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Rhodri Spearing

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  1. My Swing (Rhodri)

    https://youtu.be/lhieSwkw6ng My Swing today. I was hoping, having worked on letting the arms drop naturally that my hands at impact would now be further forward. But I was frustrated to find that they were at exactly the same position as before...How can I get my hands forward without forcing it in an unnatural way...? I'm also finding that keeping my head behind the ball on the downswing is holding the low point back as well. If I let my upper body and head go forward with the hips it moves in front of the ball but I read everywhere you shouldn't do that?
  2. My Swing (Rhodri)

    OK thanks. I'm not sure I'll carry on holding the angle with the elbow so stiffly like that, but I'll keep working on the centred backswing. What do you make of this guy? https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aXeGko-V4zo I think his simple approach to the swing might be just what I need...It seems like a really good method, I really like it. I'm finding it difficult to execute but I successfully managed to hit one or two clean strikes hitting the ground after the ball earlier which was promising
  3. My Swing (Rhodri)

    https://youtu.be/72gh_hoZV_Y made a quick example video of what I was doing on the range today. A kind of 'pump ' drill. [VIDEO]https://youtu.be/72gh_hoZV_Y[/VIDEO]
  4. My Swing (Rhodri)

    OK thanks I just got back from the range... All a bit horrible still tbh. I was too confused about other aspects of the swing to focus primarily on the centred backswing, but I did make a conscious effort to improve it throughout. I was working mainly on maintaining a slight bend at my right elbow to keep the shaft lean, which seems to be the only way I can reach impact with a leaning shaft without being too open and slicing horribly. Not liking the feeling of this though tbh...Loads of tension and I'm still hitting really fat on a lot of the shots. Mainly because I'm not successfully managing to shift the weight forward. Any attempt to do so seems to cause a chunked slice.... ugh my swing is an absolute mess, I'm at a loss.... I was also experimenting with this Shaun Clement approach yesterday of throwing the hands forward with a very relaxed and loose swing but it just caused wild slices for me. Hence why I then worked on that right elbow to square it up... https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VtzGPtthk_c
  5. My Swing (Rhodri)

    Quote: See how Matt Every stays centered below. Staying centered helps you get the weight forward easier and that will improve your impact position and reduce the flipping. Just to clarify: Are you saying that my weight should remain evenly distributed during the backswing? Or just shift back to a lesser extent?
  6. My Swing (Rhodri)

    I did a couple of practice swings and felt immediately like my angle of attack was slightly shallower I wasn't bottoming out so soon. whether it will fix my trajectory issues I have no idea! But yeh hopefully that should show on the range tomorrow. I'll report here Do you think keeping my head in the correct position will help keep the face square at impact when the shaft is leaning forward too? I don't get why the face is always open with a leant shaft when my grip is correct...
  7. Thanks for the comments all, sorry I haven't been replying. You're right, it's probably a little pointless starting this thread without offering a swing video, so I've posted up my swing on in the Members Swings section. Please do take a look I'll welcome any advice right now my game is that bad!
  8. My Swing (Rhodri)

    Hi, thanks for writing such a long and detailed reply. Yeh I tend to do that as part of trying to get my weight onto my back foot on the backswing. I had a lesson and was encouraged to get nearly all my weight on it before transferring it forward. I'll work on doing it without swaying
  9. My Swing (Rhodri)

    I've been Playing Golf for: 13 Years My current handicap index or average score is: Don't know My typical ball flight is: Medium-high, average 100-115 yards most irons The shot I hate or the "miss" I'm trying to reduce/eliminate is: Fat shots, slices and occasional hook Hi all here's my swing. https://youtu.be/KSzKW6nBZw4 I seriously struggle with my game and my shots are absolutely all over the place. I hit a very large percentage of my shots fat and chunked, but also struggle a lot with a slice. My real issue though is simply the wild variety and inconsistency of my shots. My main issues from what I can see are an early release combined with my head moving in front of the ball. And an impact position where my hands are trailing way behind...? However I've been working on delaying the release and moving the low point forward for months and months and it seems pretty much any attempt to do so just causes horrible slices... I've also heard that trying to hold angles and build lag is putting the cart before the horse, and shouldn't be strived for in itself...? So I'm left trying to find the best way to improve my impact position without 'trying' to manipulate the release and shaft angle etc...and tbh I'm a bit stuck... Any ideas? Thanks
  10. No, no you've misinterpreted my post. I meant I *want* to hit the ground after the ball (divot , rather) I very much hit the ground before the ball. Not an issue with the driver
  11. Hi all, I've been trying and trying for months without success to rid myself of my dreaded fat shot, but nothing has worked... I've tried shifting weight forward... lagging... aiming for a spot beyond the ball. But it just won't click... So I was just wondering what helped you guys the most in getting to grips with 'hitting down'? Any particular drills which were particularly effective? I'm working on the moment at delaying release by concentrating on completing a good body rotation on the downswing before moving the arms, but despite having a neutral grip I struggle to avoid slicing without really exaggerating my hip rotation. Trying to balance out rotation and lag/shaft lean is becoming a serious battle for me :S
  12. My Swing (Rhodri Spearing)

    Ah yeh I can see that now. Thanks for that, hopefully that will steer me back on course!
  13. My Swing (Rhodri Spearing)

    I've been Playing Golf for: 10 years (v. irregular) My current handicap index or average score is: don't know My typical ball flight is: at the moment? non-existant! The shot I hate or the "miss" I'm trying to reduce/eliminate is: The video says it all... Videos: Hi all. I've recently been rebuilding my swing from scratch using video lessons on Youtube. And after some initial progress, including last week when I was hitting good clean strikes with good distance about half the time, I've suddenly fallen to pieces and I'm not sure why... I feel like I'm getting to grips with some of the fundamentals fairly well, but my last 2 range sessions consisted of me hitting about 90% of my shots along the ground like in the video. A fair number sliced like crazy too... (and I don't usually slice very often, I pull!) Any ideas what the main culprit could be? My thoughts are as follows: 1. weight transferance: I don't look like I'm transferring my weight forward enough, and I'm perhaps leaning back slightly at impact? 2. grip: I just noticed for the first time today that I have a very strong grip, but I don't think I've changed that since I'm great session last week... 3. distance from ball: I usually try to keep the hand-width from the belly rule, but it looks like it's creeping a bit close. I guess that could explain why I divot to the right of the ball in shot 2 and nearly hit the shank...? (just to clarify, I'm aiming between the 100-yard marker and the red flag) Any advice would be hugely appreciated! Thanks Rhodri