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ddetts' Swing Journey - Monte clinic, 2019 bag set & AZ golf trip upcoming

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Posted 10 December 2018 - 05:27 PM

View Postebrasmus21, on 10 December 2018 - 05:15 PM, said:

So after the first session how did the back feel?

Not really any different than it has the last 10-11 months. Long story short the pain I have comes and goes and is pretty manageable. Over the last year I did a few physical Therapist visits and worked on what they recommended, did chiropractor work and have recently really started focusing on core stability and strength. It hasn't significantly changed what I feel, so I'm almost starting to wonder if it could be a hip issue causing referred pains in my left low back.

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Posted 12 December 2018 - 02:58 PM

Picked up a new to me toy for a pretty good steal. Hopefully the stock shaft in stiff works out.

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I didn't have a good reason to replace my Callaway X Proto utility 2i but heard a lot of good things on these UDIs. Looks like the blade is a little longer and hopefully get a little more forgiveness than my current. It's longer than the Cally, so likely to pickup a little distance. My only concern will be if I can elevate it enough for it to be useful coming into Par 5s.

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Not into January yet and I'm already going stir crazy

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Posted 12 December 2018 - 03:10 PM

Oh to be young and have some swing speed, lol.  I try to put that in my bag and it would break out laughing at me!

You and Monte can have 2 iron battles!

Looks awesome!

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Posted 12 December 2018 - 03:16 PM

View PostHawkeye77, on 12 December 2018 - 03:10 PM, said:

You and Monte can have 2 iron battles!

Ha, that's funny!!!  The battle would probably have to look more like this - me with my driver and Monte with his 2i or likely a 3 iron - and even then I don't know how many I would win out of 10...

I know it was a good down wind during the Sioux Falls clinic, but I'm pretty sure I can recall a couple of his 2 irons carrying 280 or 290 :swoon:
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Posted 13 December 2018 - 08:03 PM

View Postddetts, on 12 December 2018 - 02:58 PM, said:

Picked up a new to me toy for a pretty good steal. Hopefully the stock shaft in stiff works out.

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I didn't have a good reason to replace my Callaway X Proto utility 2i but heard a lot of good things on these UDIs. Looks like the blade is a little longer and hopefully get a little more forgiveness than my current. It's longer than the Cally, so likely to pickup a little distance. My only concern will be if I can elevate it enough for it to be useful coming into Par 5s.

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Not into January yet and I'm already going stir crazy

One day, with my normal game, we got to the 16th tee which is a tricky short par 4.  As I walked to the tee I said “it’s stinger time, bitches.”  I proceeded to hit a perfect stinger draw down the fairway.  We all got a laugh because I finally succeeded in calling my shot after failing about the last ten shots where I referred to my buddies as bitches.  Anyways, that looks like a stinger-worth iron you got.  What shaft?

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Posted 13 December 2018 - 09:34 PM

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View Postddetts, on 12 December 2018 - 02:58 PM, said:

Picked up a new to me toy for a pretty good steal. Hopefully the stock shaft in stiff works out.

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I didn't have a good reason to replace my Callaway X Proto utility 2i but heard a lot of good things on these UDIs. Looks like the blade is a little longer and hopefully get a little more forgiveness than my current. It's longer than the Cally, so likely to pickup a little distance. My only concern will be if I can elevate it enough for it to be useful coming into Par 5s.

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Not into January yet and I'm already going stir crazy

One day, with my normal game, we got to the 16th tee which is a tricky short par 4.  As I walked to the tee I said “it’s stinger time, bitches.”  I proceeded to hit a perfect stinger draw down the fairway.  We all got a laugh because I finally succeeded in calling my shot after failing about the last ten shots where I referred to my buddies as bitches.  Anyways, that looks like a stinger-worth iron you got.  What shaft?

Stock HZRDUS 85g, Stiff.

I'd love to say I can hit a stinger, but I can't. Or at least not with the flip I'm still working to eliminate.

