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Video for my first few sessions this week.

Thoughts/focus for this week are twofold:

1) backswing cue - swing up the shaft line (video explains)

2) shorten backswing length

I was invited to play in a fundraiser golf tournament this Friday, so it will be another test of the changes!

 

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Current: 130mph

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Woods: :taylormade-small: 2007 Burner TP 3 wood and 5 wood

Irons:  :srixon-small: Z765 4-PW (1 degree flat) with KBS $-130 shafts

Wedges:  :vokey-small: SM7 50/12/F, 54/10/S and 58/12/D

Putter: 681811256_Odysseylogo.png.499799aea6663befa411c8db1d859702.png Stroke Lab Ten S 33"

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Hoping to play nine holes this afternoon and see how things are progressing.  Will report back if I get out.

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Pre training max driver speed: 124mph

Current: 130mph

WITB:

Driver: :ping-small:G400 LST 8.5* with HZRDUS SMOKE 6.5 70g 

Woods: :taylormade-small: 2007 Burner TP 3 wood and 5 wood

Irons:  :srixon-small: Z765 4-PW (1 degree flat) with KBS $-130 shafts

Wedges:  :vokey-small: SM7 50/12/F, 54/10/S and 58/12/D

Putter: 681811256_Odysseylogo.png.499799aea6663befa411c8db1d859702.png Stroke Lab Ten S 33"

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Played last night.  Hit some really good drives, some good irons, and some not so good drives and irons.  I think as the holes continued, some old habits crept in slowly. That is the nature swing changes.  Takes time to fully implement in play.  I will stay the course and keep engraining the changes.  I have no doubt that it is a better swing, I just need more reps/time outdoors sewing ball flight vs just net work indoors.  If only I had a GC Quad….

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Pre training max driver speed: 124mph

Current: 130mph

WITB:

Driver: :ping-small:G400 LST 8.5* with HZRDUS SMOKE 6.5 70g 

Woods: :taylormade-small: 2007 Burner TP 3 wood and 5 wood

Irons:  :srixon-small: Z765 4-PW (1 degree flat) with KBS $-130 shafts

Wedges:  :vokey-small: SM7 50/12/F, 54/10/S and 58/12/D

Putter: 681811256_Odysseylogo.png.499799aea6663befa411c8db1d859702.png Stroke Lab Ten S 33"

Ball:  :taylormade-small: 2019 TP5X

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Definitely could use a swing overhaul.  Lately the shanks have been creeping up on me and it is very frustrating, tried to stay on my heel during the swing, tried the two ball drill to no avail, tried half swings...ughhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh!!!! 😭😭😭

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1 hour ago, 808nation said:

Definitely could use a swing overhaul.  Lately the shanks have been creeping up on me and it is very frustrating, tried to stay on my heel during the swing, tried the two ball drill to no avail, tried half swings...ughhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh!!!! 😭😭😭

You tried intentionally hitting the toe of the club?  I know Adam Young teaches this with great success.

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Pre training max driver speed: 124mph

Current: 130mph

WITB:

Driver: :ping-small:G400 LST 8.5* with HZRDUS SMOKE 6.5 70g 

Woods: :taylormade-small: 2007 Burner TP 3 wood and 5 wood

Irons:  :srixon-small: Z765 4-PW (1 degree flat) with KBS $-130 shafts

Wedges:  :vokey-small: SM7 50/12/F, 54/10/S and 58/12/D

Putter: 681811256_Odysseylogo.png.499799aea6663befa411c8db1d859702.png Stroke Lab Ten S 33"

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10 minutes ago, ChasingScratch said:

You tried intentionally hitting the toe of the club?  I know Adam Young teaches this with great success.

I will look him up, thanks! I have not tried hitting on the toe of the club I'm not that talented 🤣 but have addressed the ball on the toe or even little further back and its shankaroo time.

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FW Wood:   :cobra-small:  F9 wood 14.5* 

Hybrids:  :taylormade-small: Sim2 Max 3 Hybrid & :nike-small: Vapor Flex 4 hybrid  

Irons:  :srixon-small: Z565 - 7 thru PW & ZU85 - 5 thru 6 with Recoil ZT9 F4 shafts                                            

Wedges:   :cleveland-small: RTX4 52*, 56*, 60* 

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29 minutes ago, ChasingScratch said:

You tried intentionally hitting the toe of the club?  I know Adam Young teaches this with great success.

 

16 minutes ago, 808nation said:

I will look him up, thanks! I have not tried hitting on the toe of the club I'm not that talented 🤣 but have addressed the ball on the toe or even little further back and its shankaroo time.

It's a pretty good drill and if I may, I'll add a suggestion. I have the Divot Board and to do this drill I'll set up a ball toward the right side line and focus on the yellow ball mark as my target. One of the keys is, I'll still address the ball normally, but try to hit center on the yellow mark. You could also do this by spraying a dot of Dr Scholl's to the left of the ball to give you a focal point. 20210222_150040-01.jpeg.452e25093ff7e92432be7daf1621a75f.jpeg

I'd suggest starting out with half wedges to give yourself an idea of what you should be feeling and move up from there. 

