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12 minutes ago, Tom the Golf Nut said:

I don't video my swing. It's working and I'm afraid I will see something and want to adjust something. 

I have to practice but never do, never hit the range but I must. I am so close to achieving my own personal goal that I thought was just a pipe dream. I just received my USGA handicap update from the Tennessee Golf Association yesterday. I am currently at a 1.1. handicap index. I had six rounds in the sixty's this season so far. I usually have maybe one or two. 

So, I was always content with being a 5 handicap then things just happened over the last two to three years. I'm attributing a lot of this from being active in MGS and some equipment changes and testing opportunities to get me motivated and focused.

My challenge........ Can I get below a 1.0 this season. It's so hard to lower your handicap when it gets low, one bad round can screw up the progress. I'm not talking a really bad round, but enough to be used in the calculations to move me in the wrong direction.  I'll have to have a serious conversation with myself every round. Keep calm, focus, play smart, and have fun (in short, don't choke).🤣

So I am working from home today. In 30 minutes it will be time for lunch. (I keep my home schedule the same for work) I am committing myself  to go out into the yard and hit wedges from 50 to 85 yards to my backyard pin. Soon the balls should show up for my testing of the Maxfli Tour and Tour X balls. I think the focus for the testing should be enough to help me reach my goal.

I can't remember when I was this nervous and excited at the same time. I am actually going to work hard at this. To achieve this at my age (62) will be monumental for me and I hope it inspires others. It doesn't matter how old you get you can still get better.

Congrats on the progress, you got this. I think that is the great part about golf, there are endless goals and there is such a long window to achieve them.

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Been videoing my swing lately to try and solve my driver game and feel like I am going down a rabbit hole. Besides some good recent rounds (and good iron striking) I feel like I have so much work to do still. 

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33 minutes ago, Tom the Golf Nut said:

I don't video my swing. It's working and I'm afraid I will see something and want to adjust something. 

I have to practice but never do, never hit the range but I must. I am so close to achieving my own personal goal that I thought was just a pipe dream. I just received my USGA handicap update from the Tennessee Golf Association yesterday. I am currently at a 1.1. handicap index. I had six rounds in the sixty's this season so far. I usually have maybe one or two. 

So, I was always content with being a 5 handicap then things just happened over the last two to three years. I'm attributing a lot of this from being active in MGS and some equipment changes and testing opportunities to get me motivated and focused.

My challenge........ Can I get below a 1.0 this season. It's so hard to lower your handicap when it gets low, one bad round can screw up the progress. I'm not talking a really bad round, but enough to be used in the calculations to move me in the wrong direction.  I'll have to have a serious conversation with myself every round. Keep calm, focus, play smart, and have fun (in short, don't choke).🤣

So I am working from home today. In 30 minutes it will be time for lunch. (I keep my home schedule the same for work) I am committing myself  to go out into the yard and hit wedges from 50 to 85 yards to my backyard pin. Soon the balls should show up for my testing of the Maxfli Tour and Tour X balls. I think the focus for the testing should be enough to help me reach my goal.

I can't remember when I was this nervous and excited at the same time. I am actually going to work hard at this. To achieve this at my age (62) will be monumental for me and I hope it inspires others. It doesn't matter how old you get you can still get better.

Incredible, congrats and good luck

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Worked on several swing feels (posted in my improvement thread). Really need to focus hard and slow down to not over rotate on the way back. My hips and shoulder planes are still out of whack. Load road ahead. 

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Still working on backswing A, I took a little video and only see marginal progress. I'm getting a little more wrist set at waist high, but only between 50-60 degrees. I'm still waiting to fully get them set until the top of my backswing. My swing is still looping around to the inside, also. I have a feeling it's going to take a while to completely overhaul just this small part of my swing, but it'll be worth it. As @rbsiedsc said, long road ahead, but every little bit helps to actually learn to sing the club better. 

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26 minutes ago, sirchunksalot said:

Still working on backswing A, I took a little video and only see marginal progress. I'm getting a little more wrist set at waist high, but only between 50-60 degrees. I'm still waiting to fully get them set until the top of my backswing. My swing is still looping around to the inside, also. I have a feeling it's going to take a while to completely overhaul just this small part of my swing, but it'll be worth it. As @rbsiedsc said, long road ahead, but every little bit helps to actually learn to sing the club better. 

Don't feel bad!  It took me awhile as well.  I still don't get my wrist set as early as I would like.

You should be able to get to 90º set at left arm parallel using the drill video #3, the No-Turn Backswing.  Keep doing that drill until you know what that position feels like, then work on getting to that same position from address position.  

Good luck!!  You can doooo it!

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50 minutes ago, Kenny B said:

Don't feel bad!  It took me awhile as well.  I still don't get my wrist set as early as I would like.

You should be able to get to 90º set at left arm parallel using the drill video #3, the No-Turn Backswing.  Keep doing that drill until you know what that position feels like, then work on getting to that same position from address position.  

Good luck!!  You can doooo it!

