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Huge improvement by shortening backswing


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#1 HawkeyeHacker

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Posted 13 June 2018 - 07:22 AM

I've been playing some pretty poor golf lately, mostly because my iron game had gone to crap.  I realized in a video my backswing had gotten really long, so I made a conscious effort to shorten it up to about 3/4 what it was.  Last night was the best I've hit my irons in a long time, with no loss of distance.  I hit 7 of 9 greens with my misses pin high just right of the green.  Shot 39 after taking triple on the first hole from yanking my drive OB.  Just wanted to share in case it might help someone else.  Feels good to play decent golf again. Still a little work to do with the driver.


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Posted 13 June 2018 - 08:53 AM

Do the same thing with the driver, just a little flatter plane.
When you are done with a full on plane turn but donʻt lift, it "feels" like 3/4.
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#3 KMeloney

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Posted 13 June 2018 - 09:15 AM

 Ghostwedge, on 13 June 2018 - 08:53 AM, said:

When you are done with a full on plane turn but donʻt lift, it "feels" like 3/4.

The full turn is key. I think it's easy to fall into the trap of shortening your swing while/by unwittingly cutting your turn short -- and that brings about another set of problems.

Gotta keep the shoulder turn full while not letting the arms fold or run on at the top. Often easier said than done...

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