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We all do it, whether routinely or periodically, to excise a swing demon.  Mine are as follows;

Driver - keep my hands low, swing flat, and clear my left hip

Irons - slow backswing and accelerate through the ball

Wedges - hit, then look

Putter - pick a line and commit to it

What are yours and do they help?

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Great topic. I definitely have a different thought for each swing.

 

Driver - club finishes towards target line. This is my easiest swing; favorite club in my bag.

 

3wood - bottom of sole touches ground at and beyond contact (keeps me swinging through without abbreviation).

 

Irons - clubhead to the target

 

Wedges - use the bounce and accelerate through the ball.

 

Putter - this is going in the hole

 

 

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With the driver and hybrid, I make sure to tell myself to open the club face.


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Execute my preshot routine, commit to my decision, accept the result.

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3 Wood (16*) - :cobra-small: F8 - Aldila NV Blue 60 ( S )
2 Iron - :mizuno-small: FliHi (18*) - Recoil 760 ( S )
4i - GW - :wilson_staff_small: D7 Forged - Recoil 760 ( S )
SW - LW - :cobra-small: F8 - N.S. Pro Modus3 Tour105 ( S )
Putter - :ping-small: Craz-e
Bag - :1590477705_SunMountain: 2.5 (Black)
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I really try no to have a swing thought out on the course unless I'm trying to shape the ball. However, when I'm working on the range during practice or before a round I try to focus primarily on tempo and path on the way back. I don't often have any particular swing thoughts for the downswing - by the time I get there, there's only so much I can control so what's most important to me is setup and everything leading to the downswing. 

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Driver: Mizuno ST190 9.5* Fujikura Atmos Blue 5S
Fairway Wood: Mizuno ST190 15* Fujikura Atmos Blue 6S
Hyrbrid: Mizuno CLK 19* Fujikura Speeder EVO HB
Irons: Nike Vapor Pro Combo (4-PW) Dynamic Gold Pro S300
Wedges: Bridgestone Tour B XW-1 50*, 54*, & 58* Nippon Modus 3 105
Putter: Scotty Cameron Futura 6m 33"
Ball: Bridgestone Tour B XS
Bag: 2017 Titleist Players 5 Stand Bag

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Good topic. 
I love the different responses. We are all wired so differently. 
I can’t play with swing thoughts. My best rounds come when I stop thinking and just let it flow. I have a pre shot routine that I follow like Rainman. I go through my routine and accept the result. As they say....the only thing I can control is my reaction and the next shot. 

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:Hogan: Equalizer Wedges 50, 54, 58 degrees

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My thoughts might change depending on how well my game is.  My most common thought is to commit to the damn shot. 

 

Putter I tell myself to check putter head alignment.

Chipping I tell myself to keep the weight and the left side. check shaft angle, and check ball position. 

Driver I ask myself why am I even bothering to  hit this damn club. 

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DRIVER: Titleist 905R S 10.5

3W- Callway XR PRO 16 stiff

5W- Alpha XS

Irons- Titleist 716 AP1 S 1/2 over 2 degrees upright

Vokey SM7 Wedges 54 and 58 1/2 half 3 degrees upright

Putter- Taylor Made Rossa Monza Mini Spider

Ball-ProV1 and AVX

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My swing thoughts are about eliminating those things which cause my shots to be bad. I write them on every page of my tournament holes sheets and in my scorecard when just playing.

Shoulder - Tempo - Turn at waist

Opening my shoulder too early causes big slices. Tempo speaks for itself. No tempo = look out!!. Turn at waist reminds me to turn, not sway.

Those get done, shot turns out fine..

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Really interesting topic.

The simpler I tend to make my swing thoughts the better.   If I can just think - hammer the nail, I tend to really strike the ball well and have smaller dispersion on my shot.  That paired with very small targets and visualizing the shot I want to hit usually is the best recipe for me the strike the ball well.

With putting - still looking for the best method as I don't tend to hole that many putts.  

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Driver:  image.png.3c6db1120d888f669e07d4a8f890b3f1.pngMavrik Sub Zero 9* (Set to 10) Ventus Blue 6X

3 Wood: :titelist-small: 917F2 Fujikura Pro 84 Tour Spec S

3 Hybrid: :titelist-small: 818 H2 Hybrid Tensei Blue 80 X

Irons 4-PW: :mizuno-small: MP 18 SC Dynamic Gold AMT X

Gap/Sand Wedge:  :titelist-small: Vokey SM6 49*  SM8 54* 

Lob Wedge:  :titelist-small: Vokey SM6 58* Nippon Modus Wedge

Putter:  image.png.cca2328f4144a299c795aa9b8f3bf677.png Inovai 6.0              :scotty-small: Pro Platinum Newport 2 35"  

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I only have one pre-shot thought....."don't screw this up"

 

kidding...

 

 

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Hybrids: :taylormade-small: M6 --- 3 (19 degrees), 4 (22 degrees), and 5 (25 degrees) Atmos shaft R

Irons: :callaway-small:Apex CF19 6-9, PW, AW KBS Tour Graphite  70g shafts R

Wedges:  :cleveland-small: CBX-2 52*, 56*, 60* wedges.  Stock shafts.

Putter: :odyssey-small: Stroke Lab 7S

Ball: :Snell: MTB-X

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Two thoughts;
Slow backswing
FAD (Fat A$$ Down)




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Rick

 

 

Left Hand, 

Driver; Ping G410 Plus

5 Wood; Cally Steelhead 

5 Hybrid; Cally Steelhead

Irons; Ping G410 5-SW & Mizno 919 Hot Metal 5-SW

Putter; Waaay too many to list

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On 3/24/2020 at 4:48 AM, Rickp said:

Two thoughts;
Slow backswing
FAD (Fat A$$ Down)




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Man, I'm telling ya, the "slow backswing then accelerate through the ball" is really clicking for me.  I only recently started telling myself this after watching some YT videos about ball striking.  While at the range trying the tips out, I just began adding that reminder. I'm not only seeing more yardage, but dispersion has improved as well as reduced mishits.  Of course I've always struggled with excessive backswing speed and what that more often than not does to results.  I've also started to add a practice swing (or two) which I only did sporadically.  I think that is helping me slowdown too.

 

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I just worry about being the correct distance from the ball and lining up right. The only other thought I sometimes have is to stay back as I come through the ball. Otherwise I trust my swing

i found if I am just one or two inches too close to the ball I slice and 1 or 2 inches to far from the ball I hit a straight shot way to the right ( I’m a southpaw). So when I start to slice my first change Is to move farther from the ball at address- especially true for at the tee box.

i look for my line by finding something on the ground ( leaf, weed, divot, pine needle) behind the ball and lineup my feet with this line, then once I’m ready I don’t even look at the target, just the line between the ball and divot or other “mark” behind the ball. My aim and shot improved immediately with this preshot routine 

 

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