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Sounds like a great way to practice but when it's time to play I'm sure you trusted those fundamentals and let it rip. Same thing with golf. Too many guys think about positions while trying to play an

This is great advice. I found that training the 7 position with different clubs helped. I thought of it as short game training so also played around with 1/4 swings too. That made it more interesting

Adding:  I see you are indoors like a lot of us.  I know you are trying to clean up the takeaway, but a lot of good golfers develop bad habits playing indoors.     Whatever you do, I don't w

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Thanks for this!! Should I be trying to get a bit more shoulder rotation here? Been really focusing on my getting my hands where they need to be and letting the body react. Perhaps I'm holding myself back a bit and not getting enough rotation?

Yes.   Everything rotates starting In takeaway - as said right arm bending too early will shut down rotation.  Arms and pivot need to be in synch right from the start.   That butt of club in stomach works this as well as iteach’s straight arms with early wrist set drill.   Both work when doing short swings and get body and arms working together.  Nothing counter to NTC.   

 

Here is an example just doing drill without a club - arms stay straight body has to turn - with a club arm will fold 

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So far my routine has been working in my rec room for 30-45 minutes each evening on drills and hitting foam balls into my kids trampoline net. This works well as I can see if I'm pushing/pulling/topping/chunking the ball, although I cannot see ball flight. Plenty of feedback for myself at this point in my swing rebuild. Things are definitely getting more consistent in some aspects, and all over in others. To be expected and not at all discouraging at this point. I kind of refocused over the weekend and am no longer bothered by the ones I top under the freezer or the one I hit 45 degrees to the right that ricochets off two walls, the tv and lands in the kids toy box. But what I do get from that is the why. Big difference for me mentally there and encouraging that I'm really starting to understand what I'm doing right/wrong that causes the end result. Also really trying to just focus on getting comfortable with each part of the NTC swing. And it's definitely getting there.

 

Last night I spend my time again on half shots from 7 and getting from 7 to 8. Really focusing on my initial takeaway (in regards to club head path), getting my hands where they needed to be, proper wrist set/hinge and not being as flat at 7 and 8 o'clock as @TheDeanAbides pointed out yesterday. This all went very well, and I'm getting pretty comfortable up to this point in the swing. This is something I'll continue to work on to help really get it engrained as I progress.

 

I spent the last half of my practice time working on the transition. Monte says the first part of the transition is a weight shift to the front foot. In theory, this did not make sense to me. I'm used to staying back, firing hips, etc., etc. @TheDeanAbides simplified this for me by saying it's similar to a throwing a ball and how your weight transfers to your lead foot before your throwing arm begins coming through. THIS made sense. Did a few practice swings and realized this pretty much naturally happens for me. Perfect!! The next thing I did was start working on cast A. I went from address, to 7, to 8 then cast A with a nice pause at each. Did this several times to get a feel for it. Then started hitting some shots after going straight to 8, pause, cast A then swing. Pretty awkward, but man does it put the club head perfectly on the ball, EVERY TIME!! Tried to put this all together with a few swings, which did not go well. But to be expected. I anticipate this to be the most difficult part for me. Putting together the transition (8, weight transfer, staying closed, start of downswing, cast A) is, to me, what really gets things working. It's a lot of stuff happening in an extremely short amount of time. So I just need to continue sticking with it and I know it'll eventually come together.

 

Plan moving forward is to continue solidifying my takeaway and getting to the the 7 and 8 o'clock positions properly. Also going to slowly start incorporating the parts of the transition. I still have a WAYS to go, but I can feel things starting to come together. 

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Day 11 working on the NTC. I've spent the better part of this week continuing to work on getting to 7 and 8 properly concentration on my takeaway (in regards to club head path), proper wrist set/hinge, and being less flat at the top. This is becoming pretty engrained at this point and feeling really comfortable. I need to video some full swings just to make sure things aren't falling apart and that I'm not slipping back into old habits getting to 8. I've also started working on cast A. Mostly by doing a drill of getting to 8 > pause > cast A > pause > swing. This is a weird and awkward feeling, especially at first, but it's getting much more comfortable. I know I won't really feel cast A or consciously doing it in a full swing since after the backswing things happen so fast. This is more to get the feel for the transition. In that respect it seems to be paying off. Full swings are getting more comfortable as well. I do notice that I'm pushing my shot pretty good to the right when doing full swings thinking about cast A. I'm thinking it's from overemphasizing the cast causing me to come too much in to out, but not really sure. Not too concerned with this, however, as I realize I still have a ways to go to get this part of the swing dialed in. I'm feeling pretty confident with everything up to 8 o'clock. Just need to keep working on the transition and cast A and I know things will really start coming together.

