Martyn Birch

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  1. 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.
  2. 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!
  3. 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.
  4. 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!
  5. They are!! I know, but it was starting to rain, will do sensible DTL next time!
  6. 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
  7. 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: