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I’ve been combating injuries for a few years now. I don’t want to sound like Tiger, but it is taking a toll on me.

 

In my attempt to prolong my golfing “career” I’ve made a decision to try a different swing.

 

I’m not going full Bryson. More to come, but my preliminary attempts have been interesting.

 

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1 lengths coming too?

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Driver:   :callaway-small: Epic 10.5 set to 9.5 w/ Tour AD-DI 44.5

FW:   :cobra-small: F6 baffler set at 16º

Hybrid:  NONE
Irons:   :taylormade-small:  3i 2014 TP CB  4-PW 2011 TP MC w/ TT S400

Wedges:   :nike-small: 52º :nike-small: 56º  :edel-golf-1: 60 º w/ KBS C-Taper XS Soft-stepped

Putter:   :ping-small: Sigma G Tyne 34 inches Gold dot

 

 

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Let’s see the video! [emoji847]


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Hailing from N Aurora IL

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Putter: Mizuno by Bettinardi BC1 w/SuperStroke MidSlim 2.0 Flamed finish (1 Degree)
Driver: Ping G – Mitsubishi Diamana Blue 73 X (10.5 Degree)
3 Wood : Callaway Epic Flash – Mitsubishi Tensei AV Blue 75 S (15.5 Degree)
3 Hybrid: Tour Edge CBX 119 – Project X EvenFlow Black 85 S (18 Degree)
3 Hybrid: Ping G – Mitsubishi Tensei CK Pro Blue HY 86 S (19 Degree)
4 – GW: Ping i210 - Oban CT-115 X (22.5 - 50 Degrees)
SW: Titleist SM7 S Grind - Tour Chrome - Stock S200 (54 Degree)
LW: Titleist SM7 D Grind - Tour Chrome - Stock S200 (58 Degree)
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Let’s see the video! [emoji847]


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I don’t want to shatter your viewing screens just get.

Baby steps my friend, baby steps.

Starting with some pitch shots. Taking it all to the range tomorrow. I am fully committed to converting. I’ve already alleviated some of my back pain, just from the simple change.

I think it lends itself nicely to match with my tendencies in my swing.
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What WAS your swing? Drop/lay-off the club on the downswing, big turn left?


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Driver: :cobra-small: King F9 Speedback/:callaway-small:Epic Max LS, Xphlexxx Busa 2 Liquid, XX stiff, 45”

Fwy:  :callaway-small: Epic Speed 4w, MMT 80X

Hybrid: :callaway-small: X2 Hot Pro, 20*, Graphite Design Tour AD-DI 105X

Irons: :honma:TR20 Tour P 4-10, :Nippon: Modus 130 stiff, +1”

Wedges: :edel-golf-1: SMS 50D/54V/58D:Nippon:Modus 130 stiff, +1”

Putter:  :edel-golf-1: EAS 1.0

All but putter have Lamkin ST+2 Hybrid Calibrate midsize built to oversize +1

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Jokes aside. It was all arms and too steep. No turn. Block fest.

We sound very similar!!!


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Driver: :cobra-small: King F9 Speedback/:callaway-small:Epic Max LS, Xphlexxx Busa 2 Liquid, XX stiff, 45”

Fwy:  :callaway-small: Epic Speed 4w, MMT 80X

Hybrid: :callaway-small: X2 Hot Pro, 20*, Graphite Design Tour AD-DI 105X

Irons: :honma:TR20 Tour P 4-10, :Nippon: Modus 130 stiff, +1”

Wedges: :edel-golf-1: SMS 50D/54V/58D:Nippon:Modus 130 stiff, +1”

Putter:  :edel-golf-1: EAS 1.0

All but putter have Lamkin ST+2 Hybrid Calibrate midsize built to oversize +1

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Been reading about transitioning to a single plane slowly. This is step 1 of many.

So far so good.

One plane was how my coach had been teaching me before he went to some radical deal. I was doing quite well with it until he changed everything.
Good luck! It’s a great foundation for consistency.


