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  1. Swingweight Help

    One potential problem with adding weight is that it changes how the tip of the shaft works around impact (it will have more "kick") so it might change ball trajectories. I also like more heavier feels for clubs (my 3 wood is steel shafted) and I am testing a driver with a heavier shaft (75g) shortened to under 45 inches that translates into a D6-D7 swingweight and at last I can "feel the club" and "push on it". I'm in no way a good player but it seems that it is what I need to play my best.
  2. Pitching Techniques

    I'm using a method that for a standard shot exposes the bounce by playing the ball at or just before low point. This was advertised in a series of video by Dan Carraher. I don't have a lot of "touch" so methods that require presenting a vertical shaft for a centered ball aren't easy for me (beyond just a putting stroke à la Runyan) and Dan's approach is a no brainer for me.
  3. I guess this is the "new" Gankas-like (Como? someone mention his name but I have no confirmation) move that Dana has introduced in his teaching a year or so ago (from what I've seen in his public videos). Very different from the "S&T-like" transition from earlier. In his student videos on instagram I see both types of swings now.
  4. Trouble hitting a cut.

    To the OP: I'd use the exact same swing but align you body left and open the club face at address wrt your alignment (half way between body alignment and target for 6 iron as a rule of thumb, less open for longer clubs). As span3636, "push fade" wrt to your body alignment can be a good thought.
  5. The standard S&T fix to steep angle of attack and deep divots is more hip slide in the downswing. With all knobs turned to max, the ball flight should be high draws.
  6. I loved reading the Golfing Machine but this is a book targeted at instructors and it would take years of studies to master (and probably a number of sessions with a GSED...). Using it to improve one's swing is a real challenge (I tried and then followed Lynn Blake's forum and saw an Authorized Instructor). I like the book because it gives a framework to organise one's thoughts but e.g. there little biomecanics in there... then there's MORAD (I know very little of it) and S&T as a kind of TGM+MORAD+biomecanics to the extreme.
  7. Rod Pampling swing

    Right sided swing, as promoted by Gary Edwin.
  8. If you flare the rear foot *and* let the rear leg loose some flex, it would be difficult to sway.
  9. The back foot will not cause more sway if you allow the back knee to straighten, as it will move the back hip back and towards the target instead of straight back behind you.
  10. What does your screen name / username come from?

    Mine is from character in an SF book by Jack Vance.
  11. Yes, 'caddy drag' takeaway is it (looks like the denomination depends on which side of the pond one is).
  12. DaveP043 gave the correct physics explanations. In golf terms and looking only at in plane forces as in the video: a force applied to handle transverse to the shaft will cause the handle to mode but also the club to rotate. Wrist cocking will cause the club to rotate around the hands (not the center of mass so it's a combination of rotation around the center of mass and movement of the COM). In the backswing, if one has very loose wrists (no torque) and start the backswing (force on the handle) the club will rotate and give the "scottish lag". It is necessary to add torque to maintain the club in synch with the arms. No very interesting so far. The same applies at the transition: the force on the handle tends to increase the club head lag while the wrist might have reach their maximum deviation and tend to uncock. The same effect continues in the downswing up to the moment the force aligns to the shaft (around p6 for these good players, when the hands path is roughly horizontal), then the force on shaft helps release the lag.... and even more when the hands move up again (I guess that's the "idea" behind the "Manzella jump"). The interplay between force and torque in the downswing and the timing of one overtaking the other brings back to my mind the TGM concept of the delivery path of the power package (in a simplfied manner, path of the hands): its form would affect how and when the force acts on the club.
  13. His irons seems to be tweaked for him to stay almost perfectly on the Turned Shoulder Plane (defined by the position or the rear shoulder at the top of the swing) which is kind of the preferred (or simplest) plane in TGM for no plane shift patterns. To my eyes, the speed seem to come from the right arm, e.g. he looks to me like a TGM Hitter with the club as an angled extension of his right forearm (hence no right wrist cock).

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