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12 hours ago, sirchunksalot said:

Right now, it's just getting to the 7 o'clock position with a flat lead wrist. Years of coming inside and collapsing it is a hard habit to break. 

Its easy to see you love the game so I am rooting hard for you!

I'd suggest checking your grip and making any corrections first....Dlow206 recently did this and saw immediate improvement.

Then I'd check your alignment at set up....Shoulders, hips, knees and feet all going the same direction.

The effect of any swing changes can then be judged more accurately.

Finally....Stock up on foot pray and Git 'r Done!!    😁

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Definitely giving this a big follow.  Looking forward to seeing what you can do!

I'm confident that this is going to be a great follow and you'll be making some solid gains in your game soon.  It's never easy when you find yourself stuck in a rut but you'll work your way out of it.  

As others have said, start with those basics of grip and alignment and then see what's going on from there. 

We'll be here along the way to hopefully not give you bad advice and watch the progress! 

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Love reading all of these threads. Definitely following along. Excited to read and see your progress!

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 I will be following along good luck ! can't wait to see the journey of the swing quest

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46 minutes ago, sirchunksalot said:

responses. I love threads like this, I think it gives us a better understanding of the game and I love seeing how each person who has started one approaches the improvement process. 

Just don't listen to any of them. They are all crazies!! I mean a guy who called himself a nut has offered his advice...🤣 ok I kid (maybe)

 

Good luck on the journey!

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6 minutes ago, THEZIPR23 said:

Just don't listen to any of them. They are all crazies!! I mean a guy who called himself a nut has offered his advice...🤣 ok I kid (maybe)

 

Good luck on the journey!

This game has me questioning my sanity on a regular basis. You should see the looks my wife gives me when I talk about wrist flexion and de-lofting the club at impact. I think she is considering having me committed. That, or her eyes glaze over and all she hears is "blabbity, blabbity, blah, golf stuff, mumble".

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8 hours ago, Shapotomous said:

Its easy to see you love the game so I am rooting hard for you!

I'd suggest checking your grip and making any corrections first....Dlow206 recently did this and saw immediate improvement.

Then I'd check your alignment at set up....Shoulders, hips, knees and feet all going the same direction.

The effect of any swing changes can then be judged more accurately.

Finally....Stock up on foot pray and Git 'r Done!!    😁

That's great advice! I'm working on an overlap grip right now and trying to strengthen my right hand to have the angle of my thumb pointing more towards my right shoulder. I noticed it was almost pointing at my left in one of my videos. 

Alignment is going to be a process, I almost feel lined up too far right when my alignment is good. I've seen better results when I'm lined up better, but I've got to learn to trust it. It just skews my perception and I want to open up. 

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8 hours ago, Shapotomous said:

Its easy to see you love the game so I am rooting hard for you!

I'd suggest checking your grip and making any corrections first....Dlow206 recently did this and saw immediate improvement.

Then I'd check your alignment at set up....Shoulders, hips, knees and feet all going the same direction.

The effect of any swing changes can then be judged more accurately.

Finally....Stock up on foot pray and Git 'r Done!!    😁

I can relate 100% on the alignment. I think that’s my biggest issue off tee, especially with the driver. 

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3 hours ago, sirchunksalot said:

This game has me questioning my sanity on a regular basis. You should see the looks my wife gives me when I talk about wrist flexion and de-lofting the club at impact. I think she is considering having me committed. That, or her eyes glaze over and all she hears is "blabbity, blabbity, blah, golf stuff, mumble".

So are you saying it’s like this with Mrs Chunks?

 

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23 hours ago, Tom the Golf Nut said:

I'm about 2 1/2 hours away from you. If you ever want to head up and spend a day working on your game let me know.  I'm here for you. I have access to a private course. Range, short game practice areas, and of course the golf course itself. Not to mention all the crap I have at home and the simulator.  We can put an 8 hour day in with breaks and lunch and get you off to a good start on your journey. 

I immediately thought of you when I read Jason's thread... very cool Tom!  

 

On 7/25/2021 at 5:38 PM, sirchunksalot said:

Recently, I purchased the "No Turn Cast" from Monte Scheinblum and am working on developing a functional swing. I'm not saying this is the be all, end all as I'm looking to start lessons in a couple of months. 

