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Flexibility issues- your thoughts on swing


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#1 dcfas

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Posted 10 September 2017 - 06:25 PM

https://vimeo.com/233234695

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Hi folks,
Lost a lot of flexibility over the last several years since I became a dad. Now that my boy is starting to learn the game I've been working on my swing again. Shoulders and hips are bunched up. The swing is repeatable with the driver and not too much trouble, other than shorter than I like. Irons have been more of a struggle.

Lag is a problem I see, or, rather, lack of. I'm also a bit outside in, I think.

Thoughts appreciated, thanks.


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Posted 12 September 2017 - 07:36 PM

Because there is a sway, there is no hip depth to the swing.
You are plenty flexible, as your shoulders turned a good bit.

If you stick an alignment rod through your belt in front of you, try to get the right hip to turn back, which will create space. The arms can stay extended with your chest turn if the hips clear out going back.

When you laterally shift, you won't turn the hips enough, and it will feel like you just don't have the flexibility to make a full turn.

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Posted 12 September 2017 - 07:37 PM

There are plenty of good YouTube videos on this concept.
Look up Brady Riggs Creating Space

Good luck!

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Posted 15 September 2017 - 06:10 PM

View Postjurr80, on 12 September 2017 - 07:37 PM, said:

There are plenty of good YouTube videos on this concept.
Look up Brady Riggs Creating Space

Good luck!
Thanks, Jurr80,
Some folks have also suggested an earlier wrist c0ck. I'm working on it. Will look up the Brady Riggs Creating Space vids!

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Posted 15 September 2017 - 06:23 PM

Not sure if I linked it right. Here it is again, face on:
https://vimeo.com/233234695


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Posted 16 September 2017 - 07:31 AM

View Postjurr80, on 12 September 2017 - 07:37 PM, said:

There are plenty of good YouTube videos on this concept.
Look up Brady Riggs Creating Space

Good luck!

I do sway. But, for me, it's hard to create space and I blame it on my bad back. Maybe, I am just doing it wrong?

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Posted 16 September 2017 - 02:24 PM

Want to thank Jurr80 once again. The creating space idea with right hip back has been really helpful! Added benefit: less back pain. I'm hitting it better and freeing up my hip turn like I haven't felt in years. Dang, so simple. Thanks!!

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Posted 16 September 2017 - 04:34 PM

View Postdcfas, on 15 September 2017 - 06:10 PM, said:

View Postjurr80, on 12 September 2017 - 07:37 PM, said:

There are plenty of good YouTube videos on this concept.
Look up Brady Riggs Creating Space

Good luck!
Thanks, Jurr80,
Some folks have also suggested an earlier wrist c0ck. I'm working on it. Will look up the Brady Riggs Creating Space vids!

Don't work on an early wrist c0ck.  That will make it even harder to turn,  

You need to get left shoulder turning more and deeper right hip turn and you need to keep left arm straighter.  Good drill is make left handed only swings throwing left arm up the plane

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Posted 16 September 2017 - 08:07 PM

View PostMacogardy, on 16 September 2017 - 04:34 PM, said:

View Postdcfas, on 15 September 2017 - 06:10 PM, said:

View Postjurr80, on 12 September 2017 - 07:37 PM, said:

There are plenty of good YouTube videos on this concept.
Look up Brady Riggs Creating Space

Good luck!
Thanks, Jurr80,
Some folks have also suggested an earlier wrist c0ck. I'm working on it. Will look up the Brady Riggs Creating Space vids!

Don't work on an early wrist c0ck.  That will make it even harder to turn,  

You need to get left shoulder turning more and deeper right hip turn and you need to keep left arm straighter.  Good drill is make left handed only swings throwing left arm up the plane
Thanks, When you refer to left arm straighter, do you mean where it bends near top of swing?

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Posted 16 September 2017 - 09:33 PM

Flexibility and using it are two different things. If you feel flexibility is an issue, you might solve it with something like Yin Yoga. Once that's solved, you'll be better able to judge If that were holding you back, or if you just don't know what you're doing. (Apparently, with me, it was the latter.)


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Posted 17 September 2017 - 12:56 AM

View Postdcfas, on 16 September 2017 - 08:07 PM, said:

View PostMacogardy, on 16 September 2017 - 04:34 PM, said:

View Postdcfas, on 15 September 2017 - 06:10 PM, said:

View Postjurr80, on 12 September 2017 - 07:37 PM, said:

There are plenty of good YouTube videos on this concept.
Look up Brady Riggs Creating Space

Good luck!
Thanks, Jurr80,
Some folks have also suggested an earlier wrist c0ck. I'm working on it. Will look up the Brady Riggs Creating Space vids!

Don't work on an early wrist c0ck.  That will make it even harder to turn,  

You need to get left shoulder turning more and deeper right hip turn and you need to keep left arm straighter.  Good drill is make left handed only swings throwing left arm up the plane
Thanks, When you refer to left arm straighter, do you mean where it bends near top of swing?

Yes if you focus on keeping it straight you'll end up turning more.  When the left arm bends it makes you feel like you completed your swing even though you got more degrees to go

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