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  1. Well my handicap hasn't changed much this year (looking forward to Jan 1 when the WHS is active here in DK), but I am seeing that I can finally get my weight forward, which I've been struggling with all year. Next up, that nice inline impact....
  2. So here's my dilemma. I started up again in late April after a 6-7 year break. I have gotten 4 lessons during that time, and I have improved the results of my swing with my irons (mostly straight or slight draw). When I see the video and photos, even though it feels like I've changed a lot I can see it's far from ideal, no weight shift, bad impact, etc. I also carry much less that I feel like I should with each club given my general fitness level and I basically never take a divot after the ball which I know is a sign of good mechanics. Do I bite the bullet and try for a complet
  3. Thanks all. I'll give Day 5 and the earlier drills a shot. I understand what you're saying, now to just make my body do it...
  4. Working on release and feeling like I've made big changes, though video shows that feel isn't real. Seems like a very "armsy" swing on video, though I'm really trying to use my lower body to start the downswing and turn through the shot.
  5. @Swindon thanks, that makes sense. I'd been tracking the second scenario same as the first.
  6. If you hit a ball OB from the tee, and are using a stat tracker (in my case Golfshot), would you mark that as one or two penalty strokes? And would that change if you used the new local rule to drop where the ball went OB and hit your fourth shot?
  7. I did think it was an 18 hole index, makes much more sense that it's for 9 holes. Thanks everyone for helping me figure it out.
  8. It is the shorter/easier 9 hole course at our club. Not sure if it would be considered an Executive Course as it does have a par 5 and 4 par 4s. Par is 33. I was actually wondering why the calculator didn't ask for par as in my understanding it's necessary for the new WHS.
  9. Hey all, The coronavirus got me back into golf after a long break. I've been playing nine holes almost every evening since May. I mostly play alone, so I have been using my handicap from when I last played and I've been keeping strict score. I just entered my last 20 rounds into a World Handicap System calculator and it's saying my index is 11.7, which is way better than I ever was before. Have I made a mistake somewhere? Would love an extra set of eyes or two on this. Golf Handicap Calculator Two free calculators for computing a golf player's cour
  10. Got a lesson on Friday, tried to incorporate a few new swing thoughts over the weekend, and it felt so different (ball flight also better etc.). Then I look at the video and it looks pretty much the same. Sometimes this is a frustrating sport.... Thanks @iacas. If I understand your first point correctly, I should be pivoting more with the body and less with the arms on their own? Definitely agree about the weight shift, it has always been a big stumbling block for me.
  11. Just started playing again for something to do during the pandemic. Focus is on Keys 1 & 2 at the moment. I've been Playing Golf for: several years. Started in 2006, stopped in 2012, started up again in April 2020 My current handicap index or average score is: 22.2 (last official from 2012 + 1 EDS in April, so probably optimistic at this point). My typical ball flight is: high The shot I hate or the "miss" I'm trying to reduce/eliminate is: slice or topping the ball Videos:
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  13. Saw this in an earlier thread, and if the shipping costs (plus import VAT, etc) to Europe weren't so expensive it's the one I'd order: http://www.thenetreturn.com/net-return-assembly.html No question that if I were back in the States and had the room that we'd have one...
  14. Having just had my first evolvr lesson, I can say that for me the key thing that I have to work on is not having the left knee move back in the backswing. In addition both knees move forward with the forward hip slide in the downswing, so they end up outside (to the left of) the left ankle. Makes an unbelievable difference in my ballstriking when I get it...just need to groove it at the driving range.
  15. Does Quicktime Pro allow you to export the video so that it automatically plays at 1/8 or 1/16 speed?
  16. I forgot to mention that I have read this thread and it's basically what I'm looking for, but hopefully more Mac-focused.
  17. This post is mostly for iacas as I know he is familiar with this workflow, but if there are others that have input I'd appreciate it as well. Basically, what is your workflow and what software do you use for taking swing video off of a digital video camera (e.g. Kodak Zi6/Zi8/Zx1/Playsport) on to a Mac and minimally editing it, then uploading it to YouTube as a slow-motion video? Editing would include: * Removing sound * Clipping out only the relevant portion of the video * Doing what ever else is possible to reduce the size of the file without compromising quality * Saving so playback
  18. Sorry for the confusion. But my original question remains: Is the uncocking/unhinging a conscious move in the S&T; swing or should it just happen?
  19. My understanding is that the flying wedge is the backwards bend of the right hand that forms an angle to the wrist. This angle can be maintained while unhinging/uncocking the angle formed between the shaft of the club and the arms while straightening the arms through the downswing. That's what I'm referring to when describing the conscious unhinging. I have not recorded the change on video as I'm waiting for my camera...should arrive sometime next week.
  20. Yesterday I started consciously "releasing" my wrist hinge (while still maintaining the flying wedge) right after I start my downswing by moving my trailing knee towards the target and while straightening my arms. The movement of the trailing knee as the downswing trigger and the straightening of the arms are moves that I've been working on for a while, but the conscious unhinging was new. I immediately noticed a difference in my ball-striking -- higher ball flight and an additional 5-10 meters with my 7-iron. So that's great, right? However, I worry that I've introduced a timing-dependent
  21. We've had a couple of days of above-zero weather and most of the course is green, so I played 18 today. Twice, however, my ball landed in a little patch of un-melted snow. One of the times was in a bunker. I proceeded as if the ball was in standing water both times, but wondered if that's correct. What do you rules gurus say? Does snow equal standing water when it comes to the rules?
  22. One comment on Amazon claims that the writing is poor, they could have used a better editor, etc. Any truth to this claim?
  23. Living in Europe, I'm currently loving Leffe Blonde Highly recommended, as are basically all of the Belgian beers I have tried.
  24. First snow of the season here...and no heated ranges or domes to feed my golf need. I am considering buying a Golf Launchpad simulator , that can be hooked up to a computer or game console. Does anyone have one? What has your experience been? Is it something you continually use after the novelty wares off?
  25. I guess it does sound weird, but I can start with my weight slightly forward, make a backswing keeping stacked forward, and still lift the left heel. I do it automatically as it's been a part of my swing for so long. And it _feels_ like my weight stays forward. With all of the other new parts of an S&T; swing I would rather not have to concentrate on keeping my heel down as well. What do folks who have made the switch have to say?
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