 

I'm planning on doing an iron fitting the first part of March. I plan to replace my whole bag this spring, minus my driver. Looking forward to having a properly fitted set of clubs with a swing that is, hopefully, fairly consistent.

 

Here's me working on the cast A drill last night.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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I'm still having at it. The last few evenings have been a continuation of drilling the 7 and 8 o'clock positions and getting comfortable with cast A and the transition. I seem to say this everyday, but things are really starting to feel good/comfortable. My full swings are feeling consistent. I haven't videoed myself in a few days because #1 I end up spending too much time farting around analyzing the video, and #2 I wanted to give myself a few days on drilling/practicing since things are feeling good before I video and analyze again. Just to get some confidence that HOPEFULLY what I'm feeling is true. Anticipating there will still be issues when I watch myself, but hopefully they'll just be some things I need to tweak compared to major overhauls as before. One thing I'm noticing is that I'm not pushing my shots to the right nearly as much as before. I'm guessing this is from my cast A getting better. Plan on videoing/analyzing this evening or next, so we will see!! 

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Day 15 working on the NTC. Things are still going well, IMO. I'm really starting to feel like I'm building a comfortable and consistent swing. Videoed a few full swings last night for analysis. I'm trying to focus on cast A and the transition. It's hard to tell by video if I'm doing cast A correctly, but to my eyes it does look like I'm shallowing the club much better than before on the downswing (which should mean I'm performing cast A at least a bit). Still much room for improvement there, but at least I feel like I'm heading in the right direction.

 

One negative that really jumped out at me, is I'm still a bit flat at the top as @TheDeanAbides pointed out last week. In the picture below, you can see it's getting a bit better (right picture is last night, left is last week). But at left arm parallel, the butt of my club is still pointing out past the ball. I definitely had the old habit of coming way behind myself in the backswing. Maybe this still needs working on? What should I focus on to get the club steeper in the backswing? I feel like it will help with my transition, cast A and getting the club shallowed out on the downswing if I can get it to where it needs to be in the backswing. It's getting there though, just something I need to be conscious of and keep working on.

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A few slow-mo and full speed videos from last night. 

 

 

 

 

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One  thing.   Better pressure shift via recentering.   
 

right now you don’t appear to shift left during end of backswing.   So you start turning in downswing without giving arms a chance to get down and link up with body - result is arms come out early with shoulders turning and shaft is steep - the recentering is important to getting the cast a to work.


there will be time to refine other things- setup, takeaway, backswing, . . .  But to me the glaring thing is the lack of a shift, rotate, shift, rotate in the recentering - you rotate, rotate with the shift blended in.

 

like throwing a football

https://www.instagram.com/p/CAYGhArFN1O/

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give yourself some reward your work is definitely paying off.

 

 

 

 

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10 minutes ago, glk said:

One  thing.   Better pressure shift via recentering.   
 

right now you don’t appear to shift left during end of backswing.   So you start turning in downswing without giving arms a chance to get down and link up with body - result is arms come out early with shoulders turning and shaft is steep - the recentering is important to getting the cast a to work.


there will be time to refine other things- setup, takeaway, backswing, . . .  But to me the glaring thing is the lack of a shift, rotate, shift, rotate in the recentering - you rotate, rotate with the shift blended in.

 

like throwing a football

https://www.instagram.com/p/CAYGhArFN1O/

https://www.instagram.com/p/B_SXD4MFBJ7/

 

give yourself some reward your work is definitely paying off.

 

 

 

 

Thanks!! I believe this makes sense. Basically, you're saying I'm staying back to much at the end of my backswing/transition to downswing? I'm too "armsy" in that my arms are getting ahead of my body because I'm not shifting back left before rotation? I do notice, when watching myself on video, that I'm rather "static" in my downswing. As out of whack as my old swing was, I always felt it looked way more athletic than what I'm doing now.

 

I'll check out the videos and work on this tonight. Thanks for the links!!

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