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On 2/26/2021 at 3:50 PM, B.Boston said:

I recently saw this video as I have a slight sway in my swing and move too much into my trail leg.

Not trying to play coach but I thought it was worth a share! 

 

 

Messed around with this and really love the swing thought. I too am guilty of a sway/slide pattern. Looking forward to my next range session to give this a shot.

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I went to the range today with the intention of working on one of the drills from the Strike Plan where you try to intentionally hit a toe shot and then a heel shot to develop feel for each in order t

Hard to think of a cheaper training aid than some foot spray... Worth every penny

I had to come home from work and do some touch up cleaning on my car because I found out today that my new lease is in and I am scheduled to pick it up tomorrow. I was hoping to get a full practice se

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On 2/25/2021 at 6:22 PM, sirchunksalot said:

I had to come home from work and do some touch up cleaning on my car because I found out today that my new lease is in and I am scheduled to pick it up tomorrow. I was hoping to get a full practice session in, but I ended up taking a few swings at the Divot Board instead. 20210225_175210-01.jpeg.92e093bb4ff9a26698be8182fca73abe.jpeg

It's starting to get there, still have a long way to go, but I'm loving the feedback I'm getting from it. I'm still working on not swaying and better rotation. Getting out of the habit of relying on my arms in the golf swing is going to be a long, hard road but one I hope pays off. 

Alright.  I'm sold on this.  I had to look it up after seeing this post and wondering what exactly it was.  These forums are always dangerous to someone with a weak will.

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Alright.  I'm sold on this.  I had to look it up after seeing this post and wondering what exactly it was.  These forums are always dangerous to someone with a weak will.

You ain't kidding, these forums will lead you to buy things you never knew you needed. I can't say I'd endorse too many training aids, but this, SuperSpeed, and the Planemate are legit. 

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44 minutes ago, sirchunksalot said:

You ain't kidding, these forums will lead you to buy things you never knew you needed. I can't say I'd endorse too many training aids, but this, SuperSpeed, and the Panthers are legit. 

It definitely beats not having anything for that and it adds being able to check club head path without tearing up my yard or going through tons of powder spray.

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46 minutes ago, AmishJason said:

It definitely beats not having anything for that and it adds being able to check club head path without tearing up my yard or going through tons of powder spray.

It'll definitely save you from tearing up the yard and it's great for practice even without a ball. As @GolfSpy MPR mentioned, it'll show wear quickly but it's held up extremely well after the initial wear. 

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Today worked on the “wall drill” (minus the club). Keeping my back side connected to the wall on rotation is eye opening. Was able to do it and was really focusing on the motion. Could feel myself being forced to keep my squat down. Will continue to do this daily and hopefully translates to the range/course 

 

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Today worked on the “wall drill” (minus the club). Keeping my back side connected to the wall on rotation is eye opening. Was able to do it and was really focusing on the motion. Could feel myself being forced to keep my squat down. Will continue to do this daily and hopefully translates to the range/course 

 

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I do this drill as well. Haven't been able to transfer it over to real swings yet. 

Also, I use the back of the couch as my wall so that my arms can swing without destroying drywall. I am short enough that the cough works well as the wall. 

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Beautiful day today, but way too wet for the ranges to be open, so I played on the sim. Not enjoying it much anymore, and my swing just didn’t feel right with irons and wedges. Oh, well, I had a chance to go “play” so I can’t complain about that.

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Very nice day in the PNW today.  Sunny and pushing 60.  And I didn't have a game.  So, off to the range.  Took my 7 iron and driver, along with 2 alignment sticks.  Goal was to mainly work on weight shift, balance in the finish.  Started off using the 7 iron and a step through drill to get a solid feel of getting to the left side and hips fully clearing.  After several minutes of doing this, began easy full 7 iron shots, trying to focus on smooth and fluid swings (i.e. no jerking from the top, no off balance finishes).  Also focusing on maintaining my angles at impact.  This really help promote the feel of clearing the hips and produced some very solid shots and soft draws.  After working on this for awhile, I moved to the driver to work on the same objectives.  Had to really focus hard on not trying to smash the driver and lose my tempo.  When I did, I'd lose the ball to the right with a push fade.  Worked on the range for 45 minutes or so.  Moved over to the practice chipping area and worked on short pitches with the 60*, focusing on keeping my rhythm and soft arms and not rushing the transition.  I use a 24 ball shag-tube and after 2 rounds, moved to hitting short chip shots with the 60*, 56*, and 52* wedges working on solid contact and distance control.  All in all, a good practice session today.

