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  1. the backswing looks good, though like you said it could stand to be a little shorter. you get the club started well in transition, but then suddenly your arms take over and you get pretty steep. I've noticed this in some of your other videos, but not all of them. you then slide forward a good 4 inches and stand up to square the face as you really turn over the hands through impact. but since youre working on your backswing, maybe none of that matters. but yeah, the backswing looks good.
  2. im a commercial/residential fire sprinkler fitter.
  3. im simply replying to his request to shallow out earlier. whether or not he needs it i dunno. but his face looks toe up at p6 which means he can't rotate freely through the shot without losing his wrist angles and standing up through the shot to square the face. his body is simply reacting to an openish clubface in the downswing imo and doing whatever it can to square which means flipping and standing up a little. I would say if he wishes to rotate through the shot without stalling, flipping, or standing up, then he would have to add more flexion in his lead wrist on the downswing to get the
  4. hey i get that. but even when you start the downswing only with your lower body, your arms move on their own, but they fall into a more shallow position if you leave you leave your arms at the top. so yes, the arms move basically at the same time as the lower body, but initiating the downswing with the lower body allows the club to shallow better and more efficiently than it would if you start both down at the same time. heck, many pros who get wicked shallow and have tremendous lag are already firing the lower body for the downswing before the club has even reached the top. I could show
  5. with all the golf courses that have remained open booked weeks in advance, i've had lots of time to sit around and really truly, try to work on some things without thinking about my next round. the backswing is more where i'd like it to be, after a few days breaking it down into 4 parts, i've started blending it into one motion at 50% speed, which is incredibly hard for me as I've always had a difficult time swinging anything less than 90%. but I think it's going well. going at it at 50% definitely makes me feel more in sync on the downswing allowing me to rotate through to my finish.
  6. this putter is a cool concept, but would definitely slow down pace of play, and it falls over in windy conditions. it would definitely help with lining up putts. but that being said, if your stroke was still shit, youre gonna miss left or right regardless of whether or not youre aimed at the hole. and if your read is shit, and your speed is shit, your putts are gonna be..... well....... shit. rick sheils does a good review of this putter and he seems to like it, but its not like he put it in the bag. it's also incredibly heavy obviously, so you are limited to that kind of feel when you buy
  7. to me it just looks like you get a little wristy at the top, and you start down with the hands and arms before your lower body fires. overall i really like your swing and i can see why youre a +3 handicap, or +3 average score, either way, thats pretty good. i prescribe to you about 10,000 freezers, stopping at the top, and really feel your first move is getting into the ground while trying to keep your arms up. youll get shallow as f*** and you can just rotate through the shot.
  8. oh, so it's not for fending off covid? I went to walmart on saturday morning to get my essentials during the pandemic. this included bags of long and short tees
  9. this was my first thought when courses started shutting down, but oddly I briefly saw what seemed like the opposite lol. it would be hard to justify raising the price if the whole covid thing settled down after lowering them, so i figure stores will just keep them the same
  10. starting to feel more comfortable with this. hopefully on the right track
  11. yeah, these swings arent drastically different. he has a fairly old school club face that is open his back line on the way down, so his clubface is probably not as stable through impact as it should be if he'd like to be a more accurate driver, but for chamblee to draw some arrows on his knee flex and say with a straight face that he can actually tell the difference is pretty stupid. for him to say that he can fix him in 2 seconds is even more ridiculous. fixing him in 2 seconds would suggest that all he has to do is say is , 'hey, give me .5 degree less of knee flex', and Jordan can instan
  12. the guy is only 26. he's got plenty of time to figure it out. His putting is average now, but I think much of that has to do with his troubles off the tee. A lot of guys have undergone similar changes to their swings and it took several years for it to click to the point where it was ready to perform under pressure
  13. certainly can't argue with your assessment of my backswing. I've always been relatively flat and had a hard time understanding how to blend in the wrist hinge. Since I don't believe it caused me to add any compensations on the downswing, and was I was able to shallow it out pretty good, I ended up focusing on some other things through impact. But maybe since we're all stuck inside, it might be the right time to try to change it. Is something like this more along the lines of what you'd like to see? shaft pointing inside ball line Sorry about no face on, I don't have the space re
  14. theres a lot of people who can swing it pretty fast, but can't hit it for shit.
