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My Swing (TheMightyOz)

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I've been Playing Golf for: 3 years seriously
My current handicap index or average score is: 37
My typical ball flight is: right to left or a heavy hook
The shot I hate or the "miss" I'm trying to reduce/eliminate is: Anything with a hybrid

I am trying to copy Moe Norman's swing within reason.  I have a lot of physical limitations in the area of coordination, balance and flexibility.  My hands shake in a fairly small way, but still 24-7.  The reason I have chosen the Moe swing is because based on everything I have read, watched and studied the swing appears to have less moving parts and is based around what would appear to be good biomechanics.  I have with an Instructor from the Graves Golf Academy who I have worked with and have several of their DVD's and training aids.  I now just need to put the pieces together.  

 

I also use a Biomech Acculock Putter  in order to control my hand shakes on the green.  I am hoping to use both these tools to make my game both more repeatable and more consistent.

 

My stats are available here: https://www.gamegolf.com/player/wpgstriker

I will try and post a video tomorrow and other videos as I go through the learning process for this swing.  I understand that many people don't care for Moe's swing and that's

fine, but that is the one I am going for. For at least the next 12 months I am committing to it.  If you want to join me on this journey please be welcome.  If you have questions about the swing or Moe please throw them at me.  I would love to discuss.

 

 


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So, @Themightyoz, are you going to use this more as a diary of sorts?

If you're working on something and have a plan, that's often a good way to go, and you'll find that people will read but not often post on your topic because they respect you doing your own thing.

I certainly can't say I'm an expert on the Moe Norman/Graves stuff, so I also tend to leave these kinds of things alone a little, but I do read the topics and view the videos, and will occasionally comment to ask a question or whatever.

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@iacas I will use it as a diary.  I am always open to hear what people advise as well.  I am no expert to say the least.  In particular if anybody has advice on putting that would be awesome.  It just freaks me out overall.

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56 minutes ago, Themightyoz said:

@iacas I will use it as a diary.  I am always open to hear what people advise as well.  I am no expert to say the least.  In particular if anybody has advice on putting that would be awesome.  It just freaks me out overall.

General putting advice:

 

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I don't love - at all - the setup with the hands raised and inline with the shaft.

 

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Yeah I'd attack the posture and grip first.

Are you trying to do a Moe Norman type swing with that setup?

 

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I see a lot of forward head movement and virtually no width/depth of the hands on the backswing.

Using the tree that is just off of Norman's front hip as a reference point, you can see how his head doesnt go forward, if anything it actually moves down and back away from the ball. Looking at clips from your video and the edge of the wall as a reference point, you can see how far forward your head moves from the top of your backswing until just after impact.

 

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Im not quite crazy about how this looks either, seems like the club is getting wrapped way around your body and little to no depth/width in the backswing.

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Hi folks,

 

Thanks for the feedback.  Right now I'm working on the posture to make it so like @iacas said bring the hands down so I am bending more from the waist.  I also agree that their was no vertical drop in this swing at all.  It was my first crack at a full swing a la Moe on a simulator.  Too many things going on in my head :D

 

Love the conversation.  Keep it coming.

 

 

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7 hours ago, Themightyoz said:

Thanks for the feedback.  Right now I'm working on the posture to make it so like @iacas said bring the hands down so I am bending more from the waist.  I also agree that their was no vertical drop in this swing at all.  It was my first crack at a full swing a la Moe on a simulator.  Too many things going on in my head :D

If you're actually trying to swing like Moe Norman, you should probably disregard the setup/posture thread. Very few people here will be able to give you advice on the Moe Norman stuff (though the top of the backswing stuff looked like good advice to me), but you're welcome to use the topic to keep posting updates and everything so we can all follow along with your progress, you can keep a history of "notes" and things, etc.

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@iacas For sure.  Thanks for the reply.  I'm trying to take the best things from Moe and go from there.  Everybody's body is going to let them do different things.  If I can land somewhere between Moe and Bryson I'll be happy.  

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