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Etzwane

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About Etzwane

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    France

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    17.8
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    Righty
  1. I'm more in line with the usual "on the practice range learn what good mechanics feels like and use that feel to produce the mechanics on the course".
  2. Some years ago I was following via a forum a guy taking lessons from Rick Nielsen at Turtle Cove golf center (Pelham Bay park) and that seems really good. I don't know if that qualifies for being in LI for you.
  3. Etzwane

    My Swing (virtuoso)

    Very impressed ! Beautiful (and effective given your index) swing !
  4. I agree with the other part of your message (I do work with a S&T instructor, have the book and videos and expect this is a good way to start for beginners) but Clement's teaching is not bad, just not good for me and (I think) my body type. It's a lot more of an up-and-down arm swing that can work with people that have a good rythm.
  5. Sorry but that's not what we say: we say ball starts about where the face points (actual difference with the face depends on the club) and then path relative to face determines "side-spin". We don't say that the ball curves in the direction of the club path. So definitely for a draw we would want at impact a face aiming right of target and a club path even more to the right. The difference between the old assumption and the "modern" ball flight laws are more obvious when trying to diagnose a straight-slice or straight-hook (ball starting at target and going away from target). JJ would say the path is correct and the face was open/close but we would say the face was OK but the path is wrong, completely different "fix".
  6. I'm afraid JJ had the ball flight laws wrong, so I would stay away from any of his books.... I recognize his contributions to golf instruction but at some point wrong is just wrong. edit: answered immediately to this post and now I saw the whole discussion. I agree with iacas and remembered reading 'Practical Golf' and being surprised that the "fixes" we all based on the wrong ball flight laws.
  7. Etzwane

    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.
  8. Etzwane

    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.
  9. 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.
  10. 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.
  11. 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.
  12. Etzwane

    Rod Pampling swing

    Right sided swing, as promoted by Gary Edwin.
  13. If you flare the rear foot *and* let the rear leg loose some flex, it would be difficult to sway.
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