I'd love to be able to rip that thing 20' off the ground 250y
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Posted 15 December 2018 - 06:35 PM

Making some progress getting the backswing shorter. I'm really focusing on the takeaway to eliminate the sway and make sure I'm turning into my right side (Monte's "perfect backswing" drill from Drive 4 Dough). This in turn keeps the backswing shorter and helps prevent me from extending my back toward the target. Still need to get a little closer to the ball at setup and work the arms and club up more in the backswing.


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Posted 15 December 2018 - 11:54 PM

View Postddetts, on 15 December 2018 - 06:35 PM, said:

Making some progress getting the backswing shorter. I'm really focusing on the takeaway to eliminate the sway and make sure I'm turning into my right side (Monte's "perfect backswing" drill from Drive 4 Dough). This in turn keeps the backswing shorter and helps prevent me from extending my back toward the target. Still need to get a little closer to the ball at setup and work the arms and club up more in the backswing.



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Posted 28 December 2018 - 03:27 PM

So I had one of those Facebook memories pop up yesterday to remind me that 2 years ago yesterday I was sitting in a hospital bed after just having my right hip replaced. That entire year was essentially a wash for golf, as I think I played once or twice that whole year due to a previous surgery and recovery on the same hip. It caused me to do some reflecting. I've been pretty critical of my swing & my lack of ability to improve it.  I also have set up some pretty lofty aspirations to improve to a scratch handicap. However, I sit back and realize I am pretty lucky to be playing golf often and at a pretty decent level. I still walk 99% of my rounds and appreciate it more than I ever did before.

Now, that certainly doesn't temper or change any of my desire to get it to scratch or keep improving but I think I'll do a better job of keeping things in perspective going forward.

Don't mind the cheesy picture my wife made yesterday to "commemorate" my 2 year anniversary since going bionic.

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Posted 28 December 2018 - 03:35 PM

Puts things in perspective.  Thanks for sharing DD.

Happy new year!

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Posted 28 December 2018 - 03:52 PM

Thanks for sharing -  you've come a long way in two years.  Give yourself a break.  My wife had her hip replaced last year due to radiation damage from her cancer treatment 15 years ago - she's lucky to be alive but it's a struggle to keep things in perspective with all of the side- and after-effects she's had.
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Posted 29 December 2018 - 11:51 AM

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Thanks for sharing -  you've come a long way in two years.  Give yourself a break.  My wife had her hip replaced last year due to radiation damage from her cancer treatment 15 years ago - she's lucky to be alive but it's a struggle to keep things in perspective with all of the side- and after-effects she's had.

Thanks, sometimes we forget how far we've come to get where we are. I try not to be too hard on myself but I'm very competitive (played basketball, track & a little football growing up; in addition to playing darts, billiards, football) and golf is mostly only my competitive outlet now.
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Posted 29 December 2018 - 12:10 PM

I picked up a new book around a week ago that I'm nearly finished reading and it's had such a positive impact on my practice. It's called "The Talent Code" by Daniel Coyle.

It's opened my eyes to how you can develop talent & that we're not just pre-wired based on genetics. The way I think about swing changes and practicing them has changed for the better. I'm not much of a reader but trying to get back in the habit. I'd highly recommend this book.

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Posted 07 January 2019 - 08:15 PM

Still making slow progress, backswing is shortened and never getting past parallel now. Still could use to get my right hand slightly stronger. I'm still not getting the right elbow linked up and have trouble getting the feeling of making that happen.

Here's the latest swings, which were also sent to Monte for a lesson. Hoping he doesn't tell me I'm still doing the same stupid things.




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Posted 08 January 2019 - 10:51 AM

So, before I get a response from Monte for my latest online lesson I thought it would be interesting/fun to attempt to pick out what I think are the big issues plaguing my swing.

1. Setup - right hand a little stronger. I think this is still a big struggle/issue for me because I haven't gotten the pivot down and when I flip with the stronger grip it feels awful. I can put my right hand on super strong and make swings but so far my body isn't responding to the changes.
2. Shoulder turn is still too flat, need to get left shoulder a little more under my chin
3. Backswing while improved is still too long, arms are still going a little past what my turn allows
4. I hadn't picked up on this as much in the past, and I'm thinking probably a result or correlated with the arm overrun, but I have a little bit of upper body lunge to start the downswing. In the FO I can see my head and shoulders move laterally toward the ball.

