Jump to content
IGNORED

My Swing (Nick-UK)


Nick-UK
 Share

Recommended Posts

I've been Playing Golf for: 20 years (on and off)
My current handicap index or average score is: 21
My typical ball flight is: Fairly heavy draw
The shot I hate or the "miss" I'm trying to reduce/eliminate is: Shank!

Hi guys,

I'm really struggling to find any sort of consistency, and any insight would be greatly appreciated!  I feel like my swing is entirely based on luck and timing and doesn't at all feel repeatable.  To make things worse, I've started to shank about 1 in 5 balls :(

I'm prepared to try anything right now, so don't hold back!  Thanks in advance.

 


Videos: 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Pei6NJ6Ouhw

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GPaZ2dfRIW8

 

Link to comment
Share on other sites


  • Moderator
13 hours ago, Nick-uk said:

Sorry. Thanks for sorting it! 

You don't appear to turn your hips very much in the backswing. Check out the thread below, it will help.

There is also a lot of good reading here.

 

Link to comment
Share on other sites

Awards, Achievements, and Accolades

Ah you're right! What are the implications of not rotating the hips enough? Is likely that this alone is responsible for the lack of consistency that I'm seeing? 

 

Also, watching my front - on video again, I feel like everything looks very...cramped after impact. Do you agree, and if so, how can this be addressed? 

Link to comment
Share on other sites


4 hours ago, Bob Mac said:

Does the ball start left then draw?

No, it typically starts off relatively straight, before drawing fairly heavily. 

37 minutes ago, iacas said:

Or slice. More likely the latter…

Screen Shot 2018-08-15 at 7.40.52 AM.png

That frame looks all sorts of wrong! Where should I even start?! 

Link to comment
Share on other sites


  • Administrator
16 minutes ago, Nick-uk said:

That frame looks all sorts of wrong! Where should I even start?! 

Fix your alignment first. If you think the ball starts straight you’re aimed WAY right.

Link to comment
Share on other sites

Awards, Achievements, and Accolades

(edited)
7 hours ago, iacas said:

Fix your alignment first. If you think the ball starts straight you’re aimed WAY right.

I can see how you'd think that, given the club head in that frame and the placement of the club on the floor, but I wasn't actually using that for alignment. I'm generally fairly comfortable with my alignment at address (and occasionally double check it by laying a club down against the tips of my feet), and on a clean strike it does start out in the desired direction. 

Edited by Nick-uk
Link to comment
Share on other sites


  • Administrator
1 hour ago, Nick-uk said:

I can see how you'd think that, given the club head in that frame and the placement of the club on the floor, but I wasn't actually using that for alignment. I'm generally fairly comfortable with my alignment at address (and occasionally double check it by laying a club down against the tips of my feet), and on a clean strike it does start out in the desired direction. 

I didn't even look at the club lying by your feet.

Analyzr Image Export.jpg

That's a pull. Not even a little one, really. The ball is going way, way left.

  • Thumbs Up 1
Link to comment
Share on other sites

Awards, Achievements, and Accolades

21 hours ago, iacas said:

I didn't even look at the club lying by your feet.

Analyzr Image Export.jpg

That's a pull. Not even a little one, really. The ball is going way, way left.

I see what you mean now! 

How should I go about addressing it? It looks like I'm way off plane and coming down outside-in...? 

Link to comment
Share on other sites


  • Administrator
2 hours ago, Nick-uk said:

I see what you mean now! 

Aim further left. That alone will help stop you from swinging so far to the left.

Then work on getting the turn and the "depth" that other people have mentioned.

Link to comment
Share on other sites

Awards, Achievements, and Accolades

  • 3 years later...

Hi guys, I'm back and needing some more swing advice.

A couple of months ago I received my new irons (Jpx 921 pro) and I'm wanting to take my golf more seriously this season. I've played about 10 rounds and typically scoring 90-98, which I'm thoroughly disappointed with. I've just started seeing a new pro and he is trying to get me to have a much stronger left hand grip, but looking at my swing, that feels like the least of my problems. My swing has always been really steep, so I'm currently working on getting my hands more round my back on the backswing. As you can see in my previous videos, my shoulders also tend to be fairly far forward, causing my upper back to arch, so I'm trying to really focus on correcting this in these new swing videos.

Yesterday I hit 5 shanks in a single round, but also crushed some 200+ long irons, so basically really inconsistent. Any input would be highly appreciated!

 

Link to comment
Share on other sites


  • Moderator

It’s hard to tell with those videos. They need to be filmed in slow motion and with proper angles. You also didn’t mention your typical ball flight, push, pull, fade, draw, etc.
 

https://thesandtrap.com/b/playing_tips/filming_your_swing

 

Link to comment
Share on other sites

Awards, Achievements, and Accolades

1 minute ago, boogielicious said:

It’s hard to tell with those videos. They need to be filmed in slow motion and with proper angles. You also didn’t mention your typical ball flight, push, pull, fade, draw, etc.
 

https://thesandtrap.com/b/playing_tips/filming_your_swing

 

Hi Boogie.

I think you should be able to set the playback speed in YouTube.

Link to comment
Share on other sites


18 minutes ago, boogielicious said:

Give it a try and repost the link.

I mean in the viewer's settings - just set the playback speed to 0.25 (I tried to do this in the recording settings but couldn't see it).

Link to comment
Share on other sites


  • iacas changed the title to My Swing (Nick-UK)

Join the conversation

You can post now and register later. If you have an account, sign in now to post with your account.
Note: Your post will require moderator approval before it will be visible.

Guest
Unfortunately, your content contains terms that we do not allow. Please edit your content to remove the highlighted words below.
Reply to this topic...

×   Pasted as rich text.   Paste as plain text instead

  Only 75 emoji are allowed.

×   Your link has been automatically embedded.   Display as a link instead

×   Your previous content has been restored.   Clear editor

×   You cannot paste images directly. Upload or insert images from URL.

 Share



×
×
  • Create New...

Important Information

Welcome to TST! Signing up is free, and you'll see fewer ads and can talk with fellow golf enthusiasts! By using TST, you agree to our Terms of Use, our Privacy Policy, and our Guidelines.

The popup will be closed in 10 seconds...