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4 hours ago, tigerpill said:

 

I know I am late to the party, but very interested to follow your journey. I have always thought the Mike Adams approach was intriguing. From time to time his stuff pops up, but you have ignited the interest again. I'm curious where you found someone to do the assessment on your swing. Thanks

A local instructor that I had worked with years ago;  I thought he had stopped individual coaching but we reconnected and did some work.   

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It sounds like you have the ability to shoot 70 golf each time you tee it up. But somewhere you have a massive disconnect during your rounds. You ever just clear your mind and say “ just swing and let the ball get in the way of the club”? 
 

your poor mind is in a whirlwind now of swing ideas and philosophies. Just reading many of these threads I’m noticing a trend. Paralysis by Analysis 

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8 minutes ago, Goober said:

It sounds like you have the ability to shoot 70 golf each time you tee it up. But somewhere you have a massive disconnect during your rounds. You ever just clear your mind and say “ just swing and let the ball get in the way of the club”? 
 

your poor mind is in a whirlwind now of swing ideas and philosophies. Just reading many of these threads I’m noticing a trend. Paralysis by Analysis 

Shot 76 last weekend so, yes I can.   I think you are  assuming that I have a lot goin on in my mind.   I think you are assuming that because we talk about swing ideas and philosophies on a forum that we are trying everything when we play.  While  
 I try to understand and discuss details, when I play it is simply pick a club and try to hit it a certain distance.  There are no technique or process thoughts when I am on the course.   THe question I am trying to resolve is what is the disconnect….bad swing = bad result no matter what you are thinking.  

With a significant amount of work on technique my short game is decent again.   Now I am trying to fix the toe/pull hook shot that creeps into my rounds and generally results in penalties or having to pitch out from trouble.   The body is amazing and will do what it can to hit the ball, but simply thinking let the ball get in the way doesn’t make you produce a good swing.  
 

been hitting drivers for the last couple of weeks.  One day everything is off the heel, the next good contact, the next toe, the next high, the next low, the next wide open Vance, the next closed, or some combination of all of them.   For full swing shots I can put the bad shot behind me,  short game mistakes is a little harder due the the long term frustration that I experienced. 
 

maybe it is a focus issue and the lack of thoughts is creating the problem.   

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Well 76 is a great score. If you can shoot that. Than I think the change would be very simple (no matter what it maybe). Might be as simple as grip pressure more or less in one hand or the other. Or maybe your head position is swaying. You ever try putting tees around the ball. One on the north and one on the south quadrant of the ball. And just swing thru that gate. Wish I could help you further. But it’s hard to quantify what you may be doing wrong by posts on here. I’m sure it is just a minor adjustment 

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32 minutes ago, Goober said:

Well 76 is a great score. If you can shoot that. Than I think the change would be very simple (no matter what it maybe). Might be as simple as grip pressure more or less in one hand or the other. Or maybe your head position is swaying. You ever try putting tees around the ball. One on the north and one on the south quadrant of the ball. And just swing thru that gate. Wish I could help you further. But it’s hard to quantify what you may be doing wrong by posts on here. I’m sure it is just a minor adjustment 

I want to average around 75 which my instructor said was a perfectly reasonable goal.   

What you provided is tips: tweak your grip, adjust head position,  do this drill.  How is that different than what you are advocating against?   I want a professional opinion on what I am doing wrong.  I went for a lesson in June and after 2 hours we diagnosed the issue and worked on fixing the problem.  I now have to engrain the pattern for a problem which was described as a difficult issue to resolve.  Not a quick fix because I can go to the range and hit good shots.  The question is am I swinging correctly or just adapting to what I am doing that day.   Based on my inconsistency on the course when I have only one attempt to execute I am guessing I still have work to do.  
 

based on your posts golf and the  golf swing seems to be something natural to you.  Not everyone has that ability and needs to work hard to be moderately successful.  We are all different and the approach that works for you may not work for someone else.  Some people may not get better, but that doesn’t mean they should stop trying if they enjoy the game and the learning process.  MGS is a community where people come together to share their enjoyment for a game.   While we do offer critical advice and have opinions to share we are mostly here to support the what the person is doing to try and play the game better.  

