other drills to help with 68 ballerina

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the biggest problem in my swing right now is 68 ballerina position. I tried applying the drop the basket drill but found it made my leg drive worse, so i was wondering if there were any other drills or feels i should try that will help with this issue. Below are videos of practice, applying the drop the basket feel as well as speeding the arms up feel.

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  • airjammerairjammer  1299WRX Points: 301Handicap: 4.2Members Posts: 1,299 Platinum Tees
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    I had the same experience when I tried the bucket or ball between the legs.

    Buy some exercise bands and put around your thighs and stretch the band in the transition.

    It looks like you are camped out on your right side until late in the transition. You might try the amg’s baby step drill. That just might help you out.

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  • glkglk send it in jerome Kodak, Tn/Chucktown, Sc via Chicago & Burgh 3832WRX Points: 494Members Posts: 3,832 Titanium Tees
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    Your arm swing is too long for your pivot.
    You stop at 12:00 or beyond when you need to stop at 10:30-11:00. See attached screen shots. You lifting your arms beyond 11:00 gets you out of synch - your arms have too far to travel to catch up with your turn. You'll hit the ball just as far, if not further, with an 11:00 swing cause you can better synch it with your pivot.
    You still need to train that left hip/knee from kicking out too early as well. In addition to basket drill can do flamingo's - pull right foot back onto toe.

    Need to exaggerate a shorter arm swing - feel like to are taking the club to parallel - yes club parallel not left arm parallel. Then do this drill with a dodgeball or something of similar size - will help with shortening and synching.

    Can't tell exactly from face on but you may also be turning your hips too flat which let's you get too much turn/arm swing - hard to tell with dark pants and no obvious belt line - if those are white ties hanging down it does appear the hips are too flat and not turned enough. Light clothing makes it easier to see what is going on. Left hip goes backs and up (feel like it's turning toward target) while right knee straightens just a bit - right hip goes down as right knee works out toward toes.

    And last but not least, best course of action would be to see a good instructor in person (online with someone like Monte or iteach if no really good instructor is nearby)
    Good luck.

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  • MonteScheinblumMonteScheinblum Rebellion Golf Southern California 18733WRX Points: 1,324Members Posts: 18,733 Titanium Tees
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    I could be wrong, but looks like either a restricted hip, left hip not getting deep enough, or possibly both.

    I believe that why your arms over run.

    Do you have a DTL?

    Either way, my Instagram from today will help you even if I’m not correct about backswing.

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  • gibsonsg4gibsonsg4  154WRX Points: 58Members Posts: 154 Fairways
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    Here’s a dtl of driver of a toey hook

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  • ebrasmus21ebrasmus21 Serial Shanker CA 6026WRX Points: 1,702Handicap: 2.7Members Posts: 6,026 Titanium Tees
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    Looks like there is a lot to work with; lots of potential. KKeep us posted as you make progress.

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    If youre like me, you need something to keep your lower body busy for a second while your arms link back up. I know that a flat trail foot is a result and shouldnt be an intent, but try it. It worked wonders for me for allowing me to feel the patience I needed at transition and to feel my swing "gather" at the top. Start out with 50-75% swings and have the intent of leaving your left foot flat until impact. At first you feel like Hideki frozen at the top, but it gets better.

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  • gibsonsg4gibsonsg4  154WRX Points: 58Members Posts: 154 Fairways
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    Some video from today

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  • ebrasmus21ebrasmus21 Serial Shanker CA 6026WRX Points: 1,702Handicap: 2.7Members Posts: 6,026 Titanium Tees
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    OP - what’s your handicap? You have a nice move and once you get those hips to open in the backswing it’ll be even better.

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    What’s a 68 ballerina?

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    On -, @b.helts said:

    What’s a 68 ballerina?

    Sounds much sexier than it really is.

    Arms in P6 while hips are in P8. That’s my understanding of it.

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  • gibsonsg4gibsonsg4  154WRX Points: 58Members Posts: 154 Fairways
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    On -, @ebrasmus21 said:

    OP - what’s your handicap? You have a nice move and once you get those hips to open in the backswing it’ll be even better.

    I finished last season around a 12, but have been working with an instructor over the winter, he said i should be a 4-5 handicap by the end of this year

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  • gibsonsg4gibsonsg4  154WRX Points: 58Members Posts: 154 Fairways
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    any other thoughts?

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    If you're working with an instructor I think you're better off avoiding any advice you get here...your swing looks great I would have guessed you were a <5 cap. Time to go play golf!

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  • gibsonsg4gibsonsg4  154WRX Points: 58Members Posts: 154 Fairways
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    applying some feels without a ball of almost casting the club at the top rather than dragging handle

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    On -, @gibsonsg4 said:

    any other thoughts?

    Not an instructor but I recognise this move only too well.
    Not turning into trail hip enough on backswing, trail knee remains too flexed.
    Trail shoulder working down and stalling in the downswing, leading to a "catch up move". More turn into trail hip and more tilted hip turn and trail shoulder needs to work out and down more earlier in the downswing.

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