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Every once and a while I'll get on the YouTube looking for a new shot or something. I think if YouTube was around when I started golfing 20 years ago I would be a heck of a lot better. There is some really bad stuff on there, but you can pick up a few good tips if you weed through the BS. Thoughts?

 

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I won't watch instruction videos. A wise man once said to never take swing advice from someone who has never seen your swing.

 

I have a good buddy that I play with once a week. Every week, he shows up touting a new swing tweak that he got from a video. Every week by the end of the front 9, he abandons his tweak, and every week he struggles to break 90. Every week he talks as we pack up to leave about not understanding why he's not getting any better...

 

 

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Every once and a while I'll get on the YouTube looking for a new shot or something. I think if YouTube was around when I started golfing 20 years ago I would be a heck of a lot better. There is some really bad stuff on there, but you can pick up a few good tips if you weed through the BS. Thoughts?

 

Alan

 

 

- Da Yooper

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My brother admitted that he watched YouTube to fix some of his swing issues. Looks to be working for him. Me, Id want another set of eyes since what I think is wrong with my swing isn't always what really is wrong.

 

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I only really look at equipment reviews and rarely watch anything on instruction.  There is some good resource out there but after playing for almost 40 years I am set in my ways.

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Not talking swing altering videos. Those will royally mess you up. But like technique for flop/pitch/chip. Not the " fix your slice for good" garbage.

 

 

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Never really looked for it. There is probably some good info out there, but I think all of the quick fixers have ruined it for a lot of folks.

 

 

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Only golf related stuff I watch on YouTube is tournament highlights. I try to stay away from instruction videos

 

 

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I watch Thomas Golf videos all the time and it's helped my game. I've taken lots of lessons but the videos seem to click for me - may be because I can see it vs. trying to visualize what my instructor was telling me.

 

The key to remember is that we all learn in different ways - some can read and implement. I have to watch - guess that makes me a visual learner.

 

However I don't try to confuse it with different video sources - that would be too confusing for me.

 

 

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Peter Finch just posted his second annual used club buying for a match with him and Rick. Golfbidder gives them $500 in credit to build a bag of used gear that they use in an 18 hole match. Last year was entertaining.

 

 

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I watched a few instructional videos on you tube, but I found it just gave me another thing to think about on the course

 

 

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Youtube is a good resource IF you know what your looking for.

This vs. that, look over here, like, subscribe, comment...

Naw.

But some of the lessons some of them give could be helpful if one knows the problem to be fixed in the first place. But in the end it too like the golf channel can be a quick trip to golf misery.

The slow-mo's of the great swings out there past and present are worth their weight in gold, along with an instructor or two who knows how to keep the tour guys getting better.

As someone said, basically, if it was there 20 years ago my game would have benfiited for it.

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Don't read magazine tips or use videos to improve my game. I like to have someone that knows what they are doing look at my swing and identify the problem. Applying the wrong fix will result in the problem not being fixed

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Being a southpaw from a very small town limits my help when I asks others, because they find it difficult to reverse everything. I often use YouTube to looks up tips on how to fix a certain swing flaw or something of that nature. For me, it's made my game better. The only reason for this is because I have never had lessons. So, I can see how it harms others' game when they are already fundamentally sound.

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I stop watching YouTube, it will make thing worse and screw you up!!!

 

 

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I have had a suggestion or two really help out, but definitely not looking for YouTube to be a swing coach. That would be like trying to get a haircut over the phone.

 

 

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My coach told me, "You watch too many videos!" I haven't watched any since. There are SO many philosophies about the swing and it was way too easy to watch different ones and then meld them into a pile of crap. No more for me, thanks!

 

 

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