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  1. Interesting topic. Wasn't the favour to organise (but not pay for) what he thought would be minor repair work and find a deserving family to give it to? He wasn't expecting you to spend your own money or even the amount of time that you are now contemplating. In your position I would be looking to sell it as-is and then donate the proceeds appropriately, and I would have a clear conscience in doing so. However, if you're saying you now want to give money and time to this project in his memory, well of course that is a nice thing. Good luck with it!
  2. Shawn Clement videos... I'm sure he knows what he's talking about, and I like his presentation style, but I perceive that he swings with a kind of up-down knee bounce that he sometimes emphasises deliberately when discussing hip turn. For me that just turned into an overactive lower body and early extension move. And yes, of course that's the peril of YouTube compared to actual instruction.
  3. Interesting, that is the kind of thing I was looking for. Shame there's no Android version...
  4. ... The nice people on this site may also give you some free (and in some cases, professional) advice if you post videos of your swing in the "My Swing" section.
  5. Let me be the first to say... find a better instructor! You can definitely do better than "20 mins of nicey nicey chat and 7 mins of lesson" and if there's nobody in your area you can do it online.
  6. Great idea, I will look into that, thanks. I might also borrow an iPhone and see if the camera recording and playback is slicker than on my Pixel.
  7. Yes, that's what I do (sorry, I was exaggerating in the original post) Maybe the default app for playback on my Pixel 2 is the weak point - it's quite fiddly to scroll to an exact spot, and after pressing play the on-screen controls disappear so you can't immediately pause again. I still wish there was a golf-specific app that made it a slicker operation. Anyone out there using Hudl? Maybe I could get hold of an old second-hand iPhone to use, if it's worth it.
  8. What apps are people using these days? I looked at V1 Golf but the Android app hasn't been updated since 2017 and nearly all the recent reviews are one-star complaints. Hudl looks promising but they seem to have removed "Hudl Technique" from the Android store - is it iPhone only? I am hoping for something more convenient than the default camera and gallery apps on my phone. I want to check myself during practice sessions without scrolling through minutes of video looking for the two seconds that matter...
  9. Yup, it's dry - hottest and driest June since records began in some parts of Britain. "Scotland also enjoyed its highest ever temperature, with 33.2C recorded in Motherwell on June 28." https://weather.com/en-GB/unitedkingdom/weather/news/2018-07-03-uk-weather-record-breaking-june-hottest-driest-ever
  10. Maybe you, or a beginner that you know, has also misinterpreted these? (And maybe you don't agree with my revised interpretations!) Interlock grip - at first I thought that meant fingers really, er, interlocked, i.e. meshed together tightly, resulting in a very weak left hand and inflexible wrists. In reality it's more just "in between" than "inter locked"! Grip the club as if you were holding a baby bird - well I've never held a baby bird, but I took this to mean a very light and therefore loose grip. I now think it means a grip that is gentle but immovable - maybe like you'd hold a small child's hand while crossing the street. Restrict the hips - doesn't mean prevent your hips from moving - I think means feeling a connection through your core like you would if you were restricting your hips. Lead with the hips - doesn't mean that your hips lead in the sense of going out first, like a dog on a leash! Actually means more like the way a horse leads a carriage. They both start moving at the same time, but the horse provides the force. Make a full turn - doesn't mean turning around and away from the ball - really just means remembering to turn your shoulders rather than just using your arms. Weight shift - doesn't mean mass (body) shift! It means moving your weight in the physics sense of weight (force), e.g. putting more pressure through the leading foot through impact. Maintain lag - doesn't mean trying to actually hold (maintain) the lag using your wrists. It just means do other things, e.g. accelerating through impact, that cause lag to be maintained. Can anyone offer up other examples of misinterpreted tips and advice?
  11. Old Peter Aliss on BBC commentary - "Reed is in league with the devil"
  12. I'm not qualified to give advice but here's just an idea - if your swing is naturally over the top then maybe this rolling the club in your hands move is what opens up the face to compensate. As soon as you stop doing that rolling, you're going to be pulling it until you also change your swing path a bit. Do you normally hit a bit of a fade/slice by any chance?
  13. I used to let the club move in my hands towards the top of the backswing - opening up the fingers of the top hand a bit, producing an "extra" hinge that made my overswing worse and probably made it harder to control the transition. So unless you need to compensate for some unusual lack of flexibility (wrist injury?) I would say your hands should not move at all relative to the grip.
  14. Thanks for the photo analysis @iacas - good to know that a rising shoulder isn't necessarily wrong. For me I think it tends to go along with early extension but maybe that's a discussion for a member swing thread someday...
  15. Hi all, long time visitor - first time poster... Would you agree that the lead arm and club shaft are in more of a straight line at impact than they are at address? If so, then the straightening-out of that line means that the lead shoulder must be a few inches further from the ball at impact than it was at address. How much of that distance comes from lifting the shoulder towards the sky, versus sliding it towards the target, versus rotating it open? I suspect I'm doing too much lifting and not enough rotating.
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