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Sometimes it is the little things. I have been struggling with my irons recently - toe strikes and pulls. As I was wrapping up most wanted testing yesterday Phillip asked if I always play my ball that far forward. We moved it back a bit and while the shots were a little bit toward the toe it was much better and ball flight was a nice right to left draw. Only concern is that it really moved my path a bit too far in to out. My instructor wanted it to be 2-3 but I was a bit over 4.

Going back tomorrow to do a bit more practice and see how things shake out. Also need to get to a Range to film the swing to get my instructors thoughts.

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Spent some time with my swing coach working on short shots.  Working on better rotation and balance with a few drills.

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Got home from work without a lot of time before daylight runs out and supper is ready. I took the Divot Board out and worked more on the 60-60-100 drill. I saw mostly good results, with a few swings that had me scratching my head. I'm still trying to get used to the focus on the dot on the board without a ball, but I figure that'll come with practice. 

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Had my first ever lesson today... so I’ve been setting up with the club face 10 degrees open, essentially turning every club into two club lofts higher... which explains my massive height and distance control issue with irons. Just getting the club square at address added about 29 yards and got my trajectory so much better! It’s crazy how such a little thing can make a huge difference!


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Even this is a little open still, he had me so square but the results were amazing!


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6 hours ago, CarlH said:

Spent some time with my swing coach working on short shots.  Working on better rotation and balance with a few drills.

Extremely important!!  I tend to get a little lax in my rotation, and bad things happen!

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41 minutes ago, twyatt700 said:

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Even this is a little open still, he had me so square but the results were amazing!
 

I'm just the opposite.  I set up more square than your bottom pic, and I could use more height.  I have tried setting up like your top pic, and I have mixed results.  It's OK if I rotate hard in the downswing; sometimes I do, sometimes I don't.  When I don't... it's bad!

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Similar to a few if you guys, I've been working most of the off season to improve my rotation and eliminate my early extension. Have been doing the wall drill at home quite a bit, and at the range basically I'll go through half a bucket with waist-to-waist swings, feeling like my right pocket "punches" toward 11 o'clock (noon being target). Then I'll take that feel up to full swings for most of the rest of the bucket, save for ~5 normal driver swings and ~5 fast-as-I-can driver swings.

Yesterday was a good day! I'm liking where I'm at so far. I'll probably continue to work on this in the background, but as the weather warms up I'll be shifting my range time to focus more on aim and target.

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I'm just the opposite.  I set up more square than your bottom pic, and I could use more height.  I have tried setting up like your top pic, and I have mixed results.  It's OK if I rotate hard in the downswing; sometimes I do, sometimes I don't.  When I don't... it's bad!

Isn’t it so uncomfortable to have the face opposite of what you’ve been doing? I couldn’t believe something so small made that big a difference! For me with this change I felt like I didn’t have to rotate as hard to get distance.


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@B.Boston - That 60/60/100 thought is magic. Especially with short game.

It's sunny and in the 40s now, and enough snow has melted that I have a few grassy areas I can chip to from the patio and my little hitting mat. Working with the 60/60/100 thought, and having a feel of maintaining my spine angle through impact is working wonders. For me, the feel of maintaining the spine angle keeps my head from moving forward on the downswing. It's such a weird feeling but for the first time ever I'm actually able to pitch the ball and get some height without feeling like I have to lay the face open.

I'm curious to see what the combination of these two thoughts does at the range with full swings. My miss is low and left when my head starts to work forward. Something tells me the flight might be completely different if I get this right.

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@B.Boston - That 60/60/100 thought is magic. Especially with short game.

It's sunny and in the 40s now, and enough snow has melted that I have a few grassy areas I can chip to from the patio and my little hitting mat. Working with the 60/60/100 thought, and having a feel of maintaining my spine angle through impact is working wonders. For me, the feel of maintaining the spine angle keeps my head from moving forward on the downswing. It's such a weird feeling but for the first time ever I'm actually able to pitch the ball and get some height without feeling like I have to lay the face open.

I'm curious to see what the combination of these two shots does at the range with full swings. My miss is low and left when my head starts to work forward. Something tells me the flight might be completely different if I get this right.

That’s awesome! I can’t wait to get some full swings in Friday using that drill. It’s felt good with slow-no indoor swings. Seems to naturally get me to turn my hips more, but real swings with balls will hopefully show some consistency on strike, and maybe a little more speed. 

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