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Hello, my name is Kanzas Anthony and I was told by RollYourRock on youtube to come here and see if I couldn't get some advice on any and all golf stuff, doesn't have to be only swing stuff. I played a little golf when I was young but only a few times a year on a pitch and putt but always loved the game, only that I never played it seriously. I played a few times every 5 years or so due to my traveling and doing other things than golf, until last year when I decided I wanted to see how good I could get. I have been teaching myself since then and have learned a lot considering I didn't know anything about the swing, I always just played and never asked any questions. I am not sure how this all works, there seems to be a specific etiquette by the other threads I have read. I am looking to get my handicap soon and have no idea how all that works. For example I was thinking it would be better to wait and make sure I was good enough first so that the first few scores don't make it impossible to get under 3.4. Any and all thoughts would be greatly appreciated. Have a nice day, Kanzas Anthony. https://youtube.com/watch?v=ykm6XXl-s9g

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  • NikeGolferTXNikeGolferTX Members  346WRX Points: 52Handicap: ?Posts: 346 Greens
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    Nice takeaway!
    It appears you're shifting laterally towards the target before you complete the backswing, and it continues in transition through impact. You're having to throw your angles towards the ball at the last second producing a roll/handsy release.

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    You clearly have some ability. How often are you able to play? What's your best score ever?

    And, yes, get a handicap asap and start tracking those scores. Also, enter a tournament and see how you fare!!!

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  • Kanzas_AnthonyKanzas_Anthony https://www.kanzasanthony.com/golf-lyfe Members  72WRX Points: 76Posts: 72 Bunkers
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    Ah cool, I wasn't expecting responses, at least not that quick.

    Yes,

    On -, @NikeGolferTX you are exactly right. Thank you, I'll work on that.

    On -, @Obee That is the problem, if you see most of the other videos over this last year I have had to do most of my practicing with foam balls in this parking lot. We lived most of this last year in a ski resort that was closed. There are two courses a little over an hour drive but our car was broken for about 5 months so I didn't get to go much at all to the course. The other part of the year I had to take 2 buses to get to the course. I had to leave at 630 am and didn't get to the course until past 9, so that round trip was not ideal but I did it about 10 times. We just moved back here last month so I am able now to go to the course a few times a week. I am a fashion designer and we are barely surviving so it has been a little hard to justify investing the little money we have in golf. I bought a set of old no name blades last January for 13$ and used those until a few weeks ago when I got a cheap set of Mp 62's. It was my first real set and I love them. I tend to ramble, but I'd like to give a little back story. I'll work on not writing so much :) I don't have a best score, I don't have a real score yet. The few times I've played I wanted to get as much out of it as possible so I hit like 3 balls on each hole. I'll try to get a score next week after this PGA Championship.
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  • Kanzas_AnthonyKanzas_Anthony https://www.kanzasanthony.com/golf-lyfe Members  72WRX Points: 76Posts: 72 Bunkers
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    Wow, I'm thankful already! So glad to have joined here. :) My fiancé is probably going to be thankful too, she recieves the brunt of my obsession.

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  • Hawkeye77Hawkeye77 IowaClubWRX  21640WRX Points: 5,633Posts: 21,640 ClubWRX
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    So is that a new golf bib overall in “casual” mode?

    Couldn’t resist - new guy and all!

    Good start to your swing - no coach here, but you’ll hopefully get some good insights and Obee is like the pro of ams! Welcome.

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  • Joe DufferJoe Duffer Members  782WRX Points: 119Handicap: 2-3Posts: 782 Golden Tee
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    I think you may have some ability for this game...

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    On -, @Hawkeye77 Haha I am a fashion designer and these are a new piece from our collection :) They button up on both sides and have a normal front, but when I am chipping and practicing I have them down. I pick up the balls and I can carry like 20 balls in there. I have a weird style though in general but I will always respect the rules of the course! I think I struck gold by coming here. Watch from the 14 min mark ;) Ah and if you watch the putting I took off my shoes because they have real spikes and were making holes everywhere and I didn't want to ruin the greens. I wasn't just out there messing around playing in socks!
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  • chigolfer1chigolfer1 Members  1325WRX Points: 356Posts: 1,325 Platinum Tees
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    Where is that range? my gosh, did you just put a fake background in?

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    On -, @chigolfer1 Bois Chenu in France. Yes it is beautiful and there must be a flight school around because planes go around and around the whole time. The Tour de France will be near there this year.
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  • chigolfer1chigolfer1 Members  1325WRX Points: 356Posts: 1,325 Platinum Tees
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    On -, @Kanzas_Anthony said:

    On -, @chigolfer1 Bois Chenu in France. Yes it is beautiful and there must be a flight school around because planes go around and around the whole time. The Tour de France will be near there this year.

