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guiseppe last won the day on December 8 2013

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  1. Bump. I'm still struggling with seeing my line on full shots
  2. Best advice I ever got: start at the hole and work backwards. Get comfortable with putting, then chipping, then pitching, then full irons...all the way back to the tee box. Learning the feel of crisp contact with a chip helps you feel it with a pitch, which helps you feel it with an iron, etc. Plus, if you can't make good contact moving the club six inches, you're not going to be able to do it full swing.
  3. Duff: avoid the temptation to try to develop more distance right away. Stay focused on this swing thought for a while until it becomes natural to you. Examine how it affects other parts of your body and swing so that you understand it completely. If you start trying to do other things before you ingrain this move, you may lose it. As Harvey Penick said: you don't want to do too much with a swing all at onece. Make little changes and work with them for a while. In his Little Red Book, he often repeats: just because a couple of aspirin helps your headache does not mean it is good for you to take the whole bottle.
  4. According to Golf Digest: NEW HAMPSHIRE 1. Marc Spencer; Windham C.C. You may also want to consider sending him to "golf school" for a few days. That is always fun. Depending on where you are in NH, something like: http://www.ricksmith.com/
  5. My latest answer to everything is: start with alignment before worrying about the stroke. I have had problems aligning putts and iron shots and discovered a lot of golfers have perception problems so that a right handed golfer will aim too far right and a left handed golfer too far left. i.e.: http://www.academia.edu/12240565/Golfers_may_have_to_overcome_a_persistent_visuospatial_illusion See what happens when you ensure your eyes are directly over the ball and parallel to the ground. For me, I get a much more accurate picture of the line that way.
  6. mvmac: thank you for the reply. I had read the post about golf posture (good post.) What I am looking for, however, is more of an explanation as to "why" as opposed to "how." I am looking for an explanation regarding what is happening optically when I am looking at a distant target from a sideways position (i.e. set up over a golf ball as opposed to behind it where you can use both eyes when they are level) Articles reference that golfers often times mis-align themselves because they perceive the target to be too far right, but they don't say why this happens, i.e. http://www.academia.edu/12240565/Golfers_may_have_to_overcome_a_persistent_visuospatial_illusion http://www.humankinetics.com/AcuCustom/Sitename/Documents/DocumentItem/02_Lier_jsep_10_0111.pdf Other articles talk about "parallax." What I am trying to understand is "why"--what is going on with the way I perceive distant objects when standing sideways that makes it difficult for me to see an accurate target line from the ball.
  7. I'm trying to understand the role my head tilt and eye position affect my ability to envision the target line in the full swing. I can pick a spot in front of the ball along the target line, set up square to it and my clubface appears closed/way left of my target once I get over it. If I can't see my target line, I have no chance of making a committed swing. I remember at some point reading about optics, head tilt, dominant eye, etc, but can't seem to find the article again. Any recommended reading? I'm not just looking for tips on how to set up or how to see my target. I want to understand "why" my ability to perceive the target line is affected by my head position. Thank you.
  8. I just moved away from Callaway musclebacks to Mizuno MP59. I loved the Callaways; gorgeous clubs and like shooting a bullet when flushed. However, there really is a big forgiveness difference with a cavity back and I just love my new clubs. Immediately improved my game.
  9. There really are no absolutes in golf. It certainly depends on the hole, your position on the hole coming into the green, the position of the flag, etc., but I think I am with Harmonious on this one. It's nice to at least develop a shot you are comfortable laying up to. Although it may be preferable to be closer to the green , don't forget we're not just talking about the shot into the green, we're talking about the accuracy of the shot before it. A shot where you hit it 120 to lay up is going to be more likely in a better position than a shot of even 160. Unless you are talking about getting something close enough to chip , I think it makes sense to at least have a distance you are comfortable with. It doesn't have to be 90 yards, it can be 50. My range has a 50 yard marker, so I have developed a comfort level with landing the ball close to that distance. If there is any elevation to the green or a bunker guarding it, I will try to get to 50 because I know I can hit a flop from that distance much easier than say 25 yards. It's nice to at least have that in the bag. More than anything, however, having a comfortable distance forces me to think about the hole. Its similar to the line on the ball for putting; its not so much that I need the line while hitting the putt, but it forces me to pay attention to the break and commit to a point for the putt. Same thing with laying up; it forces me to think about the hole and the flag position rather than just "hit and hope."
  10. Found what I was looking for. I should have known there was a "posture thread" somewhere: The shoulders feeling rounded, inward and down, allows the chin to be down, which allows for the ball to be seen with central vision. The eyes which are located in the head are what need to be stable or centrally foviated on the object to maintain the balance centers located in the eyes, ears, and muscular system. When we are looking at the golf ball, and our head is down, we are able to see the golf ball out of the middle of our eye sockets and in the center of our vision, called "foveal vision". When an object is in foveal vision, we are able to make more detailed processing of the image (being golf ball and surroundings) during the golf swing. If the eyes are being forced to strain within the eye socket and keep relocating the golf ball because vision is temporarily lost from one eye, this is called "saccadic eye movement" and is slower and less detailed processing of sensory input from the eyes to the brain. http://thesandtrap.com/t/56069/good-golf-posture
  11. I can't imagine it is "normal." When I have a good swing it feels effortless and balanced with no jerkiness. If I had to guess, you're body is fighting the club somehow. Maybe it's a path problem, maybe you're arms are separating in your follow through (think chicken wing.) Hard to say without seeing a swing. You should video and post on the My Swing thread.
  12. I remember reading a comment by mvmac in another thread talking about head/eye position where, I think, he recommended to someone that he get his eyes on more parallel line to the ball at address. He said something to the effect that it gave him a "few other things for free" which I took to mean set him up to perform some other fundamentals more easily. This was in regards to a full swing, not putting. What is the 5ks theory on head/eye position at address?
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  14. Take your medicine and punch it out.
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