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Martyn Birch

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About Martyn Birch

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  1. My Swing (Martyn Birch)

    I hear you, thanks, I am predisposed to a spin out but even when I make a good move left my right hand still flips even with a slow pitch. Convinced it's something to do with my hand, arm, wrist orientation but cant figure it out. Casting is still there but now a little later in my swing. Will post another swing tomorrow.
  2. My Swing (Martyn Birch)

    Thanks for doing this, point noted about alignment
  3. My Swing (Martyn Birch)

    UPDATE... Hi allShortened my swing significantly by hitting balls with my left eye closed. Previously I would go past parallel with an 8 iron and stand up in backswing all because my head rotated to the right so much I would lose sight of the ball.Still got the horrible impact position you see below which saps distance, brings inconsistency and leads to high spinny shots.Tried punisher drill loads and DST compressor (which I can still flip!) but nothing helps me to keep my right arm from straightening out too soon, I can even feel my right hand flapping through impact.Any advice?...other than take up fishing!http://www.youtube.c...eature=youtu.behttp://www.youtube.c...eature=youtu.be
  4. Golfer2223's Swing Theories

    I think you might be onto something here. Since taking up this wonderful game I have been one of those (very, very common according to many pros) who start back by rotating the left forearm which leads to club head coming inside the hands, a flat laid off shaft and virtually flat shoulder turn. This then leads to compensations for the rest of the swing. I am working hard on keeping the right arm above the left and getting the hands in but not by rotating forearms. Never thought I could get my shoulders as steep as I currently have them and hopefully on a good road to improvement.
  5. My Swing (Martyn Birch)

    Many thanks for taking the time to reply, I didn't find your comments negative at all. Moving my weight has been a constant issue for me, I have shot video before and really gone for a pronounced weight shift yet still flipped. I have been advised that the flip may be due to my flat shoulder turn and right shoulder being too high which leads to trail arm straightening prematurely and no option but to flip. I will do another video at the weekend when I have the light. Funny thing is I came in on the back 9 two over on Sunday with this flippy effort!
  6. My Swing (Martyn Birch)

    Hi all As always trying to improve on my flaw laden swing. Around 18 h/c but can shoot between 12 and 24 over quite easily. My biggest issue is hooking long clubs. Despite the horror show below I often make good contact and get good high ball flight. I know most (all?) of my faults including over swinging, the loss of posture, casting, flipping extra marital goat intimacy etc etc. Wanting to work first on the takeaway, have had lessons where I was flat and under plane and the pro recommended the one piece then c0ck the left wrist as a dominant thought as I attempt in the first video. Also had advice from another pro to start back with an immediate bending back of the right wrist to help with position at the top, this is the second video. Which one of these ideas should a pursue? Which one is least bad? I think I need to nail this before working to shorten my swing. Appreciate your input.
  7. OCD Behaviour at the Golf Range

    There's a guy who visits the range I go to, he almost always ends up in the stall next to me. After EVERY iron shot he takes a piece of emery cloth/sandpaper and proceeds to rub the face of his iron for a couple of seconds. it really irritates me so much so that I can't ignore it and block it out, just find it weird!
  8. My Swing (Martyn Birch)

    They are!! I know, but it was starting to rain, will do sensible DTL next time!
  9. My Swing (Martyn Birch)

    Thank you so much for this Mike. Of course I have been through flaring feet before but it tends to be one of the things you forget! I didn't realise how square my feet had become and even notice my right foot moving away from target in the back swing. Will give this a go, like you say on the link, flared left foot is almost universal with good players. Thanks again Martyn
  10. My Swing (Martyn Birch)

    Hi all Long time viewer but new member. I've been Playing Golf for: 3 years My current handicap index or average score is: 17 My typical ball flight is: very high, more fade than hook but can do both!! The shot I hate or the "miss" I'm trying to reduce/eliminate is: blading irons As you will see I am a flipper, any tips or advice to help me not throw the lag away would be really helpful. I really struggle hitting into the wind as I add loft when I flip and hit the ball so high. Many thanks Videos: