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  1. Monte -- What's "BDC" or "BDC arms"? Or was that a typo? Thanks.
  2. Clearing my history worked to view that link. Thanks! Interesting video... Definitely an exercise I should try out to learn my tendency, since my astigmatism plays tricks on my aiming. I'll still use spots-on-the-ground method on the course, but it would be good to see where I'm inclined to aim otherwise.
  3. Huh? I don't know what's said in the link you posted (because I apparently have "no more views left"), but a quick YouTube search shows BH picking an aim point in the distance, then finding spots on the ground in front of his ball that are on that same line. No one here is advocating picking spots on the ground that don't relate to a target down-range, so what's different about what you're advocating (or saying not to do)?
  4. OP's camera is clearly tilted, so his shoulder turn is made to look flatter than it actually is. But assuming that he still needs a steeper shoulder turn, wouldn't he have to set up more over the ball in order to get there? Tiger appears to have more bend at the hips at address which enables him to turn his shoulders more steeply, yes?
  5. I imagine that Eddie is asking about the forearm rotation because it doesn't come naturally for him (like it doesn't for me). Without it, I take the club back hooded, with the wrists and club in an unnatural position, requiring a compensation or two to keep from pull-hooking it off the planet. I, personally, have to concentrate (at least initially) on "allowing" my arms to rotate 90° by top of backswing, or else my swing will feel/be contrived getting back to the ball. In terms of staying on topic here, I feel as though this [what FEELS like a] gradual and slight "opening" of the club face is critical in getting the club on-plane and feeling as though you can freely swing the club.
  6. Poor Matt. Hopefully he's ok. The short answer is yes, mats can mask all kinds of problems. Instead of the heel or toe digging into the turf and potentially causing the face to twist (or with a fat shot that would cause the club to dig and put dirt/grass between the face and ball), the club can skip off the mat and into the ball, creating a decent strike. You COULD be delivering the club to the ball better now, too. You just need to determine whether the mat is promoting a better swing/delivery, or whether it's just masking flaws. For me, all that matters is how I hit the ball off of actual turf.
  7. You're moving your lead hip toward the ball, pivoting around your rear leg. Pretty much the opposite of that needs to happen. Your rear hip needs to move back around behind you and toward the target in the backswing.
  8. Thanks. Yeah, Nike sizing has been all over the map in golf shoes the last couple of years. I'm an 11.5 in most, but had to go to a 12 in the ZIT and Air Max 1 G.
  9. Thank you. Thought that comment was strictly regarding width...
  10. For those of you who have worn Nike golf shoes, are you ordering the same size in these as your Nikes? Do they run large/small/ true to size?
  11. That, and you're trying to deliver the face and lie of the club squarely for maximum return. If the club comes in too steep, then the head is going to be delivered toe-down, which shifts the loft to the right (and coming in toe-heavy into the ground can cause the face to rotate open as well).
  12. I think it's a matter of momentum heading in the direction you want it to go. Consider that the backswing is a blend of moving the club up and in. Unless your backswing is ideal and a perfect blend of the two, taking the club in and then up can yield a very different downswing than if you were to take the club up and then in. The first sequence tends to lead to an over-the-top move, and the latter a shallowing move. Check out Daniel Berger's swing. He takes it inside, then is laid off and pretty flat at the top -- but then he shallows the club from there by dropping his hands straight down (and doesn't really lay the shaft down anymore). So, it looks to me like he's an example of just getting in that position at the top as opposed to in transition -- but he's Daniel Berger, and it looks like it would be a difficult move for anyone else to try to pull off.
  13. That's a good question. Are you asking about the height of the heel on the ADG1s? It's definitely lower than the ADG3s'. I still haven't worn the 1s on the course yet, but the heel does feel comparatively much lower (and like it might be less "secure"). Don't know yet, though.
  14. No problems with traction with either shoe -- and I just played in wet conditions in each pair last weekend.
  15. That's exactly what I'm getting at. The Pro is always in blue on AMG (at least whenever there's a red player and blue player compared). If that red played still is of a pro, it's got to be of someone with a big swing anomaly.
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