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  1. Getting strong is part of the equation. You need to be powerful. Power is strength expressed quickly. Doing some kind of medicine ball throw, slam or chest pass movement and/or some kind of jumping or sprinting movement depending on capability and injury history. Basically whatever it is has to be done has hard as possible for a few reps (3-5) for 2-3 sets. Power work should not be done with high volume (reps + sets). Increasing your strength will give you the potential to increase power. Golf is a power sport.
  2. Just found this page discussing the differences between shaft length recommendations based on height vs wrist-to-floor measurement. I think it is very interesting and worth a look. https://www.hirekogolf.com/what-length-golf-clubs-do-you-need
  3. I agree that extremely bent over (Keegan style) is not optimal for most. I still think the classic posture of just slightly bent from the hips and soft knees with hands right under chin might be affected by longer arms in two ways: 1. Needing to hinge wrists more at setup otherwise hands will be too far from the body at set up. 2. Choking up on the club creating a proper amount of ulnar deviation at setup. Number 1 will affect the lie angle as well as swing plane. I don't know if it will affect it in a positive way or negative. When I am setting up, I am trying to go as neutral as possible. In-between the extremes. I feel that number 2 helps keep everything more neutral. Ian Woosnam is 5'4" so I think his club length, lie angle, set-up and swing will look much different than someone 8" taller with presumably longer arms. From my understanding, shorter golfers will stand taller because they are closer to the ball. Taller golfers will bend more because they need to reach the golf ball considering their hand-to-floor measurement will be greater.
  4. So I'm trying to find some information from you guys. I stand at 6' on the dot. My wingspan is 6'3" and I have shorter legs with a longer torso. Theoretically, if I have a standard length 7 iron let's say, would I need to stand up taller and/or move my hands further away and hinge my wrists more at set-up? Would choking up on all clubs help me maintain posture and swing plane? I assume it may also put my hands the proper distance away from my body at set-up. Hoping for someone to have some insight on this because I think it could be very helpful for golfers with different body dimensions.
  5. Not sure if this was mentioned, Before and after your round try rolling/massaging your feet, one at a time, on a golf ball. Spend at least 30 seconds or more. Our feet are made of many muscles and tendons that can get stiff/restricted. I'm pretty sure we all have a golf ball to use Try it out!
  6. Never seen the swing shown like that. Really helps show proper tilts. Thanks!
  7. Thanks for that. With driver I have a tough time feeling the left shoulder staying low in transition since I'm tilted away from the target. I feel like I'm going to put the club into the ground. Maybe I need to work on extending more through impact? I have Monte's ntc vid. It's great stuff, I just need to keep working on it. Also, I can totally see what you mean about the left heel just raising my left hip. Going to work on that left ankle movement a lot.
  8. I've always seen people suggest the hands needing to be further with driver because it needs more room to come through. I feel like if I stand closer I won't be able to keep my arms straight. Not sure! so my left fingers are touching my left leg and going down towards my knee as i take it back? Is that the feel?
  9. Update from today. Added heel lift and feeling the left shoulder going down. Looks better I think, contact was off, but I assume I need more practice and reps.
  10. I think I struggle with my left knee movement because my left ankle is messed up and doesn't dorsi-flex well. Trying to add heel lift, seems promising! Thank you Great video, thank you!
  11. 9/30 Update Was playing pretty good golf for a few weeks with the swing thought of left knee to the ball on the backswing and kind of AMG surfing into impact. I'm not sure what to do about driver though. It seems I'm sliding way too much and that could be the most important thing to work on now. What do you guys think? Hey guys, Watching all the videos of pros at winged foot has me analyzing my swing. I can make a practice driver swing with steeper shoulders going back, but once I set up to the ball it feels awkward and almost impossible to make an athletic pass at the ball while having my shoulders tilted that much. Could this be posture related? Anyone have any tips?
  12. Place a club across the front of your shoulders and then turn and point the left side at the golf ball. If you can do that then it may be shoulder stiffness not allowing you to lift your arms.
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