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Today’s Session 4-4-20

GOALS

  1. Takeaway- get into trail hip
  2. Move upper body forward (leaning tower) earlier. Feels like after. P2
  3. Hit ball well if possible. Not biggest concern today.

ALL PHOTOS AND VIDEOS ARE 7i


SUMMARY:

I ran into someone I knew today. He talked to me almost the entire time. So hard to focus. Still did my drills.

P1-P2

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I got into my trail hip but maybe not enough?


P3-P4.5

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I tried to move forward after P2, I was feeling the move too late the last time. 

I think this is success. My upper and lower body are decently “stacked”. At least for me, Mr Quick Hips.


That was the decent and good, now for the bad.

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It would seem that my stubborn steepness has returned. ☹️😩😭

I want to get this under control early, before it spirals. 

Also, my club was laid off a few times at P4. This is not good for me right now. I need to get it barely across the line. 

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7 minutes ago, Slim_Pivot said:

 

I ran into someone I knew today. He talked to me almost the entire time. So hard to focus. Still did my drills.

He was probably happy to have someone to talk to after being shut in for a few weeks.

7 minutes ago, Slim_Pivot said:

It would seem that my stubborn steepness has returned.

I get what you're saying, but it's not that bad. In fact, I would say it's pretty good.

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17 minutes ago, iacas said:

He was probably happy to have someone to talk to after being shut in for a few weeks.

I get what you're saying, but it's not that bad. In fact, I would say it's pretty good.

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He was happy to be out. I’m playing golf with him tomorrow.

He is monster of a man 6’8” with anger issues and has been scared of germs for as long as I’ve known him.

He chipped his tooth fretting about the virus, and no dentists are open. He purchased some fake tooth thing that is coming to his house.

Very tightly wound. Should be fun lol.


Im glad that it’s not “too steep”. I am always worried about it sneaking back  in.

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Today’s Session 4-6-20

GOALS:

  1. Takeaway - get some momentum in the club early, shift into trail hip.
  2. Transition - move forward “leaning tower” sooner. After P2 


Summary:

P1-P2

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I did not get deep enough into my trail hip, but I did feel like I got the club flinging back.

P3-P4.5

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I did an ok job of moving forward today.

With the early momentum and earlier move forward-the club felt like it really “hung at the top” for an extra second. Couldn’t really see it on video, but def felt different.


FOR NEXT TIME:

Keep the same momentum feels

Shift better into trail hip

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Today’s Session 4-7-20

GOALS:

  1. Takeaway - get deeper into trail hip. Make sure to bump it back. Keep the weightlessness of lead foot.
  2. Backswing - fling club back after initial bump, move forward (leaning tower)
  3. maybe hit less hooks. I’m really hooking it too much.


P1-P2

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I made better contact and hit less hooks with weaker grip, felt better too.

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I got a good bump off the ball here. Better than yesterday.


P3ish -P5ish

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I did move forward well (for me), but not quite early enough.


Delivery- to track as time goes on.

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I’m happy the club didn’t tip out


SUMMARY:

  • Hips bumped back better at takeaway 
  • Did not fall forward early enough today
  • Contact was better with weaker grip
  • Hooks still an issue

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Today’s Session 4-8-20

GOALS:

  1. Takeaway - Bump trail hip more
  2. Move forward (leaning tower) after P2 
  3. Do not back out of shot (upper body) after transition. Stay on top of ball and just move hips out of the way.


P1-P2

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I got into my trail hip a little better today. Not quite there yet.

P3-P4.5

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The fall forward. This is success for the time being

P7

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Trying to stay “on top of ball” after transition seemed to help give me a touch of forward shaft lean. 

I hit way less hooks and I think less fat shots. Don’t know until I play


Slight problem

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shoulders were not steep enough in backswing. There was a slight steepening tilt of body/shoulders right at P4.


NEXT TIME:

  1. Steeper shoulders going back. The “left side crunch” that I use for steep shoulders should go along with the trail hip going more “up” at takeaway.
  2. Keep trying to “cover the ball” after transition and into impact.

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Today’s Session 4-12-20 (Easter)

GOALS:

  1. Takeaway - get into trail hip
  2. Move forward in transition move after P3
  3. Backswing - Steeper shoulder turn
  4. Backswing - have arms be tighter to shoulder, they’ve been flying away.

I hit the ball better when I did the drill. Not sure why?


Summary: 

P1-P2

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happy with the initial hip bump. It is starting to happen automatically and right away- almost before my hands take the club away (feeling)

P3-P4.5

The line is on the ball today.

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I tried to keep the “structure in my arms and shoulders”. I tried to keep the triangle I guess.

 

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I am happy with my centers ahead of the ball. Should eliminate fat shots.


Goals 3-4

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  • Shoulder steepness stinks
  • happier with arms not “flying away from body”
  • tried to keep armpit tucked I guess
  • after session, I tried to bump hip back while keeping upper body more centered (laterally). I think I can keep shoulders steeper this way. Will try that next time.