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1 hour ago, cnosil said:

I want to average around 75 which my instructor said was a perfectly reasonable goal.   

What you provided is tips: tweak your grip, adjust head position,  do this drill.  How is that different than what you are advocating against?   I want a professional opinion on what I am doing wrong.  I went for a lesson in June and after 2 hours we diagnosed the issue and worked on fixing the problem.  I now have to engrain the pattern for a problem which was described as a difficult issue to resolve.  Not a quick fix because I can go to the range and hit good shots.  The question is am I swinging correctly or just adapting to what I am doing that day.   Based on my inconsistency on the course when I have only one attempt to execute I am guessing I still have work to do.  
 

based on your posts golf and the  golf swing seems to be something natural to you.  Not everyone has that ability and needs to work hard to be moderately successful.  We are all different and the approach that works for you may not work for someone else.  Some people may not get better, but that doesn’t mean they should stop trying if they enjoy the game and the learning process.  MGS is a community where people come together to share their enjoyment for a game.   While we do offer critical advice and have opinions to share we are mostly here to support the what the person is doing to try and play the game better.  

Well said.

What is the cause for that toe contact…have you ID’d it and have a fix?  When I struggled with that it was basically early extension and standing the club up at impact.

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3 hours ago, Getoffmylawn said:

Well said.

What is the cause for that toe contact…have you ID’d it and have a fix?  When I struggled with that it was basically early extension and standing the club up at impact.

Essentially elbow movement on the downswing.  As I started the downswing my elbow flew which causes me to incorrectly route the club into the ball.   Fix is hand path and keeping the right elbow in front of me.  

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On 1/13/2022 at 2:35 PM, cnosil said:

Some people may not get better, but that doesn’t mean they should stop trying if they enjoy the game and the learning process.

🙋‍♂️ (.. that's me raising my hand! 😂)

Thoughts, tips, etc etc and whatever notwithstanding I really enjoy the discussions in this forum, and really enjoy following along threads like this where someone is describing/chronicling their efforts and journey to "better" (whatever that particularly means to each individual golfer!).

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as 2022 gets underway, figured I would do an assessment of my game and document what I am thinking.   

Yesterday I wrapped up most wanted driver testing.  The past 4ish weeks has been great as I get to hit balls and see how I am performing based on GC quad numbers.  
 

Weekend weather hasn’t been that great so I haven’t gotten many actual rounds or the ability to go to a range.  What I noticed on the course with my last round was that my iron play seems measurably better.  This seems to play out during my warmup sessions at MGS.  Ball flights, strike locations and club/mat interaction looks and feels good.  
 

Driver is another story.  It seems to have become feast or famine with some good shots but mostly impact all over the face.  Brought in my gamer driver and was seeing the same thing.  This aligns with what has been happening on the course as well.  Maybe it is mental block;  before each driver session we hit some shots to dial in driver configurations and I can hit the ball pretty well.  When the actual testing starts things start to fall apart and occasionally toward the end of the test things will come together a little bit.   Maybe it is the mentality of just trying to hit the ball hard with the driver leading to the inconsistencies.  Maybe I actually need a swing thought.  
 

with most wanted putting under way, I get an opportunity to roll some putts and kind of measure some progress.  Started the year off with the Ping app to measure my  stroke.  This confirmed what I saw with the biomech app when I did a fitting at GG a few months ago.  Essentially I have a consistent stroke that per the Ping app is a slight arc (low face rotation) and their grade was a +3.7 handicap.   Fitting information showed that I am 69/70* lie angle; which is important information for some of the putters in this years testing.   Changed up my putting approach a few months ago and went back to a more “mechanical” approach.  For a while I have been putting by trying to “see” the line of the putt and use a blank side of the ball. Went back to using a “line” on the ball and my smartline ball marker. I quoted line because I usually use the balls name as my straight line and not one I drew.  Overall, I think the more linear thought process seems to work better for me.  I do still try to visualize a curved line but final confirmation is more related to green slope.  I’ve reached out to a local instruction that teaches AimPoint express and am planning on doing a class in the spring to work more on that skill set.  
 

