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About RandallT

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  1. Ok, I'm subscribing to this swing thread just for the pics and videos!!!!! This is awesome. Carry on with the awesome content here.
  2. Oh man, your game will never be the same. This is in your head. Every swing. Rest of your life
  3. I took a tiny unexpected little hiatus for a bit, but right before the break, I was thinking that an in-person tune-up was exactly what I needed. As you know, I'm working on pretty much one thing, and I've struggled to do what I need to get past that one hump. In my case, I have trouble slowing down enough to the point where I get it right, and I'm way to eager to speed up to swing at normal speeds. So my thought was: if I had one of these experts right there with me, I'd be more likely to get over the hump. Similar to having a personal trainer I get a better workout than when I go alone to the gym. So I can't wait to hear how it goes at Erie.
  4. Great to see you back! I've had to back off thinking much about golf too for a little bit, but man it's great to be back. Not sure if it's the slow motion, but your swing looks so much more fluid now than I remember from a while back. Nice work. Crossing the line at the top with the club is a problem I think many of us have trouble getting rid of. When I have good full swings where I avoid it, I feel incredibly short in my backswing. I think the trick for me is to think about the backswing being more of a shoulder turn, and less of a hands/arms turn. The arms don't need to go back as far as many of us novices think. When I focus on the shoulder turn (while keeping "connected" with right elbow in front of my right seam), and worry less about where the club is going, the results tend to be better.
  5. Welcome, Steven! There's lotsa good info in the links on the menu bar above to get you going: Pages...Welcome to TST. Pages...Instructional Content. Plus a bunch of good links under the How To... drop down. Great place to start rolling with how things work here, plus a good foundation for improving your actual golf! See you around.
  6. Couple of crazy days here, but I did manage to practice. Screwed up my daily streak of posting, but the golf was good! Yesterday was 45 minutes at the range. 30 minutes diligent video evaluation, watching for the backswing, transition, A5 and A6. Not much progress, but managed to not backslide visually even thought it felt uncomfortable again. Also spent last 15 minutes going through the bag, loosely hitting shots with the feels I've been working on. Got a sense of ball flight (I usually rarely hit full shots at range). Bit disappointing as there was no consistent pattern. Most straight, but not too powerful. Some pushes, pulls. Some slices and hooks. I'm always amazed that some people have a pattern of their shot. I'm pretty far into lessons, and I never have a consistent pattern. Some left pulls, some of those draw, some hook, some fade, some slice. Same with the straight shots. And again with the pushes (some draw, some fade, others straight pushes, etc). I can get any shot at any time. Maybe over time, one will predominate, but it seems to me, they're all about equally likely.
  7. This is a dominant display by these two, and I think we'll remember and talk about this duel for a long time. This has all the elements of being something historic. Both guys look at the top of their game, and all I know is that this is just special to watch.
  8. 20 minutes working on the transition. Hands should move less downward, and more toward the ball to promote shallowing. Also the left wrist flexing at the same time gives the feel of shallowing. Reviewed hand, arm, shoulder, hip positions at A5, A6, and impact. Key learning: flexing of the left wrist makes me feel that I need to really rotate my hips to get to a good impact position. If I don't turn enough and don't get my hips forward, I can't get square impact with hands inline.
  9. Yah, big fan of NBC's move to pick Tirico up. I wrote something about how good he was a couple pages back when it came up briefly about the coverage for this tournament. I think NBC right now has one of the best teams we've seen covering this event. I used to like Nantz, but I've done a 180 over the years. Hard to say why- I think it has been his overly reverential/emotional bits that he hams up. I like Tirico and Gannon. Just straightforward setups of discussions with the experts around them.
  10. Interesting that they have this feature under their "News and Video" heading: Rulings of the Day Friday (http://www.theopen.com/News/News/2016/07/The-Open-Ruling-of-the-Day-Round-2) Thursday(http://www.theopen.com/News/News/2016/07/Ruling-of-the-Day-Round-1)
  11. It's actually a GREAT visual aid to watch for proper hip rotation. You can actually see when the hip is moving, so perhaps it's a new trend in swing analysis. Next time both pockets are out! Thanks for encouragement, V
  12. Lots of video at the range. Mainly worked on flexing wrist at the top to feel the club shallowing. Combined with a steeper backswing, this feel seemed to be effective. Reviewed video after each shot. A6 was better, but still some work to go to get the club inside my hands (even at slow speeds). I feel like it the club is where it should be at A6, but it is only there on practice swings- not when I swing slowly at a ball. But progress.
  13. Great feedback, guys. Here is some of today's practice. Tons of slow motion video, but I'll just pick 2: That face on vid got a bit fast, but most of the DTL videos were going 50yds or so. My daughter is fired as cameraman, because when she said she wanted to come, I put away my tripod and camera, pulled phone from my pocket, and left a big goofy white clump of cloth hanging out (and she didn't notice). Anyway, the pieces I'm working on: On the BS, keep club outside hands at A2, and toe pointing less to sky. Get bit steeper in backswing Then at the top, rev left wrist to add flex and start to let club drop. That was a BIG piece I was focusing on today, and it really helped make me feel the club drop down more. That's a good feel. At A6, check club to see if it's inside my hands at all (has been way outside for a while). Most were barely outside or even with my hands. Still work to do. Face On, tried to keep club from going too far. Keep it short. Did about an hour of this sort of thing today (including 15 minutes just loosely hitting balls at end with these things in mind). Contact felt GREAT, but the items above were breaking down a bit. I could still feel the things listed, however, and it's starting to feel more natural. That was the biggest success today- it's feeling more and more natural after months of feeling incredibly awkward.
  14. Post-round interview, Spieth says on 16, he was aiming 60yds left and hoping the wind would bring the ball back to the fairway.
  15. Ha! We see Monty on NBC/Golf Channel from time to time now (haven't seen him this time), and he's been great. Upbeat, insightful, and not afraid to call it like he sees it- even if might ruffle a feather or two. Sorry to hear he's moaning and groaning about it now, as I was starting to like what I thought was a new, more relaxed persona in his semi-retirement.