  15. while i appreciate that golf courses are trying to protect golfers by making us putt with the flagstick in, and having gimme putts and such, I feel like it's kind of just them making it seem like theyre trying to part of the solution. but i imagine if there was some sort of study, the amount of flu virus contracted through touching flagsticks would be very.............. um, rare. thats just my opinion. I putt with the stick in anyways, so i don't really care. but inherently, golf is a game played at a distance from most other people which makes it a great thing to do to stay active. when
  16. played a local walk on course today and rarely got within 100 yards of any other person. even in the clubhouse, they had a 2 person max inside, as well as a velvet rope set up 2 feet in front of the counter to create a social distance. add to that tapping my debit card instead of touching the buttons, and I felt pretty damn safe. cashier was also wearing a mask. It was interesting to say the least, but golf to me has the ability to truly remain a viable recreational activity during even the most strict times of social distance and isolation.
  17. I've been Playing Golf for: 22 years My current handicap index or average score is: 9 My typical ball flight is: straight The shot I hate or the "miss" I'm trying to reduce/eliminate is: inconsistent strike quality with driver Since myself and many others are gonna be stuck inside for quite a while, I figured I'd post a self isolation swing. apologize for parts of the club head being cut off. My backswing tends to get very loose at times, but when I feel it's connected and without many moving parts I strike the ball pretty well. Still working out the kinks with my driver, but most
  18. my local driving range just installed it, but it costs extra. have yet to use it, and would probably be the type of thing I might only use once a year just to get a good idea of distances. I believe it accurately measures ball speed and traj and basically estimates the rest based off of that. club head speed and spin rate would be nice, but I don't believe it measures either.
  19. it will definitely affect how much i go to the range in the short term. I find at the range, people just cough away with little care for covering their mouths. maybe people will be more conscious of that now. I played my first round of the year last week, which had an hour frost delay, and only 9 of the 18 holes open. I hope to actually use this time to play more golf, as I feel it might be easier than normal to get a tee time. or harder, i dunno which lol
  20. oh, dont get me wrong. im not suggesting if you can't walk, to start lifting heavy. mine was more, i dealt with the nerve pain for a while, but that eventually became asymptomatic, however, i noticed it would be pretty sore after golfing, and it would ache after bending over too much. I started working out after the numbness went away. mine certainly wasnt as bad as many deal with, but given I'm a sprinkler fitter by trade and am either always lifting heavy pipe, or contorting my body in odd positions, that would be uncomfortable for my back, I decided to work out a bit. It began to rapid
  21. I think the best thing anyone with a back injury can do to help for golf is to start working out and strengthening their core and surrounding muscles. it helps heal tweaks faster imo and can aid in preventing them. I used to tweak my back constantly while golfing, though it was something that would go away in a few days, so i never worried too much about it. I then felt a pop in my back while I was at work in 2018 and believe it was a herniated disc. While it got a little better quickly, the pain and sometimes numbness lingered for weeks and months, and was aggravated every time i swung a
  22. well, i don't know if it was an Ah ha type moment, but it was a fairly rapid thing. It was when I consciously tried to add more rotation on my downswing instead of trying to have fast hands and roll over the forearms at impact. I dropped about 10 strokes in a span of 2 months and became a much longer driver of the ball going from maxing out around 260 total if i hit a bomb to averaging more about 275 with the odd smash over 300 which is a pretty good feeling.
  23. it allowed me to reconnect with a friend who while he was still my good friend, we never really hung out much. but when he randomly decided to play more golf again, it allowed to us to spend a lot of time together. On a more personal level, my addiction to golf allows me to be passionate about something. Life is so much more enjoyable when you have things that take up your time outside of work and relationships. The game itself is such an individual 'you vs the course' type game, that it can be very meditating.
  24. who makes strata? is it the callaway strata, or some off brand? top flite? i feel like if youre carrying some weird old off brand club 245, you'd smoke any one of the older model big name clubs, even without being properly fitted
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