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  1. Sticking with the left leg abduction and band feels. Experimenting with a floor slider to train it more at home. I'm sure I've posted this but tendency is to get "spinny" with the hips and the left leg/hip roundhouses around the corner (left hip flexion/IR). So the slider drill gets me to feel the opposite, ER, extension and abduction. Trying to "peel" away my midline away from my left femur, and then downswing would be reversing it. When I do this I can work well into the right hip and maintain "stability" as I work out of the hip. Downswing is staying good
  2. Main cause could be the pivot (or lack of), arms reacting to the motion of the torso. Depends on the player.
  3. I'm talking more about the torque created by the body to keep myself engaged and doing work at the lower body joints. I wouldn't worry too much about the Swing Catalyst stuff, especially if they aren't tracking body center of mass. Remember it's a reaction force and by far the most important of those would be the shearing forces or basically just friction. To feel it, setup and imagine you're trying to spread the ground away with both feet, keep the bottom of both feet firmly planted as you do it. Like if you had cleats on and trying to rip the grass. Will also feel your glutes squeeze t
  4. - Play golf on the East Coast. Qualified for the US Four-Ball at Philly Cricket Club but then it was cancelled because of the pandemic. Love Pinehurst and it's been two years since I've been there. Also have an open invite to play Shinnecock anytime I can get there. - Win the Club Championship. Obviously a goal every year. How? Keep playing in tournaments and testing myself under the gun. Keep improving speed control on the greens. Get the pitching and chipping tighter, I tend to be good with the hard shots but need to take advantage of more of the standard/stock chips and pitches that I
  5. Agree with @iacas, left arm needs some freedom to elevate and then move down. If it's pinned to the upper chest you limit your mobility and ability to create leverage. If you have a chicken wing or over-swing, it's most likely more of a grip or pivot issue than an arm issue.
  6. Latest, after working on a good amount of "structure" and good tension the past couple months, adding some dynamics back in and seeing how that goes. Keeping an eye on the belt buckle and trail hip on the backswing, don't want to see the femur spin around or the pelvis turn as one unit. Seeing more IR work being done with the lead hip. Continuing to see the club pitch more out here, still gets too shallow but overall better.
  7. Updated Nevada rules, have to start wearing a mask on the range, went into effect yesterday 👎 Doing a lot of slow reps, taking it to 4 withe knees staying over the feet and then breathing into it. Legs are looking more stable, matching up well with the handle being more forward/shaft steeper on the downswing. When I can keep the femur "spread" it feels like the club works "straighter" into the ball rather than under and out to the right.
  8. Keeping the inside of both feet pressing against the board from address to impact doesn't make sense to me. Not saying you want the feet to roll to the outside edge but pressing "in" at address makes it harder to get balanced at setup and load into the hips. If anything you want to use the insides of the feet to torque outward. You see more setups and backswings like these, with the femurs more "bowed out" (knees over the feet) than kicked inward. I think the board could be useful for some downswing feels, specifically from about A5/6 to impact.
  9. Giving TRUE shoes another try, these feels pretty good. I like how my left foot is given more freedom to pronate on the backswing. First couple swings are focusing more on the foot torque and creating as much tension as possible at 1 (glutes, core, feet) and keeping it during the swing. Spreading the ground on the backswing and downswing, hips can't get spinny if I maintain that stability. Hit some really solid shots working on that today. Then the last two swings are more on the play feel of turning the sternum.
  10. Basically unknown because it depends on how it affects his ability to rotate/stretch, could hurt his game. There's obviously more to it than just adding weight or adding muscle/bulk. What's impressive about what Bryson has done is that his mechanics have improved and he can still move really well.
  11. My thoughts are that it sucks and I need it to be different. Everything I do is related to changing this, getting the arm to separate from my chest, creating more lean, sliding the hips less and "posting" up more on that lead leg. A lot of it is a domino effect of moves or compensations happening well before impact. Draws with the misses being pull draws. Every once in a while a big miss will be a thin push. Some recent swings dialing up the "scaps down" feel.
  12. Don't want to jinx it but in the last week have hit several shots that just sounded different, more flushed. Doing a better job of creating "tension" at address and in transition of "spreading the ground" and working through those hip joints. With Mario today, working on an important piece that I've been drilling in the gym and at home with breathing and corrective exercises. Keeping the scaps "down" allows the torso to tighten and the shoulders to connect and ride on top of the upper ribs. Basically it makes it easier to rotate on top of the pelvis. Also when that clubhead banks inward a
  13. Scoring hasn't been great the last few weeks but hitting it ok. That's golf, posting last five scores since I haven't posted in a while. No golf this weekend because of the weather.
  14. What @iacas said. How it's been explained to me. Basically we do better with movement being more task focused than body part focused. Internal: Turn my right hip back External: Turn my right hip away from the stick
  15. Updated swings. Hit these really solid. Dynamic loft is coming down 👍 Working on: - More stability in the setup (more torque with the feet), neutral neck. Goal is to keep the torque feeling during the whole swing. - Loading well into my right glute to shore up the right leg/foot on the backswing and give myself room on the downswing. - Starting the pivot by moving the sternum and keep it moving throughout the entire backswing. Reason why I have that tape on my shirt to track the sternum movement. When I've been practicing I've been doing a 32 ball drill I learned from an ins
  16. Please add me to the first list, Committed to be Considered list, thanks!
  17. These swings were before my seven protein shakes 😂
  18. Working same priorities and feels. Mostly practicing in the gym since the course is closed to members for the tournament. Driver and 7-iron Mevo swing speed numbers.
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