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3 minutes ago, dlow206 said:

Thanks for pointing out this issue. Definitely something I continue to fight. 

The one reason is recognize it is the last two coaches I used pointed it out in different ways. The one that’s a GG guy explained it well to me and used my videos to him to show me what what happening. 
 

I don’t recall which video series or maybe YouTube where Monte talks about the setup and having the somewhat butt under you.  He shows how to tuck the hips/butt. Some people talk about pretending your hips are a bucket of water and you don’t want to dump water at setup so you tuck the hips.  

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2 minutes ago, RickyBobby_PR said:

The one reason is recognize it is the last two coaches I used pointed it out in different ways. The one that’s a GG guy explained it well to me and used my videos to him to show me what what happening. 
 

I don’t recall which video series or maybe YouTube where Monte talks about the setup and having the somewhat butt under you.  He shows how to tuck the hips/butt. Some people talk about pretending your hips are a bucket of water and you don’t want to dump water at setup so you tuck the hips.  

Was it GG who focused on setup posture about having the pelvis tucked a bit or something like that? (i may not be describing it exactly right, but something to that effect)?

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1 minute ago, RickyBobby_PR said:

The one reason is recognize it is the last two coaches I used pointed it out in different ways. The one that’s a GG guy explained it well to me and used my videos to him to show me what what happening. 
 

I don’t recall which video series or maybe YouTube where Monte talks about the setup and having the somewhat butt under you.  He shows how to tuck the hips/butt. Some people talk about pretending your hips are a bucket of water and you don’t want to dump water at setup so you tuck the hips.  

This was one of the biggest GG tips that spoke to me.  I used to try to want to set up like Adam Scott, but because I am not a world class athlete (hard to believe, i know), it is a struggle to keep the hips and pelvis back.  The only place for it to go during the down swing was towards the ball (the dreaded goat hump).  Keeping my pelvis and hips under me more at address and having a more relaxed spine allows me to really push back the pelvis and rotate the hips during the downswing like I was never was able to before.

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4 minutes ago, jlukes said:

Yup

This was one of the biggest GG tips that spoke to me.  I used to try to want to set up like Adam Scott, but because I am not a world class athlete (hard to believe, i know), it is a struggle to keep the hips and pelvis back throughout the swing.  The only place for it to go during the down swing was towards the ball (the dreaded goat hump).  Keeping my pelvis and hips under me more at address and having a more relaxed spine allows me to really push back the pelvis and rotate the hips during the downswing like I was never was able to before.

Thanks, I need to take a closer look at the GG setup posture stuff. 

I think when I am out on the course, my butt starts to go out even more than in my practice videos (feels like I am going in the direction of sitting at address), and then i am assuming the EE gets even worse. I dont have any recent on-course swing videos to prove it but i am pretty sure its happening. 

I have historically suffered from what I call the double EE. Moving towards the ball in the backswing and then moving even more towards the ball in the downswing. Have started to reduce the big EE move in the downswing, but need to get rid of the backswing EE. If posture helps, thats a no brainer for me to focus on

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6 minutes ago, dlow206 said:

Thanks, I need to take a closer look at the GG setup posture stuff. 

I think when I am out on the course, my butt starts to go out even more than in my practice videos (feels like I am going in the direction of sitting at address), and then i am assuming the EE gets even worse. I dont have any recent on-course swing videos to prove it but i am pretty sure its happening. 

I have historically suffered from what I call the double EE. Moving towards the ball in the backswing and then moving even more towards the ball in the downswing. Have started to reduce the big EE move in the downswing, but need to get rid of the backswing EE. If posture helps, thats a no brainer for me to focus on

I am not a Barstool sports fan, but take a look at the video they put out with Riggs getting a lesson from GG.  They work a ton on his posture and pelvis/hips at address

 

 

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1 hour ago, dlow206 said:

Was it GG who focused on setup posture about having the pelvis tucked a bit or something like that? (i may not be describing it exactly right, but something to that effect)?

Definitely a GG focus point. The video jlukes posted does a good job of explaining it and Monte was the only other person I’ve seen refer to a similar setup philosophy. It might be in his drive 4 dough video series as I don’t recall it in the ntc series or efficient swing. 

