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Why does my swing not look right?

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sssupplysssupply  6Members Posts: 6
Joined:  edited Sep 20, 2019 2:12am in Swing Videos and Comments #1

Hey guys,
When I take a look at my swing I can tell there is something very different happening compared to someone who has a very nice looking swing.
I stop at all the different swing positions and everything looks fine, but playing at 100% speed I can tell it doesn't look right.
Do you guys see anything that is glaringly obvious?

Compared to these guys (especially the guy who hits at 5:00 - blue shirt) their swings look better but i can't tell why.

(start at 4:14 if embedding doesn't work)



  • cadoipicadoipi  59Members Posts: 59
    Joined:  edited Sep 20, 2019 3:57pm #2

    Here is what I see:
    1) Your take away is a bit flat. Look to get your lead arm more parallel to the target line when the arm is parallel to the ground on the takeaway. From here just lift the arms up to complete the backswing. At the top of your backswing your lead arm is on plane with the buckets, and instead should be more in plane with the ball.
    2) On your downswing, your lead arm stays pinned to your chest (it looks like the arm move just because the shoulders start rotating). Work to get your lead arm off your chest from the very beginning of the downswing. See the video and discussion in this thread:

    Another good reference for 2) is this instagram post by Monte:

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  • Golf ScientistGolf Scientist  185Members Posts: 185
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    @sssupply said:
    Do you guys see anything that is glaringly obvious?


    Your hips are are set more horizontally at setup then what you'd see out of the majority of good ball strikers when they are swinging well. The body posture as a result is going to make it difficult for you to turn properly, and going to make your shaft swing on a flatter plane going back than if you tilted your hips more at setup. On the downswing your chest turns open too soon with your arms, hands, and the club getting pulled too much in front of you and towards the ball. Look at your chest and hand position when the hands reach hip high on the downswing, and compare that to what you see at the same point in slow motion video of Rory Mcilroy and Sergio Garcia.

    Current set makeup:
    M5 driver with Evenflow shaft
    M5 3 and 5 metals with Evenflow shafts
    GAPR 4 and 5 hybrids with KBS hybrid shafts
    P790 irons 6-AW with Nippon 950 shafts
    Callaway PM 60*, PM 56* wedges with KBS Tour-V shafts
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  • D0ch0l1d4yD0ch0l1d4y  1076Members Posts: 1,076
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    Do you know the guys in the video? That looks like #5 at Creekmoor in the KC metro.


    Bag set (hopefully) for at least a year. Today's date is 10/8/2019.

    Driver: Taylormade M5 9* (set at Upright) - Aldila Rogue Silver 125msi 70x
    3 wood: Taylormade RBZ 15* - Grafalloy BiMatrix 80x
    Hybrid: Titleist 816 H1 19* - Diamana D+ 90x
    Driving Iron: Taylormade P790 UDI 2 @ 17* - Graphite Design AD DI 105x
    Irons: 4-PW Miura 501cb rusty (2* weak) - Dynamic gold TI X7
    GW: Callaway MD2 slate bent to 53* - KBS Ctaper 130x
    LW: Scratch 1018 DD SFU bent to 59* - KBS Ctaper 130x
    Putter: Bettinardi BB1 Copper Classic - 35" @ 68* and 1.5* loft.

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