, iacas said:

I'd work on THAT and ONLY THAT right now.

Yes, it does seem like you're trying to do too much.

I don't know @IrishAndy's qualifications, but I know @mvmac's.

Erik, you seem to have lots of accomplishments, and know your stuff.  You also have the makings of a good site here, largely thanks to some really good people on here, albeit it can be a little slow-moving.  Other than the occasional site crash I think I'm starting to understand why...

Regardless of your apparent accomplishments you do, however, have the ability to act like a complete child at times.  Disagreeing with you comes at a price it seems.  Thankfully not too high a price, though.

@aasimzkhan simply mentioned that his hands were continuing to drop.  I offered a simple suggestion having struggled with exactly the same thing.  It worked for me.  He thought it was working for him.

You do love the jabs, though.  Don't worry... it's just immaturity and many successfully grow out of it.  I won't offer any advice for that, though, as there are plenty of qualified professionals that can help you with your own struggles.

Good luck growing the site.  Seriously, I mean that.  Lessening the childish behavior will help, but you'll be fighting the ego and that's a tough one for anybody.  I'll leave you to it.  I have other places to be.

@aasimzkhan - I have no doubt you'll be as good a golfer as you want to be.  Not because of advice you receive here or anywhere else, but because you have a great attitude and are willing to do what it takes to get better, and whether it's golf or anything else, they're the best attributes anyone can have.  Good luck!!

Andy

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

@IrishAndy- I haven't fully caught up with other threads that may have led to this reaction here, but isolated in this is thread, your reaction seems extreme to me.

The moderators will sometimes pow-wow behind the scenes when there are reactions like this, and Erik sincerely seeks our input. He questions himself about why people react this way sometimes, so while you may not see that, he does try to understand why he sets people off. Well, sometimes he admits he's a dick, but at those times he knows it and can have a reason for why he gets spun up.

This is not one of those times. 

While we mods are not sycophants, I will say that we mostly have become familiar with Erik's style. Speaking strictly for me, I read his statement very plainly, without any intent to insult you. I think that's a fair reading.

I (or another mod) may split out this offshoot topic as its own thread, if there's any desire to continue talking about this ( @aasimzkhan  deserves an unpolluted swing thread). I'd prefer to let it drop here, however. Plus, it seems you're moving on, which is fine too. That's your choice, but you're also welcome to continue here on the site, if future interactions can be without so much of the offense-taking.

We are fine with you objecting to the tone of anyone (including Erik and other moderators), but in this case, I could only think "wow that escalated quickly." Less of that, and more just simply stating your objection when there's no need to go nuclear. Believe me, Erik is fine with duking out arguments with reasoned evidence and facts. It's not disagreement that riles him up. In fact, I think he's likely bored by agreement. He's the kind of person that wants to be challenged, not necessarily have the site be full of yes-men. 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Awards, Achievements, and Accolades

49 minutes ago, RandallT said:

@IrishAndy- ...Speaking strictly for me, I read his statement very plainly, without any intent to insult you. I think that's a fair reading.

Agreed

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Awards, Achievements, and Accolades

On 9/18/2017 at 4:46 PM, IrishAndy said:

@aasimzkhan simply mentioned that his hands were continuing to drop.  I offered a simple suggestion having struggled with exactly the same thing.  It worked for me.  He thought it was working for him.

Thing is, as @mvmac said, that's working on the result, not the root cause.

On 9/18/2017 at 4:46 PM, IrishAndy said:

You do love the jabs, though.  Don't worry... it's just immaturity and many successfully grow out of it.

Yeah, sorry, but as others said, "I don't know @IrishAndy's qualifications, but I do know @mvmac's" is not a "jab" nor immature. All I know of your qualifications are that you list yourself as a "28?" index.


