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  1. This is gold, like they say almost impossible to come over the top when doing this right.
  2. I get them when I'm tired. I have always been off balance on my toes generally then add in a lack of turn from fatigue or lack of concentration then the hands naturally work too far out. The good thing is I know the cause now. I had a lesson 20 odd years ago and shanked over 100 balls on the bounce. That was scary. A couple of times I have shanked over half my shots including chips on the course. How I didn't quit I don't know
  3. So nothing then, okay gotcha. As I said I'm getting it Thursday so in the meantime if I happen to post before then I'm happy for you not to reply. Which I'm wondering why you bothered in the first place.
  4. I know what's your point? genuinely confused
  5. Which is what I said. I mentioned I had seen the Instagram post not the video so if I have the wrong perception you could point out which parts of my post were incorrect.
  6. Put the club a few inches behind turn your left hip that gets the club to the ball. At some some point you will catch it a bit heavy and you will blame it on the release of the club rather than the true culprit ie you forgot to rotate early enough or at all. I make sure I face the target after every chip and pitch
  7. I think the thread is getting into semantics and hard facts as opposed to feels in drills. But I would say how would anyone define a short flat spot and a long flat spot? At what point does a short flat spot become a shortish one? A medium one? A longish one or a plain long one? Im at a slight disadvantage because I haven’t purchased the video yet(I have the ntc one) but will be doing after I have played tomorrow. But my general understanding of watching the Instagram post from Monte and a few others with the same general idea but explained slightly differently is this. Its is hard to get the clubface(broom) square so early using the wrist and arms by going OTT or dropping the right shoulder. Even practising with a stick I can see it dissect my right bicep very nicely. If you put the broom in place as described and just open up the left hip you suddenly arrive at the ball ie brush the leaves/ground very nicely. My impression is at speed the club will have a shallower angle of attack but you certainly wont be dragging the club a long distance perilously close to the ground from somewhere near your right foot. Keeping your left shoulder from rising early is still the part that can mess everything up. I know of 2 well known instructors who have videos on squaring the club by the right foot or the feeling of swinging level. This is just better from a feel point of view and easier to practice. strangely enough when I chip my 2 practise stokes involve brushing the ground about 4 inches behind the ball. I then use that to hit the ball but open up my hip as the club gets close to that spot behind the ball. I do the same with pitch shots but the flat spot is longer. Never thought about doing it on full shots. If you take into account there is only a small amount of acceleration in these shots and I don’t hit it fat(if I open up) then that gives me the confidence to go with this on full speed shots. if we want to shallow the club and open up more then we will need to send the club head on a longer journey and the face needs to be squaring to stop us involuntarily stalling. Like a safe lock you need to line up the chambers before you can turn the handle, the handle being your body not the club.
  8. Some of those swing thoughts appear to harming you Right hip more up and staying centred is giving you too little hip rotation a straight right leg very early and weight staying on the left side. The low and slow and straight arms is giving the chicken wing right elbow once you move your arms across the chest. Elbow stuck behind coming down body has to be inactive/stall waiting for them to get in front.by then all angles lost club head gets close to the ground near your right foot.
  9. He early extends because his club is steep not the other way round. With a good right arm and wrist movement his hip moving towards the target line would very likely go away. He would have a good swing if he can shallow and close the face a bit in transition.
  10. I think I'm going to have to preset the bowed left wrist in the backswing so I can concentrate on the ulnar and left shoulder down. My hands go out and shoulders level too quickly doing cast A. I know the whole concept is correct.
  11. If only it twas so simple. Doing all this in motion is the tough part.
  12. Cast B is just a continuation of Cast A. Most including myself practice Cast A and naturally stop when the range of motion ends. Put yours hands in a golf grip in front of your face. Slowly do Cast A then stop. Do that back and forth several times and on the last one do it aggressively and allow sheer momentum to take the wrists where they naturally want to go. Forearms rotate and that right wrist loses its extension and the left wrist gains extension. Bingo Cast B. Unfortunately for me I can't stop using the right shoulder to help with Cast A to 8 o'clock so I'm dead and spend the rest of swing trying not to bury the club into the ground. I may have to purchase a large broom and give my neighbours a good laugh. Damn those low ceilings:-)
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