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Re: Ask the Expert
« Reply #50 on: September 04, 2013, 12:00:10 am »

I know you weren't directing this to me, but I typically hit too low of a ball (which runs out nice but sucks when I need to carry) and I swing 10.5 degree driver, 68g stiff shaft.

Drives me nuts. Otherwise my miss is left.

Is it a pull or a hook left? If you can post a video do. It's probably an AoA problem but without seeing its tough to tell
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Re: Ask the Expert
« Reply #51 on: September 04, 2013, 12:37:08 am »

pretty good. Needs to lose a little of the right knee flex in the backswing so he can get a little more hip turn and not get his right elbow stuck which leads to back foot staying down too long and not quite as much extension as I would ideally see into follow through. Club isn't nearly as under plane as in the past and is working much more left/on plane through impact than in the past as well. Face is also much more square to the path than I have seen from him.  Good work all in all

My thoughts exactly.  :)
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Re: Ask the Expert
« Reply #52 on: September 04, 2013, 12:40:27 am »

Is it a pull or a hook left? If you can post a video do. It's probably an AoA problem but without seeing its tough to tell

Hook left, or sometimes pull. I know sometimes I wont release the club. And in general my ball flight is kinda low.
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Re: Ask the Expert
« Reply #53 on: September 04, 2013, 12:45:56 am »

pretty good. Needs to lose a little of the right knee flex in the backswing so he can get a little more hip turn and not get his right elbow stuck which leads to back foot staying down too long and not quite as much extension as I would ideally see into follow through. Club isn't nearly as under plane as in the past and is working much more left/on plane through impact than in the past as well. Face is also much more square to the path than I have seen from him.  Good work all in all

Knew you'd say that about my right knee. The past couple months, I've been working on a couple drills you gave me to get the club swinging left, and it's finally starting to pay off. Working on my right knee flex is my next tweak.
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Re: Ask the Expert
« Reply #54 on: September 04, 2013, 01:14:17 am »

Poodle, looks like he had you set up with the right knee flexed I ward toward the left knee?

Just as a reference....

Look at the outline of his right leg through his pants. Thats a 6 iron

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Re: Ask the Expert
« Reply #55 on: September 04, 2013, 07:20:31 am »

Guess I need to figure out a way to film my swing and post it here. I think everyone could use a laugh or two.
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Re: Ask the Expert
« Reply #56 on: September 04, 2013, 08:08:26 am »

I really get nervous over the ball with my wedges, and that tends to allow me to chili dip.  this is from 80 and in.  otherwise, my game is just really inconsistant.

tips, cheap alcohol?


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Re: Ask the Expert
« Reply #57 on: September 04, 2013, 08:37:57 am »

I really get nervous over the ball with my wedges, and that tends to allow me to chili dip.  this is from 80 and in.  otherwise, my game is just really inconsistant.

tips, cheap alcohol?


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Re: Ask the Expert
« Reply #58 on: September 04, 2013, 08:54:01 am »

do you have a pattern to your misses?
Yes.  Mostly to the right,  I am a natural fader, but they are tending to start right and stay there.  There is the occasional screaming hook, but I think that is due to overcompensation.
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Re: Ask the Expert
« Reply #59 on: September 04, 2013, 08:56:53 am »

I really get nervous over the ball with my wedges, and that tends to allow me to chili dip.  this is from 80 and in.  otherwise, my game is just really inconsistant.

tips, cheap alcohol?


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You are most likely not using the bounce of the wedge correctly. Too steep and too hard to the left with a ball position that is too far back will cause that. Move the ball up and try to have as long a flat spot as possible with your wedges.
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« Reply #60 on: September 04, 2013, 09:05:00 am »

You are most likely not using the bounce of the wedge correctly. Too steep and too hard to the left with a ball position that is too far back will cause that. Move the ball up and try to have as long a flat spot as possible with your wedges.
give it some practice.....more like a bunker swing?


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Re: Ask the Expert
« Reply #61 on: September 04, 2013, 09:06:22 am »

suggestion - maybe mention to Pulled the proper way to release the club with a wedge with the ball forward so he's not spraying everything obscenely high and right or skulling it every 3rd swing.
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« Reply #62 on: September 04, 2013, 09:18:44 am »

Yes.  Mostly to the right,  I am a natural fader, but they are tending to start right and stay there.  There is the occasional screaming hook, but I think that is due to overcompensation.

Without seeing it is hard to say but I would be willing to bet you don't have nearly enough spine tilt away from the target in your downswing
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« Reply #63 on: September 04, 2013, 09:22:17 am »

suggestion - maybe mention to Pulled the proper way to release the club with a wedge with the ball forward so he's not spraying everything obscenely high and right or skulling it every 3rd swing.

