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  1. I was B-FIt for Bridgestone e6 golf balls - Dustin Johnson -16 - Jordan Spieth -15 - Louis Oosthuizen -14
  2. Hi Phil, I'm simply someone who loves the game of golf. I pass along sound advice to those who request assistance. My hope is that the golfers seeking advice can improve and as a result, better enjoy the game of golf. My bullet D suggestion for Kirby12 was based on my opinion that he could attain a more repeatable backswing if he allowed momentum to naturally carry his arms and club to the top. I acquire my golf knowledge from extensive study and analysis from over the years. If you want to know more about me, please refer to my Sand Trap profile. Yes, if the club,
  3. Hi Kirby, I see many good things about your swing! Especially the way you stay within the plane lines back and through. You already know about your head moving too much, so I'm going to suggest some minor adjustments. A) I'd straighten the curve in your lower back. This will improve your ability to rotate your upper body and achieve a more powerful swing. B) Your takeaway is very good, but just a little under plane in my opinion. Try to get your club head positioned to the orange circle in image #2. C) I wanted to point out a small amount of early hip extension (maybe
  4. Hi Domc36, I agree with both Rustyredcab & Haddockd that you have an OTT swing. Please carefully read this article written by Mike Pedersen as it will shed some light on what an OTT swing is, what are some of the causes, and remedies. But basically, your back swing is the first fault. Once you get to the top of the backswing, you also make the mistake of moving down with your upper body. It's important for you to understand that both your takeaway and backswing are under plane. In image #1 , your club head is too low and sho
  5. On occasion, I'll mishit my ball into someone's private yard sitting adjacent to the fairway. I never shoot from there, but out of courtesy, I always retrieve it thinking that a grass concealed ball would do a number on their lawnmower. But the father is just training his child to be the next Tiger Woods. Didn't Eldridge claim he started learning golf at the age of six months while watching his dad practice? But seriously, some people are a bit selfish. The sound of that father's driver impact must have been deafening to his child. My only gripe is when someone g
  6. Hi Doug, Thanks for the kind words and I'm happy that I was able to help. It's great to read of your good news! Starting down with the lower body can make all the difference. Cheers, Mark
  7. I actually like your tempo. It's fast, powerful, and looks smooth & relaxed all at the same time. I'm sorry, but I didn't explain myself very well in my last post. I was suggesting to temporarily slow your pace down some while working on some of new swing adjustments.
  8. Yes & no. I noticed that during your back swing, both your head and butt slides towards the ball. Maybe about 2-3 inches. But once at the top, I see very little early hip extension (where the butt slides toward the ball as you stand up) or head movement by the time of impact. Your back heel lifts, your hips raise, and your back leg straightens during this downswing section. But I think this is a result of you unleashing so much power in your downswing. So, I think you're okay. Just for reference, below is an image and video of Vicky Hurst (LPGA) doing the same thing. But it wou
  9. Hi Patrick, You have a very nice and fast swing! Image #1 shows that your hands are hanging from your shoulders in perfect position and that you are the correct distance from the ball. Image #2 shows that even though your extension is great (as seen in image 8,) you are taking away the club below the plane line. The club face in image #2 looks open. However by the top, you've recovered to a good position - so you've got a little inside to loop action going on. You've turned back very nicely and have your left shoulder in a perfect position over your right foot's instep as seen in i
  10. Eric, I'm sorry if I've wandered off topic. I do see the technique of actively engaging the arms in releasing accumulators #1 & 4 using the stack and tilt swing seen in the video below. However with the more traditional swing (like Yani Tseng's,) I believe the arms passively release their accumulated potential energy. Here's a video that shows a one armed golfer. His swing is powered by his centered pivot and his accumulator #4 is released passively. Here, Hogan is releasing accumulator #4 passively from his active pivot.
  11. 8.5 Drive, It's difficult to see because of the dark shirt you're wearing. But I noticed a few things that may be contributing to your occasional duck hooks. 1) Your left arm is bent and never looks fully extended. This might cause some inconsistency. 2) It looks like you're swinging too far back. I don't know if this by design and you want to swing like John Daly, but this might be robbing you of consistency as well. 3) I think you're swaying your hips back a little too much during the takeaway. (see image #2) 4) Image #4 shows some flipping action - early
  12. Hi Doug, Good job so far!!! Take a look at these images. Image set #1 - You could improve your address position a little, which in turn, can help your takeaway. Compared to Tiger, your hands are pressed a little too forward. This forces your right shoulder down too much. Image set #2 - I noticed a quirky move about 17 seconds into both of your recent videos. It looks like your initial move back is a small hand lift. Take a look at the video below of Shawn Clement explaining a good way of allowing momentum to carry the club up to the top. This goes a
  13. Yes the video on the left side is slanted. Not very professional. The line from the center of his shoulder to the back of his hands are not quite optimal though. (See Yellow) True. So would this increase the gap (address vs. impact) a little more?
