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Gaetano Fasano

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  1. What about the upper wrist at address? When I pick-uk my club with pronunced ulnar deviation in my left wrist (I'am righty), it seems that several facts go right: 1) I can keep stable the clubface choosen for the paricular shot through out the entire swing 2) the left arm stays more straight naturally (also during the BS) helping me finding the proper distance from the ball When I don't, my the arm is more "flabby" and I tend to a) return the club face closed at impact b) the clubs toe lies more upright and the swing results flatter I don't reach for the ball, just try to keep my left arm almost in-line with shaft and only after I bend to reach the groud with the club head. Do you think this is the proper way to do or you could also address the ball with radial deviation in the upper wrist?
  2. hahaha , you're right RandallT. Confirmed. My daugther started this year (she's 8) but controls the steering only, me the pedals .
  3. My wife went even further: I ignored Valentine's Day, She ignored it as well and now has been ignoring me too
  4. Fading the ball seems to be more difficult to me. To do that I have to manipulate my address position heavily to the left and trying not to close my clubface, keeping to swing outward as well. I often get to pull shots due to this. Standing square parallel, it's like natural golf ball flight should be the draw.
  5. How much ulnar deviation should the trail wrist have at address? Does it change among clubs (wedge, iron, DW)?
  6. A) Should the trail arm (right arm, triceps internal) stay close to your right side (pectorals) during the takeway? In this video, Day seems to stretch his right arm very well and seems to detach the right arm very soon from his right side One more thing (hope not to be OOT here): from A2 to A4 he seems to elevate his arms on purpose. Which of the following sentences would be more appropriate? 1) he actively lift the left and the right arm 2) left arm (along with club..) gets elevated due to momentum (shoulders rotating back) while right arm actively keeps the handle away from the head cheers
  7. Hi! did you improved on this? did find out any other good tip to limit overactive hips? Do you still think that flaring your right toe can help? I thought it would enlarge hip rotation (so more difficult not to turn). I am trying to wait for my arms passing through the chest before rotating my right hip forward, trying not to use the lower body and trying to take my right heel on the ground (probably correlated aspects) before impact. best regards
  8. Hello @iacas and thank you so much for sharing all these useful drills, hope I may ask for a clarification: Which part of the hands did you ask him to hit with? The back of the left hand? Pulling the handle in transition, DOWNward and OUTward helps powering my swing significantly but, if I think of continuing in pull the handle, up to hit the noddle with the bottom part of the grip, I fear like the clubface may result open at impact (cutting across the ball). Is it a reasonable concern or I should simply trust the clubface squaring by itself due to gravity effect? Thank you in advance and best regards.
  9. Hello @podunker and thank you for sharing this. How would you chop the ball? more vertically? more horizontal? or obliquely? I usually image to do something similar but I struggle with the driver, woods and long irons (I tend to hit the ground with the club head before the ball) probably because I try to chop too vertically. Do you have any comments / suggestions for using this feeling with long clubs? Thank you in advance!
  10. Observing several pros' swing dtl and reading other TST posts I noticed that this is related to my right knee moving toward the ball too much causing me some early extension and occasional shanks with wedges. All big players seem to move the right knee toward the position occupied by the left one, while left side clears, without crossing the line from toes. I think this allows maintaining the distance between the ball and the center of mass unchanged. I am going to use this mental images for next DR sessions: a) having a low hurdle passing over the toe of my foots, which is knees-high, and then trying to swing avoiding the knees touching the hurdle during DS. Something like this: b) After the impact, from A9 to A10, my head and shoulders should still be tilted toward the ball like the last picture of Pieters dtl above. I will think of me draining sea-water from the right ear. This should help keeping required side-bend and not to flip during impact; anyway, I think that a) should automatically reduce flipping as well as a) and b) are linked aspects. Let's see.
  11. Hi JetFan! I started working on something similar one week ago. I am tying to keep my head more steady and behind my hands during impact and follow through. I have the same problem of right heel popping up to soon which takes my right knee and rx hip moving towards the ball too much during DS (I suppose this is not good, better to keep rx knee inside the toe line moving more towards the left knee). It also cause my upper body to drift forward (not only the pelvis). I then discovered this drill: 1. I make full turn in the BS trying to keep my arms well extended in front of my chest; I also let my head rotating back with the shoulder so I can look at my hands which are waiting for the DS on my right side with the shaft pointing upwards. 2. I try to move down the handle fast like I was trying to hit the ground on my right side (like my club was and ace cutting a piece of wood placed on the ground, on the toe line, just outside of my right foot). 3. I think about this but before hitting the ground I reroute my hands (first) and the club head (following) "falling" through the ball, almost like I was swinging behind me, looking from the top to my hands which disappear under my left armpit. 4. I let my body turn naturally in order not to get hurt and magically the club face square itself and the momentum transport my upper body to a very nice high hand finish. This seems very similar to what you suggested. In case I am right, eventually my question is: I can hit great shots this way but only with short irons. When I try to apply the same concept to the driver (also woods and long irons) I tend to hit the ground with the club head before the ball. Do you have any comments / suggestions for using this feeling also with long clubs? ps. to keep the right heel down before impact, I try to image I have a low hurdle, which passes over the toe of my foots, and arrives at the knees and then I try to swing avoiding the knees touching it during DS. Cheers
  12. Thank you @Marty2019 I think my BS gets longer when the ball is on the ground. Without the ball in play I can make much better movements because I manage in releasing my momentum towards the flag (focus is well after usual ball position). Instead, when the ball is there, it becomes my target and I start to over-swing like my brain felt a shorter distance to the target for releasing my lag. Fat shots and some shanks with short irons happens when I focus on the ball. This is my actual idea and that's why my hcp is still so high. Generally I make good shots but I make many mistakes too. However, the wall drill is having very good effects. My last I6: My head is much more steady now and the flipping is a bit better. I still don't like my finish because the hands go very low and around me in the follow through. When I release well to the flag they go more vertical from down to up and finish much higher. Any drill to improve momentum release towards the flag and forget of the ball on the ground?
  13. When I do this, I generally loose my head steadyness. The more I push on my left foot during the DS, the more my upper body moves forward. I understand that this move can provide me more power but it's difficult to control. Should I push more towards the toe or the heel of my lead foot? Cheers
  14. @natureboy thank you very much for your last comment. It was really informative to me. I do want to relay more on my hands. After reading RandallT's suggested post and looking at the video on the driver from a chair, I remembered a video with Monte (link below) which is a bit long but treats about the "arms driven" swing concept (hope I can say like this). I remember that when I tried to just deliver my hands to the follow though position from the top of the backswing, a fast as possible, without thinking about my pelvis, I got great contact and more distance. I didn't realise the whole picture that time cause I was wondering about my left wrist flipping, avoiding fat the ball, etc. and I was more of the idea that rotating faster (specilly with the left hips and left shoulder) would had induced a flat left wrist at impact. I now think that pelvis rotational improvement may derive from faster arms movements. This weekend I'll try that at range to see if my hands shall gain more shaft leaning this way (with an hands & arm swing). Sorry for going a bit OT talking about my swing.
  15. Hello iacas, thanks for your comment and many compliments for the TST, great site. They can't because of phisical limitations? Or it's a matter of focus on wrong parts of the body during the swing? Or it just happens after a certain time? I just noticed something probably obvious and maybe already well known: more pelvis spinning imples more CH speed. But that's very interesting to me since, in case it's true, I might work on that very specific aspect to improve my performances. For example, should we work more on pelvis muscles improvement (like in a jim) than others aspect to increase CH speed? Thank you again and best regards.
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