What faults did you fix this year

LambLamb LondonMembers Posts: 325 ✭✭
For me it was:





Outside takeway

Not lifting up the club in backswing

Coming over the top when leading with the trail elbow

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  • averysdadaverysdad Members Posts: 1,182 ✭✭
    edited Dec 6, 2018 #2
    I realized I needed to drink more beers and less water while playing. Just kidding...sort of. This is crazy golf 101 but I did realize I needed to play the shot I was hitting....and not be bummed about the bad one I just hit or thinking ahead to my tee shot on the next hole. I also have worked hard to find and stick to a more consistent putting routine...this is always been an issue for me.
  • WeetbixWeetbix Members Posts: 72 ✭✭
    I hope I've fixed my tendency to get stuck on the back foot (thanks AMG for opening my eyes)



    I also hope I've fixed my backswing being too deep and my strong in to out swing path



    I only say hope because although I've dropped a couple of shots off my handicap in the last month I'm not sure how fixed it is on an ongoing basis



    Fingers crossed
  • moodogg98moodogg98 Members Posts: 83 ✭✭
    Not completely fixed, but made great strides at least in “playing golf, not golf swing.”
  • SocratesSocrates How can it be so *&#% hard to make a shoulder turn? WinnipegClubWRX Posts: 9,240 ClubWRX
    Developed a “hitch” in the backswing which took a month or so to eradicate. Fought the slide for the millionth time. And finally have decided to putt LH Low. And now that I’ve got all that sorted out (I think), I’ve re-injured the right wrist (slight tear of the TFCC). Crap!!
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  • GolfTurkeyGolfTurkey Members Posts: 570 ✭✭
    My tendency to forget the sand bucket
  • jimb6golfjimb6golf Members Posts: 1,528 ✭✭
    Nothing apparently as my game and swing have fallen into an abyss. Working hard to repair everything though.
  • PulledabillPulledabill Members Posts: 334 ✭✭
    Major putter change has helped me drop a few strokes per round. Mostly getting the ball to the hole more often.
  • getitdailygetitdaily Members Posts: 2,440 ✭✭
    Lamb wrote:


    For me it was:





    Outside takeway

    Not lifting up the club in backswing

    Coming over the top when leading with the trail elbow




    Exact opposite for me. Making sure club stays outside. Posture. Tempo.
  • Nard_SNard_S Members Posts: 3,220 ✭✭
    edited Dec 10, 2018 #10
    Improved a deeper, truer hip rotation and shoulder turn.



    Improved lower left side geometry, clearing shoulder away from chin & getting arm off of chest faster



    I spent a lot of time on transition to P6 stuff but really if I worked on lower body instead, it would have solved the problem. So that was a wasted effort.



    EDIT: Had best progress in putting and chipping stroke, honed in on shoulder behavior to much more consistency.
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  • macedanmacedan Members Posts: 217 ✭✭
    I unfortunately have created more swing and thought issues than I have fixed.
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  • wfwpwfwp ClubWRX Posts: 470 ClubWRX
    Fixed? No. Working on? Always. Constantly maintaining setup and the adjustments for various shots. My annual battle continues with the early and quick inside move during the back swing.
  • mikpgamikpga www.mikedeitersgolf.com Members Posts: 7,368 ✭✭
    Eliminating the mindset of fixing faults!
  • AtraynAtrayn ClubWRX Posts: 2,053 ✭✭
    Eliminated the cost of practice by getting a PT job at a local Muni with a lighted driving range in preparation for my first competitive season in the Sr ranks!
    "Someday, it may even be possible to construct some kind of machine
    that will swing a golf club as well as it can possibly be done." "That is probably as close to
    the perfect swing as it would be possible for human beings to get." Ben Hogan 1965 SI

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  • PorscheFanPorscheFan Members Posts: 1,155 ✭✭
    I haven't 'fixed' anything really, but have made great strides in improving:



    - pressure shift

    - pivot

    - swing speed

    - face-to-path



    Further improving pressure shift is key to me making further gains with my irons. It'll support improved pivot, strike, and delivery of consistent dynamic loft
  • TheDeanAbidesTheDeanAbides Members Posts: 90
    I remembered how to hole putts longer than 2 feet. It's amazing how much easier this game is when you're not taking 40 putts per round. Hitting 7-12 greens per round and three-putting most of them is soul destroying.
  • andrueandrue Members Posts: 1,161 ✭✭
    edited Dec 10, 2018 #17
    * Chipping (sorta fixed). I've dropped back to one swing, club to suit. A bit crude but rarely goes seriously wrong at the expense of rarely being perfect. Adequate is safe image/smile.png' class='bbc_emoticon' alt=':)' />

    * Driving and long hybrids. Coming good. At least I'm now launching them properly and I know what I need to do to stop fading. Just got to program it into my muscles.

