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  1. I've been working on learning to slot the club by dropping the arms. Much of the advice out there says that it's the left hip movement, laterally and rotationally, that should pull the arms down. I'd like to understand this and I don't feel as though there's a physical barrier, but bumping and rotating my left hip always seems to turn my shoulders out at the ball, causing an over the top situation. I don't understand how guys like Sergio can slinky those hips around without seeming to affect their upper bodies. Should you actively resist the turning of the shoulders as you turn
  2. Saevel25, So, at the top of the backswing, you don't turn the hands clockwise, lowering the club head behind the body and away from the target line. Rather, you lower the left arm while keeping the club head behind the hands? And this brings the right elbow to the torso? I think the picture is clear. Would you say that Scott has flattened the shaft at that point? I guess I'm having trouble understanding what McLean means by a flatter shaft plane. For some reason I got in my head that the hands allow the club head to tip backward, away from the target line. Is the pict
  3. I've been working on the slot swing from Jim McLean's book. He's got a drills section at the end, but unfortunately, I haven't been able to find any videos that show the drills with live action. Can someone who is familiar with the slot swing, or who understands this drill, please interpret it for me: "Using your 8 iron, make small swings, stopping your hands at waist height in your backswing and in your through swing. As you swing your arms back to waist height in your backswing, hinge your wrists so the club shafts sits nearly perpendicular to the ground. Now, start yo
  4. Thanks for the feedback. I look forward to working on this change. I can see how my torso stops turning and my arms keep going, which seems rather pointless and destructive.
  5. Looking at the front view, I see that my left arm bends a lot during the last part of the backswing. Then, when I start down, that left arm forcibly straightens and the force of that straightening motion throws the clubhead away from my body, which destroys the wrist cock. The club head then releases too soon and I have to stand up to get it to the ball. Would I be better off just learning to stop the backswing when my lead shoulder touches my chin? I've tried in the past to stop the left arm from breaking so much, but at this time, it's really unconscious. Should learning to limit
  6. Sorry, I was making a joke in another thread and changed it to -2. Just changed it back to something more accurate.
  7. I've been Playing Golf for: 10 Years My current handicap index or average score is: 85 My typical ball flight is: Mid height, left of center The shot I hate or the "miss" I'm trying to reduce/eliminate is: High right Videos:
  8. Well, after several attempts, I am unable to post the video here. Perhaps it's better this way... Knowing what I've told you and watching the video wouldn't leave much to decipher. Golf is a personal journey. I'm sorry I meddled, but I don't want to be a jerk either. If you send me a private message, I can send you the link to the video. Unfortunately, the only place I have it posted requires a small fee ($195 USD) to view hosted videos. I know a pay site probably strikes you as some sort of scam, but as a show of good faith, I will include a small device that I created, based on a trai
  9. Hogan was one of my grandfather's closest friends. When I was a kid and we'd go to get togethers at my grandparent's house, Hogan would often be there. He was a quiet and sulking kind of guy, especially after the accident, but if you got him alone then he was a fine conversationalist. My grandfather was big into golf and he got me into it when I was very young. Hogan would often join us, but he hated watching me swing. I hit the ball allright, but he was nevery happy with my technique. And he was always telling me this one thing that seemed simple, but took me many years to fully c
  10. For the last year, I've been playing a G20 with a TFC169 D Tour Stiff. For fun, I picked up a Nike VR Tour with a Project X 6.0. Took both clubs to the range last night and noticed a big difference. With the Project X, I could feel the shaft bending on the downswing and then kicking through impact. I was hitting some bombs. With the TFC, I didn't feel much if any of that whip-release through the ball. Felt more like a bat hitting a baseball than a flexible stick transferring energy. I think the shafts are relatively similar, more alike than different, spec-wise. So, can anyone he
  11. I think this video explains it well: Hogan Power Drill Using a short club to practice this helps, though you make not see the point of it until you try. I use a kids club and do the motion 10 times for 3 sets, so 30 total, every few evenings or so. I think conciously trying to do it screws up your flow, but doing it over and over will help slowly work it into your scheme.
  12. Some quick background: I'm a tall golfer (6'5") and I've always had a rather upright stance. I was a caster/early releaser forever, but this year I've been working on lag and getting the shaft leaning forward through impact. I feel like I've made good progress on the lag, but I'm finding all of my shots are high, right, with little compression and not much of a divot. I think I've traced it down to being too upright at the start and then standing up as I come into impact. I think this is a mental issue left over from my casting days, stemming from my fear of plowing into the earth a
  13. Functional strength training and daily stretching. Do that for twelve weeks and you'll feel much better.
  14. That's a great post. It answered a lot of my questions about what people mean when they say "hit up with the driver." Do you think the club manufacturers are changing any structural elements of drivers that would affect this advice?
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