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    Re: I had a lesson today and... (rolling thread)

    Had a lesson at the end of last week. A tune up before I go on my golfing break. Started the session hitting it as bad as I have for a long time. I know the pro well. And he has taught me for a while, so we discussed how I felt when I was swinging and what I felt in the swing. I discussed that I felt like there was a lot of movement, but couldn't pinpoint, which is one of the areas we had been looking at for a while.

    He watched me hit a few, and took some recordings and showed them to me. A lot of movement was present, and a 'loose' hip which was falling away, causing a flat swing on the inside was causing my issues. Spent time drilling, feeling a solid load into the right, without moving my hips, keeping my knee level a lot straighter.
    Worked up from the pitches with a 7i through to full shots, with a pause and active check at the top of the swing to ensure everything looked and felt as it should and then to full speed normal shots. Strikes were a lot crisper. Hit a few different clubs to ensure the feeling remained, and encouraged to drill at slow speed during practice, so I did not revert back.

    Great lesson, and hopefully should see some more improvements and consistency over time
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    Re: I had a lesson today and... (rolling thread)

    Off to the range tomorrow to work on the drills from the lesson ready for the first comp of 2016 on Saturday. Looking forward to the range and the comp. Let's get 2016 started

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    Re: I had a lesson today and... (rolling thread)

    Lesson 2 of 3 today. Really working on stamping out the out to in swing. Can't complain at the results... http://www.hudl.com/technique/video/...AdMx?e=4365246
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    Re: I had a lesson today and... (rolling thread)

    Very good session at Pachesham Golf Centre. Pitching lesson which was insightful and productive. Fantastic set up and a great short game area. Working in the sand next week which I am looking forward to

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    Re: I had a lesson today and... (rolling thread)

    I had a lesson a few weeks ago on the course. I was using several balls, and at one stage I had about 4 balls all lined up about 80 meters from the green. This is a distance I hate. My pro told me to take the PW out of my bag and loft all 4 balls on to the green. I put 3 on to the green, and the other one was just inches off. I haven't managed to do it since !!

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    Re: I had a lesson today and... (rolling thread)

    First practise since the lesson today. Horrible. Really struggling with strike. That's to be expected because of the swing changes, but it's very demoralising!
    The good news is that I was getting decent draw on most shots, although the right to left wind won't have helped. Just need to work on controlling the draw a bit more.
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    Re: I had a lesson today and... (rolling thread)

    First lesson in 18 months!

    A lot done in an hour. Posture change, complete grip rebuild (from 10 finger to interlock), then worked on backswing, changing path from 7 degrees out-to-in to 1 degree out-to-in.

    Practice ground.

    12 holes.

    Knackered!
    2013- 24 > 22.8 > 22.9 > 23 > 22.2 > 20.6
    2014- 20.6 > 20.7 > 19.1 > 18.2 > 15.5 > 15.2 > Rule 23 > 13.4 > 13.5 > 13.6 > 13.7 > 13.1 > 13.2 > 13.3
    2015- 13.4 > 13.5 > 13.6
    2016- 13.6 > 13.3 > 13.4 > 13.5 > 13.6 > 13.0 > 12.4 > 12.5 > 12.6 > 12.7 > 12.8 > 12.9 > 13.0 > 13.1 > 13.2 > 12.3 > 12.4 > 12.5 > 12.6 > 12.7
    2017- 12.9 > 13.0 > 13.1 > 13.2 > 13.3 > 13.4 > 13.5 > 13.6 > 13.7 >13.4 > 13.5
    2018- 13.6 > 13.7 > 13.8 > 13.9 > 14.0 heeeelp


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    Re: I had a lesson today and... (rolling thread)

    Had one last week. Heres the video:



    Only slight changes to make for next lesson.

    Mainly address (Ball position & Weight more in heels)
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    Re: I had a lesson today and... (rolling thread)

    Quote Originally Posted by virtuocity View Post
    First lesson in 18 months!

    A lot done in an hour. Posture change, complete grip rebuild (from 10 finger to interlock), then worked on backswing, changing path from 7 degrees out-to-in to 1 degree out-to-in.

    Practice ground.

    12 holes.

    Knackered!
    How did he go about shifting your path?

    Sounds like a very productive day.

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    Re: I had a lesson today and... (rolling thread)

    Quote Originally Posted by garyinderry View Post
    How did he go about shifting your path?

    Sounds like a very productive day.
    Takeaway was really outside. Sorted that. Also, now coiling behind the ball (feels like a big sway, but feel vs real etc), means I'm now using my body, rather than just my arms.

    Lots of practice to be done before next lesson in 3 weeks time, but I have more time to practice nowadays. Downswing lesson next.

    This was my first trackman lesson and I don't think I could ever go to a pro without this facility. Straight away, the pro could tell me that path was a huge issue and then we went to work on it. Another thing was that I was only hitting down by 2 degrees with an 8 iron.

    Took my lesson feelings to the course today and I'm really encouraged. No more pull hooks with irons, or wild, wimpy push slices with driver. Nearly slam-dunked with a full PW (four inches), and no sliced drives (gained 10 yards at the same time with driver).

    Just need to put the hours in, in conjunction with some flexibility work and I'm confident that I'll get my swing speed up, maintaining this much more neutral path.

    Happy that the interlocking doesn't feel hugely different to my ten finger grip.

    Back is in agony now though with the posture change- will need to be careful as I was out for 4 months in 2014 with lower back pain.
    2013- 24 > 22.8 > 22.9 > 23 > 22.2 > 20.6
    2014- 20.6 > 20.7 > 19.1 > 18.2 > 15.5 > 15.2 > Rule 23 > 13.4 > 13.5 > 13.6 > 13.7 > 13.1 > 13.2 > 13.3
    2015- 13.4 > 13.5 > 13.6
    2016- 13.6 > 13.3 > 13.4 > 13.5 > 13.6 > 13.0 > 12.4 > 12.5 > 12.6 > 12.7 > 12.8 > 12.9 > 13.0 > 13.1 > 13.2 > 12.3 > 12.4 > 12.5 > 12.6 > 12.7
    2017- 12.9 > 13.0 > 13.1 > 13.2 > 13.3 > 13.4 > 13.5 > 13.6 > 13.7 >13.4 > 13.5
    2018- 13.6 > 13.7 > 13.8 > 13.9 > 14.0 heeeelp


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