Anything else you picking up on that you think is a problem?

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Posted 08 January 2019 - 10:57 AM

View Postddetts, on 08 January 2019 - 10:51 AM, said:

So, before I get a response from Monte for my latest online lesson I thought it would be interesting/fun to attempt to pick out what I think are the big issues plaguing my swing.

1. Setup - right hand a little stronger. I think this is still a big struggle/issue for me because I haven't gotten the pivot down and when I flip with the stronger grip it feels awful. I can put my right hand on super strong and make swings but so far my body isn't responding to the changes.
2. Shoulder turn is still too flat, need to get left shoulder a little more under my chin
3. Backswing while improved is still too long, arms are still going a little past what my turn allows
4. I hadn't picked up on this as much in the past, and I'm thinking probably a result or correlated with the arm overrun, but I have a little bit of upper body lunge to start the downswing. In the FO I can see my head and shoulders move laterally toward the ball.

Anything else you picking up on that you think is a problem?

DD - those four points may or may not be correct.  You've paid Monte - stick with him.  In other words, you wouldn't want to pay me ;)
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Posted 08 January 2019 - 11:01 AM

But for what its worth I think the swing is lookin good :)
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Posted 08 January 2019 - 11:09 AM

View Postebrasmus21, on 08 January 2019 - 10:57 AM, said:

View Postddetts, on 08 January 2019 - 10:51 AM, said:

So, before I get a response from Monte for my latest online lesson I thought it would be interesting/fun to attempt to pick out what I think are the big issues plaguing my swing.

1. Setup - right hand a little stronger. I think this is still a big struggle/issue for me because I haven't gotten the pivot down and when I flip with the stronger grip it feels awful. I can put my right hand on super strong and make swings but so far my body isn't responding to the changes.
2. Shoulder turn is still too flat, need to get left shoulder a little more under my chin
3. Backswing while improved is still too long, arms are still going a little past what my turn allows
4. I hadn't picked up on this as much in the past, and I'm thinking probably a result or correlated with the arm overrun, but I have a little bit of upper body lunge to start the downswing. In the FO I can see my head and shoulders move laterally toward the ball.

Anything else you picking up on that you think is a problem?

DD - those four points may or may not be correct.  You've paid Monte - stick with him.  In other words, you wouldn't want to pay me ;)

Well, I wasn't going to pay you anyway... I may have worded incorrectly in my post. I'm not necessarily looking for swing advice from randoms on the thread that I'm going to follow and work on. Really just interested in what others are seeing and then comparing to what I actually get. I'm still Team Monte, and ready for him to pound me on making some of the same mistakes!
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Posted 08 January 2019 - 11:17 AM

Only thing I'll say is something I've learned from Monte and iTeach both.  In the Face On vid.  In the backswing your lead knee kind of caves in and gets behind your lead hip.  Makes it more difficult to clear in the downswing.

I know this well because I've done it for forever.

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Posted 08 January 2019 - 01:16 PM

One comment.    In your setup on the face on, you have your right ear aligned to the ball, that is, you already setup with your head in front of the ball.   Should be somewhere from your nose to your  outside left ear depending on the club.


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Posted 09 January 2019 - 08:37 AM

Your backswing is under plane, that's why you're so inside out and finishing so high.
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Posted 09 January 2019 - 09:52 AM

View Postglk, on 08 January 2019 - 01:16 PM, said:

One comment. In your setup on the face on, you have your right ear aligned to the ball, that is, you already setup with your head in front of the ball.   Should be somewhere from your nose to your  outside left ear depending on the club.

Thanks! Definitely looks like I'm on top of the ball and then get head/ upper torso even more forward in transition.

View PostBottleCap, on 09 January 2019 - 08:37 AM, said:

Your backswing is under plane, that's why you're so inside out and finishing so high.

