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18 minutes ago, BMart519 said:

You're back to pulling the club almost 45 degrees off the target line at P2 with shaft parallel in backswing. Next stop: OTT shank town.

A place I know all too well! 

 

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2 hours ago, BMart519 said:

You're back to pulling the club almost 45 degrees off the target line at P2 with shaft parallel in backswing. Next stop: OTT shank town.

A place I know all too well! 

Yeah, that was not a good swing. Was working on getting rid of excess head/eye movement. Mainly posted it for entertainment value (the ball flying over the fence).

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2 hours ago, BMart519 said:

You're back to pulling the club almost 45 degrees off the target line at P2 with shaft parallel in backswing. Next stop: OTT shank town.

A place I know all too well! 

Yep!  I hit a couple today.  Happens when I am sore and don't rotate properly.  Overdid my workout yesterday.  😬

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Slowly working on a few things, primarily trying to eliminate excess wandering eyes and head movement, and trying not to have excess arm swing at the top of my backswing. Also, trying not to swing too much inside, but the primary focus is on the head and excess arm swing. 

 

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1 hour ago, dlow206 said:

Slowly working on a few things, primarily trying to eliminate excess wandering eyes and head movement, and trying not to have excess arm swing at the top of my backswing. Also, trying not to swing too much inside, but the primary focus is on the head and excess arm swing. 

 

Are you still working on the drill(s) from your coach?  
 

Are these things he’s talked to you about or things you are working on based on some research other swing coaches videos and/or feedback from members here?

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36 minutes ago, RickyBobby_PR said:

Are you still working on the drill(s) from your coach?  
 

Are these things he’s talked to you about or things you are working on based on some research other swing coaches videos and/or feedback from members here?

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1 hour ago, RickyBobby_PR said:

Are you still working on the drill(s) from your coach?  
 

Are these things he’s talked to you about or things you are working on based on some research other swing coaches videos and/or feedback from members here?

@RickyBobby_PR I am not sure what those questions have to do with him on his goal to break 80, but his swing looks so improved from even just a few weeks back. 

@dlow206 keep it up man whatever you are doing seems to be working so I’d stick with it!

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1 hour ago, dlow206 said:

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Cool. It’s interesting he’s focusing on the eyes and head movement. What drills or thoughts is he giving you for those?

53 minutes ago, Manimal26 said:

@RickyBobby_PR I am not sure what those questions have to do with him on his goal to break 80, but his swing looks so improved from even just a few weeks back. 

@dlow206 keep it up man whatever you are doing seems to be working so I’d stick with it!

Since you want to to be nosy it was for my curiosity. Those seemed to be working on symptoms rather than a cause.  After all it’s a public golf forum open for discussion. 

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2 minutes ago, RickyBobby_PR said:

Cool. It’s interesting he’s focusing on the eyes and head movement. What drills or thoughts is he giving you for those?

Since you want to to be nosy it was for my curiosity. Those seemed to be working on symptoms rather than a cause.  After all it’s a public golf forum open for discussion. 

So what you claim is being nosy I feel was me asking a simple question that you took offense to. When In fact I asked a question what it had to do with his quest to break 80. You could have said for your own curiosity or because you feel they are treating symptoms not causes. ... your opinion is your own brah... but I am not sure how you could know that the drills are treating anything when you have no clue what  A.) the drills are even or B.) what his coaches plan is and C.) as a 9.3 HDCP index what makes you feel qualified to state your opinion with out anything to back it up?

if you want to pick someone apart make fact lacking claims or opinions   go do it on WRX, but my MGS is about “giving a s***” 

So before you throw an opinion out in this public forum thread where someone is committed to improving at least provide some value to the conversation instead of trying to satisfy your own selfish curiosity and throwing opinions out that have no basis...  

 

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7 minutes ago, Manimal26 said:

So what you claim is being nosy I feel was me asking a simple question that you took offense to. When In fact I asked a question what it had to do with his quest to break 80. You could have said for your own curiosity or because you feel they are treating symptoms not causes. ... your opinion is your own brah... but I am not sure how you could know that the drills are treating anything when you have no clue what  A.) the drills are even or B.) what his coaches plan is and C.) as a 9.3 HDCP index what makes you feel qualified to state your opinion with out anything to back it up?

if you want to pick someone apart make fact lacking claims or opinions   go do it on WRX, but my MGS is about “giving a s***” 

So before you throw an opinion out in this public forum thread where someone is committed to improving at least provide some value to the conversation instead of trying to satisfy your own selfish curiosity and throwing opinions out that have no basis...  

 

You are reading to much into things bait my questions to him. I was interested to see if he was still working with his coach because I hadn’t seen any posts on the follow up discussions that he may have had with his coach about the progress and if they had made any adjustments to their approach. 
 

based on an observation I asked some questions to ascertain more information and as you see in my follow up to his reply.