    Shesh, well if you are having a bad day on the course/range all you have to do is look up at THAT

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  • Kanzas_AnthonyKanzas_Anthony https://www.kanzasanthony.com/golf-lyfe Members  72WRX Points: 76Posts: 72 Bunkers
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    Yes! Also good for recording the ball flight. The dark background makes that much easier to see the ball. I had the wrong aperture because I used an ND filter when I shouldn't have. Also if you ever want to do the same thing to the sky, use a red filter on the camera with a circular polariser. The red will turn the blue sky black. But yes, this place is beautiful, very much therapy for me.

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  • Hawkeye77Hawkeye77 IowaClubWRX  21640WRX Points: 5,633Posts: 21,640 ClubWRX
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    On -, @Kanzas_Anthony said:

    On -, @Hawkeye77 Haha I am a fashion designer and these are a new piece from our collection :) They button up on both sides and have a normal front, but when I am chipping and practicing I have them down. I pick up the balls and I can carry like 20 balls in there. I have a weird style though in general but I will always respect the rules of the course! I think I struck gold by coming here. Watch from the 14 min mark ;) Ah and if you watch the putting I took off my shoes because they have real spikes and were making holes everywhere and I didn't want to ruin the greens. I wasn't just out there messing around playing in socks!

    LOL, that’s why I was busting your chops. Can’t have you thinking this place is an emotional support oasis!

    Having said that - all the cards in your favor in terms of developing a very good golf swing!

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    On -, @Kanzas_Anthony said:

    Any and all thoughts would be greatly appreciated.

    I used to think that.

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    On -, @Hawkeye77 haha I am reading the other post and kind of getting a feel for this place. I am loving it. Your post made me laugh. I can see it is not for emotional support!
    On -, @NikeGolferTX already might have saved my golf life, so whatever happens after is just extra. It's 9:45 pm here in France and I have my net and am charging batteries already. I can't wait to wake up and work on what he or she told me. I am having trouble with the right bend on the downswing, but I think that advice might have illuminated the problem I was having.
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  • jholzjholz Members  1913WRX Points: 598Handicap: 7.4Posts: 1,913 Platinum Tees
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    Definitely much higher production value that the average swing video posted here. As others have said, overall, your swing looks good and you seem to be hitting the ball pretty well.

    Having said that, your follow through seems a bit funky to me - rather constricted, like it is stopping short of a full follow through. Your hands remain low, and you don't look very relaxed or balanced in the final position.

    This could be a result of the thrusting towards the ball motion that earlier posters have pointed to. It also might be an indication that your swing remains too arm/hands centered. When you get the swing driving with the lower body, and you can remain balanced, the follow through kind of takes care of itself.

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    On -, @jholz Exactly!!! It is super constricted, and if you look at my neck muscles I am way too tense. You are exactly right. I will work on that tomorrow. This is why I am here. I have already gotten a lot of help. I hope I can pay it forward in the future too. I will try to spin and not slide and I think that will be the most important thing for me going forward. I'll try to relax and just turn with the body. I think I want it too bad and I swing like it. I need to give up control in order to have it. I was a little off track as far as my direction. I am doing and learning this alone and I miss things. I was working on my right bend but I see now that I just added the right bend without turning and that added to my already sliding move. Thanks! I'll post a better video when I work on these things.
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    On -, @Kanzas_Anthony said:

    On -, @jholz Exactly!!! It is super constricted, and if you look at my neck muscles I am way too tense. You are exactly right. I will work on that tomorrow. This is why I am here. I have already gotten a lot of help. I hope I can pay it forward in the future too. I will try to spin and not slide and I think that will be the most important thing for me going forward. I'll try to relax and just turn with the body. I think I want it too bad and I swing like it. I need to give up control in order to have it. I was a little off track as far as my direction. I am doing and learning this alone and I miss things. I was working on my right bend but I see now that I just added the right bend without turning and that added to my already sliding move. Thanks! I'll post a better video when I work on these things.

    Right on. Like you, I've always wanted to know as much about the golf swing as I can and I've learned a ton from the posters here at WRX. Lots of knowledgeable folks.

    Keep an eye out for content from Monte Scheinblum and iTeach. Monte's YouTube videos are all very good as well. Jim Whaldron's "Arm Swing Illusion" thread and Slicefixer's Encyclopedia Texarkana are also worth a read.

    You will find conflicting advice and opinions, of course, but over time you will figure out how to separate the wheat from the chaff, so to speak.