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Driver: :cobra-small: King F9 Speedback/:callaway-small:Epic Max LS, Xphlexxx Busa 2 Liquid, XX stiff, 45”

Fwy:  :callaway-small: Epic Speed 4w, MMT 80X

Hybrid: :callaway-small: X2 Hot Pro, 20*, Graphite Design Tour AD-DI 105X

Irons: :honma:TR20 Tour P 4-10, :Nippon: Modus 130 stiff, +1”

Wedges: :edel-golf-1: SMS 50D/54V/58D:Nippon:Modus 130 stiff, +1”

Putter:  :edel-golf-1: EAS 1.0

All but putter have Lamkin ST+2 Hybrid Calibrate midsize built to oversize +1

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Been reading about transitioning to a single plane slowly. This is step 1 of many.

So far so good.

What teacher/information is your guide?


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Driver: :cobra-small: King F9 Speedback/:callaway-small:Epic Max LS, Xphlexxx Busa 2 Liquid, XX stiff, 45”

Fwy:  :callaway-small: Epic Speed 4w, MMT 80X

Hybrid: :callaway-small: X2 Hot Pro, 20*, Graphite Design Tour AD-DI 105X

Irons: :honma:TR20 Tour P 4-10, :Nippon: Modus 130 stiff, +1”

Wedges: :edel-golf-1: SMS 50D/54V/58D:Nippon:Modus 130 stiff, +1”

Putter:  :edel-golf-1: EAS 1.0

All but putter have Lamkin ST+2 Hybrid Calibrate midsize built to oversize +1

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I did the single plane swing for 10 years.  It straightened out my slice, and I finally could play decent golf.  Last year I changed back to a two-plane swing because I was losing distance.  Although I could hit the ball straight, I wasn't hitting it as far as I thought I should.  Since I stopped the single plane swing, I have gained yards; not a lot, but at my age, not losing any more yards is a plus.  My swing is still a work in progress, but some of the single plane pieces are still there... and I still hit the ball reasonably straight.

Good luck!!

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We don’t stop playing the game because we get old; we get old because we stop playing the game.”

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What teacher/information is your guide?

 

 

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Really like the simplicity of Kirk Junge. Probably going to join his lifetime lesson thing.

 

Edit: Kirk Junge

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I did the single plane swing for 10 years.  It straightened out my slice, and I finally could play decent golf.  Last year I changed back to a two-plane swing because I was losing distance.  Although I could hit the ball straight, I wasn't hitting it as far as I thought I should.  Since I stopped the single plane swing, I have gained yards; not a lot, but at my age, not losing any more yards is a plus.  My swing is still a work in progress, but some of the single plane pieces are still there... and I still hit the ball reasonably straight.
Good luck!!


I hear you. I am doing it for the opposite. My distance is gone almost overnight with my regular swing. Feels like I have to go 120% to get anything to happen.

I don’t have much turn in my swing due to lower back injury from years ago, and trying to rotate on that is making me feel like I shouldn’t be hitting shots at all recently.

This new swing I am working on allows more of a slide forward.
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As I posted in the Blueprint thread. This one plane, or whatever I am doing is really working for me.

2 large buckets today, working on the set up, and basics of my new swing.

My biggest issue is getting my alignment correct. As it stands the target has to be inline with my lead shoulder. I was used to having it aligned with my hands, being so far open.

More straight than anything really, they’d fall off either way a little, but mostly straight rockets. I did have a few get away from me and hit a big block fade, and a snap hook (with my 3 wood, something I hadn’t done in a few years). I actually didn’t mind seeing the snap hook.

But two big misses out of 2 buckets is something I’ll take every time I go.

Also finding it is super easy to flight the ball on various trajectories with this set up.

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Looks good [emoji1360]

What are you telling yourself during transition to keep from falling off your takeaway plane?


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Looks good [emoji1360]

What are you telling yourself during transition to keep from falling off your takeaway plane?


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Nothing.

Got rid of all swing “thoughts”. They just get in the way. Step up, aim the face and pull the trigger.
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Nothing.

Got rid of all swing “thoughts”. They just get in the way. Step up, aim the face and pull the trigger.


That’s pretty awesome.
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  • TaylorMade SIM2 8* Mitsubishi Tensei 1K White 60X
  • TaylorMade SIM2 3 wood Fujilkura Ventus Blue 7-X
  • Mizuno HMB MP20 3i Nippon Modus 3 120S
  • Ben Hogan PTx Combo Nippon Modus 3 120S
  • Vokey SM8 50 Nippon Modus 3 120s
  • TaylorMade MG2 TW 56 & 60 Nippon Modus 3 120S
  • Scotty Cameron Phantom X 11.5
  • TaylorMade TP5

 

Western, NY

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