45 minutes ago, jlukes said:

I am not a Barstool sports fan, but take a look at the video they put out with Riggs getting a lesson from GG.  They work a ton on his posture and pelvis/hips at address

 

 

This is a good video of the GG method

1 hour ago, jlukes said:

This was one of the biggest GG tips that spoke to me.  I used to try to want to set up like Adam Scott, but because I am not a world class athlete (hard to believe, i know), it is a struggle to keep the hips and pelvis back.  The only place for it to go during the down swing was towards the ball (the dreaded goat hump).  Keeping my pelvis and hips under me more at address and having a more relaxed spine allows me to really push back the pelvis and rotate the hips during the downswing like I was never was able to before.

Its been what I’ve spent most of the winter working on and it makes the backswing easier and more balanced

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Thanks @jlukes and @RickyBobby_PR for the info.

I definitely need to watch this more in-depth. My initial takeaway is to apply my normal everyday non-golf posture to the golf setup lol (not exactly, but i have crappy normal posture with the rounded shoulders and so on when i am standing).

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1 minute ago, dlow206 said:

Thanks @jlukes and @RickyBobby_PR for the info.

I definitely need to watch this more in-depth. My initial takeaway is to apply my normal everyday non-golf posture to the golf setup lol (not exactly, but i have crappy normal posture with the rounded shoulders and so on when i am standing).

Yeah bad posture is a good thought. 

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Just plunked down the [emoji383]to join GG online academy: maybe I’ll start a thread chronicling my year...


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2 minutes ago, Micah T said:

Just plunked down the emoji383.pngto join GG online academy: maybe I’ll start a thread chronicling my year...


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that would be so neat. This sounds like an awesome thing to do, although also going to one of Monte's clinics sounds just as good

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3 minutes ago, Micah T said:

Just plunked down the emoji383.pngto join GG online academy: maybe I’ll start a thread chronicling my year...


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Nice. There’s a lot of information in there and he just added a bunch of mini series videos based on what he sees from those who have posted their swing videos and the number of them he sees doing things wrong. The mental section is pretty good too

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14 minutes ago, rbsiedsc said:

that would be so neat. This sounds like an awesome thing to do, although also going to one of Monte's clinics sounds just as good

Monte in-person is awesome. In terms of his interaction/communication style, i feel like i am talking to a different person when talking to him in-person or on Facetime vs. email/message board

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7 hours ago, Lacassem said:

@CarlHand @Shapotomousi have the same issue opening the lead him/turning. Most recently I found this diagram as a light bulb moment for me. Always have had a closed stance....how can I clear my hip when I start out like this? Have since adjusted and I do not have any videos but it feels much better and hitting a straighter ball. Not sure if you potentially are doing the same but just wanted to toss out what I have seen for my own swing

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Not my issue, but thanks anyway.  If anything, I tend to be open when I get lazy.  My issue is more years of NOT firing the left side aggressively.  I start to clear my hips on the downswing, but they're still fairly square at impact rather than open to the target.  There's a lot of little faults leading to the cause that I'm working on.

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7 hours ago, dlow206 said:

Regarding my pivot/rotation comment, in this swing, I "feel" like my arms are passive during the downswing and I am just rotating hard through the shot. What I mean by passive is that I am not actively trying to speed up the arms or hit with the arms. In actuality, it looks like it is speeding up my swing by feeling like my arms are passive.

 

That's exactly what I've been working on the last couple of days while working with the Divot Board. I noticed with my normal swing, ground contact is all over the place. While trying to rotate keeping the arms passive and feeling like I rotate the chest through before the arms, I'm seeing more consistency. I'm starting small, mostly quarter and half swings with the wedge trying to develop a feel for it. 

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Working indoors just to feel what proper rotation feels like. sure feels very different, not in a bad way, just different.

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Working indoors just to feel what proper rotation feels like. sure feels very different, not in a bad way, just different.

Changes are supposed to feel different otherwise it wouldn’t be a change as you would be doing the same thing as before. [emoji23]


You say “proper”, but proper to whom?
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5 minutes ago, cnosil said:


Changes are supposed to feel different otherwise it wouldn’t be a change as you would be doing the same thing as before. emoji23.png


You say “proper”, but proper to whom?

Proper is probably not the right word. "more" is a better word. more rotation on the downswing than what i have been doing.

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45 minutes ago, dlow206 said:

Proper is probably not the right word. "more" is a better word. more rotation on the downswing than what i have been doing.

Keep at 

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