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Wurris

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  1. Some of my favourite myths: - Someone tops a ball: "You didn't keep your eyes on the ball!" - "Drive for show, putt for dough". This site helps in preaching that this really is not the case, which is great. It amazes me how many people still think that the short game is much more important than the long, considering how much evidence that exists saying otherwise nowadays through stats etc. - Don't know if this is actually a common myth or not, but the idea that you can put "top spin" on a tee shot. Had this discussion with a group I sometimes play with, where someone hit a drive a bit thin and it went low and rolled out. They said "lucky you got a lot of top spin on that one so that you got some roll out!". I am an engineer, so the physics of the golf swing interests me a lot, so I mentioned that I don't see how the physics of the golf swing in combination with how a golf club + ball looks can ever yield anything else but back spin (and side spin of course). Sure it will start rolling after landing, but in the air it is of course not possible in our realm of golf equipment. Was met with heavy resistance, so I dropped it and let them live in their bubble. Sad thing is that even though I feel like I have more knowledge than the average golfer, it does not magically make me hit the ball better... 🙂
  2. Yeah, it is true that these swings might not reflect my normal miss. During this specific session I was hitting them kind of straight actually, so might be "bad" examples so to speak. This also happens from time to time on the course too - I feel like I have a large inconsistency here and I think it is due to my face control. Feel like it depends on my form that day. Also seen this in trackman some times, where the path is fine but I have a quite open face at impact resulting in my slice. Usually the curve of my slices are not huge, no, and starts maybe slightly right in the average case. Would that make sense if it is connected to the face control only? As a comment to my inconsistency I also had 2 straight weeks some month ago where I was continuously draw/hooking all the long clubs including the driver out of the blue. Another thing I would really like to work on is to reduce my scooping a bit. I add a lot of loft to my driver shots, and also partly to my irons (also seen in trackman), but I am a bit unsure where to start here.
  3. So, I spent some time at the range today while also taking the chance to record some more videos. See below for both driver and 7 iron swings both from down the line and from the front, in normal speed and slow mo. Hopefully the angles are ok, my bag works as my camera stand. I was practicing my hip turn in the back swing mainly today, which previously has been almost non-existent for me (you can check my hudl link in my first post for an example). Was a bit awkward and maybe exaggerated(?) so at least my feeling was that my ball striking was suffering because of it. Felt like I hit my irons higher than usual, and my driver just as super high as I usually do. Videos (hopefully better now for my second try):
  4. I've been Playing Golf for: 3 years since I started again, 4-5 years when I was a kid. My current handicap index or average score is: Scoring around 85 My typical ball flight is: With driver: Very high ball flight generally, with a fade (Slice with worse hits as could be expected). With long irons: Straight to draw with a snappy hook as bad miss. The shot I hate or the "miss" I'm trying to reduce/eliminate is: My driver slice (and also the high ball flight as 2nd prio) Videos: Sorry, can't embed the video I currently have: https://www.hudl.com/technique/video/view/wUUao1Lu#
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