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  1. Get someone to stand behind you holding an iron head an inch or so above your head. You'll soon work out how to stop your head raising in the backswing! As they say no gain without pain!
  2. Well there you go your swing not as bad as you think!!!!
  3. Well not trying to eliminate it by a grip adjustment .. haven't changed my grip. Although I say it is golfers/tennis elbow was not actually caused by golf. Strained it by turning over a heavy bike in an erroneous way to mend a puncture but strain was similar to having golfers elbow from what I could sumise. Post was not supposed to be about what I do. But there you go.
  4. Well I do have a bit of residual golfers elbow which I know is causing the discomfort. The strain is if I do a rep to ulnar deviate and bow at sort of same time (cast A for instance) But that does not mean that my wrist is not slightly bowed by impact if I do not try to deliberately incorporate it at this point. But interested in tack others take or the method they follow.
  5. I may be reading this wrong but some instructors e.g. Monte say you should slightly bow / extend the lead wrist in the downswing whereas Malaska says this can lead to problems (or maybe Malaska is talking about more extreme bowing??) What are peoples thoughts on this - to bow or not to bow. For my part if I try to deliberately bow the wrist in the transition I can feel the tendons pull a little uncomfortably. Re grip have a strongish, in fingers more, left hand.
  6. Mmmh! Not sure if this sounds a bit overkill. In (at least the broom force videos) Monte says do the reps about 3 or so times then do your "normal" swing for a few balls and rinse and repeat. The idea I assume is the changes that the reps are intended to achieve will gradually be incorporated into your "normal" swing. In theory you could try this on the course...practice swing = 1 rep then do "normal" swing.
  7. Interesting. At about 7 minute mark Malaska is having a go at the teachings of instructors who advocate bowing the wrist at/ during transition...Monte?
  8. Rubber ones with a foam inside (Callaway do them or you can get unbranded ones cheaper) can be used indoor and outdoor. My favourite is "almost golf balls" especially for outdoors but often difficult to get.
  9. Has anyone tried this? Perhaps should have posted in classic golf forum but a sort of club tech thing. The reason I ask is mainly curiosity but also a thought about using more sustainable material and processes.
  10. Well..I am a bit old school (and old) and in the back swing lift my left heel slightly and therefore in transition there is no where for it to go other than "digging into the dirt on the way down" - though not a description I would use or think of!
  11. Reviving this. I have a set of MP32 but have recently gone to MP 18 MB with Project X LZ 4.5 which are 70 gm shafts which I love. The R300 getting a little heavy for me. Would like to re shaft the MP 32 with similar but the LZ graphites are no longer available (would also consider a 5.0 90gm) so I can also game these again. The other issue is possibly the MP 32 hozel size (355). Any recommendations to investigate
  12. Mizuno MP 32s ..very forgiving and help you learn to hit sweet(ish) spot. Though Muscle back blades ..almost cavity in design (big curvaceous dint in back)!!!
  13. Well you could look at Monte's No Turn Cast video (suggest the bought one) for the take away bit- from what I understand works to get you in the right position at the top of the back swing. (Note personally although recently bought this haven't used that part as quite content with my back swing ...fool that I am!).
  14. Well personally I think GI clubs should be banned by the USGA & R&A. Haven't read all the thread but from initial scan seems like a lot were coming up with dubious reasons why you felt you were hitting the blades better. They need to step up and try or in some cases go back to blade irons and stop kidding themselves they can play golf to a reasonable handicap due to the fact that their clubs compensate for their poor technique....but the in reality do they really?
  15. Can't help then except perhaps Practice,practice,practice until you imagine the ball is there! Sure someone else will swing in with a better idea to solve your issue.
  16. Yes on reflection my understanding but push through (for want of a better term ) from a slight squat still relevant. Edit: wonder if this was what Chipa was trying to describe with his push from right leg....or am I totally off the mark here!
  17. Try the ball bit in this drill (not suggesting the other bit!!!...that is for something else!) https://www.facebook.com/TheEuropeanTour/videos/justin-roses-unusual-looking-drill/532943184162221/ You don't need to buy the expensive aid he is using - a small ball that fits between your forearms say in a string bag will do.
  18. Below is an example of the "loop" swing though a bit more recent video instruction from when I used it Maybe some (plus maybe me included) may find the "loop" feel easier to implement to achieve the same thing.
  19. Yep ... Does help to consolidate the purpose of the two Justins .
  20. There was a recent topic about weight shift in the back swing ..now locked. There seemed to be a lot of confusion about what the OP meant so I offer this from AMG as an explanation of what they (AMG) have analysed: There are also these videos about weight/pressure shift from a while back And Enjoy!?
  21. On reflection...I think I have been a bit unkind in my comments. From your posts you seem to have some physical limitations especially due to your back and it seems you have / are developing a swing to suit this. However, this does not necessarily mean your ah ha moments will necessarily suit others with less or different physical conditions. This is possibly where criticism of your ideas may come from. But nevertheless weight / pressure shift to the right side is an essential part or the back swing ..people will argue over whether the downswing is a push from the right heal or pulling back the left hip it is so quick to that feel is not real. For instance Michael McTeigue supports your right leg push while others find the feel of this difficult. In the end whatever method feel or real it needs to be synchronized . So just to cite one aspect without encompassing this in a fully synchronized swing can often not be very helpful. Here's the relevant Michael McTeigue video Bear with it! To add: the weight (prefer pressure shift) and pushing off right was clear to follow but what you said about your right and left arms was not... Someone showing these moves/feels could be educating (sorry!)
  22. BTB have you tried this tip re the chin ? Changed my concept of the swing completely!
  23. Didn't realize Hogan didn't have a lot of shoulder turn...perhaps it is the camera angle!
  24. For those seeking a good posture model (and following on from Bortass comments re his own) may I suggest looking at AMG .. posture is covered in several of their you tube videos.
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