@aasimzkhan, I again recommend you stick with working on what @mvmac suggested. The result (the hands "dropping") will improve.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Awards, Achievements, and Accolades

On 9/18/2017 at 1:46 PM, IrishAndy said:

@aasimzkhan simply mentioned that his hands were continuing to drop.  I offered a simple suggestion having struggled with exactly the same thing.  It worked for me.  He thought it was working for him.

As I basically said in my posts, his hands drop for a reason, it doesn't "just happen". Figure out why, make improvements and go from there. His takeaway/backswing creates a domino effect of compensations. 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Awards, Achievements, and Accolades

Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

Create an account

Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!

Register a new account

Sign in

Already have an account? Sign in here.

Sign In Now




  • Want to join this community?

    We'd love to have you!

    Sign Up
  • 2017 TST Partners

    Talamore Golf Resort
    PING Golf
    FlightScope Mevo
    Mission Belt
    Snell Golf
    Frogger Golf
    PitchFix USA
  • Posts

    • Wow, looks more suited to Croqeut than golf. Cant find anyting on the interweb about it. Looks like its pretty old though.
    • I think providing people dont turn up in speedo's and flip flops it shouldnt matter what you wear. If im at the range i'll generally be in Jeans/Joggers, t-shirt and trainers. Personally i dont understand the guys that turn up in their full gear to hit a basket of balls then go home, but each to their own i suppose. The way i see it is the range isnt just for dedicated golfers. Its a place for people to try it out, to have a bit of fun or, in my case, to spend some time with my 4 year old that doesnt involve staying in building train sets (fun but nice to get out). If someone turns up and they are not dressed to your liking or sound like they are having "too much fun" just ignore them and focus on what you are doing. I find it actually helps me when there is noise next to me as if i can hit good shots with a group of lads laughing next to me then not much can distract me on the course.
    • Zero.   I can't remember ever coming closer than 3 feet in about 40 years of off and on golf.  I guess I need to improve my iron play. 
    • And dawn of the big day has arrived at the Talamore Golf Resort. Or it will soon, anyway. Sand Trappers everywhere are rising to catch sight of the first scoreboard of the day, so we won't disappoint you and make you wait any longer than necessary. Teams for the morning foursomes are set.   I was able to zip south in time to catch the end of dinner at the Carolina Hotel at Pinehurst, as the coaches squared off to announce the teams. Sorry no group photo yet, and just a candid, but you can already sense that the East has more gray hair, but the West needs to do more stretching! I'll refrain from posting pics yet about some of the bling the teams received last night, but let's just say we should all hope for a tie in this Newport Cup match, to be decided by a sudden death fashion show: the all-red Pizza Delivery men vs the Jet Blue flight attendants.   
    • Drop and stop is realistic for a 15 handicap, as is sucking it back for a +1 handicap... I haven't updated my profile handicap in a while... But we'll go with I'm in the middle... Can I suck it back? Ummm... Maybe a foot or so... Am I a drop and stop sort of guy... More or less. But in this next phase of my game, I'm playing shots that are much more consistent than what I was hitting before. If I miss a green from 150 yards and in now, it's not by very much... I played 27 holes yesterday, I did only hit 9/27 greens in regulation, however, almost all of my missed greens were nGIR, and most of those we within 10 feet of the edge. It's definitely better than it was with this way of playing shots from 150 yards and in, because with my driving distance most of my iron shots into par-4s on my home course are from 150 yards and in. "GIR is King, nGIR is Queen."- Lowest Score Wins.  As a side note, that is only tangentially related. (It's a slightly different skill)  My pitches and chips have started to get better, since I purposely started playing the shorter swing shots.
  • Blog Entries

  • Today's Birthdays

    1. AggieZac
      AggieZac
      (23 years old)
    2. BAnderson
      BAnderson
      (37 years old)
    3. bwoody
      bwoody
      (45 years old)
    4. homertpb
      homertpb
      (64 years old)
    5. MarvChamp
      MarvChamp
      (72 years old)
  • Get Great Gear with Amazon