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  1. My Swing (JoaoPedro)

    What do you think i should train? Thank you all. I've been Playing Golf for: 4 years My current handicap index or average score is: 31 My typical ball flight is: hook The shot I hate or the "miss" I'm trying to reduce/eliminate is: do not let the upperbody start the downswing Videos:
  2. Swing analysis devices

    Looking for any and all opinions on folks with experience having owned or used any of the currently offered swing analysis gizmos on the market: zepp, blast motion, arcos, etc. I was about to pull the trigger on the zepp, but I'm reading good things about other options out there. thanks in advance for your advice!
  3. My Swing (Rsuslow)

    A little about me, or at least the last year. I used to shoot mid to low 90's, showing improvement. Last year, I don't know what happened, but I lost it all. I lost 20-30 yards on all my clubs. My 8 Iron used to be my money club. I could hit it dead straight 150 yards on a stock shot. When I lost my swing, I struggled to get it 130 most of the time. My other irons were never as accurate, but I knew my distances, and saw the loss on those as well. My driver was an average of 240, now I struggle to get it 210-220 (this is assuming no wind). The only thing that remained consistent and something that was improving was my short game from around the greens. I started taking lessons in October with a local guy. He's a great guy, and he is a good teacher. But, he has started to focus more on his golf career and has cut back lessons and will soon head to or try to head to Q School. The lessons have been working......when I'm there. I get home or on the course and it's all gone. He told me my plane was super shallow and I hang back. I also think there is more, we just haven't reached that point. So here I am. Looking for the advice of this fine forum. I am also considering one of the online pro's I've seen mentioned around. I've been Playing Golf for: 25 years, mostly off an on. About 6 or 7 of those were serious golf years, 4 of them being the years leading to now. My current handicap index or average score is: I average high 90's. I have my share of rounds going over 100. My lowest is an 84 at a local course that has been known to be a challenge for me. My typical ball flight is: Driver: I've fought a straight slice/banana slice for years and years. Recently I've seen a pull mixed in. I also struggle to hit the ball past 220 now, when I used to average around 240 in no-wind conditions. 3 Wood: This is a mixed bag. I struggle to make solid contact, but when I do, it's a straight slice/banana slice. I used to hit this about 220, now I struggle to get it over 190-195. Hybrid: This is also a mixed bag. I struggle making solid contact. When I do, it could be either a pull or a slice. I used to hit this about 210, now I struggle to get it 180 Irons: Either a slice or a pull. I really have been struggling making solid contact with my irons. I have found myself hitting the toe a lot. Sometimes I shank it off the hozel. Wedges: My wedge game is usually on point. But lately, I have been finding myself shanking it off the hozel. The shot I hate or the "miss" I'm trying to reduce/eliminate is: Driver: Slice and Pull 3 Wood: Poor contact and slice Hybrid: Poor contact Irons: Poor contact Wedges: Shank I have put a few videos below of my Driver, 3 Wood, Hybrid, 5 Iron, 7 Iron, 8 Iron, PW and 52 Wedge. Each video has a face on and down the line view in full speed and 20% speed. I appreciate everyone taking the time to review! Videos: Driver 3 Wood Hybrid/Rescue 5 Iron 7 Iron 8 Iron PW 52 Sand Wedge
  4. My Swing (Dave34)

    I've been Playing Golf for: 2 years My current handicap index or average score is: 20.2 My typical ball flight is: straight or slight fade The shot I hate or the "miss" I'm trying to reduce/eliminate is: push fade/slice Hey guys new poster here! Just wondering if anyone could have a look at my swing videos and give me some tips. I was hitting a nice little fade with my irons but lately I've been push fading my iron shots mainly from 8 iron up, wedges and 9 iron are pretty straight. Driver is ok but I hit it low and have a large fade which on occasion will be a large slice. And as for the hybrid I will usually hook it like a bitch!! Any tips will be greatly appreciated, thanks in advance everyone. Videos:
  5. Hey guys new poster here! Just wondering if anyone could have a look at my swing videos and give me some tips. I was hitting a nice little fade with my irons but lately I've been push fading my iron shots mainly from 8 iron up, wedges and 9 iron are pretty straight. Driver is ok but I hit it low and have a large fade which on occasion will be a large slice. And as for the hybrid I will usually hook it like a bitch!! Any tips will be greatly appreciated, thanks in advance everyone. So turns out I'm not sure how to post the videos on here as I can only upload 5mb??
  6. I have a Callaway Big Bertha Alpha with a stiff shaft (my irons are super stiff, my woods are stiff) and I can't hit it very far. I can hit my 7 iron 145-155 using a typically relaxed swing (i'm not trying to hit it very hard), I can hit my 3 hybrid 200-210 and a 3 wood as far as 225 yards off the tee, however I can only hit my driver an average of 230ish. My longest drive was 290, 250 yard drives are somewhat uncommon and 200 yard drives are relatively common. I can post a video if needed but as of now I'm curious about anything people have done when they were in a similar situation. I should also point out its 9 degrees and set on -1 loft and on a draw setting, I usually hit it relatively low, but I can shape my shot to go higher/lower if needed.
  7. QUESTION: How far from the ball should your feet be during a the golf swing? Obviously, your entire body needs to be in alignment. Is there a general rule of thumb as to how far away from the ball your feet should be planted? Any and all advice is welcome!
  8. My friend was telling me that improving my core strength will definitely help my swing. Right now, I kind don't do a whole lot of working on the core besides pushups. Anyone have any good tips for improving one's core strength?
  9. Forged Iron Opinions