short game has been a long time work in progress and I really feel like I have turned a corner and am becoming more effective with these shots.  When I stand over the ball there is confidence that I won’t Chunk or blade the shot; even though it does still happen.  practicing at home hitting off hard surfaces has really helped low point control.  Next step is to work on dialing in distance to start reducing dispersion.   
 

 

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Sounds like a lotta good things are going on there 👍.. it's gonna be a good golfing season!

AimPoint is great - well imho, anyway, seems kind of a take it or leave it idea with people who try it. But I got a *lot* out of the clinic I'd attended ... helped me develop a simple, repeatable putting routine and gave me a lot more confidence on the greens .. especially those tricky extra sloped and contoured ones.

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I have been hitting the ball pretty well during most wanted testing; well enough that I have put the 5 iron back in the bag and pulled a hybrid.  Haven’t gotten to the course a lot this year due to weather conditions on the day I  normally play.  Scores continue to be in that upper 70/mid 80 range and seem to be driven by short game success.  Driver and irons have pretty good and even bad shots dont put myself into much trouble.  Success with these clubs is about tempo, swing length, and not over swinging.  Short game contact is generally good, but hit everything long or wide right; even shanked a distance wedge shot yesterday.  I don’t think it is too bad, just need to dial it in as I  have been working on keeping the face a little more open to the path and using more of the bounce on these shots.   

As my round progressed yesterday, I got a bit discouraged about my game.  In my head, I feel like I should be playing significantly better golf like averaging about 7 strokes better.  I went though all my shots yesterday and none of my tee or longer approach shots were terrible or put me in a place I had to pitch out,  I just am not executing well on distance and finesse wedges.  
 

if I had actually played more than about 4 rounds of golf I’d consider taking some time off to fix the mental state.  I don’t know, maybe it is more than just golf related….

Need to start my search for an instructor; thinking a lesson just checking the fundamentals like ball position, grip, and alignment and then checking the full swing, and a couple of short game lessons.  

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Have you looked into any of the online instructors? From what I can tell we have a similar approach to the game. I started a couple of weeks ago with online lessons with Shauheen Nakhjavani. IMO it is a decent value and has worked well for me. I don't need to hit a 100 balls in front of an instructor, just pieces of info and work on my own from there.  

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1 hour ago, THEZIPR23 said:

Have you looked into any of the online instructors? From what I can tell we have a similar approach to the game. I started a couple of weeks ago with online lessons with Shauheen Nakhjavani. IMO it is a decent value and has worked well for me. I don't need to hit a 100 balls in front of an instructor, just pieces of info and work on my own from there.  

I have done online Instruction in the past and wouldn’t be against it.  My last instructor was a hybrid; we did both online and in person stuff.  It might make it harder to find a coach; really wouldn’t know where to start with picking one.  
 

may also need some psychiatric help as well 🤪

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Time is really flying; hard to believe we are into May.   Most recent focus has been full swing since I have been hitting irons during most wanted testing and it was the last thing I was doing when I had an instructor.   I mentioned this in another thread but having a GC Quad available has been instrumental in helping me improve my swing.   
 

