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I've been Playing Golf for: 1.5 yr
My current handicap index or average score is: 115
My typical ball flight is: 3Hy (180-190), PW (80yd high, or topped to the right)
The shot I hate or the "miss" I'm trying to reduce/eliminate is: Cannot hit my irons (at all), not at all as reliable as my 3Hy (or 3 Wood)

Video password = dg1


Videos: 

3Hy front: https://player.vimeo.com/video/280798325

PW front: https://player.vimeo.com/video/280798338

3Hy front: https://player.vimeo.com/video/280798360

PW front: https://player.vimeo.com/video/280798350

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9 minutes ago, dengee said:

I've been Playing Golf for: 1.5 yr
My current handicap index or average score is: 115
My typical ball flight is: 3Hy (180-190), PW (80yd high, or topped to the right)
The shot I hate or the "miss" I'm trying to reduce/eliminate is: Cannot hit my irons (at all), not at all as reliable as my 3Hy (or 3 Wood)

Video password = dg1


Videos: 

3Hy front: https://player.vimeo.com/video/280798325

PW front: https://player.vimeo.com/video/280798338

3Hy front: https://player.vimeo.com/video/280798360

PW front: https://player.vimeo.com/video/280798350

You need to upload the videos to YouTube, then paste the link in your thread.  They will imbed that way. I set the privacy to unlisted.

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20 minutes ago, dengee said:

I've been Playing Golf for: 1.5 yr
My current handicap index or average score is: 115
My typical ball flight is: 3Hy (180-190), PW (80yd high, or topped to the right)
The shot I hate or the "miss" I'm trying to reduce/eliminate is: Cannot hit my irons (at all), not at all as reliable as my 3Hy (or 3 Wood)

Video password = dg1


Videos: 

3Hy front: https://player.vimeo.com/video/280798325

PW front: https://player.vimeo.com/video/280798338

3Hy front: https://player.vimeo.com/video/280798360

PW front: https://player.vimeo.com/video/280798350

 

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Post videos where you're hitting a ball.  It's generally not super useful to assess practice swings, as they're almost always different in key ways from swings where you're hitting a ball.

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Ya I just watched your swing and they are bad, sorry to be blunt. Your ball placement is should be a bit further back with your pw. Your posture is horrible, IMO the most important thing to master first. You need lessons if you ever want to get better. You just don’t look to have the natural ability to swing the club. Not trying to be mean but if you want to get better, stop what your doing and get help. Bad habits are extremely hard to break and don’t want to build them into muscle memory. Your whole swing, stance, ball placement need work. And you have no where near the club speed for steel shaft irons. 

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If you've been playing for a year and a half and this is where you are at I would definitely pay for a lesson. Heck, I think everybody should probably get lessons every once in a while if they are serious about improving.

The one thing I would say right off the bat is to slow down. Like drastically slow down. Good golf swings do tend to have a general fluidity about them and they look really easy. Now what I just said is a bit subjective but the jerkiness of your whole motion will obviously lead to problems making good contact.

Next thing is grip and general setup. Do some research on what a good grip is what it helps you do so that you really understand why you MUST hold it in a certain fashion. 

Then look at general setup stuff so you are at least addressing the ball with good posture. You should have completed step 1 (the grip) so you are now at least standing over the ball with that good posture and a good grip which are the first two baby steps (albeit important ones) that you can make.

 

 

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29 minutes ago, Grizvok said:

If you've been playing for a year and a half and this is where you are at I would definitely pay for a lesson. Heck, I think everybody should probably get lessons every once in a while if they are serious about improving.

The one thing I would say right off the bat is to slow down. Like drastically slow down. Good golf swings do tend to have a general fluidity about them and they look really easy. Now what I just said is a bit subjective but the jerkiness of your whole motion will obviously lead to problems making good contact.

Next thing is grip and general setup. Do some research on what a good grip is what it helps you do so that you really understand why you MUST hold it in a certain fashion. 

Then look at general setup stuff so you are at least addressing the ball with good posture. You should have completed step 1 (the grip) so you are now at least standing over the ball with that good posture and a good grip which are the first two baby steps (albeit important ones) that you can make.

Thanks for your feedback.

I actually had two independent teachers. The first one was after 3 months (just 2 hours) and he essentially tought me to do quarter and half swings on the range. I did this for a couple of months and felt it made me forget to do full swings. Then I took another teacher and booked 6 x 1hr private lessons and we went through putting, chipping, pitching and full swings. Unfortunately the last two parts (pitching/ full swings) did not really help me.. I guess I have to try my luck finding another affordable teacher in my area..

Regarding grip, I recently adapted a stronger grip (hoping to compensate for my tendency to have an open club face at impact) which I felt helped me getting force behind the ball.. I generally have much more "problems" with irons than with the woods, hybrid and even driver.

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On 7/19/2018 at 7:05 PM, Grizvok said:

If you've been playing for a year and a half and this is where you are at I would definitely pay for a lesson. Heck, I think everybody should probably get lessons every once in a while if they are serious about improving.

The one thing I would say right off the bat is to slow down. Like drastically slow down. Good golf swings do tend to have a general fluidity about them and they look really easy. Now what I just said is a bit subjective but the jerkiness of your whole motion will obviously lead to problems making good contact.

Next thing is grip and general setup. Do some research on what a good grip is what it helps you do so that you really understand why you MUST hold it in a certain fashion. 

Then look at general setup stuff so you are at least addressing the ball with good posture. You should have completed step 1 (the grip) so you are now at least standing over the ball with that good posture and a good grip which are the first two baby steps (albeit important ones) that you can make.

 

 

Worked for a week daily on my setup and grip, and must say things have improved a lot (at least on the range). Especially, it does feel weird anymore to swing the irons. Hit my irons (PW-7 iron) straight 9/10. If feel like I need to work on contact and distance, though. E.g. my 7 irons consistently only goes 120 yards.

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3 minutes ago, dengee said:

Worked for a week daily on my setup and grip, and must say things have improved a lot (at least on the range). Especially, it does feel weird anymore to swing the irons. Hit my irons (PW-7 iron) straight 9/10. If feel like I need to work on contact and distance, though. E.g. my 7 irons consistently only goes 120 yards.

Better contact and distance will come as you make changes to your swing. I think in a sport as technically demanding as golf it is really important to not make huge generalizations like "I need to work on contact and distance" but to instead make very specific statements about certain technique aspects that must be addressed. Better contact and distance come as a byproduct of these enhanced swing mechanics. So for you, you should be thinking of "I need to fix the fact that my trail elbow gets stuck behind me on the backswing" which is what the video references that I posted earlier. This is just one of many such examples for things to work on that once changed and look good will certainly produce a better swing. We like the phrase "change the picture" around here. What it means is that if my swing and mechanics objectively look pretty damn good then I'm actually probably hitting pretty good shots.

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