Have as long a flat spot as possible at the bottom, finish with club face more up at the sky and out in front of you than crossed over or left, feel your hips press up and through as they turn and don't be afraid to bang the back of the wedge into the ground. Hands are still in front of ball at impact
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Re: Ask the Expert
« Reply #64 on: September 04, 2013, 09:37:26 am »

I know you said User left his right foot on the ground for too long, I feel like sometimes mine comes up too early. Occasionally when I hit a fat shot I can really feel that right heel coming up in the downswing, and it seems like it causes me to get steep or stuck.

What is really going on/causing it, and how can I work on keeping it down a bit longer?
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Re: Ask the Expert
« Reply #65 on: September 04, 2013, 09:41:53 am »

I know you said User left his right foot on the ground for too long, I feel like sometimes mine comes up too early. Occasionally when I hit a fat shot I can really feel that right heel coming up in the downswing, and it seems like it causes me to get steep or stuck.

What is really going on/causing it, and how can I work on keeping it down a bit longer?

FTF - i'll take this one....keep your heel on the ground, numbnuts.

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Re: Ask the Expert
« Reply #66 on: September 04, 2013, 09:44:17 am »

um, keep your heel on the ground, numbnuts?

Hahaha I know, its not like im forcing it up or trying to bring it up.

It just kind of happens during the transfer. Maybe because my stance is a bit wider now than before, I dunno.
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Re: Ask the Expert
« Reply #67 on: September 04, 2013, 10:54:14 am »

Any tips for getting that descending strike on iron shots?

My ball striking is just so inconsistent.
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Re: Ask the Expert
« Reply #68 on: September 04, 2013, 10:55:53 am »

Any tips for getting that descending strike on iron shots?

My ball striking is just so inconsistent.

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Re: Ask the Expert
« Reply #69 on: September 04, 2013, 11:02:58 am »

WWHD

Hit the ball nice and pure, but I am not sure if that will help him much here.
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Re: Ask the Expert
« Reply #70 on: September 04, 2013, 11:09:22 am »

I notice I can keep my drives straighter, thus gaining distance if I turn around my stable right leg....not consistently though.
I also notice that my playing partners are hitting 2 less clubs than me, on avg.

I hit 6i into 150-155 par 3's, they hit 8-9i
am I delofting through impact or just suck?

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Re: Ask the Expert
« Reply #71 on: September 04, 2013, 11:28:44 am »

This thread just got unreadable btw. 

too many vague questions with no video.  You wouldn't want FTF to answer with such little info.
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Re: Ask the Expert
« Reply #72 on: September 04, 2013, 11:34:34 am »

I think UP's got some video of my gorgeous swing.  Feel free to post if you want.
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« Reply #73 on: September 04, 2013, 11:41:54 am »

This thread just got unreadable btw. 

too many vague questions with no video.  You wouldn't want FTF to answer with such little info.

Funny.  Historically this forum has had the highest number of swing gurus that can fix anything with no idea how the swing looks of any forum on the planet.
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« Reply #74 on: September 04, 2013, 11:49:48 am »

Funny.  Historically this forum has had the highest number of swing gurus that can fix anything with no idea how the swing looks of any forum on the planet.

at least they're usually separated in different threads.

i feel for FTF trying to wade through the questions.  he's actually earned his cred.  the rest of us gurus make it up as we go.
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« Reply #75 on: September 04, 2013, 11:56:12 am »

Hey guys...just a heads up. I will be behind being able to answer until this evening. Doing my day job. We were closed yesterday because of being open Monday for Labor Day. I will try and get to everything when I get done tonight.
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« Reply #76 on: September 04, 2013, 11:57:11 am »

at least they're usually separated in different threads.

i feel for FTF trying to wade through the questions.  he's actually earned his cred.  the rest of us gurus make it up as we go.

I never even try.  I only know what works for me.  Applying that to others could be catastrophic.
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Re: Ask the Expert
« Reply #77 on: September 04, 2013, 12:18:23 pm »

I shall work on getting my video submitted, until then, forget I asked anything


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Re: Ask the Expert
« Reply #78 on: September 04, 2013, 12:27:03 pm »

This thread just got unreadable btw. 

too many vague questions with no video.  You wouldn't want FTF to answer with such little info.

I agree with KoD. Don't be afraid to post videos. You'll be glad you did.
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« Reply #79 on: September 04, 2013, 04:17:37 pm »

I notice I can keep my drives straighter, thus gaining distance if I turn around my stable right leg....not consistently though.
I also notice that my playing partners are hitting 2 less clubs than me, on avg.

I hit 6i into 150-155 par 3's, they hit 8-9i
am I delofting through impact or just suck?

PP

You must be talking about Clutch and Roctavious. I would hit the same club as you into that yardage.
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« Reply #80 on: September 04, 2013, 04:25:15 pm »

You must be talking about Clutch and Roctavious. I would hit the same club as you into that yardage.
my usual playing partner will hit a 7i into a 180 green, I'm hitting 4i


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« Reply #81 on: September 04, 2013, 04:25:44 pm »

I agree with KoD. Don't be afraid to post videos. You'll be glad you did.

