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  1. I find that when I bend over too much, the club becomes functionally more upright, sending the ball to the left. I like to stand with my upper arms resting against my upper chest, as opposed to hanging down more away from my chest. With the grips more diagonally across the hands, which are relaxed, the club head meets the ground at a better angle.
  2. I think about shoulder movement as including left shoulder tilt during backswing and right should tilt during downswing. It can be thought of a rotation around a horizontal axis running from front to back through the torso, which is combined with rotation around a mostly vertical axis to form the swing.
  3. When I decided to rebuild from the beginning, I concluded that the arms follow the body, and set to work on my leg, hip, and body action. I found that with improvement in getting my pivot and transition better, the arms just sort of fell into place. Essentially it was a matter of swinging with the body instead of the arms. Most of the Youtube videos who deal with what I believe is important are labeled “how to rotate the hips” or some such. A very few seem to deal with the transition as such. One simple thought you might find helpful is to perform the backswing feeling your bac
  4. A weight on the end of a hose? Sounds like the right apparatus to learn the Nail It swing from the “twist or throw” thread.
  5. It does sound like possibly you are trying to swing faster using your arms, instead of your legs and body. I disagree that swinging faster reveals flaws, if the faster swinging is done properly, in which case it tends to eliminate the many manipulations stemming from swinging with the arms.
  6. The OP is right, he is a contrarian. The OEM’s seem to cater to people who want GI irons that don’t look like it. Low handicapper clubs that look like GI irons is what he wants. I suggest his dilemma is one of the many downsides of modern GI irons and learning to play with them. Get a used set of blades and learn to play golf is my advice.
  7. I will speculate that you chip by hitting up on the ball instead of down. I have read that 90 % of golfers hit the ground first and the vast majority “add loft.” The bounce of the sand wedge won’t let you hit the ball that way.
  8. Head with High MOI are by definition harder to rotate, i.e., harder to close in the downswing. You’d be surprised at now much drag affect the speed of an object. When you ride a bike at just 15 mph 70% of your energy is needed just to overcome drag. In most sports a lot of attention is given to reducing drag. In golf, the opposite. Does it make a difference? I might not at 85 mph but really kill you at 120. Longer clubs, ceteris park is, are just harder to control. Period. For anybody. Any time. No bias, just fact. Supposedly, the forgiving features of modern c
  9. Last I looked average amateur distance had topped out 15 years ago. Makes no sense to me to say current models give better performance on mishits since people obviously mishit the ball in 2005 pretty much like they do now. Seems like it all goes into the distance average. Irons have adapted to give some semblance of a good result to people who scoop the ball up. Maybe drivers have adapted in the same way, that is, are designed for scoopy swings. That would possibly explain why some people report better results, just like they do with new irons.
  10. I’ve read somewhere that the club head is essentially free wheeling though impact, the only effect the shaft has is to prevent the head from flying off. That would seem to imply at impact the only mass involved is the cluhdead mass. I thought the way it works is chemical energy in the large muscles is converted into kinetic energy in the club head, and the only role mass of the body parts plays is maybe bigger muscles can generate more chemical energy.
  11. If quasi-fraudulent advertising, busy, flashy graphics, and ugly, gimmicky clubs for exorbitant prices makes for being averse to an OEM...the list is long, but PXG wins by a mile.
  12. The 56 and 60 are what they are for functional reasons other than distance. The (nominal) 46 comes with the set. Has anybody checked those 52’s to see if they are really 52’s? I heard a rumor clubs can be bent.
  13. “Fundamentals like grip, posture, posture, alignment need to be ingrained first in order to sling it back to the correct position.” I could not disagree more. After you learn to swing with your body, the rest comes naturally and to suit the individual. The teaching profession agrees with you, not me. Their results speak for themselves. That is not an expression of approbation of the teaching profession. To me a good swing feels like it’s done with the feet and legs, which feel like I am rocking my weight onto my right heel, which turn the body which moves
  14. Speed is a scalar, a magnitude without direction. Velocity is a vector. The two are used interchangeably informally. I have no idea what swing speed means, whether speed or velocity. I have no idea what monitors actually measure and what they calculate. Speed in the direction of the target would seem more useful ceteris paribus. If your path is to the left or right, and the clubhead faces the target, the ball will go mostly towards the target but you will get less out of the shot that if the path is toward the target. You might call
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