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5 hours ago, jlukes said:

Swing Overhaul Part 2 has commenced 

 

Really appreciate you posting these videos, @jlukes. Not only is it fascinating watching your work and progress, but there's hardly been one that you've put up that hasn't given me something to think about in my own swing.

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... I always told me students "NEVER listen to what anyone else has to say abut your swing or your lesson. And NEVER give anyone else advice that worked for you". A good instructor has a plan for your

So I have alluded to my incoming swing overhaul in numerous threads, but thought it would be fun to document everything in one thread as I progress.   I have taken lessons before, but they have a

The lesson yesterday was fantastic.  Bill was incredible to work with.  The main things he noticed after a few swings was 1) My grip had gotten too weak.  2) My pivot in the backswing was too lateral

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I have always known what I was doing wrong, even after my lesson program last year, and I still couldn't get the proper thoughts'feels to correct.  I decided to go back to my instructor, Jason, who worked with in 2013 and 2014.  He's really the only instructor I have had that has been able to drastically transform my swing.  Before going to Jason in 2013, my driver spin was around 3500 and my launch was around 7 degrees.  I was hitting so far down with my driver that it was robbing me of distance.  Jason helped me hit up on the ball and turn my high cut into a draw.  

The new swing is all about control with the scoring clubs. He loves my driver swing and there are only a few tweaks we are going to make there, but he doesn't want to rob me of any speed.

We are focusing on getting wider/deeper in the backswing (bringing my hands less inside) and then pivoting through the downswing and keeping my hands much lower.  In just one lesson yesterday, we were already able to see very promising results on hitting knockdown shots with the PW and 8i.  As I get more comfortable with the concepts and the move, I will be ramping up the speed and eventually translating it to full swings with the scoring clubs and then transitioning to the longer irons, hybrids and woods. 

Really excited to be working with Jason again.

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Went to the range this evening and worked on the drills I learned last week. Man I can already see and feel the difference in my ball striking. I'm flushing my irons and really compressing the ball. Working on maintaining my posture through the downswing and feeling like I'm having the club exit more around my body to the left rather than up and to the left. Towel drill really helped me actually start hitting down on my irons. Coming together nicely. 
 
 
 
 
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Didn’t look back so you may have already answered. What is your margin of error for placing the ball on front of the towel?
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5 hours ago, cnosil said:

 


Didn’t look back so you may have already answered. What is your margin of error for placing the ball on front of the towel?

 

About 2 inches 

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The towel drill is one I've used in the past that really helped me out too.  When I started working on my changes last winter, I was only hitting -1.5* down with pretty much every iron.  My coach wanted that down to -3-4.5*, depending on the club.  The towel drill and moving the ball back in my stance as the clubs got shorter really made a difference for me.

ETA: I had always played the ball in the same position, regardless of club.  The combo of towel drill and ball placement did get my angle of attack to a much more desirable range.

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On 10/14/2019 at 5:24 PM, jlukes said:

Swing Overhaul Part 2 has commenced 

 

Wow.... What a transformation! 👍

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My body is ready 

 

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Looking forward to your evaluation of it. And close up pictures, so I can figure out how to MacGyver one together here.

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2020/2021 Offseason Overhaul Beginning Early

Working on cleaning up the long swing and making a better turn in order to have a more consistent low point and better descending blow with my irons.  The swing from the beginning of the lesson is on the right.  The swing after working on a few things is on the left

 

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4 minutes ago, Shankster said:

What is your main priority for the off-season this year?  Anything specific or just general housekeeping?

Iron play.  Arccos data magnified what I already know.  I am leaving so many opportunities out there because of my poor approach shots.  

Last year I really cleaned up my short game with the planemate, but now I need to focus on the 85-170 range

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