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  1. http://abcnews.go.co.../image-25403944
  2. Usually when I hook it, it is my head/upper body lunging forward because I want to kill the ball. Then to avoid the big block I turn the hands over. Slowing down and keeping the head behind the ball usually solves it.
  3. [quote name='MonteScheinblum' timestamp='1410221996' post='10086575'] [quote name='FutureOfTheTour' timestamp='1410221762' post='10086547'] I am so all over this!! When i get my hands in line with my right shoulder and turn my right shoulder "to the ball" or out and down as you describe. When im smooth and easy it feels like the hardest most solid hit ive ever felt. When i get quick and try to smoke one the sequencing is gone my hips fly open and that make the right shoulder out feel more like a right shoulder to left field big ol pull!!! Gonna keep rocking that perfect tempo and out drive everyone i play!! [/quote] I know that one...but I hut a big block when I do that. [/quote] That's exactly what happens to me! But then much more often I assume!
  4. Monte, If you say the right shoulder out: is that a move towards the ball or does the right shoulder stay higher and moves to some point further out and more horizontal? Thanks.
  5. You don't have any of these, so you are perfectly normal. http://thegolfingsenior.com/silly-golf-training-aids-you-dont-need/
  6. I [quote name='oikos1' timestamp='1409790473' post='10060045'] [quote name='Golfbeat' timestamp='1409790230' post='10060025'] [quote name='oikos1' timestamp='1409789722' post='10059963'] I remember an old timer telling me " amateurs teach amateurs to be amateurs"... I am curious about all this love for iteach/Dan Carraher... [/quote] He is actually teaching lots of pro's. [/quote] Oh, who? [/quote] I see that you are too lazy to look it up. [url="http://dancarrahergolf.com/?page_id=105"]http://dancarrahergo...om/?page_id=105[/url]
  7. [quote name='oikos1' timestamp='1409789722' post='10059963'] I remember an old timer telling me " amateurs teach amateurs to be amateurs"... I am curious about all this love for iteach/Dan Carraher... [/quote] He is actually teaching lots of pro's.
  8. According to an amateur. First thing to fix. There is too much sway in the backswing instead of the right hip going backwards and slightly up.
  9. So, in conclusion: there are people that have fast hips and they might want to speed up their arms to avoid getting stuck (usually better players) and there are people that have slower hips and they might want to speed them up so that the arms do not outrace the body (usually higher hcp players). Does not seem too complicated.
  10. This video might also help. Principle is similar to Monte's videos. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3LQgicUbSv0&index=41&list=WL
  11. Man, I have exactly the same. Hitting the ball better after the drills and then looking at the video and still flipping! I wish that somebody like Monte or iTeach would make an Ultimate Flipping Cure video!
  12. I am sure he got tired from the trolling.
  13. I took an online lesson with Dan recently to see if he could help me further with my inside and deep take away and early extension issue. His observation was that my left arm was glued too much to my left chest in both the back swing but more importantly also in the downswing. He told me to move the left arm away from my left shoulder in the downswing which I have interpreted as throwing my left arm straight from the top away from my left shoulder to get it in front of my body and into the impact position. I was always tinkering with my right elbow and arm but changed focus on the left made a huge difference (al least for me). This is now my swing thought from the top: separate the left arm away from the left shoulder in the downswing. Result: I started to hit the most beautiful, pure and straight shots on the range and surprisingly it worked on the course as well. Shot a 73 on Monday and a 75 today (including 3 penalty strokes). That had not happened for quite a while and it was easy. No hard up and downs. As other posters has said before: he is able to very clearly communicate a simple new feeling which I would never have been able to find on my own. It made a complete difference to my ball striking. Strongly recommend taking a lesson with Dan if you lost your ways in your swing. He is also very quick to respond with follow up questions if you have any.