I have definitely noticed this and how it leads to a flat shoulder plane/turn. Appears it also causes me to steepen the shaft a little in the downswing. I've been working on feelings & mirror drills to improve my takeaway and get the shaft pitched up a bit more.
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Posted 10 January 2019 - 04:01 PM

View Postddetts, on 09 January 2019 - 09:52 AM, said:

View Postglk, on 08 January 2019 - 01:16 PM, said:

One comment. In your setup on the face on, you have your right ear aligned to the ball, that is, you already setup with your head in front of the ball.   Should be somewhere from your nose to your  outside left ear depending on the club.

Thanks! Definitely looks like I'm on top of the ball and then get head/ upper torso even more forward in transition.

View PostBottleCap, on 09 January 2019 - 08:37 AM, said:

Your backswing is under plane, that's why you're so inside out and finishing so high.

I have definitely noticed this and how it leads to a flat shoulder plane/turn. Appears it also causes me to steepen the shaft a little in the downswing. I've been working on feelings & mirror drills to improve my takeaway and get the shaft pitched up a bit more.

I'm still waiting on the online lesson response from Monte, but in the meantime I was able to tinker around with a few of the things I saw in my recent videos.

Yesterday and today I did some mirror work to help with setup and did some slower practice swings focusing mainly on getting my head back in the setup and feeling like I "stay back" to eliminate the head/torso lunge forward in transition. Wow did that really help! I'm going to try to film some swings with working in those feels to see what it looks like since I wasn't hitting balls, but it really seems to be producing some positive changes:
  • combined with feeling like I'm making a really steep backswing it got me in a better position and actually made it feel easier to stop at a shorter backswing
  • club path was traveling in to out (was swing on carpet and could see where the carpet was brushed)
  • It felt easier to shallow the shaft
  • Also seems like the hand path or getting the right elbow forward was easier
  • The effort required to swing seemed so much less, so I'm hoping that's a sign of eliminating inefficient/wasted motion
I'm really hoping this feel is the intent I need to ingrain that feeling.
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Posted 11 January 2019 - 10:32 PM

Golf is frustrating... I can get into good positions doing mirror work and slo-mo swings but for the life of me I struggle to integrate it into real swings. I feel like I'm really exaggerating my left shoulder down and pitching the shaft vertical in these swings but it's hardly different from previous swings. I'm still struggling with flat shoulder turn and torso lunge toward the ball.





The only real bright side is that SuperSpeed training is getting me some nice gains. I had a personal best 118mph club head speed tonight.

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Posted 11 January 2019 - 10:35 PM

Here's a 116mph swing I captured, I didn't have my phone on thr Selfie Golf stick for the 118mph swing.


Edited by ddetts, 11 January 2019 - 10:50 PM.

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Posted 14 January 2019 - 10:31 AM

View Postddetts, on 08 January 2019 - 10:51 AM, said:

So, before I get a response from Monte for my latest online lesson I thought it would be interesting/fun to attempt to pick out what I think are the big issues plaguing my swing.

1. Setup - right hand a little stronger. I think this is still a big struggle/issue for me because I haven't gotten the pivot down and when I flip with the stronger grip it feels awful. I can put my right hand on super strong and make swings but so far my body isn't responding to the changes.
2. Shoulder turn is still too flat, need to get left shoulder a little more under my chin
3. Backswing while improved is still too long, arms are still going a little past what my turn allows
4. I hadn't picked up on this as much in the past, and I'm thinking probably a result or correlated with the arm overrun, but I have a little bit of upper body lunge to start the downswing. In the FO I can see my head and shoulders move laterally toward the ball.

Anything else you picking up on that you think is a problem?

I've gotten my lesson back from Monte and watched it a couple of times early this morning while waking up. I'll probably watch again, take some notes, send a couple of clarifying questions to Monte and then put together a practice plan.

Some of the things I pointed out and guessed at above, while they're not good and are existing issues in the swing, were not what Monte identified as my two biggest faults to address in order to clean up some of the things going on.
1. I'm swaying off the ball at the start of the backswing which gets me in a bad spot, and then I have to slide a long way toward the ball in the backswing. This is a likely a culprit of the upper body lunge and doesn't do my any favors in trying to get my arm structure working toward the ball. Hopefully, working on proper hip movement will help reduce the flat shoulder plane on the way back. Monte provided me with some great reference material to see what this looks like.

