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  1. Alright guys, I posted a thread before regarding my hands cramping and having problems turning the club face through impact. I went to the doctor and he diagnosed me with tendonitis in my wrist. I was wondering if anyone had any excercises for conditioning the muscles surrounding the wrist so that I can get rid of the problem. Its driving me crazy. Should I just rest it? Thanks.
  2. Alright here is the background on me. I'm 22 I have an interlocking grip, moderately small hands but not tiny. I am 6' 190 lbs and athletically built My swing mechanics have served me well in the last month up until this week. Alright so here is the problem and I'd really appreciate some help on this. My ball striking was very consistent for about 2.5 or 3 weeks with every club in my bag, it was flying with a nice boring trajectory, straight with no fading or drawing. Well i was at the range every other day or so and hitting about 300 balls or more a day, which doesn't seem like a lot but I just picked up the game after a 2 year hiatus, and I'm sure I am out of shape golfing wise. My swing hasn't changed and if it has, to be honest it has gotten better, more fluid and better tempo over the last week. The problem is this, I am shanking the ball dead right and on the ground, if I am not, the ball is going straight but without getting off the ground and I am topping severly, even concentrating hard on weight distribution, keeping my head down and hitting down on the ball. I am not sure what is wrong but I will say this, During the first week or so, my grip was far too tight even though I was hitting the ball well. I loosened my grip but I have noticed that I almost have a feeling of arthritis or something in my right hand and I really think this is the culprit. I feel scared to follow through because of tenderness but I don't think I am having to regrip the club at the top of my backswing. I want to get lessons but thought I'd get some insight first. My basic question is, do you guys think my sore hands could be getting in the way of turning my club head back square and penetrating through the ball at impact? Thanks. Also I should add that before I started playing i had been lifting weights nearly everyday and felt very strong. I started practicing more often and laid off the weights..should I go back to lifting since that is what I was doing when I was ball striking better?
  3. Aj reveals the truth about golf

    I agree with the above statement especially talking about a natural release in regards to your weight transfer and hip movement. If your face doesn't open to 90 degrees or so and close with the transfer back to your front side, you most likely aren't making a full rotation or you most likely won't be on plane on your down swing. This isn't really directed at anyone in particular, just my 2 cents.
  4. So I tried blades today...

    I just bought some Mac Pro-M's and I'm really excited about them, now if I can just cure my case of the shanks..this may spell trouble..
  5. I've had my swing desert me in the last week or so. I was hitting my irons so consistently but was hitting 300+ balls a day for like a week. Well this week my hands feel weak, tired, and I feel uncoordinated to be honest. Its almost as if my hand-eye coordination is gone and now I have the shanks BADLY, I'm talking, no matter how hard I concentrate I am shanking it dead right and if not, I'm topping. Basically it is impossible to get the ball in the air. My wedge play has been superb through all of this and my putting as well. I really can't put my finger on it. Maybe just take a rest? Maybe arthritis? I am only 22 but hadn't been playing after a 2 year hiatus only to come back and hit things a little hard. When I clinch my right hand, I can feel almost some popping in my fingers, nothing really painful, just something that was never there before. Any ideas?