    Hi all, I wanted to swing by here to quickly get opinions on some of the better forged iron sets that are relatively modern (post 2005 at least). I'm in the market for a second-hand iron set to tinker with and wanted feedback on what you all had great experiences with or have seen great reviews of. I'm not locked into any brand specifically but have seen fantastic things about early Nike blades and really any Mizuno forged blades. I'm looking to spend no more than 350 if that helps at all. I'm looking to lock down a purchase in several weeks before the season in the Midwest really picks up. Thanks for any opinions or suggestions! I look forward to scoping them all out!!
  10. My Swing (Heffinger)

    I usually hit a push fade with my driver and a block with my irons. My worst swing send both drives and irons off the hosel to the right. I'll occasionally draw and hook my drives. Any thoughts on my swing and advice is much appreciated. Drills are my friend. I've been Playing Golf for: 1 year My current handicap index or average score is: 25 My typical ball flight is: fade The shot I hate or the "miss" I'm trying to reduce/eliminate is: push fade Videos:
  11. My Swing (Sky Blue Jay)

    Hi peoplePlease help. Been playing golf for about 8 months and could really do with some advice regarding my swing. My shots tend to pull and my divots point to the left. I tend to hit a lot of fat shots. Any advice would be great...Thanks in advance. SEE VIDEO BELOW. https://www.dropbox.com/s/opyld1lzjjh80l3/Project003.mp4?dl=0
  12. @Vinny Cap's thread got me thinking. Some years ago I read that Dave Pelz considered the belly putter (anchored) to be the "best" putting approach based on a statistical study he had performed. Next best was left hand low. I do not know how many versions of putting he studied and now anchoring is not permitted by the Rules. Conceivably, Mr. Pelz might have discovered an even better technique. As the poll demonstrates, there are a lot of ways to swing a putter and I suspect the list is far from complete. I have tried a few times to use "left hand low" but I've used the reverse overlap grip for 5+ decades and I will likely stick with that until I can no longer play. How about the rest of you?
  13. I have been playing golf for about 5 years now but never really invested time into equipment or training but that has all changed. I got a deal on basically mint JPX 800 pro clubs with KBS Tour X shafts. I had my swing speed clocked around 110 at about 90% effort so I was told the X shafts would work for me but I have some worries. The other day on the range I was hitting shots at about 70% effort which I was spreading the ball (slice/hook/fat) but when I bumped up the effort to 90% I was hitting straight screamers that had penetrating flight with fades. Obviously distances between the 2 efforts were incredibly different (50+ yrds) as well. My worry: at 70% I felt more in control of my swing and more consistent with my technique but at 90% I felt that though I maintained my technique I had little control/stability; yet the ball flight was the complete opposite for the 2 efforts. Was this due to the shaft stiffness and slowing my swing down or was trying to slow my swing down throwing off my timing/ tempo causing my troubles? Or is this just a simple case of needing my practice so that I become comfortable swinging my club at 90% effort? What should I do?
  14. Just curious guys. I've been playing bi-weekly for the past 6 months. I've noticed that I've started to switch to my 3 wood on more par 4's and 5's ....in which I used to use my driver. My main driver SLDR 10.5 R-Flex, just produces too much vertical ball flight now. The hits are dead center with the driver. Is there something that I did that caused that? Current ball is a Titleist NXT Tour.
  15. My Swing (TripleEagle)

