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Yossarian

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  1. as an high handicap player, I can tell you that the best tools to improve are a tripod and a phone that does slow motion videos (and the sand trap member swing section ☺️) I have Arccos and it gives you a feedback on the true distances of the clubs, but I don't think that is so important if you shoot >100 (at least not as getting a clean contact consistently); however it's a way to record your progresses and to identify the areas of your game where you can save more strokes
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    Changing Avatar Image -- How to Do it?

    speaking of which... my avatar has been changed a few days ago from the default one, and not by me... is that something that the forum moderators do or should I change my password? (in any case whoever did it got it right 😉) ok, I read the pinned message, it was done by the moderators
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    My Swing (Yossarian)

    I've been Playing Golf for: 9 years My current handicap index or average score is: 95-100, more or less My typical ball flight is: fade The shot I hate or the "miss" I'm trying to reduce/eliminate is: random hybrid shots Hi everyone, I have been playing for years, but only practicing seriously on the last 3-4. I never took a lesson (that was a big mistake), so over the years I tried to fine tune a flawed swing to obtain some consistency. I reached the point where I can enjoy a round without horrific shots, and probably the worst part of my game are 3-4 putts, but I still would like your opinion on the long game. So: Irons in the video there are a couple of 7 iron swings. I tend to have decent contact most of the times, ball first; 150-155 yards. The ball flight is usually a fade (starts right - for a lefty- and then goes left), but it's quite inconsistent, I mix it with slices and pulls. I am sure if you see the video that there are many parts of the swing I could improve Hybrid in the video there are a couple of H3 face on swings, and a couple from the back. 180 yards. Again, I can't be very consistent, first shot goes slightly left, second in the video slightly right. The main problem is the last one, a fat shot, which is the miss I would like to eliminate. Driver Not very long (220-225), but at least it ends up in the fairway most of the times. Still, any help or advise on the swing is welcome Thanks in advance! Videos:
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    My Swing (Yossarian)

    Thanks for the answer I think a lot of high handicappers who like me did not receive proper "basic education" when they started playing (I took my first lesson 8-9 years after), they tend to have a strong/too strong grip. My opinion (but I'd like to hear from people more expert than me) is that a grip like this simplifies the swing, because it takes out of the equation the forearms rotation, so to square the face you only have to pay attention to time correctly the cocking/uncocking. So when I practice with a less strong grip (which usually results in a very open face at impact), it feels kind of counter intuitive that adding a new "degree of freedom" would help me have a more consistent face orientation or path at impact.
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    My Swing (Yossarian)

    After posting, I went back looking at the video that @iacas analyzed, and I still see the over-under thing. Somehow now I get the face a bit open at impact, so if I am lucky the hook turns in to a draw; I saw your 5SK video but I still can't tell my brain to stay on plane... ... oh well, let's try with something different (?), the driver: distance wise, I am ok with it. (245-250 on a well struck ball). I would like to be more consistent in the direction: usually it's either straight/slight push (first down the line video), a draw, or an horrific low flying hook (second down the line video)
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    My Swing (Yossarian)

    Hello there! Ok, I worked on it, let's see if it has improved. The grip: I know... The direction: on good days it's a nice draw, like in the 2 down the line videos, on bad days it's still hook city. Feeling at impact: it's great (especially on the mats 😉) I have been told that I don't have a good rotation of the hips, not very open at impact; however when I try to rotate more it hooks badly. There are 2 swings per video, in the second swings I try to keep my weight on the heels both on back and down swing, I don't see a lot of difference. What do you think?
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    My Swing (Yossarian)

    thanks @iacas @billchao@SunkTheBirdie for the very informative comments, I really appreciate that someone finds the time to analyze my troubled swing. I am working on the suggestions and when I see some changes in the swing I will post an update. As far as the uber strong grip, there is a part of my brain that keep saying "if Paul Azinger could find a way around it, I can still use it", but probably I should not listen to it I would like to change topic a little. I know the "why my practice swing is different than the actual swing?" subject has been discussed many times. For what I understand, it has to do with the fact that when the ball is not present, you don't have to pay attention to square the face at impact. And in fact, if I record a slow motion practice swing, the face is wide open at impact. What I don't understand is why in a practice swing I find so much easier to transfer the weight on the right side. I've always thought and seen that a good downswing starts with a "bump" of the hips to the right side. In the first video, even with a bad backswing, without proper pivot rotation, I can move without effort the weight (even too much); in the second I never fully transfer it. Why?
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    GAME GOLF Pro

    I think automatic detection in Arccos works decently, with a few exceptions: - putts (other than the particular case I described before, I may have to add 2-3 tap in per round, but at least the app makes it easy to do it after finishing the hole) - those instances where you hit a shot close to the previous one (like 5yards), it will detect the first one as a practice swing For the rest of the shots I never had problems, unless the battery (in the original one) was close to die. I wish there was some sort of alert, or a way to check the status of the whole club set automatically before a round, instead of club by club
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    GAME GOLF Pro

