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  1. My Swing (aevans410)

    New swing video tonight : Definitely getting more of a weight shift, hip rotation felt good, things are looking up. Now to work on cementing that feeling in and then on to stopping that wrist casting problem.
  2. Since it's on the Wii, It doesn't have the option (that I know of) to use just the controller as anything but motion sensing. This is the attachment I'm speaking of : This is why I'm wondering. I was hoping someone has experience with something like this. I think I'll take your advice though Ron and not mess with it. Thanks for the input.
  3. I'm very serious. I am currently putting in hours a week in drills to fix errors in my real golf swing. The sklz swing stick has a handle, shaft, and grip just like a real golf club. I tried using my "normal" golf swing on the game with really poor results. I don't want to "undo" hours worth of work and was asking if anyone else has had a similar experience. I'd rather not screw up any progress with positions and movements that I'm drilling. Sorry I asked.
  4. Maybe someone can help me out here. I have Tiger Woods 12 and a friend of mine got me the Sklz stick golf club to put the remote in. I really enjoy playing it, but have been afraid to since I started to pick up golf again. Anyone have any experience with it and if it will hurt my real world swing?
  5. My Swing (aevans410)

    I think I just had one of those "a-ha" moments! Using a stick thats about as long as a club, I took slow motion swings, really trying to feel my hips go first, then uncoiling of my shoulders, hips, and keeping my left wrist flat. Low and behold, I came through the slow motion swing with the stick coming from the inside-out, hips turned more toward the target, and finished nice and high with almost all of my weight on the front foot! Then I repeated it a few times. I may be on to something. Hopefully a new swing upload coming in the next few days.
  6. My Swing (aevans410)

    Actually, I think it might. I did try to hit balls with the hip forward preload drill and was hitting them flush. I'll give that tip a try, thanks!
  7. What Are You Working On?

    Currently working on getting my ball striking more consistent and proper. Hands in front of ball contact and getting that whipping action of the clubface through the hitting area.
  8. Golf workouts?

    I was 303 pounds back last June. Since then, I have dropped 80 pounds and am in the best shape of my life at 37. I'll share a few things that I've learned in that time. 1. You can't outrun your fork. By that I mean nutrition will be 80 to 90 percent of your success in losing bodyfat. Keep in mind I didn't say weight. No matter how much exercise you do isn't going to make a difference in the bodyfat department if you eat a poor diet. Do some research on caloric intake for your age/height. Don't eat too low of calories, that actually stunts progress after a few months. Also make sure you eat plenty of protein. 2. I ran at 285 all the way down to 225 with no ill effects on my knees. I now can run 4 miles at 11 minutes a mile. It's not fast, but it's still more than I ever thought I did. The trick is building up. Don't go out and jog a mile right off the bat. Spend 4 to 6 weeks walking and work up to 40 minutes. Then try a program like couch to 5k. It really works! 3. As far as strength training for golf, most of the benefit will come from strengthening your core muscles and increasing flexibility. I would recommend the squats, lunges, pushups, dips, and pull ups along with russian twists and planks (regular and side planks) for core strength. The jury is still out on powerlifting exercises such as bench, squats, deadlifts, etc. I used to powerlift, but I found that when I got back into golf my range of motion was reduced, but I didn't stretch like I should have. I wish you luck, and if you have any questions feel free to ask.
  9. MASHED POTATOES!!!!!!!!!!!

    Nobody watching at home knows who is yelling the crap. The only one who knows are the players, caddies, tournament officials, and gallery at that particular tee. Vigilante justice should prevail :D (just kidding)
  10. I guess for me, it would depend on what part of the Tour you were talking about. What's the chances of someone starting at that age with world class coaching getting a Tour Card at one point in their life? I'd say it's doable, but I wouldn't expect to see them playing on sunday afternoons. Keeping their tour card ? Slight chance, however not impossible. Seeing that person going into sunday with the lead/in the hunt? That would take more than starting early and world class coaching. I used to be big into martial arts. When I taught (I'm not calling myself world class by any means, just using this as an example) I had kids that "got it" and kids (and adults) that "didn't get it", even though I taught them the same things. The one's that "got it" were the ones who constantly talked about it, studied about it, practiced it before, and after classes, asked questions. They had the drive to learn it. The one's who didn't get it were socializing after and before classes, not practicing, not asking questions. No drive. The instruction and ability to start young needs drive to be beneficial to the fullest extent. The drive is the X factor in my opinion.
  11. What Are Your 2013 Golf Goals? Official Thread

    Get a more consistent, more powerful golf swing Break 100 Get ready for next year's golf season where I intend to finish next year with a handicap in the low teens.
  12. My Swing (aevans410)

    Thanks Erik, I really needed to hear this to refocus me from making a huge mistake. Clutch, My ball striking can be called inconsistent at best. I frequently am all over the place, sometimes hitting thin, mostly hitting fat, every once in a while I hit the ground so hard (before the ball) that I feel like I just chopped into a nice big oak log. Also after waking up at 2 a.m. thinking about all this crap, I thought that it was interesting that my half swings that were going 100 yards had a nice low trajectory and my full swings that go 100 yards look more like wedges. That led me to look at my swing vids. I don't have a high speed camera, but I'm pretty sure I'm casting my hands late and de-lofting the club. I'm definitely not getting my hands out in front of the ball on impact. Erik suggested prioritizing my faults, and I guess no amount of perfect weight shift will do me any good if I don't strike the ball properly. That is now my focus, honing in on impact. Thanks for your input :)
  13. My Swing (aevans410)

    I'm considering relearning my swing as a stack and tilt. Maybe that's the answer.
  14. My Swing (aevans410)

    Frustration is starting to kick in. I worked all week on drills, felt like I was making progress, then go to the range tonight, and I still have no distance. The funny thing is I can hit a hip high swing with a 7 iron 75 to 100 yards, but a 3/4 to full swing goes the same distance or maybe even shorter. I think I'm in information overload, and I need to get the "stupid monkey" method going. I just don't seem to know where to start. I felt like giving up at the range tonight. I know it will come, and I know that its too soon to expect results, but I feel like I'm spinning my wheels. I don't know.
  15. My Swing (aevans410)

    Found another flaw, My head is moving back a few inches at the top of my backswing. Going to work on fixing this one first!
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