Full Swing: I have been working on minimizing my in-to-out path and tie strikes.   Prior to my swing changes, I was 5-7* in to out.   By feeling like I am making a 3/4 swing, my path has become more neutral and is in the 1-3* in to out which is where I want to be.  This change along with a couple of other feels has also reduced the toe strikes.  Those tweaks are better alignment, feeling like I am staying on my trail foot a little longer to start the downswing with my hands and not my shoulders.  The best thing is that I am seeing much better iron shots on the course.  Ball flight is much straighter and my big miss the pull hook is still playable when I hit that shot.  There are some drawbacks….  I’m have reduced the pull with the Driver but  it is now more of a push to push fade.  Shots are still playable and solid but something I need to look at a little more.  The bigger problem is the hybrid;  what was a strength is now a disaster and I am unable to get any height with this club….ball flight is straight but only a few feet off the ground. 
Short Game/distance wedges:   The iron improvements seem to have helped the distance wedges.  I am getting solid ball contact, good flight, and good distance control.  
Short Game/finesse wedges: this has and continues to be a big weakness in my game.  I usually get to the course early and work on this aspect of my game.  On the range I can be effective and hit good shots but can’t reliably move it to the course.  I have rounds where I can hit the ball really well and I have days like yesterday where I miss hit most of them.  Prior to yesterdays round I went to the short game area and just dropped balls and was able to hit them to targets.  As I type this and think back to the shots I hit poorly, they were the shots that were in the under 20 yard distance. When I get the shaft back to a position that is parallel I seem to be more effective with these shots.  I ultimately need to get to the short game area and work on this more but between testing and golf league finding the time is difficult.  
Short Game/Putting:  This might be a situation where you shouldn’t make changes.   Decided to give the LAB DF 2.1 a try and I feel like my putting has taken a step backwards.   Maybe my expectations were high based on reading peoples reviews but I am struggling with distance control and missing putts that I expect to make or should be making.  Again this seems like an I can’t take it to the course type scenario.  My indoor and course practice indicate that it performs equal to or better than prior gamers but it doesn’t translate to the course.  One of the things I do notice is that during practice I can get the ball rolling end over end but I get a little wobble on the course.  Not sure what to do here but will probably stick it out for a little while longer.  
 

 Technique or mental breakdown?  I’m leaning toward mental breakdown since my ongoing problems are mostly in the finesse area and when I am standing over the ball I seem to be thinking and not just doing.  Basically trying to be too precise and thinking about getting the ball close.  

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1 hour ago, cnosil said:

Time is really flying; hard to believe we are into May.   Most recent focus has been full swing since I have been hitting irons during most wanted testing and it was the last thing I was doing when I had an instructor.   I mentioned this in another thread but having a GC Quad available has been instrumental in helping me improve my swing.   
 

Full Swing: I have been working on minimizing my in-to-out path and tie strikes.   Prior to my swing changes, I was 5-7* in to out.   By feeling like I am making a 3/4 swing, my path has become more neutral and is in the 1-3* in to out which is where I want to be.  This change along with a couple of other feels has also reduced the toe strikes.  Those tweaks are better alignment, feeling like I am staying on my trail foot a little longer to start the downswing with my hands and not my shoulders.  The best thing is that I am seeing much better iron shots on the course.  Ball flight is much straighter and my big miss the pull hook is still playable when I hit that shot.  There are some drawbacks….  I’m have reduced the pull with the Driver but  it is now more of a push to push fade.  Shots are still playable and solid but something I need to look at a little more.  The bigger problem is the hybrid;  what was a strength is now a disaster and I am unable to get any height with this club….ball flight is straight but only a few feet off the ground. 
Short Game/distance wedges:   The iron improvements seem to have helped the distance wedges.  I am getting solid ball contact, good flight, and good distance control.  
Short Game/finesse wedges: this has and continues to be a big weakness in my game.  I usually get to the course early and work on this aspect of my game.  On the range I can be effective and hit good shots but can’t reliably move it to the course.  I have rounds where I can hit the ball really well and I have days like yesterday where I miss hit most of them.  Prior to yesterdays round I went to the short game area and just dropped balls and was able to hit them to targets.  As I type this and think back to the shots I hit poorly, they were the shots that were in the under 20 yard distance. When I get the shaft back to a position that is parallel I seem to be more effective with these shots.  I ultimately need to get to the short game area and work on this more but between testing and golf league finding the time is difficult.  
Short Game/Putting:  This might be a situation where you shouldn’t make changes.   Decided to give the LAB DF 2.1 a try and I feel like my putting has taken a step backwards.   Maybe my expectations were high based on reading peoples reviews but I am struggling with distance control and missing putts that I expect to make or should be making.  Again this seems like an I can’t take it to the course type scenario.  My indoor and course practice indicate that it performs equal to or better than prior gamers but it doesn’t translate to the course.  One of the things I do notice is that during practice I can get the ball rolling end over end but I get a little wobble on the course.  Not sure what to do here but will probably stick it out for a little while longer.  
 