    I've been Playing Golf for: off and on 4 years, never actually started to play until last year My current handicap index or average score is: 85.12/72, 84.11/71, 82.93/70 My typical ball flight is: straight-draw with my irons, fade with my hybrid, fade-slice with my driver The shot I hate or the "miss" I'm trying to reduce/eliminate is: Fixing my driver above all, getting more distance, being more consistent on eliminating miss hits (usually tops) Videos: 5 Iron- Back View: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Uq_bZT4GGTw Info: The ball was a little pulled to the left and had a nice little draw on it, not my typical iron shot but it does happen non the less. Club is a Callaway Forged X 5 Iron. Estimated distance is about 155 yards. 5 Iron- Side View: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gIWcyQdxxEQ Info: The ball went dead straight, but popped a little higher up in the air than I would've liked. Club is a Callaway Forged X 5 Iron. Estimated distance is about 150 yards. 3 Hybrid- Back View: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eiFhOaXCV3g Info: (Sorry for the barking my parents had just gotten home and my dogs went crazy) I definitely swung down on the ball, it was low and had a decent cut to the right- not my typical hybrid shot at all. Club is a Callaway X Hot 3.0 Hybrid. Estimated Distance is about 170 yards (I typically hit it about 185 with my hybrid). 3 Hybrid- Side View: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nxIr0048VMU Info: I hit the ball higher than i'd like but it flew pretty straight, had a slight fade likely from the wind. Club is a Callaway X Hot 3.0 Hybrid. Estimated Distance is about 185. Driver- Back View: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=e2UlY55p_FE Info: The shot went a little high, because of how high I was teed up (I didn't want to scratch my club on my lawn). All together it was pretty good, high, a little pushed, a little draw. Club is a Callaway Big Bertha Alpha 9.0 Driver (adjusted to D and +2). Estimated Distance is about 210 yards. Driver- Side View: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3t8uYd8RqUU Info: Still a little high for the same reason. Pretty straight and had a nice little draw on it. Club is a Callaway Big Bertha Alpha 9.0 Driver (adjustments are D and +2). Estimated distance is about 220 yards.
  16. My Swing (Kor)

    Hi all, Was hoping I could get some advice/thoughts. Been playing almost 2 years (17 handicap).. I always seem to hit a wall though with all irons and go through a couple months of consistent shanks / mis hits. (Without exaggerating its like I am a beginner again) Going by the video i feel the error comes during my backswing - head and body come forward causing a shank. Any other tips/thoughts welcome! Why does this happen and how can I eliminate this and return to consistent golf!? Thanks Kor I've been Playing Golf for: 20 months My current handicap index or average score is: 17 My typical ball flight is: high The shot I hate or the "miss" I'm trying to reduce/eliminate is: shank or shot across the ground Videos: [Delete this, Embed Videos Here]
  17. Hi all, Was hoping I could get some advice/thoughts. Been playing almost 2 years (17 handicap).. I always seem to hit a wall though with all irons and go through a couple months of consistent shanks / mis hits. (Without exaggerating its like I am a beginner again) ( Going by the video i feel the error comes during my backswing - head and body come forward causing a shank. Why does this happen and how can I eliminate this and return to consistent golf!?
  18. When a new swing goes too far

