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Old 04-11-2019, 03:23 PM
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Ive been told the older you get the shaft is generally not stiff enough.
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Old 04-11-2019, 04:53 PM
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Distance with a particular club is a dynamic based upon lots of things, including swing speed, swing arc, shot shape, type of club, loft of club, shaft flex and kick-point and type of ball.
I mostly play my irons with a high fade (obviously not if it is windy and I am hitting into the wind) using a pretty upright swing and I usually hit my 8 iron 153-155 yards, but if I hit it with a lower draw it is more like 168-172 yards. Maximizing overall distance isn't too important for me and hitting the high fade allows me to stop even my 3 iron on the hardest of greens.
For the OP, are you losing distance on all your clubs? and if so are they the same clubs as back in the day?
I wouldn't be too concerned about the distance loss as 145-150 is still long enough not to have to hit from the senior tees.
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Old 04-11-2019, 05:34 PM
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Originally Posted by hthoang View Post
Could be so many things-getting older and less flexible, reduced flight range balls, bad yardages on the range, etc. Have you had your swing speed checked to make sure you're comparing apples to apples? Guys that hit their 8 iron 165 are in the 110-115 mph swing speed, by the way. That's tour caliber. Good rec golfers are 100-110 mph and hit their 8 irons 150-155. Most golfers hit their 8 iron 140 or less.
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Old 04-12-2019, 02:45 AM
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The way to learn proper weight shift is hit a 7 iron with your feet together.
Go easy at first. Keeping your feet together forces correct weight transfer.
Do this drill for a week before you move on to your normal stance.
You may be surprised at how far you can hit with your feet together.
When your swing is correct you will be going from right toe, on backswing, to left heel, on follow thru.
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Draw an imaginary line from the ball to your head. Look how far forward you are of the original ball location at finish. You are partially pushing the ball instead of relying on the torque of the hip snap. Please paypal me $60.



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Old 04-12-2019, 07:22 AM
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Originally Posted by Ahoy Vay View Post
Draw an imaginary line from the ball to your head. Look how far forward you are of the original ball location at finish. You are partially pushing the ball instead of relying on the torque of the hip snap. Please paypal me $60.



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Old 04-12-2019, 07:46 AM
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I am no pro so take this as such.

From what I see, your stance is a little too wide and your club is nowhere parallel on your back swing.

If you want more distance narrow your stance and work on a full shoulder turn.

Overall your swing looks pretty good. If you have control, I might leave it alone and just settle for less distance.
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I watched the video twice. Iím not trying to be a jerk but thereís a lot going on I donít like here. IMO just pay for a lesson. Itís not a ton of money. 10 guys here are going to tell you 10 different things. Prime I was a 7 handicap competitive (not weekend play with a few beers) I can shoot 80 playing the tips (beer league) with 5 days notice.
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Originally Posted by aFORDable View Post
I am no pro so take this as such.

From what I see, your stance is a little too wide and your club is nowhere parallel on your back swing.

If you want more distance narrow your stance and work on a full shoulder turn.

Overall your swing looks pretty good. If you have control, I might leave it alone and just settle for less distance.
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Old 04-12-2019, 07:49 AM
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Your swing look fine. Looks like your not cocking your wrist very much which will cut down on your distance. Might be that thing you have attached to the club. Keep doing what your doing.
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Originally Posted by DEBTICATED View Post
I hit mine 175-180. Thanks for giving me hope when I get older
Yeah, but thatís a THT 175-180
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Old 04-12-2019, 07:53 AM
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Originally Posted by WPBTH View Post
I watched the video twice. Iím not trying to be a jerk but thereís a lot going on I donít like here. IMO just pay for a lesson. Itís not a ton of money. 10 guys here are going to tell you 10 different things. Prime I was a 7 handicap competitive (not weekend play with a few beers) I can shoot 80 playing the tips (beer league) with 5 days notice.
I don't disagree; with the amount of time I have to play nowadays im just not interested in spending a bunch of $$ trying to get it right, only to play a few rounds. im consistent enough to shoot mid 80s which I can live with for now. just looking for the 'major' things to work on. I would be interested to hear your top concerns if you feel like sharing. thanks for watching
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Originally Posted by fishingfun View Post
Your swing look fine. Looks like your not cocking your wrist very much which will cut down on your distance. Might be that thing you have attached to the club. Keep doing what your doing.
its a swing gyde, that helps to set the wrist cock without over cocking
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Originally Posted by WPBTH View Post
I watched the video twice. Iím not trying to be a jerk but thereís a lot going on I donít like here. IMO just pay for a lesson. Itís not a ton of money. 10 guys here are going to tell you 10 different things. Prime I was a 7 handicap competitive (not weekend play with a few beers) I can shoot 80 playing the tips (beer league) with 5 days notice.
What about Natty Light and 6 days notice?
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Old 04-12-2019, 09:19 AM
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Originally Posted by Ahoy Vay View Post


What about Natty Light and 6 days notice?
still 80. Natty is a boat beer
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Old 04-12-2019, 09:24 AM
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Strengthen your right hand for starters.

Try moving the ball back in your stance, pretend it's a wedge, and take some grass with it. Tough to say from that angle, but it looks a little forward in your stance for an 8 iron. Looks more like where a 5 should be, mid stance.

There's nothing wrong with your weight shift/control; actually I'd say you have great balance and control. Advancing your hips just a bit earlier may gain some power, but that's a slippery slope.

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Old 04-12-2019, 11:04 AM
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I agree that your left hand grip is weak. The club grip should be in the crease where your fingers meet your palm. You should see the two knuckles of the left hand--index and.forefinger I think they're called. The line formed by the thumb and forefinger should point to your right armpit. This is stated and shown by pros such as Arnold, Jack, Hogan, Snead, Player and many more.

Your head does slide back on takeaway and forward at downswing and strike position. It makes it very hard to keep a consistent strike position without pushing or worse with the longer clubs. Golfsmith will place a digital box tight around your head and record during your swing. The goal is to keep your head still and remain in the box during the swing and impact position. At impact the hands should lead the clubhead. With the head movement minimized strong grip and a good strike position it makes for a more consistent strike with repeatable power

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Old 04-12-2019, 11:27 AM
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with grip: its been a work in progress. lack of practice time makes changing it difficult but I appreciate the advice

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Old 04-12-2019, 01:40 PM
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Originally Posted by cfarmd View Post
i took some video at the range today. I would love to hear feedback good or bad. My swing is decent but Iím trying to work on weight shift and more lag. I feel like Iím lacking power even if I make solid contact. My 8 iron is 145-150. I was at 165 back in the day, but I also played every day then too. Anyway just trying to find that missing piece


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it would be nice to see it in slow motion; it looks your biggest power leak is that you are sweeping it. You take a little divot here and there but you are not compressing the ball at all

A good ball strikers divot usually starts well in front of where the ball was before struck

it looks like you have a lot of lateral movement

also looks like your right hand is very weak grip wise
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Old 04-12-2019, 01:47 PM
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it would be nice to see it in slow motion; it looks your biggest power leak is that you are sweeping it. You take a little divot here and there but you are not compressing the ball at all

A good ball strikers divot usually starts well in front of where the ball was before struck

it looks like you have a lot of lateral movement

also looks like your right hand is very weak grip wise

yeah I absolutely see the lateral movement and not the 'snap' of the hips shifting forward. I will work on that. i need to work on getting a more 'neutral' grip.

the lateral movement is an effort to make sure i get my weight shifted back to the front foot, but i understand that it seems like more of a 'push' movement than a powerful rotation. any drills good for correcting this?
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