 Technique or mental breakdown?  I’m leaning toward mental breakdown since my ongoing problems are mostly in the finesse area and when I am standing over the ball I seem to be thinking and not just doing.  Basically trying to be too precise and thinking about getting the ball close.  

So what’s the recurring miss with those finesse wedges?  Bad contact, can’t dial in the distance…?

Sounds like you’re ball-striking is improving which is great to hear.

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1 hour ago, Getoffmylawn said:

So what’s the recurring miss with those finesse wedges?  Bad contact, can’t dial in the distance…?

Sounds like you’re ball-striking is improving which is great to hear.

Yeah, really happy with ball striking.   
 

as for the finesse wedges it is a combination of fat shots and just not enough effort to cover the distance…always short.  Probably getting the body too involved and flipping my hands

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3 hours ago, cnosil said:

Yeah, really happy with ball striking.   
 

as for the finesse wedges it is a combination of fat shots and just not enough effort to cover the distance…always short.  Probably getting the body too involved and flipping my hands

I’m no swing coach, but for what it’s worth the TourStriker SmartBall has been great in helping sync up the arms and body, especially on wedges. Some cheaper foam ball options out there too, they just don’t have the tether.

Like I said, for what it’s worth, which might not be much!  🤣

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6 hours ago, cnosil said:

Time is really flying; hard to believe we are into May.   Most recent focus has been full swing since I have been hitting irons during most wanted testing and it was the last thing I was doing when I had an instructor. ..etc ...

Sounds like a LOTTA good things are happening, and also an interesting introspective read!

The hybrid thing is curious .. maybe try to get a little more of Harry's time..?

I've also been working on all aspects of my swing and game; most of my practice time is hitting different wedges on different trajectories to different targets ... no question it has been hugely helpful but, of course, it's no guarantee of not fluffing it short when in an actual wanna get up and down scenario in a golf round........

Work In Progress amiright?!?

 

 

 

 

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3 hours ago, Getoffmylawn said:

I’m no swing coach, but for what it’s worth the TourStriker SmartBall has been great in helping sync up the arms and body, especially on wedges. Some cheaper foam ball options out there too, they just don’t have the tether.

Like I said, for what it’s worth, which might not be much!  🤣

 

I have a smartball and have been using it during some practice sessions.  As I mentioned I can do okay when "practicing" before a round.   I think that is also part of the problem;  I need to gamify it and add pressure to make is more like when I am playing.  

 

 

2 hours ago, cksurfdude said:

Sounds like a LOTTA good things are happening, and also an interesting introspective read!

The hybrid thing is curious .. maybe try to get a little more of Harry's time..?

I've also been working on all aspects of my swing and game; most of my practice time is hitting different wedges on different trajectories to different targets ... no question it has been hugely helpful but, of course, it's no guarantee of not fluffing it short when in an actual wanna get up and down scenario in a golf round........

Work In Progress amiright?!?

I am really happy with the ball striking I have seen the last couple of times I have played;  my full swing practice is definitely working.   When you hit the ball well it is so much fun.  

I'll have to try hitting the hybrid on the range to see if it was a fluke;  like you said,  it is a work in progress.   

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