  14. [quote name='savoyspecial13' timestamp='1409063464' post='10010521'] please read video descriptions for info... [url="http://m.youtube.com/watch?v=MTjS6hhIgl0"]http://m.youtube.com...h?v=MTjS6hhIgl0[/url] [url="http://m.youtube.com/watch?v=-3OJaQEwIwo"]http://m.youtube.com...h?v=-3OJaQEwIwo[/url] thanks! [/quote] Your right arm has way too much bend in the backswing. You need to practice Dan's drill as indicated by bab.
  15. He is a pretty good sand player as well. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jEcYanAWEMk
  16. I just bumped into this blog of Alex Noren. Very interesting seeing him and other young pros practicing in a relaxed but focused way. Very enjoyable and helpful.
  17. This is what a major champion tells his son to do with his hips and left leg. Most amateurs don't get this move right I think and sway too much forward in the downswing (including myself). Could this also be a cause of the right shoulder not going down enough? [url="https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6LzxxpCPRZo"]https://www.youtube....h?v=6LzxxpCPRZo[/url]
  18. [quote name='Shane1' timestamp='1406947866' post='9837929'] [quote name='BenHoganSlam1953' timestamp='1406945477' post='9837659'] I have the same issue, didn't know it had a name per say. I play right-handed and I am right eye dominant. Maybe, from watching my swing when practicing or being right eye dominant (or combo of both), I don't even realize I am doing it (some golfers I play with have mentioned it). My swing coach had me turn my head to my right and I tried focusing my "right" eye on a spot of the ball - worked immediately. I tried focusing with my left eye, but no good - doesn't change anything. If I forget to focus with my right eye my head follows my swing back. [/quote] Yeah it's strange isn't it. It was also something I did not realise I was doing. How did you find out what eye was dominant? Would be interested to give it a go and see what happens. You also mention your coach had you focus your right eye on a spot [b]of[/b] the ball - can you clarify whether you meant 'off the ball' or 'on the ball'. Thanks for your response. [/quote] To find out what is your dominant eye: take your left or right hand and make a circle with your thumb and index finger. Keep your hand at eye level about three inches from your head. Look with both eyes through the circle at an object. Then close one eye and find out if you still see the object. If you do, you have found your dominant eye. If not, the other eye is your dominant eye.
  19. [quote name='SSafran' timestamp='1406889119' post='9830853'] [quote name='Golfbeat' timestamp='1406875128' post='9830537'] For the advancement of the golfers on this forum it would be probably more helpful to discuss the feelings tour pros have when they make these great swings rather than to dissect videos of what is happening. What do they do/feel to make it happen! That is what I would like to know. If a large number of top pros feel that they swing their arms directly from the top of the backswing to make a great swing with great speed then that is what counts, or not? Who cares whether on video it looks that the hips are leading if that is not what they feel in making the swing. So far, I have not heard too many current top players saying: from the top I turn or slide my hips and do nothing with my arms. [/quote] I'm not disagreeing with what you say however wouldn't you agree that it's a bit like Kate Upton saying that she's always trying to de accentuate her boobs when she dresses in public because they get too much attention otherwise. Would that be the case for the average woman? The touring pro has a great pivot action and hip rotation (for the most part......some like Corey Pavin and Brian Gay who are shorter knockers have lower body movement that's less ....."dynamic"). They can think about throwing out their arms as fast as they can as a swing thought and that's fine. I have no problem if Joe Hacker wants to think about swinging aggressively with the arms either.......in fact one of my own swing thoughts is to delay my downswing by keeping back to the target and then think of the release that I've worked on with the "impact Snap Device" designed by Miyahara. Not thinking about the turn at all. Other times I'm thinking about the "Hogan Power Drill" that Shawn Clements teaches on youtube and that's worked well for me too....helps to keep the right hip deep and turn properly. I've also tried thinking about nothing but tempo ("tour tempo") and that sometimes straightens things out when I'm not playing well. (Ernie Els does this as did some other great players....focus on a Waltz or rhyme or whatever for tempo). When I'm swinging well it all seems to work and when I'm not I change my swing thought. The one thing I've noticed is that when I videotape my swing and swing in front of the camera with 2 very different swing thoughts that feel very different to me you can hardly tell my swing apart in