• Announcements

    • iacas

      Visit FlagstickRule.com   03/13/2017

      Visit the site flagstickrule.com to read about and sign a petition for the USGA/R&A regarding the one terrible rule in the proposed "modernized" rules for 2019.

Foot Wedge

Established Member
  • Content count

  • Joined

  • Last visited

Community Reputation

2 Sandbagger

About Foot Wedge

  • Rank
    Formerly known as "caddystacks"
  • Birthday 03/11/1992

Personal Information

  • Your Location
    North Carolina

Your Golf Game

  • Handedness
  1. First, thanks for taking the time to put together the frame comparisons, this helps explain things quite a bit. As for not crossing my line, well I wasn’t really hinging my wrists that well, so I started doing that earlier in my backswing as well as focusing on minimizing my wrist movement at the top of my swing. My instructor had me doing slow swings to get used to the correct position of the club. You’ve pointed out a few things that I was suspecting may be an issue as well as a few things that I was not aware of, so thanks for confirming those and bringing the others to my attention. I’m trying to take things one step at a time, would you recommend I focus on my hip turn? Is that what you meant by my hands being behind my turn? From videos, I was thinking that my hips aren’t turned enough at impact and my arms are outswinging them and creating my tendency to miss left. And Grant’s hips look to be facing a lot closer to the target. But I’m no instructor…
  2. Thanks for reposting those, not sure why they weren't embedding.
  3. I've been Playing Golf for: 8 years, regularly only for the last year and a half My current handicap index or average score is: ~90 My typical ball flight is: Draw The shot I hate or the "miss" I'm trying to reduce/eliminate is: Hook I am fighting a hook and started taking lessons a couple weeks ago. My first lesson, we worked on keeping the club from crossing over my target line to the right of the target. Videos: 7 Iron DTL: https://youtu.be/3bS1r6tOlFE 7 Iron Face On: https://youtu.be/KDdodXJ27_Y Driver DTL: https://youtu.be/YsArO7ZArj4 For reference, my first swing during my first lesson (also with a 7 iron): https://youtu.be/cjFFOJVBDO4
  4. That's a good point, thanks for the tip! I'm north of Raleigh in Wake Forest.
  5. This is long overdue...originally joined just to ask a shaft question but then I started taking golf more seriously and have found this forum to be a great resource. Decided I'll be posting a member swing so I figured I'd introduce myself.... Hello everyone, just turned 25 and was taught to play golf by my dad when I was 16 but never had the time or money to play golf more than 2-3 times per year. After I graduated college I started playing more golf and in the past year and a half really started to love playing and focus on improving my game. Just started getting lessons from a professional a couple weeks ago and wish I had done it sooner...
  6. For this exact reason is why I used my windshield washer fluid on tailgaters. If somebody's close enough they'll get sprayed. If I'm on a single lane road where I can't get out of the way, a healthy dose of washer fluid does a good job of saying "get off my rear".
  7. Thanks a lot for the info, this is really interesting stuff. I guess I got tied up in thinking 'practice how you play' by going straight to playing. I'm glad I have a net at home, by not seeing the ball flight after contact I can forget about it and focus on those slow repetitive swings. @RandallT thanks for the input from your experience. My focus is the backswing as well, so it helps to have a strategy for making this change since I had never taken lessons before last week. Thanks everyone else, patience will have to be a virtue.
  8. Last week I started taking lessons and the instructor focused on setting the club properly at the top of my backswing instead of over my shoulders and to the right of my target as I had gotten used to, which has been causing hooks. (I've attached a picture of before/after, ordered a tripod to start using video with my net at home so I may post a member video) This change brought immediate results during the lesson, but I tried to play a few holes this weekend while focusing on the proper backswing and the results were disastrous. I understand that a lesson isn't magic and a swing change is gradual, so I was wondering if y'all might have any tips for going about ingraining a swing change. I may have been a bit too aggressive in hitting a few balls at home then going straight to playing instead of starting with short irons, 3/4 swings etc. at the driving range. Thanks in advance! Before After
  9. The slightly slower swingspeed is marginal, and offset by better contact if you swing the shorter club better. I didn't see too much of a difference when I shortened mine, but then again it's because I was choking up an inch to begin with. Now the grip feels more comfortable. Be sure to get the swing weight checked so it doesn't change the feel of your driver. Best of luck!
  10. I've been wondering a similar thing. I started hitting into a net this week using a marker to show where on the clubface I'm striking the ball. We all know what a toe strike or hosel rocket does, but I'm wary of what a center ball strike will could do without seeing the flight and ingraining bad practices. Just masking tape? Does a club mark the tape much if you hit it? I understand video analysis would be best, I just need to figure out the best solution for that since my phone has minimal storage left and I'm estimating a minute's worth of video will eat that up.
  11. I've been thinking about doing this! How is it working out for you? I was considering throwing in results for wind conditions. Nothing too specific, just strong/light/no wind options maybe. the only problem is that I can't seem to get an accurate range reading. Range and course yardages always change. Do you use a range finder?
  12. Have you given the Great Big Bertha a look? Before I bought it, I compared it directly to M2, Cobra F6, and Ping G. For me it resulted in the most consistent drives. I agree on the M feeling a bit long. What really stood out to me is that after a while of swinging drivers I was down to the F6 and GBB and started hitting poor shots with the F6. Chalking it up to messy swings from fatigue I decided to take a few more swings with the Callaway and proceeded to hit them all down the middle with good distance. That predictability is what sold me on it and with tight fairways that you describe it's nice to know that if you do your part, the club is basically point and shoot.
  13. The shot itself wasn't too funny, but given the circumstances it was. I was playing with an old friend who hadn't played in a while and was a bit rusty. He was particularly having trouble on the ninth after slicing his drive into tree infested rough. A punch, a couple topped shots, and a chip that hit a tree branch later, he was finally left with an open look at the flag about 10 feet off the green. I had chipped on to the green and was waiting for the better part of five minutes to take my par putt while his downward spiral ensued. He then proceeded to chip in for double bogey before looking at me and saying "well, I'll just wait on you to finish up..."
  14. 4A rating is probably the best value, but I think the couple extra bucks for 5A condition is worth it knowing that the whole set is essentially a new box of balls. I don't mind the logos either but one of the Bridgestones I just got has the guy's kids' names on it....yeah, I'm not going to touch any other ball until that one is lost.
  15. Thanks for the info. Sounds like in the end it's a pretty subjective issue that comes down to preferences.