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I don't have much constructive to add, but it looks like you put a lot of effort into these posts, which is great.  

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7 hours ago, Effington said:

I don't have much constructive to add, but it looks like you put a lot of effort into these posts, which is great.  

Thanks! I try to make it so anyone can see what I’m doing/trying to do. But also straightforward and easy to absorb in under a minute.

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In the past couple weeks I had to transition from practicing to playing.

Too many shots with poor contact were the main issue coupled with “not knowing what impact felt like”

I have figured out my “impact feels” for now. I have proper contact and trajectory. 

I cannot put the feels into words without sounding crazy. I will try to make a video showing the feeling next session.

Main issue is over hooking irons at times and not knowing why.

FOR NEXT SESSION:

  1. Steep shoulders in backswing
  2. Continue “flow” in transition
  3. practice hitting proper draws with irons to real targets

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9 minutes ago, iacas said:

What are your start lines like?

A tad right of target, like a yard or less. The irons just are hooking across the green and then more.

I’m so used to playing the fade with irons and knowing it won’t miss left. I have to get used to the draw. I don’t understand how to play it yet

Driver and wedges are excellent btw

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Today’s Session 4-27-20

Due to bad weather, haven’t been able to practice. Played a few times-so I just want to see where I’m at mostly. 

GOALS:

  1. Steep shoulder turn
  2. See where swing is at
  3. Don't hook or block irons so much. Less extreme


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Did not get into trail hip to set up the flow

P3-P4

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Did not start flowing forward in this time. If anything, I’m still turning back.

P4.5

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At least my hips aren’t flying ahead on their own. Also seem to be going downhill which is also good.

DTL P4

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Tilts are no good


I’m actually hitting it ok, just hooking mid irons. I had to switch from practice to play mode. I don’t see these as devastating setbacks at this point in time. 

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Yesterday’s Session 5-2-20

GOALS: in order of importance

  1. Backswing: Steeper shoulder turn
  2. Takeaway: Get into trail hip
  3. Transition (P3-P4.5): Flow towards target

Both swings were good contact, decent shots

 


SUMMARY:

Goal 1, steep shoulders 82CED305-9BED-480A-8C22-3A5F42654A24.jpeg.ca204e7f604c59d29009027eb3973437.jpeg

Better than last time. I thought the backswing was ugly last night. But it doesn’t look that bad today.

 I seem to have more trouble keeping my shoulders steep with longer clubs.

This is 7i. when I move to 6i- I seem to start having issues...maybe a setup thing? Unsure

I tried to set up with my butt sticking out (wanted help turning steep) felt like it would help


GOALS 2-3, Flow

P1-P2

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Got into my trail hip


P3-P3.5

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I singled this out because I should be starting to move back towards the target here and am not at all.

Next time I will try to “move forward” after P2 when my arms are rising.


P4-P5

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I did move toward target, just too late.

I felt worse about the session last night. We’ll see how it goes next time.

I was able to make a cool image. I’ll post it for fun. Would anyone rather see this as one image than the breakdown above?

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Monday 5-4-20

All pictures/videos are 7i

Goals:

  1. Takeaway: get into trail hip, try trigger move
  2. Backswing: Steep shoulder turn (keep trying)
  3. Transition: Move forward after P2 (feeling)

If you look closely at the lead knee, there is a trigger move. I feel like I’m pushing down into the ground-then “jumping up into my trail hip” (or trail side)

This might help get my shoulder turn steeper, we’ll see


P1-P2

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I was really able to quickly get into my trail hip with the trigger move.


P3.5- P5ish

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Flowed toward target ok. Might get better over time with trigger move.

The quicker I get into trail side, the sooner I can go forward-that’s the idea anyway.


DTL

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Shoulder steepness is ok, not great.

Club-face is also shut, can’t worry about it right now, that would be too much

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Today’s Session 5-12-20

GOALS:

  1. Trigger move 
  2. Steep shoulder turn
  3. Flow

7i Swings

 

Bad angle and super fat shot. Camera was low and only had one take.


P1-P2

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Im happy with how the trigger move helps me get into my trail hip, especially the “up” part


P3.5-P4.5 

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Flow wasn’t great here. Had a hard time doing shoulders, flow, and hitting ball well.

I practiced them separately, but the last bit of the session I spend piecing it together, for better or worse.


P7 impact

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Doesn’t look that bad, but it was a 7i that went about 100 yards


Shoulder tilts

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Much better. But the steeper I turn my shoulders, the worse I seem to hit it. I can’t figure it out.

FOR NEXT TIME:

  1. Keep up the trigger move. Getting into trail hip is becoming “easy”
  2. Map a steep shoulder turn so I can focus more on flowing toward target sooner
  3. Hit better shots
Edited by Slim_Pivot
Forgot to add picture of shoulder tilt. It was success, so that one has to be in there.

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