the two videos. What feels very different really is pretty much the same in reality. I learned this when I took a lesson and the instructor video taped my "stack and tilt swing" and then my "regular swing" and although they felt completely different neither of us saw much difference at all on the video. The reason I started this thread is because I believe that Mike Bender wrote an article that uses flawed examples to illustrate a wrong concept from a physics stand point. People may do things for the wrong reasons and get good results but that does not validate their thinking process or logic. For example there are many long, happy marriages that were arranged between two people who never met each other vs many failed ones between two people that selected each other by free choice after meeting and dating for years but that doesn't mean that fixed marriages are the way to go (it's not what I'd want nor is it what I'm recommencing for my 3 sons even if it has a lower divorce rate). There's something to be said for logic, deductive reasoning, and science and there's something to be said for intuition and feel in many situations where both play a role. Having a feel or thought is up to the individual but when you start invoking physics and basic principles of science to back it up if you are wrong people are going to rightfully call you out on it. That's what I've tried to do. [/quote] I agree with you that today too many instructors seem to feel a need to explain the golf swing in terms of physics ... and they often get it wrong (Sean Foley is another good example). I think that the majority of people who want to get better just want to know what to do. My first boss always told me to tell him the time not explain how the watch works if I went in too much detail. I always thought that was good common sense advice. Too much detail and scientific information will just confuse people.
  20. For the advancement of the golfers on this forum it would be probably more helpful to discuss the feelings tour pros have when they make these great swings rather than to dissect videos of what is happening. What do they do/feel to make it happen! That is what I would like to know. If a large number of top pros feel that they swing their arms directly from the top of the backswing to make a great swing with great speed then that is what counts, or not? Who cares whether on video it looks that the hips are leading if that is not what they feel in making the swing. So far, I have not heard too many current top players saying: from the top I turn or slide my hips and do nothing with my arms.
  21. Well said Dan. This is something so many people, including many teaching pros, don't understand. It's not about slowing the hips (no one wants that) it's about delaying when they fire. For some it's more lateral hip motion, for others it's keeping the tailbone facing the target longer, or belt buckle behind the ball....for many, it's start the arms sooner or faster. This is nothing but a debate over what one has to feel to sequence properly...and what is actually happening. Does it look like I am trying to dump the right wrist angle from the top here? That was the only thought I had here. Wow. Exactly what Justin Rose also seems to think about when he demonstrates in this video. Really seems to throw his right wrist angle away from the top. Hopefully one day I will master this as well!
  22. Justin Rose averages 293 from the tee and he says that if he really wants to hit it far that he speeds up his arms. I think that Zack is saying the same thing: if he wants more distance than usual he speeds up his arms. Hunter said something similar. The point is not so much if Zach hits it further than the others but that he hits it as far as he can through speeding up his arms.
  23. [quote name='Cicero' timestamp='1406727700' post='9816215'] [quote name='Golfbeat' timestamp='1406722681' post='9815729']Here is another pro who does not know what he is talking about when he says he hits with his arms. These guys really have no clue do they? [url="https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zo9cM3KlTW4"]https://www.youtube....h?v=zo9cM3KlTW4[/url][/quote] He's not saying that he just hits with is arms. He actually demonstrated what happens when his body goes too fast. The fast arms thought is one that helps his body and hands stay in sync when he goes after a shot. So, for him and others with that issue, he knows exactly what he's talking about. Now, for a player with the tendency to swing all arms with too little pivot, the thought process would be different... [/quote] I think that the beginners issue is not so much that they hit with their arms but that they hit with their hands.
  24. Here is another pro who does not know what he is talking about when he says he hits with his arms. These guys really have no clue do they? https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zo9cM3KlTW4
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