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  1. No. No justification for slow play. None. Never. Ever. Is that clear enough?
  2. Shawn, I mean your bleeping torso. I'll copy and paste, but this time I'll make it bold: You should be almost completely turned (hips and shoulders) by A3. In other words (again): ALL OF YOUR TURNING RATES ARE TOO SLOW. When your hips turn faster, your torso should (ideally) turn faster too. Less with your arms, more with your turn. P.S. You're having an extended brain fart. My first post said " Low turning rate. Keep increasing hip turn to speed up torso turn rates , will help keep right upper arm more on the front of your chest. ". C'mon man!
  3. haha...MS256 reminded me of a story. The hole: 555yd par5........ It's 320yd drive to a ravine that bisects the hole, and I hit a big drive and rolled onto a steep down-slope in deep grass...sheesh!!! . It's a rare fluke I drive the ball that far.!!.......... The ball was sitting just good enough to hack it forward and out......and I did. I had a 4-iron third shot to the green and hit an absolute shank-ROCKET! (I'm a lefty) Immediately to my left is a par3 green and a group of women were putting out...(regulars that know me).............my approach is steeply uphill, but the par3 teebox is blocked from view and sits much lower. I hit a TIN-CUP shot....and the women must have been watching me because they immediately screamed "FORE" towards the par3 tee--box before I could comprehend what even happened...LOL I swallowed my pride and found my ball while the guys were still on the tee box 40yds left of my intended target. I pulled a 60deg wedge and thanks to my laser......left myself an 8ft par putt....but I missed it.. With that said....this was embarrassing...LOL The women who yelled fore knew I was a scratch golfer at that time, so the had to be surprised to see that shot........LOL For me...the shanks are the most demoralizing thing in the game........
  4. Last year I was playing a course for the first time and we came to a long par 5. The hole looked like a dogleg left from the way the trees looked with a lane cut through the trees toward the left. I hit a good tee shot right down the middle and when I got to my ball I could see a group on what I thought was the green around the dogleg to the left. I waited for them to leave and hit a really nice draw with my 3 wood right down the dogleg. When I got close to my ball I realized I had just hit the ball to a tee box and nowhere near the green for the hole I was playing. What made it worse was another group was just showing up at that tee box and I didn't have a shot except to hit another 3 wood back down the same lane I had just come from and start from my fairway again. I bet they thought I was the biggest idiot that ever showed up on a golf course...And in that case I would have to agree with them.
  5. Same way I compensate for everything else, Just kidding, I drive a VW Golf, no compensation required
  6. What I notice is how your hips rotate on follow thru. You are doing what it looks like expert golfers do, except that they don't move so effortlessly. The downswing goes something like this: you open your hips to the target followed by shoulders and hands. But instead of pivoting the whole body like a dancer so you face toward the target in the follow-thru -- which is what you look like you are doing -- try posting your left leg, meaning straightening it so you have the sensation of hitting against your left leg as the clubhead impacts the ball. The power of the centrifugal force of your swing against your posted left leg is what drags your body around into the follow thru. Again, the follow-through is not like a dance move, that you plan for. Instead, it is a natural and more or less uncontrolled consequence of the speed and power of the swing. You look like you are purposely spinning your hips into the follow-through as though you are in a golf ballet. How does this hurt your shots? I think it makes ball contact less predictable versus hitting against a posted left leg, which stabilizes the swing. br /> Another possible problem is this: your swing is on a rather flattish plane; nothing wrong with that. But your follow through with the club going high and then down your back is what one would expect from a vertical swing not a flattish swing. Is this related to the hooking? Might be, and might be related to a pronounced inside-to-outside and up clubhead path, instead of the normal inside to square to inside and around the body clubhead path.
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