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About aasimzkhan

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  • Birthday 12/24/1977

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  1. Ah, I didn't get that. Where did you find the book online? I think I've got a dependable swing. Draw shape, 5/7 yards. When I was regularly shooting 82/83 (best being 78 a few times), I thought I was fast headed to single digits. So there was always this pressure to score. Then I started watching YouTube videos and tinkering with my swing without any supervision. As my game went down the gutter, I was still trying to score and thanks to all that pressure I was putting on myself, I arrived to yips city. So I'm pretty sure my problem is mental and conscious. I'm not so sure about that. Read above.
  2. Yes, the last sentence makes sense. But my post was more about the book, target oriented golf, than anything else. Increasingly my focus had turned too inward, because i was trying to manipulate the golf swing, and that ruined everything for me. Now, i'm trying to have an external focus when i'm out on the golf course so that my body can swing the club the way its learnt to. I agree. But the problem right now is that I've become a range wizard. Can do magic with the ball there, because my brain is switched off. The left side anyway. On the course, is a different thing altogether. I'm afraid to miss the fairway. So i'm thinking too much. Hence the need to get out of my head. I had a league match a few days ago. Been playing atrocious golf. Duck hooks with the driver and push fades with irons. Came up against the league MVP. Told myself i was bound to lose so wth. Decided to focus on a target behind the greens/fairway. Had butterflies in my stomach on each tee. But managed to win on the 16th. Don't know what clicked. But i was trying my best to stay out of my head.
  3. Yes, I was. And in hindsight, it could only have worsened my yips, with all the pressure and frustrations mounting.
  4. Its a mixed bag. Got the yips in June 2018 and only got out of them a few months ago. Playing handicap went up from 11 to 13 and lost a fair bit of money in the process. Finally, clawed my way out of the yips (which is a BIG DEAL, right) and proceeded to lose my driver swing. Then tried making a major change in my swing, and gave it up after two months. Now, however, i feel, I am on the cusp, of suddenly becoming much better. Working on total external attention which has been a problem for me, and so far, its working well. Fairways and greens. Aasim
  5. Golf fam. Hope everyone's well. Considering all that's been said/written about external attention focus, and quietening the left side of the brain during the golf swing, I came across this book, "Target Oriented Golf: Training the eyes, mind and body for success", by Dr. Tony Piparo and Colin Cromack, and found the blurbs etc quite interesting. Wondering if anyone has read it, and if so, was it useful, in any way? Happy to hear your thoughts! Best Aasim
  6. @mvmac thanks for this! Had never thought of the golf swing as a set of pieces - the drill in the video is great. @IrishAndy I'm sure it'll come to you...it's a smallish community here (about 15k across the country) so high chance we know of each other.
  7. @IrishAndy it's just three days work and I think the drop has decreased quite a bit. Defo still some left. It feels like my backswing is shorter now, more compact - may just be a feeling, but since on every alt shot I'm focusing on stopping it, it's not over extending... Yes, self taught works - now with YouTube and forums like this, people have so many places to get direction and engage with likeminded people. Dare I ask, who was this fellow you hit a few balls with?
  8. @IrishAndy and @mvmac Thank you for your continued feedback. Here's the output of three days - Would love to hear back from you guys. It's just that although here in Pakistan, we have over 55 courses, there's not a single qualified coach. Everyone is self-taught.
  9. Just added my home course - Lahore Gymkhana Golf and Country Club, Lahore Pakistan.
  10. I would think that if a portion of a green is consistently under shade, it would be slower than the rest of the green. Also, of course, the time of the day will also play a role - morning dew will stop the ball much faster. And the same goes for freshly mowed turf as well. Here at my course in Lahore, Pakistan, the green speed is awfully slow - maybe an inconsistent six at best.
  11. @IrishAndy Third day of the pause and alt full swing drill. Can report that my connection on the pause swings is getting better. But I may have stumbled upon something more. By pausing at the top, one can choose a trigger for the downswing, which to me is critical. What i'm trying now, is using my left knee to begin the downswing, which should, in time, lead to better hip rotation. At the same time, a little bit of NLP to spice things up. At the pause, the thought is 'no drop'. And the same for the full swings. Am I trying to do too many things? @mvmac @iacas
  12. @IrishAndy I wasn't really topping them but catching them an inch behind - but it's all because I'm not used to this new 'frame' so to speak. It's a bit of a spin off of what was said in that book 'the talent code' - about working on one particular movement and getting it down without worrying too much about the final product at that point in time. Will continue the same tomorrow and report back !
  13. Thanks @IrishAndy - I tried this on the range this morning, and every time I paused at the top (what an alien feeling), there was little or no drop. It did throw my sync out of the window, but i suppose that was bound to happen. However, on the alternate shots without the pause, the drop was clearly still there. I suppose it'll take time? What's funny is that I don't have any idea how it crept into my swing. Doesn't matter though, I guess. @mvmac i'm also trying to get my tailbone in and the club face facing the ball as much as possible... This game is driving me mad!
  14. So I managed to get to the range today and hit a bucket. I was consciously trying to keep the face looking at the club as long as I could, and keeping the tailbone in - not sure if it happened, but from the video, the hands dropping is still there quite a bit.
  15. Running out of time to be honest, what with only three months left in the year. But with the amateur season just about to start here, I want to bring my handicap down from 13.4 to 10. For that to happen, I'll need to play under my hc in competitive rounds, which is tough - but eminently doable.
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