Best of luck to you in ridding yourself of the horrible s word!

Edit: I forgot to add that I'm very much enjoying reading along as you work to improve @ChasingScratch. The content has been awesome so far. Best of luck to you as you work on your swing changes!

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57 minutes ago, 808nation said:

I will look him up, thanks! I have not tried hitting on the toe of the club I'm not that talented 🤣 but have addressed the ball on the toe or even little further back and its shankaroo time.

you are that talented.  Adam's teachings deal with intent and what you need to do.   How about this,  if you addressed the ball with it in the middle of the face do you think you could swing and completely miss the ball and have the club pass outside the ball? How about a complete miss to the inside?   I am pretty sure you can,  now you just need to work on being able to control that distance and work on hitting heel, toe, and center.  

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1 hour ago, 808nation said:

I will look him up, thanks! I have not tried hitting on the toe of the club I'm not that talented 🤣 but have addressed the ball on the toe or even little further back and its shankaroo time.

You’re more talented that you believe you are.  Trust yourself and just practice impact with foot spray on the club face or masking tape.  Work to move impact towards the center or toe-biased.

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Pre training max driver speed: 124mph

Current: 130mph

WITB:

Driver: :ping-small:G400 LST 8.5* with HZRDUS SMOKE 6.5 70g 

Woods: :taylormade-small: 2007 Burner TP 3 wood and 5 wood

Irons:  :srixon-small: Z765 4-PW (1 degree flat) with KBS $-130 shafts

Wedges:  :vokey-small: SM7 50/12/F, 54/10/S and 58/12/D

Putter: 681811256_Odysseylogo.png.499799aea6663befa411c8db1d859702.png Stroke Lab Ten S 33"

Ball:  :taylormade-small: 2019 TP5X

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22 hours ago, sirchunksalot said:

 

It's a pretty good drill and if I may, I'll add a suggestion. I have the Divot Board and to do this drill I'll set up a ball toward the right side line and focus on the yellow ball mark as my target. One of the keys is, I'll still address the ball normally, but try to hit center on the yellow mark. You could also do this by spraying a dot of Dr Scholl's to the left of the ball to give you a focal point. 20210222_150040-01.jpeg.452e25093ff7e92432be7daf1621a75f.jpeg

I'd suggest starting out with half wedges to give yourself an idea of what you should be feeling and move up from there. 

Best of luck to you in ridding yourself of the horrible s word!

Edit: I forgot to add that I'm very much enjoying reading along as you work to improve @ChasingScratch. The content has been awesome so far. Best of luck to you as you work on your swing changes!

Cool training aid, I'm gonna check it out now....thank you!!!

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FW Wood:   :cobra-small:  F9 wood 14.5* 

Hybrids:  :taylormade-small: Sim2 Max 3 Hybrid & :nike-small: Vapor Flex 4 hybrid  

Irons:  :srixon-small: Z565 - 7 thru PW & ZU85 - 5 thru 6 with Recoil ZT9 F4 shafts                                            

Wedges:   :cleveland-small: RTX4 52*, 56*, 60* 

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On 5/12/2021 at 1:42 AM, ChasingScratch said:

Video for my first few sessions this week.

Thoughts/focus for this week are twofold:

1) backswing cue - swing up the shaft line (video explains)

2) shorten backswing length

I was invited to play in a fundraiser golf tournament this Friday, so it will be another test of the changes!

 

really like your backswing cue here. The way you explained it clicked in my head. When I'm playing my best golf I do the same thing. My bad habits/inside takeaway/flat+short backswing happen when I don't let my right arm off my side. 

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5 hours ago, edingc said:

really like your backswing cue here. The way you explained it clicked in my head. When I'm playing my best golf I do the same thing. My bad habits/inside takeaway/flat+short backswing happen when I don't let my right arm off my side. 

Awesome!  I'm glad it helped/made sense.  I know this thread is documenting my own swing overhaul, but I obviously enjoy it even more if others get some (even small) benefit in their own game. 

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Pre training max driver speed: 124mph

Current: 130mph

WITB:

Driver: :ping-small:G400 LST 8.5* with HZRDUS SMOKE 6.5 70g 

Woods: :taylormade-small: 2007 Burner TP 3 wood and 5 wood

Irons:  :srixon-small: Z765 4-PW (1 degree flat) with KBS $-130 shafts

Wedges:  :vokey-small: SM7 50/12/F, 54/10/S and 58/12/D

Putter: 681811256_Odysseylogo.png.499799aea6663befa411c8db1d859702.png Stroke Lab Ten S 33"

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Week 2 recap:

Still feel like I need a tad bit more 'up' in the backswing (see swing compilation video below).  I also want to try and get a more free/full release through impact.  I feel like I have to hold onto it for fear of a hook, but I want to let it go.  May need to experiment with a slightly weaker lead hand grip to allow for a fuller release with a less closed clubface.  My grip tends to get closer to 3 or 3.5 lead hand knuckles showing.

