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  1. So to put it another way, you believe that where I’m putting the vertex of the arm triangle is a byproduct of letting the trail elbow slip too wide and not that the trail elbow slipping is the byproduct itself? That def helps frame it, or at least focus it. Thanks
  2. All makes sense, cheers. I was just trying to orient the drill in 3D space. The two arms ultimately work together and if my trail arm/elbow is too far to the side it had me thinking that maybe I’m letting my lead arm get too splayed out flat across my chest in an effort to keep my elbows close together.
  3. If you oriented a clock where 9 PM is directly left and 3 PM is directly right from your field of view in the first drill (hands up, then turn), are your hands going up to 1 PM?
  4. Yeah I just think it throws me off because of where I horizontally align my two hands when trying the version where I raise my arms first. Makes it awkward for me to move to the intermediate steps before I rotate back. But maybe that's the point, maybe it being awkward for me is a signal of the fact I'm just doing it wrong haha
  5. Cool, I like to 'sensitivity test', so to speak, so a guardrail like that is helpful. Yep, but the height-then-depth was tough for me. I think doing depth-then-height revealed that I may be turning backwards poorly. I think I was rotating back flat at the hips 90 degrees rather than rotating my shoulders 90 degrees perpendicular to my spine angle and letting my hip rotation be lead by that. I'll stick with it and focus on filming the drill repeatedly until I can groove a feel for the proper hand position. Thanks.
  6. That tricky 'ol 3D space! Cheers that makes more sense. So would I want to try tuck my right elbow more in at address to aid this so that it doesn't slip out wide like that? Would one of those tour striker balls be useful me possibly?
  7. I think I'm misunderstanding. Since you said upper arm, I assumed you meant my trail/right arm, but then the green arrow throws me off in relation. With a top-down view, do you mean my trail elbow is pointing more like aqua rather than yellow?
  8. I've been trying to work on getting my right elbow off my torso and feel like I've been having some success. This change has made the driver completely fall apart, which isn't as fun, but eh small steps. (ball swing starts at 0:27) I know I'm still early extending, but I'm wondering if I'm heading in the right direction with my backswing and position at the top. A few things I noticed/wondering: - I find as I get to the top of the swing my wrists feel very restricted. I feel like I couldn't do anymore radial deviation of the left wrist. For example
  9. I mean, it's a really simple hypothetical to digest. He's just trying to frame your assessment criteria and go from there so that the two of you can have a conversation 'on even footing'.
  10. I didn't say that anyone contended he wasn't great. I'm just defining what I view the definition to be to see who meets the criteria on that sliding scale.
  11. It's also possible I'm holding it fine in the fingers but trying to overdo ('too much in the fingers') and that the way I'm hinging my wrists is just bad and that's what's causing the grip to move in my hand. I'll try and film something today.
  12. I agree with this. I also think longevity is totally valid when it comes to this discussion and Phil rolling back the years with this latest win certainly gives him a lot more clout in this ranking discussion. To be great means to do something unique that “stands the test of time”. Maybe a bit sappy ha
  13. Yep, I try to mimic it and it’s really hard to maintain. Beginning to think my club grip, even though it’s standard, is too wide. I measure my pinky at 6 cm, and it just feels difficult to wrap my fingers around the grip without it inevitably sliding to my palm. I have large palms and short fingers. In trying to barely maintain the grip in the fingers, I end up gripping too firmly. This glove was brand new, one range session. Maybe I need to try undersized grips.
  14. Great thread! I've noticed that when I take a grip way more in the fingers (trying to use those images posted just above) that the very end of the grip (butt end) will slide across the heel pad as I swing back and forth. It doesn't feel secure. It feels more secure when I use a long-thumb instead (basically bringing the base of the thumb where it meets the palm pretty much all the way down onto the club grip), but that feels odd because it feels like the "top half of my hand" is now way to the side, towards the middle of my body. But maybe that's correct. Or maybe if it is correct, th
  15. Well, I feel like I can't without my right elbow leading that movement, that's all you got it!
  16. Hmm guess I always tried to think of the two shoulders as equally moving opposite pieces and that's then a misconception. Is it truly right shoulder back or more like right shoulder back as an effect of right elbow external rotation and abduction?
  17. "Pushes your right shoulder back (toward the target)." Meaning on the axis of rotation around my spine that my shoulders go more than 90 degrees? Bit confused by this one, as I would imagine that pushing right shoulder back brings left shoulder more forward (toward camera) "Pulls your hands away (away from the target)." Meaning if I drew a line parallel to target line, hands would get closer to the camera but stay on roughly the same line (aside from whatever changes from your 3rd point about the right elbow)? Is this and the push right shoulder back basica
  18. Definitely! First drill is at 7min18s where he puts left hand under right tricep to feel connection going back. Second drill is at 10min24s, where he does a move just like what you showed me. Third drill/check is at 12min58s, where he basically resets his body to show where his hands actually are at the top of the flawed backswing. I feel like this re-framing was the most illuminating for me for the issue you called out? Fourth drill is at 15min4s, where it basically helps show what the right arm is really doing in the backswing (basically just folding more
  19. Hi @iacas, I was having a little trouble with the proper positions from your drill (I think the main issue is I need a full body mirror to self-check), but these drills below really spoke to me. How do you feel about what they're showing here? (ignore the preview image, the video is about the backswing and the trail arm, specifically)
  20. Thanks! Another thing I neglected to point out is that that face on swing with the driver was with an old 60g shaft. I found it was too light for me to have feel for where it was in the backswing and contributed to going too far past parallel. Upgraded it to a 76g HZRDUS Yellow (the shaft in the DTL clip in the original post) and have MUCH better feel for that.
  21. This video is a few months old and not great quality, started going to the range far more since then so my swing has become a little more controlled and connected. I've had to kinda battle turning my shoulders far more than 90 degrees for a while now.
  22. Honestly this is just incredible content. Very much appreciated! Seeing it both ways (starting with height and starting with depth) is illuminating. So it seems like when I'm filming myself at the range later on doing full shots after I've worked on these drills, that a good check-point is being able to draw a straight line, at the top, roughly from my hands down through my trail shoulder and into the middle of my trail foot?
  23. sinik


  24. Cheers - will try to get a FO view of normal swings as well (the feeling of being stuck and the resultant chicken wing is more pronounced there, for sure). Can just be a bit tough at the range I typically frequent. Appreciate all the feedback!
  25. Thanks for jumping in! I guess this is a common question, but the obvious benefits of fixing my bad move on the way up to consistency aside (and probably accuracy), is it ultimately compromising a lot of distance as well?
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