Golf Club Reviews and Discussions
Agree Don. There are more and more technologies out there and coming out, that help us "see" what we're doing in our swings. But understanding how to take that data and then make the proper swing corrections along with the practice drills to go with that - that's how you benefit. i've tried a couple swing analyzer tools and they're cool, give me good data back...but just off that I don't make better swings. My poor execution is still there until I learn how to correct it.
Golf is a game that can only be played...
Good range session todya..brief as it was. Playing Friday..so again hope to see if my swing changes have any decernable positive effect. I feel like I hit the ball more solidly...but I need to do it consistently...
Don, have you worked with the Swing Oil any more? Curious....
I just got in my thrid range session for my Swing Oil test. The first two times I used the Swing Oil were very positice. Please read my other two posts on the subject. This time I decided to try NOT using any Swing Oil to see if my swing speeds went back dwon to my normal speed levels for each of my clubs. I wanted to see if not taking any Swing Oil before hitting balls would have the effect of reducing my swing speed to normal compared to when I did take the Swing Oil. When I went out to the range yesterday, I measured my swing speed using my Swing Speed Radar unit again. This time my speeds were NOT as high as in the two previse range session when I did take the Swing Oil, and that was pretty much what I expected to find. As I mentioned in my two previces posts, my higher speed could have been due to something I was doing in my swing, OR it could be due to the effects of taking the Swing Oil. By NOT taking any Swing Oil befire this range session, I eleminated one of the reasons for my highest ever swing speed with each of the clubs I used in my test. This pretty much leaves me with one conclusion. Since NOT taking any Swing Oil before my range session lead to my swing speed coming back DOWN to normal, I have to believe that the Swing Oil WAS the reason for my higher speeds, and NOT something I was doing in my swing. I also think it is only fair to report that I felt better after my last two range sessions than I do today after yesterdays session. I feel more stiffness in my back today compared to the last two times I hit balls. And this time I hit only about half as many range balls the the last two seeeions. So I think I have to think the Swing Oil helps in reduceing stiffness after a range session as well as allowing me to swing fast when I use the Swing Oil. Bottom line is that I have to conclude that the Swing Oil works as advertised and more. Less stiffness and pain in my body after the range session, and higher swing speeds as well.
Putting is easy if you have the Right Putter.
I've only used the Swing Oil before TWO range sessions, and both times I had the highest swing speeds that I have recorded with my irons and my woods. I can not say for a fact that it was due to the Swing Oil, but it looks like it was at least partly the cause. One other thing I noticed is that After the range sessions, I did NOT feel any stiffness or pain in my body. NO stiff joints or back soreness of any kind, which is something I normally have after a range sessoin after a long lay off. Not sure ho I could prove it was due to the Swing Oil other that going back out to the range to see if my swing speeds go down again and see if I'm sore afterwards.
Went to the range on Wed. since it was sunny and low 70's, perfect weather (working from home, took a mid afternoon break). My instructor did watch for a few swings and said my setup looked better. I have to remember to let the shoulder turn, THEN let the wrist break on the backswing so I release the club properly. Was holding it too stiff. Have to get the tension out. Hit some good iron shots, so at least I erased the bad swings from the wet/muddy conditions last weekend. This weekend will be perfect.
It's not how...it's how many
Aimee, reading your post makes me think of my range session yesterday. Working on the mechanics like you..turn, wrist cock, no sway...
I hit a small bucket trying to work on my grip (learned I have always had a weak grip) and my takeaway and the top of the backswing, and then the start of the downswing. hit some good shots but some thin where I didn't get down to the ball or I swayed forward. Will keep working on it...
"fixing" my grip I see if having me hit more draws..so I may have to work on not fixing it quite so much. But I liked the ball trajectory when everything happened right...just didn't happen enough times.
left work early and went to the range yesterday since it is on my way home. It was a little cool since the clouds had come out and I found my hands hurting a little because of the temp, I guess. So-so results, I really have to remember to pause on the backswing. And when I contemplated it at home later, I realized that I forgot to focus on shoulder turn before wrist break. Playing Saturday, so there is still benefit from having hit balls even if I didn't get the results I wanted.
I have had to write down some of my swing thoughts Aimee, those that i wanted to work on at the range. Becuase like you saw, we'll do a couple thing and forget another. On the golf course I try to keep it much simpler though cause I can't think of that many things and swing.
I don't know how either of you do it with so many swing thoughts going on. It's no wonder I haven't taken a lesson in years beacuse I would be paralyzed by analysis of what was happening in real time.
Sco, when I practice, I do break down my practice swings more and think about grip, stance, wrist/hand position, etc. During a round I tend to take a couple practice swings to focus on the swing I'm trying to make but my real swings I try to have 1 thought when I swing. But I will admit I'm not a 'just swing' sort of player. I'm more technical for sure
Scomac, I'm with Scott. During a round, I don't think about all of the moving parts. The stuff I work on at the range are just "tweaks" to synchronize (hopefully) and ingrain movements. During a round, for example, if I'm on the fairway hitting my 4W, the only think I probably actively think about is to keep my shoulders level. My husband is one who can't let all of the myriad thoughts go and he does suffer sometimes from too many swing thoughts hindering the actual swing.
great weather in NC yesterday . sunny and 68. Too busy at work to get in 18 so I went to the range instead and spent about an hour working or so hitting irons and a few drivers. played around with trying to stop the pulls and hiting the ball more flush. I was working on fixing my grip by using a slightly stronger grip. But eventually went back to more of the move Jordan Spieth uses in which he bows his wrist out. working with my instructor we found i tend to have a weak grip and in trying both making it stronger or bowing it, the bowing seems to work better for me. my goal for now is to hit the range maybe play some 9 hole rounds and just work on that over the top issue.
And today my back is tight. I guess I hadnt spent that much time at the range recently...so even though I've been working out and stretching, still have to be careful with range time. Have to break it up more and stretch some during I suppose