    * Putting is better, don't leave it short anywhere near as often.



    Sadly the swing changes appear to have upset my wedges a bit :-/



    Good long game, good short game, good putting. Pick any two :-/
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  • Birdie MacBirdie Mac Members Posts: 496 ✭✭
    The only thing I've fixed is my thought process going into the new year. The status quo is no longer acceptable. I've played too many tournaments and casual rounds with high hopes, only to finish at the bottom of the heap. I have a lesson planned this week to get a start on turning my game around in the new year. *rolls up sleeves*
  • Krt22Krt22 Members Posts: 6,504 ✭✭
    Lots of work on the BS, pivot, early transition. Properly extending in the BS, pressure shift vs big sway,less right shoulder down early in transition. Not at all fixed per say, but a big improvement. 3 different things, but all intimately linked. Anyone who says " you don't hit the ball in the backswing" is silly.
  • finleysgfinleysg MinnesotaMembers Posts: 1,235 ✭✭
    My swing got worse and my handicap dropped over 2 shots at one point. I think I managed to groove my stall and flip.
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  • theothertwotheothertwo Members Posts: 2,481 ✭✭
    Drinking out of my flask and spilling.
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  • ShotShot Banned Posts: 27
    Glad your concept settles your own mind about a process, great news, but the simple fact remains the ball being played is not hit on the backswing, never has been, never will be, and folks holding that view should not be called silly.
  • hobbes928hobbes928 Members Posts: 76 ✭✭
    edited Dec 10, 2018 #23
    Too many to list but if I had to pick one, I'd say learning to swing with my feet. That encompasses proper sequencing and shift in pressure for more effortless speed and power. Prior to this I had a problem with hips sliding way too out and swaying as I threw the club from the top.



    Also went from never hitting the driver last season and therefore being really bad with it to being the most consistent club with a baby draw as my stock shot for this year and being able to work the ball both ways. Thank you Skytrak.
  • zero_shotzero_shot Members Posts: 5
    biggest fault fixed was not buying any more clubs
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  • Krt22Krt22 Members Posts: 6,504 ✭✭


    Glad your concept settles your own mind about a process, great news, but the simple fact remains the ball being played is not hit on the backswing, never has been, never will be, and folks holding that view should not be called silly.




    Agree to disagree, but there are certain back swing positions that basically make it next to impossible to put a good/consistent move on the ball. It plagued me for 2 years and it wasn't until I fixed it that I saw measurable improvement. Everything about the swing get's easier when you put yourself in a good position at the top, you make the game much harder than it needs to be by adding compensations if you don't. Would you say getting out of the blocks on a 100m sprint is important? How you start directly impacts how you finish.
  • GolfbeatGolfbeat Swing Lessee Members Posts: 1,657 ✭✭
    Krt22 wrote:



    Glad your concept settles your own mind about a process, great news, but the simple fact remains the ball being played is not hit on the backswing, never has been, never will be, and folks holding that view should not be called silly.




    Agree to disagree, but there are certain back swing positions that basically make it next to impossible to put a good/consistent move on the ball. It plagued me for 2 years and it wasn't until I fixed it that I saw measurable improvement. Everything about the swing get's easier when you put yourself in a good position at the top, you make the game much harder than it needs to be by adding compensations if you don't. Would you say getting out of the blocks on a 100m sprint is important? How you start directly impacts how you finish.




    Fully agree. I struggled for years with a flat, deep, long back swing and it was really not helpful. Now slowly getting to a shorter, steeper more connected back swing and it makes life sooo much easier. Any good instructor should first start to make sure that the back swing is not a hindrance to a good swing.

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