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Mike Boatright

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  1. Seems to be a commonality with straight hitters here is Jerry Kelly 2 or 3 in driving accuracy Pga Tour. Notice set up less spine tilt \ and at impact 14 sec mark consequently less spine tilt straighter shots. lol he didn't like the shot though,still good example.
  2. This is in reference to something along these lines at impact. More powerful yes, but clearly not a straight and as we know Tiger finds the sand more often than David Hasslehoff. It's a tip dude something that I thought of and reasoned that there has to be a reason why 80% plus fairway finders hit the fairway so often. Any golf tip or instructional advice comes from alternate sources and is then expanded on. I'm sure if you analyzed straight hitters this is something that they would have in common with. ''I would never give up 15 yards for more accuracy''. Really have fun hittin
  3. Here is 2 videos from the most consistent drivers on any professional golf tours right now. You will notice at impact they are very level and are not hanging back much at all. There has to be something to this key being they are in the 80% plus range on driving accuracy stats. There may be someone straighter out there on some tour, but these are what I found and it's pretty clear at impact they don't hang back much and have less,but still some spine tilt at address. Something to think about here if you find your self spraying the ball and would gladly give up 15 yards for more fairways.
  4. With so much golf information out there he uses pretty standard data and informs the viewer A+ there. I like him better than Rick Shiels because he is less cocky, but no less snootty being he is British.
  5. Picture left is what I was referring to originally before I was told I was wrong. I was never talking about a reverse pivot entirely. My main point from this entire thread is the golf swing isn't that complicated and is a simple force of nature even if i'm off with calculations or whatever. Notice how perfect her center is in relation to the ball. The center being her hips. Pretzel stated that gravity would equate a whopping 33 mph on the down swing if it was left alone on it's own. That's actually quite substantial when you add it as a multiplier take 33 mph x added acceleration from your han
  6. I'm pretty sure iv'e stated all fact's besides the 50% reverse pivot thing that's was only a generalization with some truth to it. If all of this is wrong then go ahead and reverse pivot all day if you hit it longer doing this then have it.
  7. Honestly you kinda have a straw man argument! This is the depiction I put on the first page I thought it was interesting and kinda made sense to me,I mean the proof was in the putting in my view. Instead i'm hearing how great you are your an author and know 10x more about the golf swing then me what does that have to do with the price of beans? Your arguments are based on mishaps of misspoken words or incorrect data and is pretty much irrelevant to the point. Your so far off the topic and the idea here that I no longer wish to go on. Your like a lawyer twisting words to unvalidate my main topi
  8. I meant centripetal force are you saying it's not real let me check...https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Centripetal_force#Sources_of_centripetal_force Yup it's real and it's based around a center axis ''AKA'' you the golfer and a lever with a tethered object the club head. It's more complicated in it's true nature and goes into advanced mathematics, orbital velocities and such which are beyond me. Just like orbit of the moon is gravity because it's actually just falling,kinda like dropping a rock from a building it's still the same force just smaller. The weight of a club head being 220 grams is
  9. I meant centripetal force are you saying it's not real let me check...https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Centripetal_force#Sources_of_centripetal_force Yup it's real and it's based around a center axis ''AKA'' you the golfer and a lever with a tethered object the club head. It's more complicated in it's true nature and goes into advanced mathematics, orbital velocities and such which are beyond me. Just like orbit of the moon is gravity because it's actually just falling,kinda dropping a rock from a building it's still the same force just smaller. The weight of a club head being 220 grams is tethe
  10. Gees dude use common sense it's just a laymen s term statement maybe it's 17.5% who cares!. If you want scientific proof get a basketball and hop on to the court and proceed to the 3 point line. From here take a running start and shoot that ball. Then try it taking 4 steps backwards and shooting the ball otherwise known as a fade way shot. Generally speaking you never see fade away 3 pointers because the reverse motion takes heat off the shot,hence you lose power duhh. The reverse pivot causes not only the host of awful shots I described,but also a loss in speed because your hooking it and fal
  11. Stop disagreeing with everything I say it's annoying! ''If you disagree explain yourself instead of saying no not ahh no it isn't like a 12 year old''. Baseball and golf are forever integrated like peanut butter and jelly they have a long history together and many similarities in the swing. I don't know what turn rates is maybe you can educate me on that one? Yes you can lose up to 50% of your club head speed by reverse pivoting and duck hooking it depends on how you hit it and how good you are. If you have played for years with a reverse pivot and still hit it good then it's very minimal and
  12. Hey as long as it works man Ideally I think it's best to set up with a spine Tilt like this \ And rotate around that axis doing this makes it almost impossible to sway or reverse pivot.. This is what I have been working on lately with superior results and some weird pushes though? I find it odd that every new fix has new misses. If you happen to set up to the golf ball in a more I Position and come off the ball minimally it can still be effective as long as you come off the ball a little.. Use this idea or shot for more of a 6 iron or something similar. I really think the reverse pivot i
  13. 90% of the golf swing is getting behind the ball at address or on the backswing. If you can do this then you can initiate the clearing of your hips as much as possible on the downswing. If you can do this in smooth manner and time it naturally then the club head will accelerate very fast into the ball and you will be good. A little sway sucks but it's better then your head,or upper body going towards the target in any manner on your backswing. The only thing that can happen from there is falling back and losing about 50% of your club head speed. Try to get a proper set up,but if you happen to
  14. A lot of baseball players hit on their front foot such as hunter pence and a few others especially the old school ones like Ted Williams known as one of the greatest hitters of all time. Anyway there a tons of mechanics in the swing such as timing,athleticism grip and alignment but overall understating that inertial forces and leverage play 75% of hitting the ball vs forcing it will help a lot of players out and make the game way less complicated in feel vs steps and checkpoints etc.. Ok prove me otherwise why are you getting so threatened and defensive kinda weird?