- Improper hip motion with that lead knee caving in - good eye Ebrasmus!

2. In transition to downswing, my right shoulder/elbow are basically doing the opposite of what they need to. This will continue to be the hardest thing for me to implement, but I'm optimistic & ready to challenge myself. Hopefully I can start to get that ingrained in the next couple of months.

I'm heading to Arizona for a week of family vacation, but I have presented my case to the War Department and she has consented to allow me a couple of rounds of morning golf (I'm hoping maybe a 3rd day with 9 holes and/or range time) with my cousin who lives in the Gilbert/Queen Creek area. So we'll she what kind of damage I can do out there while in the midst of swing changes!

Keep moving forward!
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Posted 14 January 2019 - 10:47 AM

View Postddetts, on 14 January 2019 - 10:31 AM, said:

View Postddetts, on 08 January 2019 - 10:51 AM, said:

So, before I get a response from Monte for my latest online lesson I thought it would be interesting/fun to attempt to pick out what I think are the big issues plaguing my swing.

1. Setup - right hand a little stronger. I think this is still a big struggle/issue for me because I haven't gotten the pivot down and when I flip with the stronger grip it feels awful. I can put my right hand on super strong and make swings but so far my body isn't responding to the changes.
2. Shoulder turn is still too flat, need to get left shoulder a little more under my chin
3. Backswing while improved is still too long, arms are still going a little past what my turn allows
4. I hadn't picked up on this as much in the past, and I'm thinking probably a result or correlated with the arm overrun, but I have a little bit of upper body lunge to start the downswing. In the FO I can see my head and shoulders move laterally toward the ball.

Anything else you picking up on that you think is a problem?

I've gotten my lesson back from Monte and watched it a couple of times early this morning while waking up. I'll probably watch again, take some notes, send a couple of clarifying questions to Monte and then put together a practice plan.

Some of the things I pointed out and guessed at above, while they're not good and are existing issues in the swing, were not what Monte identified as my two biggest faults to address in order to clean up some of the things going on.
1. I'm swaying off the ball at the start of the backswing which gets me in a bad spot, and then I have to slide a long way toward the ball in the backswing. This is a likely a culprit of the upper body lunge and doesn't do my any favors in trying to get my arm structure working toward the ball. Hopefully, working on proper hip movement will help reduce the flat shoulder plane on the way back. Monte provided me with some great reference material to see what this looks like.

- Improper hip motion with that lead knee caving in - good eye Ebrasmus!

2. In transition to downswing, my right shoulder/elbow are basically doing the opposite of what they need to. This will continue to be the hardest thing for me to implement, but I'm optimistic & ready to challenge myself. Hopefully I can start to get that ingrained in the next couple of months.

I'm heading to Arizona for a week of family vacation, but I have presented my case to the War Department and she has consented to allow me a couple of rounds of morning golf (I'm hoping maybe a 3rd day with 9 holes and/or range time) with my cousin who lives in the Gilbert/Queen Creek area. So we'll she what kind of damage I can do out there while in the midst of swing changes!

Keep moving forward!

Keep working hard, DD.  And have fun on the vacation.
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Posted 16 January 2019 - 03:42 PM

So I had a pretty cool experience today. One of our local health systems, Sanford (also hosts/title sponsor of the Champions tour event in Sioux Falls), has a Sports Science department and they are currently conducting a golf research study. I had volunteered to participate and had my sessions today. They had a Trackman 4 set up indoors to capture the club and ball data on swings combined with force plates in the ground and a Qualisys motion capture system I had ~45 reflective devices stuck to my body and club and made a series of twenty swings. I'll say it was a bit awkward at first swinging shirtless with a bunch of little devices stuck on, but after warming up I got comfortable. During the process I received no feedback on swings/results from Trackman so as not to introduce any bias into the study results.

I wasn't able to see much of the results, but in a couple of weeks they'll be emailing me the report data. I'm not sure how much benefit I'll get from it but the data/analysis geek in me thought it was all fascinating and I had fun participating.

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