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    Default Goughy...... swings posted.........

    This is a scary prospect!!! I have some slowmo's with 54* and driver, in my backyard.... ������
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    No.

    Unless you want opinions from a bunch of hacks who aren't qualified to give useful comments.

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    So, no different from any typical weekend comp game, then???
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    OK, here goes!!!!!









    Driver front and behind, and 54* front and behind.

    So for many years I have been fighting a really nasty pull hook. But I'd only been playing once or twice a year for the last 6 or 7 years. And not regularly since 2007/2008. A couple of months ago I played 9 holes with my daughters boyfriend and asked him if he'd ever had any lessons? He said the pro told him to think of your right hand balancing a dinner plate at the top of the backswing. I thought, hmmm, did some googling, and had a look at mine and found my right wrist was flat and my left has really hooked at the top. So for the last month I've been thinking "bow left wrist at the top".
    I've also had a chicken wing and don't really think much about it, just usually have my ball position a little further back to account for where my swing would bottom out. Though in these vids it doesn't look as bad as it was the other day, but my swing thoughts with these were different.
    With these swings, all I'm thinking of during the swing are to stop my backswing with the club pointing vertical up in the sky (it's just a thought to stop me over swinging). These swings all felt really short to me. the 2nd thought is to keep my left heel planted. And the 3rd is what I want to use as my swing trigger, which isn't to start my downswing, but to drive my hips left and start my turn. The arms just follow and I'm not trying to even think about them. After that I'm trying to not think of anything and just let it go. I probably wouldn't mind my follow through finishing slight more angled down, and it kinda feels like I'm manufacturering that last little wrap around my kneck.

    Current HC is 15, and my one comp round since returning was 31 over par, but I also had 39 putts with only 2 GIR, so a lot of short game left out there. My lowest ever acheived was 10, around 2000, and tended to float around 11 to 13 when playing regularly.

    There are plenty of what I'm thinking of when I'm setting up, but I'm trying to make them my routine rather than so obsessive thoughts.
    Tear me apart!
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    Classic tilting action
    Right arm too straight on the takeaway and thus left shoulder goes under.

    Look up Nick Faldo's preset drill. rinse and repeat till the get the feeling of the shoulders turning on the hips. Not the hips moving the upper body.

    The idea of the preset drill is to preset the right wrist and just rotate the upper body through impact. Your swing has none of this and therefore you add a shitload of loft through impact.

    The right shoulder moves back towards your right heel - not upwards

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    Ta, thanks Virge! I'll have a gander.
    So yeah, I'd been working on turning my hips, but doing so also in the backswing. So that's a no no?
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    Do you need Virge to translate his post into what you should be doing with a dinner plate?

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    My dinner plates sit on a stable table......

    Ok, so that swing is about a week old. I really had been armsy and as I've said elsewhere, a big chicken wing. I've been trying to work on getting my middle to be more involved, and get my back pointing to target on backswing, and trigger my downswing with the hip move and turn. It kinda then feels like my arms aren't swinging so much as just going for the ride. I hadn't actually hit a golf ball with those swing thoughts until yesterday. I'll give that faldo preset a go during the week, and work on the shoulders rather than hips turning.
    While my two scores have been pretty ordinary, I've been happy enough with how I was swinging. Short game has been a killer. First game back and I hit 2 greens but still had 39 putts. I had 8 holes where I was at par or worse by the time I was on the green, and most of that was chipping/pitching issues and distance control.
    Today was pretty similar. Once I start doing some short game practice and putting work, things'll improve.
    Thanks for the tip!
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    Quote Originally Posted by virge666 View Post
    Look up Nick Faldo's preset drill. rinse and repeat till the get the feeling of the shoulders turning on the hips. Not the hips moving the upper body.The idea of the preset drill is to preset the right wrist and just rotate the upper body through impact. Your swing has none of this and therefore you add a shitload of loft through impact.
    Ridiculously simple drill! Funny enough, I was glancing though my John Jacobs book, and the backswing stuff he describes seems to be pretty much that Flado drill, though the Faldo drill is simpler to follow.
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    Quote Originally Posted by virge666 View Post
    The right shoulder moves back towards your right heel - not upwards
    I would like to understand this more? This is just the initial move, like p1 to P2( or even less)right?,

    right shoulder back and down a little? Because surely as we get deep into the backswing and we get the side bend towards the ball, the trail shoulder is higher than the lead... relative to the ground.

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    I believe Virge was pointing out that my shoulders were moving too much vertically, so my left was going way down and my right up high, rather than moving closer to a horizontal plane.
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