 I’m not here to pick anyone apart and can we seriously get off the wrx vs mgs stuff it’s old an tiring,  it everything that being questioned is an attack and to trigger people. And that’s the last i have to say on the subject and we can get back to the regularly scheduled program of his quest to break 80

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2 minutes ago, RickyBobby_PR said:

You are reading to much into things bait my questions to him. I was interested to see if he was still working with his coach because I hadn’t seen any posts on the follow up discussions that he may have had with his coach about the progress and if they had made any adjustments to their approach. 
 

based on an observation I asked some questions to ascertain more information and as you see in my follow up to his reply.

 I’m not here to pick anyone apart and can we seriously get off the wrx vs mgs stuff it’s old an tiring,  it everything that being questioned is an attack and to trigger people. And that’s the last i have to say on the subject and we can get back to the regularly scheduled program of his quest to break 80

Okay I heard the Ralph Maltby site has a forum full of opinions like your’s below, Or quit posting and making opinions that have no factual basis. Your call dude...

35 minutes ago, RickyBobby_PR said:

Those seemed to be working on symptoms rather than a cause.

This does not look like a question, but I could be confused. Also he never answered so not sure how you “ascertained” the information required to form such an opinion. You also failed to answer any of my questions as well.  So your last post looks about as creditable as your opinion.

If you truly want to get back to @dlow206 journey quit making excuses consider an apology and maybe take a second to think how something might come across. 
Again choice is yours dude...
 

 

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dlow206, I'm sure the weather in your area is limiting play these days. Assuming your courses are even still open. First let me say that I really like the improvements in your swing. That last swing video is that of someone breaking into the 80's for sure. So let me ask you if you don't mind. How much have you improved on your score from the start of the season until the end?  It looks like you should be real close. How do you feel about the progress you made this season?

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@dlow206  This swing looks a lot better than the last one!! LOL.  I didn't see anything that I would call excess head movement and you didn't overswing, so hopefully you got that working.  Keep up the good work!!

One of these day when the weather gets nice and the COVID thing is a little better, I need to get over there for a fun round with you and Chris.

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1 hour ago, Tom the Golf Nut said:

dlow206, I'm sure the weather in your area is limiting play these days. Assuming your courses are even still open. First let me say that I really like the improvements in your swing. That last swing video is that of someone breaking into the 80's for sure. So let me ask you if you don't mind. How much have you improved on your score from the start of the season until the end?  It looks like you should be real close. How do you feel about the progress you made this season?

Thank you. So overall since the start of the season, quite a bit of improvement. Over the season even without the improved swing seen on the latest video, I went from shooting above 110 in Feb 2020, to shooting high 90s to low 100s. I still get into situations where one part of my game is really off for a round. Like a could be hitting my irons well, but my short game falls apart. And then the next game my short game is good but hit my irons terrible. Overall, progress has been really good. I am counting this as my first year of regularly playing golf (regularly being weekly). I had played very sparingly throughout my life (think less than 20 rounds in my life total up until this year), so I still consider myself to be a beginner. 

55 minutes ago, Kenny B said:

@dlow206  This swing looks a lot better than the last one!! LOL.  I didn't see anything that I would call excess head movement and you didn't overswing, so hopefully you got that working.  Keep up the good work!!

One of these day when the weather gets nice and the COVID thing is a little better, I need to get over there for a fun round with you and Chris.

Thanks. The worst part of my eyes/head movement problem first was eyes following the club on the backswing. Worked on getting rid of that, because that was just a bad habit. Second problem was even when i kept my eyes on the ball, my head swiveled too much. Not talking about a small amount of swivel that is ok, talking a lot of movement. I think i have also fixed my overswing issue with videoing my swing and having better awareness of where i feel my swing is at, at the top vs where it is on video. For example, that swing on the most recent video, to me, it feels like a 3/4 swing, but it really isn't, its a full enough swing.

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6 hours ago, dlow206 said:

I think i have also fixed my overswing issue with videoing my swing and having better awareness of where i feel my swing is at, at the top vs where it is on video. For example, that swing on the most recent video, to me, it feels like a 3/4 swing, but it really isn't, its a full enough swing.

It is crazy how different things can feel versus what is actually happening. I realized I have a similar tendency in my swing, to make it quite long almost too long, but it didn't feel that way until I videoed it. Great improvement on the swing I agree with everyone that the motion looks really good. I applaud your hard work in it, keep it up.

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That was a good accomplishment. You have basically dropped 10 strokes in one season. Good things will happen next season. Looks like it is all coming together. Keep up the good work. 

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Thanks for all your updates man. Keep things up and maybe we will meet up against each other in some AM events if you or I ever decide on trying tournament play. Our stories are so similar and would enjoy a round with you. Looking back, you have made so much improvement. very impressive

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5 hours ago, rbsiedsc said:

Thanks for all your updates man. Keep things up and maybe we will meet up against each other in some AM events if you or I ever decide on trying tournament play. Our stories are so similar and would enjoy a round with you. Looking back, you have made so much improvement. very impressive

Thanks. I also enjoy following your journey. Once things settle down with Covid, should definitely play a round together. 

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Continuing to work hard, always a work in-progress. Posting a swing from today. 

 

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