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  1. Very interesting - thanks for the insight... and for that 50-80yds range; if we suppose that you have 'regular' conditions (i.e. lie, landing area, green softness, others) what % of this is 'air time' versus 'total yardage'... is it always, as stated above, ballpark figures 95% in the air?
  2. Thanks - awesome link... and I’m working on it; and a feel for the lead knee adding flex early, creating GRF and rotating through to stop the slide (rather than just a pushback - that leads to vertical force only, killing the torque; for me anyway)
  3. Very interesting!... I can feel this only when practicing the NT aspect of NTC, or iteach 'straight arms takeaway' drill (only time I can pivot properly to save my life)... otherwise I'm lead side bending right off the bat (trying to make sure I add trail hip depth, not having a flat shoulder turn and trying to trail side extension early)... definitely something to work on; subtle but surely has ripple effects down the line (already having to lead extend by P5 / P5.5ish, running out of right arm, flip)... thanks!
  4. Thanks and once again; great insight and help... I'm in that 'minimal trail shift' group (in order to insure I don't sway off the ball, that was a bigger problem: loading up to the trail side and not into the trail hip) and it definitely hinders the proper recentering / lead pressure shift (causing that weighted / loaded and closed lead hip issue)... Interesting thought; that complete lead side breaking down the door... surely applies to me; for both upper and lower shift (and I'm already practicing against a corner wall to try and ingrain the 'distance')... keep grinding!
  5. Shameless disclaimer: high single capper (in fact, last 11 rounds have all resulted in 79 to 82 scores – talk about a consistent hacker! Can’t get up and down to save my life)… Decent ball striker that biggest issue (other than the aforementioned short game) is an excessive drift after recentering at the top (thought is Rose drill, back to the target, zipper away)… overdoing it in transition results in a slide, closed hips and knees by P5.5ish still… even though the idea is a pressure shift and not a weight shift, I feel so ‘loaded and closed on my lead hip’ that It’s impossible to
  6. That is golden!... and the only thing I would add is: the different mindset I see from guys I play with... everyone gets to their 30-50ft shot (whether it be rough / bunker / chip / lag)... first group is focus, knows what to do and execute fairly well to save par quite regularly... as the other group just thinks '2 shots for those 415yds, only 40ft left let's just put it close, finish it up and move on to my next bomb' that usually ends up in a bogey... do that 6-8 times a round and you have your index explanation...
  7. Also - do you think that this amount of 'momentum' is helping in sending the CoM of the club behind the hands?... I'm asking because I'm constantly practicing slow motion swings (and 9-3 swings for that matter)... and can replicate that type of action by 'consciously' matching it up... but find it difficult at regular speed... One instance where speed/momentum helps and it's difficult to replicate with slow motion swings?... or just my takeaway/backswing (root cause) flaws that are showing when swinging with 'regular' speed?
  8. Good insight - and it's probably why it looks smooth (Drew Cooper also); awesome matchups... and conterintuitive to people thinking effortless is slow...
  9. Excerpts of a few still frames… I know, I know, everything is dynamic and it’s easier to not try and chase static positions and to draw conclusions in isolation… but what would you say is the predominant action / feels that enables him to achieve that wonderful transition move in shallowing the club and allows him to pivot powerfully? When looking at the differences between the 2nd and 3rd frame (white shirt) and differences between the 3rd and 4th frame (dark shirt)… it is astonishing (to me anyway) that, within such a short timeframe, he’s able to position the clubhead, and thus
  10. Just throwing out 2020-2021 PGA numbers for the sake of the discussion already in place: % made from outside 25ft : 5.5%... range : from 0.0% to 12.1%... span : 12.1% % made from 5ft to 10ft : 56.2%... range : 38.5% to 71.2%... span : 32.7% % made from 3ft to 5ft : 87.5%... range : from 77.0% to 100%... span : 23.0% % made from 3ft : 99.4%... range : from 97.3% to 100%... span : 2.7% seems to confirm the importance of : get good from 3-5-10ft and you'll gain more than a few shots on your friends -> which obviously support even more the good mechanics a
  11. I'm loving this (and as a newbie I want to pick all your brains out)... suppose you are faced with a 30 footer, with usual break an a bit of a downhill towards the hole and past it for 5-10 feet... since you are trying to dead weight it at the hole : if you lag it to 1 foot short; is your instant reaction: 'damn a few more rolls and that was a birdie bomb!' or is it 'thank god it's a gimmie par, few more rolls and that might have been a 6 footer to save it!' ?
  12. Two good posts on the psychology of putt breaks + intent + commitment... and about reading the upcoming short putt break on the last part of the lag putt; it's probably a good argument about not leaving the lag putt short
  13. Sure does make sense - thanks for the explanation!
  14. Just for a healthy debate (I don't have the answer / and I'm not sure there is one actually)... I get what you are saying from the mindset (reply just above that one) and I definitely agree with that... making sure you are a great putter from 6 feet in; enables you on a 30 footer to 'go for it' and run it 4 feet by, rather than 'baby it' to 2 feet short? i.e. expected score in the long run will be lower if we account for all the 30 footer that dropped in > missing the 4 footer coming back... I know, I know everything is contextual and it's more about feel /mindset rather than a math equatio
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