    This Pro version, especially this quoted part, sounds very much like Arccos 360. I am surprised there is no patent fight ongoing... I am an original Arccos user, I love it, I don't have problems with the dimension or weight of the sensors (I am not good enough to notice the difference in the swing ), the only thing that slightly bothers me is that you can't set easily the pin location for putting stats; I wish there was the possibility of staying next to the flag and, for instance, hold for 2 seconds the putter sensor button to signal the position. I would be ok with the GPS inaccuracy, it would still be better than the algorithm guess game. What I noticed in Arccos is that a few times it misses very long putts (I don't know if it misinterprets them as accidental bumps). So I check at the end of the hole, I see that it recorded 2 putts instead of 3, I think that it missed the tap in and I add a gimme. Then at home I discover it missed the first putt, so the approach distance is off. But maybe it's just my sensor.
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    My Swing (Yossarian)

    Ok, still working on a better rotation. It probably does not look right yet, but I think it's an improvement. The positive thing is, I have gained at least 7-8 yards, at least according to the Swing Caddie. I guess it's because additional speed comes from the rotation The bad thing is that I gained a Hook as well. What I don't understand is why I am hooking despite still having an evident OTT downswing. (see below: start straight, goes horribly right)
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    My Swing (Yossarian)

    Thanks for your observation! I certainty agree. However, when I am not experimenting with the pivot trying to remove the sway and improve the weight transfer to the right (which is my focus now, I really would like to hit it solidly consistently), my usual swing trajectory somehow finds its balance: the OTT slice compensates the closed face at impact. I know, it's a precarious balance... but whenever I try to use a more neutral grip, the outcome is a huge slice, it feels like I have never played golf
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    My Swing (Yossarian)

    @iacas thanks. I am trying. I even made a video of myself from behind, and see how it compares to the video in the thread that @mvmac suggested. First swing is my usual one, in the second one I try to do a proper turn. They look identical to me... but in any case I still don't understand if I am turning too much, or maybe with the wrong tempo. It's also visible the odd footwork In the front view the result, when I try to do a correct pivot, is this. It looks a little better than my usual swing (I think), but most of the time I end up hitting it fat (as in the video).
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    My Swing (Yossarian)

    Thanks! I tried many times to do a "centered hip turn", but if I try to stay inside the red lines, what I get is the weird swing below. I think (but I am not sure) that in the effort of keeping my right hip in place, I put the weight on my right during the backswing, and so in the downswing I hang back even more than in my standard swing
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    My Swing (Yossarian)

    Hello everyone, I am working on the use of the wrists. In the first video I have my normal use: I let them cock naturally during the backswing, I don't think about them. In the second video, I try to keep them unhinged for most of the swing, then I let them loose at the top of the swing. In the second case, I gain clubhead speed and forward bent at impact, but it feels less controllable/repeatable. Which way should I go? Thanks! (any other suggestion on the swing is welcome)
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    My Swing (Yossarian)

    Hi everyone! I am back. Not a lot of improvement, but I took a "live" lesson and also I sent videos to another instructor. They both said that the first thing I should fix is coming over the top. In fact my standard trajectory is a pull slice as a result of it. However, the first instructor suggested me that I should start the backswing moving the club to the outside, that would shallow the swing and make it easier to have a in-to-out downswing. The other instructor said I should keep it on the inside. A thing they both agree is that I should put my ball back in the stance. When I do that, the reverse pivot (see last swing of the video) gets even worse and I hit fat shots. In the images, you can see on the left my OTT swing, and on the right the "fix". In the video, the first one is the OTT, the remaining are with me trying to have a in-to-out downswing Any suggestion is welcome
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    My Swing (Yossarian)

    mmm, I think I see what you are saying, the spine is still tilted toward the target at the end of the backswing, and that's why I hang back at the end of the downswing, right? man that's depressing, I thought I made some progress, the contact with the ball feels better...
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    My Swing (Yossarian)

    Hello, I'm back! Ok, in the last few months I tried to fix a few things. I keep the club on a more horizontal plane, let the left feet open as suggested, and I try to rotate instead of swaying from left to right. During backswing my only thought is to keep the left leg in the same position, in the downswing I try to generate speed from the rotation of the body, not from the vertical pendulum I used to do. In the first video initially there is a practice swing, I left it there because I have always the impression that during practice swings I make a correct weight shift, instead when there is a ball I feel I am missing something. In the second video I use the same club, 7 iron. With the swing of my original post I had many fat an thin shots, I think because it was too vertical (+the wrist movement at impact), so the timing had to be perfect. The current one feels better, but now I am slicing, which is a problem I never had before. I see in slow motion that at impact the face is open, but I don't know why. Let me know if I am going in the right direction!
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    My Swing (Yossarian)

    thanks a lot for looking at it! I tried many times to stay in place and move the weight to my right during the downswing, but every time I end up hitting the grass way before the ball, there is probably something else that I do wrong when I try it. I will test the feet position (I never thought about that) and the knee linkage, and perhaps post another video. thanks!
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