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  1. Video will def tell you. If your weight was forward during the backswing and back during the downswing, it probably was.
  2. For sure. I've seen it on video. That was killing the length of my backswing for years. It was basically a little higher than parallel to the ground. Now I flare out my back foot to about 45 degrees and lift the front heel slightly and I get more turn. When I first started doing this it felt very strange. I even lost sight of the ball and that would screw me up. Now I'm physically more used to it and I guess I've gained some flexibility.
  3. Great points. Around and on the green is a work in progress.
  4. I screwed up the embedding of the videos. Sorry about that!
  5. Hey Everyone, Hope everybody's hanging in there and staying safe through all of the craziness happening right now. I've improved my swing a lot over the last year, but I'm struggling with one particular part that I think is the key to carrying my 7 iron 190 as opposed to the 165 I carry it now. I am really focused on having my hips opened at about 45 degrees and I feel like I am turning my hips way more, but when I view my swing on slo-motion video, I can see that my hips are open maybe 15-20 degrees at impact. This is causing me to flip the club just before impact releasing the club way early and losing power (I’m also having to come up out of my posture a little to compensate for this lack of turn). On the follow through, I do continue my hip turn but it’s not fast enough as my hands and shoulders get ahead of my hips causing the dreaded chicken wing with my lead arm. Do I need to slow my hands down? I don’t feel like I can turn my hips any faster than I already am. If I do slow my hands down a little, I’m thinking about the loss of distance this might cause. But then I also think about my hips being more open and my arms being extended and I figure this will give me back that perceived loss of distance and then some, as I’ll be delofting the club face that much more at impact. My head is full of so many thoughts. I guess it’s the excitement I feel at seeing my progress and wanting to hurry up and get to a better place. I've attached a couple of links to videos of my driver swing that I uploaded to YouTube, front facing and rear facing. They are of two different swings, but are pretty much the same. Please excuse the quarantine belly in the videos! 🤓 What do I see as problems besides what I mentioned? (Please let me know of the others you guys pick up.) 1. I'm sometimes not shallowing the club enough which produces a little bit of an unwanted fade ( slightly over the top downswing). I really try to get that back elbow tucked down. 2. My backswing is too short with not a lot of natural wrist hinge. Believe it or not, I used to be way shorter than this. I've made it longer by flaring out my back foot allowing my hips to turn more, which leads to more of a shoulder turn. I've got shorter arms than most I think, so this doesn't help. Also, I have to drop a few pounds and work on my flexibility. As far as my hips, I think my shorter backswing might be what's causing this out of synch condition. If my backswing were longer, maybe I would have more time on the downswing to swing my hips open so that by the time I get to the ball, they're more open and cleared out of the way. This is the case with my driver, which when I make decent contact, I'm carrying about 240. I carry my 5i about 195, 6i about 180, 8i about 150, so on and so forth. Thanks so much for reading all of this! Danny I've been Playing Golf for: 25 years My current handicap index or average score is: Average score at home course is between 90-93 My typical ball flight is: straight The shot I hate or the "miss" I'm trying to reduce/eliminate is: hook Videos: [https://youtu.be/-2CL_6646Ks] [https://youtu.be/nH8vWKjzbD0]
  6. Maybe swaying hips? I used to do this years ago (I guess we all did). Then I learned to rotate instead of sway my hips backwards. There is a bit of a bump forward of the hips on the downswing, but if you're swaying, that's going to be a big movement forward to get back to the ball. That's if you get back to the ball at all, which it sounds like you might not be since you're hitting the ground behind the ball.
  7. I'm a lefty and my left thumb is touching my index finger, ever so lightly. But this is what feels right to me. I guess others place the thumb on the grip. I would think this would get in the way of wrist hinge at the top of the back swing. 🤷‍♂️
  8. I've started doing this a bit to help me get more hip turn on the backswing, which leads to more shoulder turn. I'm lifting my heel off the ground a little. For the most part we're not as flexible as these pros are with their 115 degree shoulder turns and both they're feet solidly on the ground. I guess Jack wasn't either. lol
  9. Video has transformed my swing over the last 18 months. I really on it so much. It's a bit of a hassle to set up at the range, but when you've got that data, it means everything. You can think you're doing X all you want. You won't know until you see it in video.
  10. I don’t have a decent “before” video. I’ve decided to get serious about really improving my swing this season. I’ve always shot mid 90s at my home course and my goal is to break 90 multiple times by the end of the season.
  11. Half swing (practicing lag) I've been Playing Golf for: 25 years My current handicap index or average score is: 25 My typical ball flight is: fade right to left (casting) The shot I hate or the "miss" I'm trying to reduce/eliminate is: fade caused by casting videos:
  12. I think I’ve begun to figure out what lag is suppose to feel like. I just got back from the range and it was quite a practice session. I kept it to half and 3/4 swings and I was hitting considerably longer than my full lagless, casting swings. The biggest thing for me was how effortlessly I was swinging. Normally after about 125 balls or so at the range, I’m gassed. This time after 150 (full bucket), I wasn’t tired at all. I recorded my swings and they weren’t bad. I think I was releasing the club a touch early, but for my first time trying this, I was really pleased. I’m so psyched to continue this journey! Danny
  13. If I had to choose between sex and golf for the rest of my life, I would choose golf. Not even close... As far as why I love it, there's no better feeling than executing a perfect swing and watching that ball go exactly where you want it to. Nothing!
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