PoeKingShankspeare, on 14 June 2018 - 11:09 AM, said:
pinestreetgolf, on 14 June 2018 - 07:33 AM, said:
PoeKingShankspeare, on 13 June 2018 - 11:53 PM, said:
I'm pretty sure it's a swing flaw like I've mentioned earlier, but my old TM 7 iron is just fine. I assumed it may be the lie angle because my old iron were fitted with 2* up 1* up and standard depending if it was a 3 irons, mid iron, and wedge. That's how I was fitted a decade ago, with each club. I also have a 7i XR in the garage which I'm okay with, and a tour striker 7 iron which I want to use at the course. Great training aid and iron.
My right miss lands on the same dry spot of grass/dirt right of the 150 mark. I'll change target and I'll miss right of that again. I've used the 8i or the 6 hybrid after missing the the 7 iron. Very different result. Thus, the reason I'm a bit perplexed. Again, it's probably a swing fault.
I went to the range today during my lunch break and the miss was 5 yards right. I'm not r/o a swing flaw with that one club. I had h/o one iron issue in the past. I couldn't hit my 5 iron, but I was good with 2, 3, and 4 irons.
I currently have hybrids 4,5,6 that were fitted and these clubs I have confidence with since they are so easy to hit.
With the shop. I didn't know they sent my specs to the manu to have them do the build. I assumed they did it there cause of the large shop with a Mitchell and other tools. But it's a mistake learned. It was an expensive lesson lol. But there is a good club fitter who I should of went to on the first place, but I gave this franchise a chance.
Also check your alignment. The two most important things in a golf swing are ball position and alignment. If your hips or shoulders are open so is the face. A lot of players look up at the target by opening their body, which opens their alignment, which results in right misses. Next time you set up make sure you are aligned parallel to your target and then look at it like you are pouring sand out of your right ear (just swivel your head) don't open up to look. Remember, you are "square" at address - you are just returning there. If you are open the face won't close (assuming its pointing at your target at address). The face is pointed right. If your body is pointing left and the face is pointed at the target the face is, by definition, pointing right of your body line. When you come to impact with a square body your face is open (by however much it had to be to be pointed at the target when you were open at address).
In my experience, club builds really matter for distance and contact but not at all for face and path. Missing right usually isn't a fitting issue. Please note "usually". Without a video of your swing its impossible to know. But two things cause a block - one is a scoop move that still hits the ball (weak push) and the other is hips or shoulders aimed left at address where the golfer then squares them at impact (which means the face is right).
Thanks for the reply. I do have problems lining myself for a shot between 150 and 200, often in these distances.
I don't have a current video with my new Callaway irons and post lessons with a pro. But I do have two older videos from earlier this year - it's been half a year since my return to golf after almost a decade away and 40 lbs. heavier. lol Both videos are with my R7 7 iron.
Your swing is pretty good. On plane.
I've attached four images that show where a block is coming from. At the top of the backswing, look at your right arm and Scott's right arm. He has way more leverage than you (its at a right angle). Yours is tucked into your body. This creates zero power, whereas Adam's elbow position allows him to explode down into the ball. The only way you can generate power is by twisting.
We see your twist in the second photo, just after impact. Note the right ankle. Adam's is rolling forward - his left side is pulling away from the target line *but his right side isn't going toward the ball* its going forward. Your left side is clearing, but your right side is going closer to the ball - hence your right ankle coming off the ground straight up, not rolling toward the target - because you are stuck at the top, the only way for you to generate power is to spin, which opens the face. Sometimes you can time it, sometimes you can't.
Think about slamming a screen door. You slam a door alongside the door by bending your elbow and ripping with your left side - you would never slam a door by keeping your elbow tucked into your side and spinning your body around.
Get that right elbow up in the backswing and concentrate on no part of your body getting closer to the ball than it is at address. The left side pulls, the elbows explode, the right side goes forward. Only after impact does the right side start to twist to get to a front-facing finish position. A right ankle off the ground pointed at the ball that soon after impact means you are spinning through the ball you're not hitting it. The result is side-swipe and not compression.
Imagine pounding in a railroad spike with the head of the club. You'd get leverage with your arms and pull with your left side. You'd never tuck your right elbow and try to generate power by spinning your body in a circle if you were trying to hammer in a railroad spike, or chop wood.
This is just IMO. But hitting with a tucked elbow and a spinning right side creates blocks OR if you try to save it, horrible pull hooks.