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#1 00bolt

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Posted 12 January 2018 - 04:08 PM

Been working hard on my swing lately.  Swing has come a long ways over the past year and quite alot really just over the past month or two.  Working on a few things but its been difficult because of the weather.  Cant wait for it to warm up a bit and get dark later so I can go practice/play after work.  Still working on the wife and trying to talk her into agreeing to a Skytrack... In the meantime, Ill keep swinging in the bedroom until I ruin her carpet  ;)  (we are in process of painting and putting in new carpet, hence the wires and stuff everywhere).  I work from home a couple days a week so I keep my 7 iron nearby and try and take practice swings every 30 mins or so.

I know I am not on a course hitting a real ball. But this is my swing as of January 2018. I have an old post from about this time last year and it was interesting to go back and see my changes and how far I have come.  So thought I would do something similar for this year.  

So what do you guys think?


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Posted 12 January 2018 - 04:41 PM

Not enough hip and shoulder rotation on the backswing.  Possibly result of arms being in too tight at address.

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Posted 12 January 2018 - 07:20 PM

Do you struggle with a slice?  Could be the angle but that swing looks too out to in, perhaps related to the insufficient hip/shoulder turn.
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Posted 12 January 2018 - 09:04 PM

You setup with your butt stuck up too high, like a duck.  Your body can't hold that position and turn so you have to early extend, sucking your butt under through impact.  This lack of being able to turn is causing sequencing issues in your downswing....  fix the posture and you'll fix your rotation issues...
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Posted 13 January 2018 - 01:55 PM

Any drills for the duck butt? This is actually something I’ve worked on. Believe it or not it’s better than it was

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Posted 13 January 2018 - 02:06 PM

View Post00bolt, on 13 January 2018 - 01:55 PM, said:

Any drills for the duck butt? This is actually something I’ve worked on. Believe it or not it’s better than it was

Definitely better.  Point belt buckle higher.  Not having your arms in so tight should actually fix it.

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Posted 13 January 2018 - 05:17 PM

When you say not in so tight, do you mean I’m standing too close? Reach out a little more? Or do you mean just too much tension/tight?
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Posted 13 January 2018 - 05:51 PM

View Post00bolt, on 13 January 2018 - 05:17 PM, said:

When you say not in so tight, do you mean Iím standing too close? Reach out a little more? Or do you mean just too much tension/tight?

Both

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Posted 13 January 2018 - 05:54 PM

Ok. Thank you. I’ll work on this. Appreciate it.
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Posted 13 January 2018 - 08:07 PM

don't overthink it... just relax your lower back and relax.  Check out the posture here.... notice how much more relaxed he looks.  He's not looking down his nose at the ball, is butt isn't sticking , his arms are tense...  

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Posted 14 January 2018 - 04:05 PM

If you put a cursor where your "ball" is at address, and keep it there during the swing, you'll notice that you would completely miss the ball on your swing.  That is one reason why swings without a ball are not useful for analysis.

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Posted 15 January 2018 - 11:13 AM

Needs depth.

Initial takeaway isn't bad...but your arms/hands go straight up to the shoulders then above them at the top of the backswing. Get the left arm more in line with the shoulder plane.

The Club bisects shoulder immediately on downswing making you come over the top and swipe, due to lack of depth, pivot issues and pulling on the handle.

You probably need to feel the extreme in order to come from the inside: Try taking the club away super inside then swing to right field...it won't be correct, but it will give you feedback on what it's like to come from the inside.

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Posted 16 January 2018 - 11:57 AM

I just came back to this thread to respond with a little light bulb moment I had over the weekend.  Then I read that last reply and it kinda coincides with what I think I may have discovered.

So my backswing was something I had worked on for quite a while this past summer.  My practice was taking the club back connected and maintaining that one piece triangle about halfway back, then hinging up.  I do this much better than I did before. Previously I took the club too far outside, got disconnected and rolled my wrists back.  All in all, its much better.  But in doing so, I never really even thought about or considered steep vs. flat plane.  The way my swing is now is just a direct result of me hinging up.

so this weekend, I played golf and my buddy took a couple pics/videos of our round and for the first time, i noticed how steep my back swing plane was.  One of my favorite pros is Rickie Fowler and I know his is complete opposite and flat.  So I ended up doing a couple side by side pics/videos of myself vs. Rickie to compare and my backswing on almost all my swings from wedge to driver is WAY steeper than his.  I know he may be a little on the extreme in terms of flat, but I think I am on the opposite extreme.  my left arm almost covers my right ear on some swings where his seems to be under his shoulder on some.

so just playing around, i took some practice swings at home in front of a mirror trying to replicate a flat swing like Rickie.  Honestly, i was just curious what it felt like as compared to my normal swing.  What I noticed was first of all, it was actually pretty easy to do. I was a bit surprised.  It actually seemed to make my backswing easier if that makes any sense.  basically id do the same thing i have always done, but rather than hinge up, i was trying to hinge back.  Most of the swings I recorded or took pics of werent quite as flat as Rickie's, but were somewhere in the middle of mine and his.  Of course, yesterday and today are the coldest days in Texas of the year, so I cannot get out and hit balls.  but just taking practice swings at home (i can hit balls in my garage into a net and take swings in my bedroom while working)... I noticed a few things...

1. by taking a more flat swing, it seems to be alot more compact and even a shorter backswing.  Yet seems to make me rotate more (which seems to be one of the main issues Monte and others are suggesting from above).
2. definitely seems easier to get the club coming in from the inside to out.  There is no manipulation or re-routing of the club needed.  Sometimes with my "normal" swing, I have to really consciously try and shallow the club in transition not to come over the top. But it seems like with a flatter swing plane, this is needed much less.

who knows... of course this is just me taking practice swings in front of a mirror at home and not hitting balls on a course... but just something I kinda came across on my own and something I am going to experiment with once the weather allows later in the week.  I am hoping a combination of what Monte suggested with my arms along with a little flatter backswing can help correct a few things without changing anything too drastic.
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Posted 16 January 2018 - 12:03 PM

this isnt the greatest picture. But the only one I have at the moment to compare.  The pic on the left is from the other day, before i was ever thinking about this steep/flat plane.  Then the middle of course is Rickie... then the pic on the right was my very first attempt to try a flatter swing on video.  I have sense played around a little more and have gotten it a touch more flat.  but again, i still need to get out and try this at the range.  this is all just an observation I saw in myself and something I am going to play with.

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Posted 16 January 2018 - 02:12 PM

View Post00bolt, on 16 January 2018 - 12:03 PM, said:

this isnt the greatest picture. But the only one I have at the moment to compare.  The pic on the left is from the other day, before i was ever thinking about this steep/flat plane.  Then the middle of course is Rickie... then the pic on the right was my very first attempt to try a flatter swing on video.  I have sense played around a little more and have gotten it a touch more flat.  but again, i still need to get out and try this at the range.  this is all just an observation I saw in myself and something I am going to play with.
Small tweaks on the backswing are fine.   It looks very much improved over when you started.     Thing I still see is that you aren't shallowing the club in transition.   To me,
the money for you is to work on transition.    Not so much the BS.


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Posted 16 January 2018 - 02:40 PM

i agree and that is something I am and have been working on.  but what I *think* is happening, is making a flatter backswing is helping the transition without having to consciously think about it or try as hard.  .
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