So exactly how DO you post videos here? My Iphone has video capability but I have never tried to use it and have no idea what kind of video quality it would give. Other than a frontal shot and one from DTL what else would I need to know when submitting the video(s)?
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« Reply #82 on: September 04, 2013, 04:26:47 pm »

my usual playing partner will hit a 7i into a 180 green, I'm hitting 4i


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180 yards? shoot, I am likely reaching for my 20 degree hybrid there.
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Re: Ask the Expert
« Reply #83 on: September 04, 2013, 04:27:53 pm »

I think Cosmo and I will be uploading video today.  That ought to keep this thread going for at least a few years.
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« Reply #84 on: September 04, 2013, 04:35:57 pm »

So exactly how DO you post videos here? My Iphone has video capability but I have never tried to use it and have no idea what kind of video quality it would give. Other than a frontal shot and one from DTL what else would I need to know when submitting the video(s)?

I bet if you're real nice to John Quincy Poodle, he would upload one for you.
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« Reply #85 on: September 04, 2013, 04:36:44 pm »

I think Cosmo and I will be uploading video today.  That ought to keep this thread going for at least a few years.

I guess we'll find out if Michael can pull a rabbit out of his hat.
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« Reply #86 on: September 04, 2013, 04:37:22 pm »

I guess we'll find out if Michael can pull a rabbit out of his hat.

That training aid couldn't even keep me from taking the club so far back.
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« Reply #87 on: September 04, 2013, 04:37:57 pm »

I bet if you're real nice to John Quincy Poodle, he would upload one for you.

Is it the same as copying and pasting a link to a pic by using a photobucket account? If so I can probably handle it myself. Once I get a video or two made.
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« Reply #88 on: September 04, 2013, 05:17:01 pm »

I think Cosmo and I will be uploading video today.  That ought to keep this thread going for at least a few years.

Got dam head is loose on my driver. So...yay.
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« Reply #89 on: September 04, 2013, 05:26:30 pm »

Is it the same as copying and pasting a link to a pic by using a photobucket account? If so I can probably handle it myself. Once I get a video or two made.

If you have photo bucket that might work, just make sure the video is public.

If not just email it to me and I will post it
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« Reply #90 on: September 04, 2013, 05:55:44 pm »

Got dam head is loose on my driver. So...yay.

glue it back
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« Reply #91 on: September 04, 2013, 06:30:27 pm »

glue it back


Unless you mean squirt Elmer's on it, I'd have no idea.

That's said, just played 9 hitting RBZ 3 metal. I don't need a fricken driver.
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« Reply #92 on: September 04, 2013, 06:52:31 pm »

Unless you mean squirt Elmer's on it, I'd have no idea.

That's said, just played 9 hitting RBZ 3 metal. I don't need a fricken driver.

Exactly... I dont miss mine...

Just wrapped up a 40 on the front at Paradise, did not miss a fairway.... you better find a hot tranny my friend.  ;)

Just kidding, I was drained after that. Ways to go yet.
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« Reply #93 on: September 04, 2013, 06:54:10 pm »

Unless you mean squirt Elmer's on it, I'd have no idea.

That's said, just played 9 hitting RBZ 3 metal. I don't need a fricken driver.

have fun putting on the sand?
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Re: Ask the Expert
« Reply #94 on: September 04, 2013, 07:04:05 pm »

Michael, here was a vid I took tonight on the range.

Using a 6 iron.

Looks like im a bit close to the ball at setup, and definitely looks like I got a bit stuck at the bottom. Backswing is also a bit long.

Working on the finish, which does seem a bit more fluid. Whats your take?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5Xg0IuKErFg
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« Reply #95 on: September 04, 2013, 07:06:54 pm »

Double post... sorry the video kinda blows. Tough getting the angles decent.
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« Reply #96 on: September 04, 2013, 07:07:51 pm »

have fun putting on the sand?

Yep. Either banged it in, or called it a 2 putt.
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« Reply #97 on: September 04, 2013, 08:34:22 pm »

Any tips for getting that descending strike on iron shots?

My ball striking is just so inconsistent.

I can't really do a tip for that.  Everything that goes on is predicated on what goes on before.  There could be any number of reasons you aren't hitting down on it.  The one practice tool to work with to hit down on it would be a tour striker. You'll Either figure out how to hit down on it or hit lines drives all day.   ;)
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« Reply #98 on: September 04, 2013, 08:45:33 pm »

Michael, here was a vid I took tonight on the range.

Using a 6 iron.

Looks like im a bit close to the ball at setup, and definitely looks like I got a bit stuck at the bottom. Backswing is also a bit long.

Working on the finish, which does seem a bit more fluid. Whats your take?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5Xg0IuKErFg

Not really sure how you can see that you are too close or stuck from that angle.  In honesty I would tell you that it looks good but really can't see much.
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« Reply #99 on: September 04, 2013, 09:18:59 pm »

Wildhog, did you get a video taken? I have one on my phone...
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