 

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Pre training max driver speed: 124mph

Current: 130mph

WITB:

Driver: :ping-small:G400 LST 8.5* with HZRDUS SMOKE 6.5 70g 

Woods: :taylormade-small: 2007 Burner TP 3 wood and 5 wood

Irons:  :srixon-small: Z765 4-PW (1 degree flat) with KBS $-130 shafts

Wedges:  :vokey-small: SM7 50/12/F, 54/10/S and 58/12/D

Putter: 681811256_Odysseylogo.png.499799aea6663befa411c8db1d859702.png Stroke Lab Ten S 33"

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Beginning of Week 3 is off to a good start.  Focusing on a quiet lower body.  I tend to move too far off the ball in the backswing and push off way too hard in the downswing (too much lateral sway).  Thinking of the lower body as simply supporting the goal of swinging the clubhead is helping.  I'm also trying to really release the club through impact vs holding on.

 

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Pre training max driver speed: 124mph

Current: 130mph

WITB:

Driver: :ping-small:G400 LST 8.5* with HZRDUS SMOKE 6.5 70g 

Woods: :taylormade-small: 2007 Burner TP 3 wood and 5 wood

Irons:  :srixon-small: Z765 4-PW (1 degree flat) with KBS $-130 shafts

Wedges:  :vokey-small: SM7 50/12/F, 54/10/S and 58/12/D

Putter: 681811256_Odysseylogo.png.499799aea6663befa411c8db1d859702.png Stroke Lab Ten S 33"

Ball:  :taylormade-small: 2019 TP5X

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5 minutes ago, ChasingScratch said:

Beginning of Week 3 is off to a good start.  Focusing on a quiet lower body.  I tend to move too far off the ball in the backswing and push off way too hard in the downswing (too much lateral sway).  Thinking of the lower body as simply supporting the goal of swinging the clubhead is helping.  I'm also trying to really release the club through impact vs holding on.

 

Swing looks much better!! Now take it to the course.😜

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23 minutes ago, MrBandit said:

Swing looks much better!! Now take it to the course.😜

As soon as this freaking rain stops…..

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Pre training max driver speed: 124mph

Current: 130mph

WITB:

Driver: :ping-small:G400 LST 8.5* with HZRDUS SMOKE 6.5 70g 

Woods: :taylormade-small: 2007 Burner TP 3 wood and 5 wood

Irons:  :srixon-small: Z765 4-PW (1 degree flat) with KBS $-130 shafts

Wedges:  :vokey-small: SM7 50/12/F, 54/10/S and 58/12/D

Putter: 681811256_Odysseylogo.png.499799aea6663befa411c8db1d859702.png Stroke Lab Ten S 33"

Ball:  :taylormade-small: 2019 TP5X

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15 hours ago, ChasingScratch said:

As soon as this freaking rain stops…..

Its just a sprinkle outside.. Courses are open🏌️‍♂️, is not that serious. You can't hind in the garage forever..🤣

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12 minutes ago, MrBandit said:

Its just a sprinkle outside.. Courses are open🏌️‍♂️, is not that serious. You can't hind in the garage forever..🤣

That's loco fool. It's like Noah's flood out there.  I keep getting emails about courses being closed.  I don't want to play golf when I need a canoe to get to my ball. 🤣

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Woods: :taylormade-small: 2007 Burner TP 3 wood and 5 wood

Irons:  :srixon-small: Z765 4-PW (1 degree flat) with KBS $-130 shafts

Wedges:  :vokey-small: SM7 50/12/F, 54/10/S and 58/12/D

Putter: 681811256_Odysseylogo.png.499799aea6663befa411c8db1d859702.png Stroke Lab Ten S 33"

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Video for the middle of Week 3 below.

More work on letting the club release through impact.  Quiet lower body.  Trying to let the legs respond to the intention and serve to balance the body rather than consciously providing power.  I feel like it is starting to look better.  Less compensation needed and a more fluid action.

 

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Pre training max driver speed: 124mph

Current: 130mph

WITB:

Driver: :ping-small:G400 LST 8.5* with HZRDUS SMOKE 6.5 70g 

Woods: :taylormade-small: 2007 Burner TP 3 wood and 5 wood

Irons:  :srixon-small: Z765 4-PW (1 degree flat) with KBS $-130 shafts

Wedges:  :vokey-small: SM7 50/12/F, 54/10/S and 58/12/D

Putter: 681811256_Odysseylogo.png.499799aea6663befa411c8db1d859702.png Stroke Lab Ten S 33"

Ball:  :taylormade-small: 2019 TP5X

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