I think I'm going to spend a while on that one, I just rewatched that one after you mentioned it and it seems like a good one. I appreciate it!

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1 hour ago, sirchunksalot said:

Still working on backswing A, I took a little video and only see marginal progress. I'm getting a little more wrist set at waist high, but only between 50-60 degrees. I'm still waiting to fully get them set until the top of my backswing. My swing is still looping around to the inside, also. I have a feeling it's going to take a while to completely overhaul just this small part of my swing, but it'll be worth it. As @rbsiedsc said, long road ahead, but every little bit helps to actually learn to sing the club better. 

I am going to give you a little different perspective about the wrist set.  I am sure that there are lots of approaches and thoughts, but Mark Crossfield made a video the resonated with me and helped stop me from trying to cock the wrists too much.  I think it is a great visual on setting the wrists.  

 

 

 

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Hit the range for a bit after work today. Needed to get outside after being stuck in the lab all day. Seeing a pretty consistent issue of being too steep in my swing so trying to work on that a little bit at a time. 

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1 hour ago, cnosil said:

I am going to give you a little different perspective about the wrist set.  I am sure that there are lots of approaches and thoughts, but Mark Crossfield made a video the resonated with me and helped stop me from trying to cock the wrists too much.  I think it is a great visual on setting the wrists.  

 

 

 

He's doing to what Monte refers to as the Cast A position after the left arm parallel and club 90º, and from there start the downswing.  So it's about the same thing with different sequencing.

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Range at my buddies country club played closed to the pin lost $8… sliced every driver shot .. my irons were on looking good so that’s always a plus .. 

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On 7/21/2021 at 4:35 PM, Tom the Golf Nut said:

My challenge........ Can I get below a 1.0 this season.

Take the decimal point out and that's my challenge 😉 

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What's this Monte stuff, Cast A etc? Sounds like it could be beneficial to me to try...

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12 hours ago, sirchunksalot said:

Still working on backswing A, I took a little video and only see marginal progress. I'm getting a little more wrist set at waist high, but only between 50-60 degrees. I'm still waiting to fully get them set until the top of my backswing. My swing is still looping around to the inside, also. I have a feeling it's going to take a while to completely overhaul just this small part of my swing, but it'll be worth it. As @rbsiedsc said, long road ahead, but every little bit helps to actually learn to sing the club better. 

The wrists don’t need as much set as people think. The first drill in the ntc videos is all the wrist set that’s needed and really shouldn’t increase much from there. Practice just that part of needed. 

11 hours ago, Kenny B said:

Don't feel bad!  It took me awhile as well.  I still don't get my wrist set as early as I would like.

You should be able to get to 90º set at left arm parallel using the drill video #3, the No-Turn Backswing.  Keep doing that drill until you know what that position feels like, then work on getting to that same position from address position.  

Good luck!!  You can doooo it!

Yup

5 hours ago, DStar said:

What's this Monte stuff, Cast A etc? Sounds like it could be beneficial to me to try...

It’s the movement of the wrist in the transition downswing. Lead wrist bows, right arm extends and wrists uncock

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6 hours ago, DStar said:

What's this Monte stuff, Cast A etc? Sounds like it could be beneficial to me to try...

Monte Scheinblum; he is an instructor that has developed some videos to help the average golfer.  Use the bounce is his big short game video.  The No Turn Cast Drill is his big full swing instruction.   You can find the early videos of the drill by searching for “Monte no turn cast”.   He has a new version; which is what very one is discussing and is it very inexpensive.  https://video.rebelliongolf.com/programs/noturncast?utm_medium=social&utm_source=linktree&utm_campaign=no turn cast! - the definitive move for your swing!
 

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Gorgeous morning with no humidity and a crummy weekend ahead so I stopped at the local driving range/mini golf/batting cages complex at the last minute to hit some balls before work. On the good side, they have a large grass section. On the bad side, I once again should have recognized that when I'm pressed for time I don't really have the best ball striking day. Irons and wedges were good but driver wasn't close to being what it was my last few times out. Still a work in progress, but the whole time I was there I kept thinking "ok I have X more minutes before I need to leave so I can get to the office" and mindset matters.

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Worked on the range and the practice green collecting numbers for my Evnroll Er5v testing, and I wish the range had went as well as the putting lol Really struggled with shifting my weight and kept hitting it fat. Might be time for another lesson, but hopefully the rain holds off so I can get back out this evening before my Saturday morning round. 

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Third range session with the new focus I touched on a few days ago (keeping back to target longer). Found today that a better feel for me might be to keep my lead shoulder "in" longer. Accomplishes the same thing but gives me an "opposing force" to me wanting my shoulders to open on the downswing. I found when I focused on keeping my back to the target my shoulders still would overtake the downswing.

Hit some very, very good shots with that focus and also making sure I get a good hip and shoulder turn on the backswing.

I have three scrambles scheduled in the next 10 days so I'm going to do my best not to let those wreck my progress, hahaha. 

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