  14. I'd first make sure that you stretch the muscles on which you exercised, and do so soon after workout. Look at this video for a specific stretching exercise for tense traps. If you worked your traps with a butterfly type exercise motion, then try the stretch exercise in video #2. #1 #2 The instructor in the video below has some good drills for arm extension. I like the idea of swinging with an extra club. #3 It almost sounds like (because of the shoulder tension) you have a minor left arm "chicken wing" fault. Have you tried placing a golf ball, glov
  15. Eric, I'm not sure I understand. Are you advocating that these women need to more actively swing down using the muscles in their shoulders and arms? In swinging down, wouldn't they want their arms to remain passive and to only feel the pull and leverage from the manipulation of their lower body? Wouldn't the arm muscles complimenting this swing-action slow the rate of speed? Maybe I've misinterpreted your original post. Thanks, Mark
  16. Do you mean slide forward as in towards the ball? In the 1st video below, Shawn Clement advocates letting the upper body turn out of the way so that there's no crash with the arms swinging thru. I'm just wondering If your takeaway is too flat and inside, causing a downswing that is too cramped. If so, maybe you then feel the need to pull in the arms because your body is actually deflecting the arms outward? But maybe your assumption about ball position is correct. This 2nd video discusses a good address position relative to the ball, where a line from the center of your shoul
  17. Hi Ujwall, I see a couple of things that could be indicators of swing faults. 1) Your club face near the top of your back swing looks closed. It's difficult to say what grip manipulations (if any) are occurring from this position. A closed face at the top usually results in the same at impact. A closed face at impact results in either a pull or hook. Since your typical ball flight is a slight fade or slice, you might be blocking your shot by not fully releasing your hands thru impact. I'd first work on squaring up your club face at the various positions of the golf swi
  18. I agree with you that the center of gravity can stay centered. Matter of fact, isn't the swing most effective with the weight forward and one that rotates about a single axis (the axis being the one formed from the front foot's instep up through the inner thigh, sternum, and head)? If not timed correctly, shifting the weight back and forth can diminish the rotational inertia, and as a result will lead to a reduced club head speed. However (and IMHO) correctly transferring weight back (as I described before) does seem to work well because the golfer, with a push from the right foot's loade
  19. The golfer pivots and coils their shoulders and upper torso backwards. Because their hands, shoulders, upper torso, and the club all have mass, the center of gravity moves back and the weight now centers more over their right foot's instep. This curling action of mass increases torsional forces, stores potential energy, and loads up the right side. The golfer is then in a powerful position where they can push off of the right foot's instep to initiate the downswing and more easily thrust the hips and knees forward .
  20. Hi Lefts, I find that it's easier for me to keep my head from swaying when I have a greater spine tilt and I maintain the tilt throughout the swing. Here are a few videos that could help, though the 2nd one is a little out there.
  21. Hi Dan, You have a very nice swing! There's one thing that I suggest you work on to improve. And that is to maintain your posture (spine angle) when viewed from the "down the line" perspective. I've attached an image of your address position above one of your impact position for comparison. You're guilty of what is labeled a "hip extension" where your hips move towards the ball and you stand up thru the swing. You will lose consistency and power with this fault. For example, notice how both your head and the club's head are farther away at impact? You're probably missing the sweet spot
  22. It does look awkward and is a difficult position to achieve. The "power wind up" video should help. But it's important so that you can get your weight moved back during the back swing. Most of the pros perform this move as seen in the images below. Ricky Fowler Tiger Woods Rory McIlroy
  23. I had a dismal experience with Golftec back few years ago. The teachers at my local branch analyzed my full swing through video feedback. Then they explained fixed positions sequentially from that at address (grip, stance, posture) all the way through to the finish, in small increments. They did not like to coach swing dynamics, just ideal positions and proper sequence. There was absolutely no talk of tempo, weight transfer dynamics, or anything like that - only positions . I remember being able to inconspicuously observe other golfers from behind plexiglass
  24. From what I've heard, it's an indication that you followed thru well if you see in the "down the line" view, the club shaft intersect the front shoulder while parallel to the shoulder line. For your reference, I've set your image side by side to Anthony Kim's. Your follow thru looks pretty good - just a little too vertical. I believe you'll improve this position once you turn & shift your hips more effectively.
  25. Hi dsc123, You have a nice swing and a good posture hold from the behind the line view, but a few things need a little improvement. 1) Your muscles are too tense in your back swing and are therefore, rotating & carrying the club up too far around. When you start the club back, use your body, hips, & shoulders to take it back straight and low to the ground at first. This will help you extend. It looks like you're lifting by using your arms too much. Rotate back to about a third of the way (until the shaft is horizontal) and then let momentum carry it to the top position th
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