Jason, I hear lots of positive things about Monte and I'm sure you'll start seeing benefits from his instructional aids. If I can offer one bit of advice it would be not to let the want for improvement overshadow enjoying the game.  Good luck!

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3 hours ago, sirchunksalot said:

I haven't been able to get out and hit balls this week between the heat and some rain. Getting off work and coming home to 95 with high humidity is tough. Plus, I don't have a ton of shade in my yard and where I do, it slopes. I have spent the week working on getting better wrist set earlier in my backswing. Any time I pass a club, I'm picking it up and working on it.

The funny thing is, I think when I started this game I was doing it right. My thought now is to keep my right palm facing the ground longer as I'm taking the club back and naturally letting everything sync up after that. 

The new overlap grip is coming along nicely and I'm planning on taking it to the course with me tomorrow. I don't expect miracles, I'm actually expecting things to go around average. The important thing to me is to be able to stick with the results of what I'm doing right now and start building a foundation for a better swing. 

My plan is to play bogey golf mentally and not be disappointed by anything that happens and just have fun. I'm getting to play another round with a buddy from work and his son, who is new to the game, and root them on. 

When you take the changes you are working on to the course, it will feel weird and you will likely hit bad shots.  Don't be upset; this is going to take time.  Playing with a buddy, you are going to want to play the best you can, and that will likely mean you will revert to your old swing.  Go ahead and play with it if your changes aren't working out, but get right back to the drills as soon as possible.  It's tough to make major changes during "golf season" because we want to be outside playing as much as possible.  Soon, a change will start to feel "normal" if you keep doing it.  First, that will probably be your overlap grip.  Then the wrist set will start to feel better.  Take one step at a time.  Have fun!!!

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I got out to play today and see how the new swing thoughts are going to hold up on the course. I went pretty much as expected and it wasn't pretty. Shot 58/57 for a 115, I hit 2 fairways, zero greens and 39 putts. My strokes gained comparing against a 20 handicap were as follows.

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I had a good range session beforehand, but couldn't take it to the course. I was especially disappointed in driver as I was hitting it well on the range. 

I didn't hit a decent iron shot until the 12 th hole, before that I topped every single shot. It was brutal. 

I found myself switching between old and new swing, but I know it'll take time to adjust the pattern and I accept that fact. 

I was most proud of not giving up and just having a good time. It'll get there eventually and there are going to be bumps in the road as I work to get better. 

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22 minutes ago, sirchunksalot said:

I was especially disappointed in driver as I was hitting it well on the range.

Very odd... that almost never happens to the rest of us 🤣.  Besides Tom's offer, have you looked into a local pro for a series of lessons?  

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14 minutes ago, fixyurdivot said:

Very odd... that almost never happens to the rest of us 🤣.  Besides Tom's offer, have you looked into a local pro for a series of lessons?  

I am looking into getting lessons once the weather cools off a bit, probably end of August or early September. There's a pro at my course, but I am looking at going to the local country club where I hope they have equipment to either record my swing or a launch monitor. I need to research it a little bit more to find out what they have available. 

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4 hours ago, sirchunksalot said:

I am looking into getting lessons once the weather cools off a bit, probably end of August or early September. There's a pro at my course, but I am looking at going to the local country club where I hope they have equipment to either record my swing or a launch monitor. I need to research it a little bit more to find out what they have available. 

Good plan. Just my opinion here but I think you are at a point where a series of well spaced lessons, from a competent pro, would be your best investment. There really is no replacement for direct feedback from someone who can analyze your trouble spots and get you working on correcting them. 

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4 hours ago, sirchunksalot said:

I am looking into getting lessons once the weather cools off a bit, probably end of August or early September. There's a pro at my course, but I am looking at going to the local country club where I hope they have equipment to either record my swing or a launch monitor. I need to research it a little bit more to find out what they have available. 

What equipment are you hoping they have and why?

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19 minutes ago, fixyurdivot said:

Good plan. Just my opinion here but I think you are at a point where a series of well spaced lessons, from a competent pro, would be your best investment. There really is no replacement for direct feedback from someone who can analyze your trouble spots and get you working on correcting them. 

I totally agree, I really think getting a pro to look over my swing might be able to identify my faults and help me determine the root cause of my issues. 

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