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    On -, @jholz Cool, I'll look into those. Thanks.
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  • Forged4everForged4ever To See A Man’s True Character, Spend 4+ Hours With Him on a Golf Course⛳️ The Burgh/Hdcp: My gene poolClubWRX  16022WRX Points: 1,497Posts: 16,022 ClubWRX
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    I like the music, I appreciate the attire and I love your write-up below the video!!

    I’ll leave the physical game advice to Monte & the boys that do it for a living however I like where your head is as I am huge on the mental game and if ya ever have any questions there, please don’t hesitate to ask!!

    Do not EVER lose that vision of your swing in your mind’s eye or quit striving to attain it!!

    Keep the faith Brother, you obviously have the ability though it’s whats up stairs that will get ya there!!

    All the Best👊
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    On -, @Forged4ever Thank you! If you have any advice on books, podcasts, or otherwise, I'd love to know more about the mental side. I have the Zen Golf on my iTunes and listen to it a lot in the background when I do stuff around the house ect. But maybe you have something you like best? Much Appreciated.
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    On -, @jholz Wow, I'm looking at the Encyclopaedia Texarkana right now. Gold. Thank you :smiley:
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    On -, @Kanzas_Anthony said:

    On -, @jholz Wow, I'm looking at the Encyclopaedia Texarkana right now. Gold. Thank you :smiley:

    No problem. The biggest thing I took from Slicefixer is the 9-3 drill. It's a simple thing, but I think it really forces you to make a more technically sound swing. I start and end every range session with it.

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    Mizuno F-50 18* - Stock Stiff
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    On -, @jholz I agree. I think I will do only that from here on out, and hit a few full swings before the first tee, but I will try to be discipline and do this for a few months, maybe all summer is a good goal. I was already doing a form of it with the driver and that was the only way I could hit the positions I wanted. As soon as I go full swing I lose all of it. This is an example from the other day.

    I couldn't find the pdf but I will take screenshots of the whole thing. I really like the way it is explained. I'd love to have it in print, but not sure if it is available. If you have it or know where I can get it, I'd love that. If not, the screen shots will be fine.

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  • Kanzas_AnthonyKanzas_Anthony https://www.kanzasanthony.com/golf-lyfe Members  72WRX Points: 76Posts: 72 Bunkers
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    On -, @jholz Also, do people post their swings here on video? Is that against the etiquette. I don't want to be annoying.
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    On -, @forgedforever where is the Strong arm emoji? Way to battle!!! Keep on keeping on! I'll put out some positive thoughts for you and your treatment. I really appreciate the information. I love these kind of stories!!! :smiley: I can't wait to start to do this drill. It is perfect timing for me.
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    Hard to tell, but your left hand looks like it's in a pretty weak position. Not that it's bad. Your swing reminds me of Corey Pavin.

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    For being self taught you have a good looking swing. Lot's of good instructors on youtube to get drills and tips from. I'd start keeping score to track your HCP so you can visualize your improvement. And welcome to WRX!

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    On -, @ScratchyDawg Yes, I think it is a weak left hand. I'll work on that. It used to be much much weaker a few months ago. Corey Pavin, I'll have to go back and study him.

    On -, @hacker49 Yes, I first found Tom Bertrand who was nice enough to send me Maximum golf for free on my birthday, so that meant a lot and taught me a lot. I found George Gankas a few months ago who I believe in. I like him as a person more than anything. I will start keeping score. That is super important and a little scary. I feel like I would have benefited from doing that at the beginning and getting the 90's out of my way. I kind of expect a lot now, but that's ok. I've always done better under pressure. I have watched so much golf it's crazy and I take notes when the commentators talk, so I feel like I have a little advantage having never played really but watch a ton of tournaments. I need to figure out the Driver for the next week or so before I go play. The course I will play here is 135 slope and treelined, so I have to keep the foul balls to a zero if I am going to score decent. I really appreciate the community here. I'm surprised I didn't find this sooner. Thanks to rollyourrock on youtube. That was another big thing for me, like what Tom did.
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    On -, @Kanzas_Anthony said:

    On -, @jholz Also, do people post their swings here on video? Is that against the etiquette. I don't want to be annoying.

    Yes, lots of people - including myself.

    Over time, I've gone away from posting videos of my own swing and more towards just lurking and reading a lot, plus responding to other's swing videos. It's always a good feeling when someone like Richard, Monte, or iteach concurs with your assessment.

    There are also a few people who offer remote, video based instruction - like Monte. All I know is that WRX has improved my game and my knowledge of the swing.

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    Mizuno F-50 18* - Stock Stiff
    or
    Callaway Diablo Edge Tour Hybrid 21* - Aldila NV 85 Stiff
    Callaway RAZR Tour Hybrid 24* - Stock XStiff
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    Cleveland 588 RTX Rotex 2.0 50* DG Wedge
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