  15. Your correct that I could fall back into old habits true. I know I was setting up to the ball like Phil here and getting results like no other from less sway and a better turn. Not so much centrifugal force more so centripetal and I don't think your really getting the depiction here as you are the axis of rotation and the head on the club act's upon this force. Your arms act like an extension to the lever and as your body rotates in an orbit the head creates centripetal force whether it's horizontal or vertical it remains similar. In a golf swing you apply a little action and force with your h
  16. Well sometimes it's harder to get lined up on the course otherwise yes relax it's just golf.
  17. Oh really this must have been a while back How was I supposed to remember?
  18. It's all about percentages golfers only think they do well on the range when in realty they do not. You get a bucket of 100 balls you warm up hit some tops wild slices then you get in a groove and happen to hit 5 nice shots. This continues on until the bucket is gone. Humans have a difficult time at pattern recognition and only remember what they wanna remember. If your are good enough to hit 85% of those balls perfect and the rest playable misses then you should expect reasonably similar results on the course. Most golfers are in the 20 percentile range and out of 40 fulls shots on the course
  19. Offset for better players is often a dirty word akin to shank! Modern clubs generally have little or a lot of offset. The whole idea is to help hackers square the face and get a little lead on their shot. For good players however it makes the ball go left everytime or very low as some gamers really go after it and get a lot of shaft lead already. What's your opinion here I think any club that is designed to make a bad swing work will only let you keep making a bad swing without improving. The only instance where help is needed for golfers is when the shot's need forgiveness like drivers,s
  20. The weird thing is a driving iron is essentially a 3 wood with 16 degrees in loft just a shorter shaft and an iron. Some players can't hit a 3 wood so it could work for you maybe? I find if I hit my 16 degree 3 wood easy it performs like a one iron would with less spins and a boring flight. the benefits of the one iron is aggressiveness you can swing hard and get low spin results. I'd opt for the titleist 712u 2 iron and bend it degrees strong to make it 16 degrees. Yes it's in the 200 dollar range but anything else is probably a hybrid unless you find an alternative. A cheaper route would to
  21. It's has something of a superstition to hit as no player to ever win the contest has won the masters! besides that I love it and wish there were more par 3 courses like this around the country.
  22. I have a Ben hogan 19 deg with a x-100 wood shaft, a Taylor made jet speed 22 degree s flex Fujikuara. My other hybrids not in play are a ladies flex 22 degree burner,a 22 degree burner r flex rescue and a Cleveland mashie 26 degree cut down to a xx flex miazaki shaft. I find my black cat 6 iron with jumbo max grip in graphite replaces the mashie with more spin and the Ben Hogan is just straighter then the others with extreme accuracy. I'm on the fence with the Jet speed as it's very similar to the ben hogan and I might just find a 3 iron game improvement iron with the right shaft for higher
  23. I often carry 18 clubs when I'm playing for practice I have 4 wedges and a bunch of hybrids. I find I need the hybrids and only really 2 wedges mostly. The extra wedges help yes,but 5 is to many. Most pro's have a nice gapping system say 50- 55 -60-and maybe a 63 lobber it depends.
  24. The only product that's 100% accurate is track man type product or about golf with a camera based system that reads the spin and velocity of the ball then translates that into real time data. These will cost a minimum of 5,000 then you would have to build you sim with pvc pipe and blackout cloth. I bought the luanch pad golf simulator for tiger woods pc for 100 bucks a while back and it's sucked big time because of it's software interface!! The opti shot 2 uses the same infrared technology with a better software interface. Overall I think it could be great if you build a great sim and have roo
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