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  1. Lowering your head on the backswing is a pretty good trigger for raising it on the downswing. It looks to me like most good players maintain their levels going back, and then the head goes down and back some through impact. If you're dipping on the backswing, you're likely going to try to "make room" on the downswing by EEing and/or standing up as a natural reaction to avoid hitting it fat.
  2. That might on might not be good advice. I just want to know what all the duck emojis are for in your posts.
  3. The golf swing is an amazing, curious thing. The action described here would get me even more under the plane and stuck than I have been. I need to feel more of a Malaska tipping out of the shaft. Stupid game. haha
  4. I responded as fast as I could! Haha (Glad you see the humor in it. Clearly, I have nothing useful to offer about the Winston bag!)
  5. The guy in the vid has plenty of wrist set -- he just sets them really late. That late set move it often called "float-loading." ^What glk said. Sergio apparently doesn't set his wrist more than most humans, but he lays the shaft down behind him a lot, making the angle between his left arm at parallel and the club shaft appear (from face on) to be really small.
  6. If your OCD is strong, that "whose" in your title must be tearing you apart.
  7. I think that's true, too. I've always pivoted poorly, but moving the club this way seems to promote a more natural pivot.
  8. Agreed. There's a ton of "leverage," for lack of a better term. The feeling of leveraging the handle down and in so that it kicks the head out and down into the ball feels so different than any different approach. It just feels like it must LOOK all wrong -- but I'm sure it doesn't.
  9. Reviving this thread with this reply, but it looks like you hadn't gotten a response to your question. I can't speak for players who are at a higher level than I am (I'm a 7.5 at the moment), but for me this absolutely is an anti-dumped-under/stuck inside move/feel. It has gotten me right back on plane, and taken the hooks and blocks that come from trying to square the face (from being too far inside) out of the equation.
  10. I spent my round on Saturday under, inside, and stuck. Played 9 Sunday utilizing the "Malaska move," and it's a game-changer.
  11. (I don't agree that the adage is somehow untrue today. There are just better ways to describe exactly what's going wrong -- probably before the apparent head-lift -- in the swing.) You may have ultimately been picking your head up, and/or you may have taken your eye off the ball early, but something else probably caused you to do so. If you set up too close to the ball, or with your hands too low, or with your chin tucked into your chest, then you may have stood up/straightened your body on the downswing as a way to make room for the club to pass through. Your head will likely follow and appear to "lift" (just not independently). You might also be swinging with all arms and no rotation, and that could cause you to stand up/thrust your hips forward. Today, better advice might be to "stay in posture/maintain your hip bend/turn on the same tilted plane as at set-up." However, you need to determine what's keeping you from doing that during the swing.
  12. My tendency is to set up too far away from the ball with driver and with my arms too extended/hands too high. If you do the same, then I think your mind tells you you have to reach out some to get the club on the ball -- and so a move BACK/AWAY with the left hip doesn't fit that narrative. Maybe try setting up a little closer to the ball?
  13. I'm sure everyone understands the point of your analogies, but they just don't apply to putting for me. They apply to sports where you start with the projectile in your hand or in/touching your equipment. Putting is more akin to kicking a field goal -- not throwing a football. There are lots more analogies where you have to hit the ball/projectile with a piece of equipment where the player watches the ball/projectile and is not looking at the target. To the original question, since recently going to rocking my shoulders to move the putter, I'd say my intention is to change the length of the stroke to putt the ball farther.
  14. How do the 90s do with dirt in the "mesh"? Is the mesh really a not-so-porous plastic, or does dirt get trapped in it easily?
  15. I'm with you on your line of thinking. Also, being slowed up by others isn't the same thing as being the ones who are slow who are slowing up others. So, you're going to need controls in place that don't cause you to have to comp the rounds of 6 groups who were slowed up by one group, even if that one group gets tossed. Another thing that's not fun is when you're playing at a good pace, but have people behind you who think you should be playing in 3 hours and not under 4. They're going to be unhappy with the pace, and you're going to be unhappy with their pace. When looking to provide satisfaction based on pace of play, that might be something you have to contend with. What if you were to hold everyone's credit card til the end of the round, and you either gets charged the rate (for coming in in the desired window), less if you're held up, or MORE if you're [responsible for being] slow?
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