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  1. 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
  2. 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?
  3. Old Peter Aliss on BBC commentary - "Reed is in league with the devil"
  4. 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?
  5. 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.
  6. 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...
  7. 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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