    Hello all, first post. I've been playing golf for about 17 years (I'm only 32) with my own clubs as a leftie and primarily been using cheap clubs. I got really good at my pitching wedge early and felt like it was mastered. Over the last few years I've gone off and on with trying to get better without upgrading irons or anything, bought a used driver or new fairway driver but that was about it. About 2-3 months ago I finally bought a new set of Taylormade burner 2.0 irons to complement my other clubs and started playing almost daily. Since then I've hit balls or played at least 9 holes 6 out of 7 days and focused on trying to find consistency. I've always had a strong but inconsistent grip so I went more neutral, slowed down my swing, and tried to become a golfer that focuses on consistency over distance. About a week ago I got tired of my neutral grip / swing, mainly because I wasn't seeing a decrease in average score and my shots were improving but only about 70% of the time, and the 30% were slicing worse than I've ever seen before in my life. I felt better about knowing that I was swinging more consistently but I felt I wasn't swinging the way I should be. I had a fade but it wasn't repeatable enough to play as a fade. I started hitting about 200 range balls a day last week testing out a stronger grip and I started seeing results that were more consistent with how I've swung before (lower but straighter on mishits) and then a few days ago it just clicked. My hands weren't in sync with each other and I started trying out an interlocking grip. Since then I had one range session that was an abomination (the first one) every one since then has been 100+ balls each (more than once more per day) and I've been hitting the ball so long and so consistent that I'm super timid about the results. 1. I line my body and club up straight at the target and my ball has a consistent fade that lands closer than ever before. 2. I'm swinging slower on the backswing and using an interlocking grip but only until I hit the top, and then just swinging through. 3. When I finish my swing I find that my club feels like it ended up perfectly and even when I mishit I'm hitting it almost exactly where I was aiming where before this could have been 100yds off target due to slice. The problem is that I'm hitting farther than I ever imagined. I am about 6'0 and 205 lbs and I'm hitting like Bubba at the moment based on having someone at the range with a range finder verifying distances. *But those distances are more accurate and consistent than ever* ex. - PW- 150+ 9I - 160-165 7I - 200-210 5I - 225+ Driver - Hitting the top of the net on a 240yd range with about 40yd tall net I was previously swinging much slower but with this new grip and my comfort in the swing I feel like I'm swinging too hard but I'm hitting more consistent than I have in my life, even though I've added at least 25 yards to each club. Should I be worried or should I embrace it? I'm typically a bogey to double-bogey golfer mainly due to tee shots and over-thinking them so I'm wanting to embrace the new found distance and thought process but it's got me worried.
  19. My Swing (Steven001)

    I've been Playing Golf for: On and off for about 9 years. I haven't played consistently for about 5 years and not at all for the last two. I've got the bug again and I've played 4 rounds in the last month. My current handicap index or average score is: I would estimate around 20 My typical ball flight is: To the right/occasional pull The shot I hate or the "miss" I'm trying to reduce/eliminate is: Slice! With the occasional pull to the left. I think I struggle to "release" the club properly prior to impact and come slightly over the top. I can also see that my right elbow is fairly bent which I'm guessing is causing my club face to be open at impact? I'm hoping someone will be able to give me some tips or advice on how to correct my bad habit! Videos:
  20. My Swing (CallawayJ)

    I've been Playing Golf for: 2 years My current handicap index or average score is: 90-95 My typical ball flight is: xxxx The shot I hate or the "miss" I'm trying to reduce/eliminate is: miss hits and fades Thank you for any tips or comments Videos:
  21. My Swing (Jbrook)

    Hey Everybody, I'm a newbie to the site, but I'm loving the content thus far. I decided I would go ahead and post my swing to see what kind of feedback y'all had. I've been shooting in the mid to high 80's recently but trying to drop a few strokes and break 80 before the year is over. I've been Playing Golf for: 5 years My current handicap index or average score is: Mid 80's My typical ball flight is: High Slight Fade The shot I hate or the "miss" I'm trying to reduce/eliminate is: Slice with drive or pull with my irons Videos: Thanks, Jonathan
  22. My Swing (Nickdavisgolf)

    I've been Playing Golf for: 26 years My current handicap index or average score is: 74.8 (gamegolf) My typical ball flight is: draw The shot I hate or the "miss" I'm trying to reduce/eliminate is: toe strike and blocks/snaps Videos: [Delete this, Embed Videos Here]
  23. My Swing (airballer2332)

    I've been Playing Golf for: one year My current handicap index or average score is: 30 My typical ball flight is: inconsistent The shot I hate or the "miss" I'm trying to reduce/eliminate is: weak shots Videos: http://tinypic.com/r/5bzkoi/9
  24. My Swing (Klossy)

    I've been Playing Golf for: 11 months My current handicap index or average score is: 101 My typical ball flight is: High Fade The shot I hate or the "miss" I'm trying to reduce/eliminate is: High Fade, Fat Shots, Shanks Videos: http://www.hudl.com/technique/video/view/noMyANFm?e=5552281 Hey all. This is an afterthought, so I don't have a face-on view of the swing yet. The below swing is pretty ugly, so beware. On this particular day, I felt as if I was rushing my hands to impact'. There are days where I have solid contact and have a high ball flight, with a slight (2-5 yd) fade, and I feel as if I only take a partial backswing and my hands are forward at impact. I'm planning to schedule lessons with a local pro in my area (he does do video analysis, but I'd love any drills or tips I can work on in the meantime. I play used Adams Idea irons, standard flex, an Adams 16 degree fairway wood, and a TM 9.5 580 driver. Thanks! -Klossy