Getting out of a slump

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Re: Getting out of a slump

Post by srogers13 » Wed Jan 14, 2015 4:07 pm

My advice as always to get out of a slump is to drink heavily.
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Re: Getting out of a slump

Post by jfurr » Fri Jan 16, 2015 4:31 pm

I had a dream the other night that I invented a training aid which fixed my hip movement on the downswing. It was such a silly dream that it stuck with me, and in fact got me wondering if it could be the solution....

What was it? A big sack of pennies in my right front pocket. ;)
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Re: Getting out of a slump

Post by srogers13 » Fri Jan 16, 2015 5:39 pm

jfurr wrote:I had a dream the other night that I invented a training aid which fixed my hip movement on the downswing. It was such a silly dream that it stuck with me, and in fact got me wondering if it could be the solution....

What was it? A big sack of pennies in my right front pocket. ;)
Makes no cents at all. :roll:
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Re: Getting out of a slump

Post by legitimategolf » Fri Jan 16, 2015 6:10 pm

jfurr wrote:I had a dream the other night that I invented a training aid which fixed my hip movement on the downswing. It was such a silly dream that it stuck with me, and in fact got me wondering if it could be the solution....

What was it? A big sack of pennies in my right front pocket. ;)
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Re: Getting out of a slump

Post by jfurr » Sun Jan 18, 2015 10:07 am

Had another golf dream last night. In this one, none other than Arnold Palmer was giving a golf lesson to myself and another golfer. He stated that my "goat humping" was likely due to my hips spinning out level horizontally and causing the club to get stuck behind on the downswing.
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Re: Getting out of a slump

Post by jfurr » Mon Jan 19, 2015 7:49 pm

another range session, feeling a bit better about the takeaway. other work still going slowly. Hit the ball a little better today

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Re: Getting out of a slump

Post by jfurr » Tue Jan 20, 2015 2:11 pm

Back again for lunch session at the range. Pitiful as ever. Can't hit the ball. Hit about a dozen 5 woods off the tee, one pop up one toe hook and ten block pushes way right. Mostly hitting 7 irons, 95% fat. Had a few good swing at the start but devolved into a shameful display. If I don't get this fixed it'll be the end it's just no fun being this out of wack. Long hooks which go 60 yards left of target. Blocks that go right of target 40-50 yards and chunks that barely fly 30 yards amidst the spray of divot.
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Re: Getting out of a slump

Post by jfurr » Wed Jan 21, 2015 6:08 pm

I am hurting. All this plowing at the range and hip flexing business and now I've pulled a groin muscle.
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Re: Getting out of a slump

Post by bkuehn1952 » Thu Jan 22, 2015 7:17 am

jfurr wrote:I am hurting. All this plowing at the range and hip flexing business and now I've pulled a groin muscle.
Nothing that a foot of snow and two more months of below freezing temperatures won't fix. Put the clubs away. Get out the ice fishing (or in your case, just fishing) equipment. Buy a case of brandy and enjoy the next two months.
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Re: Getting out of a slump

Post by Duke of Hazards » Thu Jan 22, 2015 12:46 pm

jfurr wrote:I am hurting. All this plowing at the range and hip flexing business and now I've pulled a groin muscle.
Those nag. Just need rest.
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Re: Getting out of a slump

Post by jfurr » Fri Feb 06, 2015 6:29 pm

Worst range day of my life
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Re: Getting out of a slump

Post by legitimategolf » Fri Feb 06, 2015 8:18 pm

That's messed up.

Are you chipping alright, what's going on in the other areas?
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Re: Getting out of a slump

Post by jfurr » Fri Feb 06, 2015 9:56 pm

I'm gonna hit a provisional
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Re: Getting out of a slump

Post by jfurr » Tue Feb 10, 2015 10:15 am

Messing around at the house last night on setup and using mirror face on I noticed a pronounced club forward shaft lean at address. Experimented with shaft lean and pretend ball position and think this could be part of the issue. Setting up to have the bottom of my arc too low. Going to hit a small bucket after work to try this theory.
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Re: Getting out of a slump

Post by legitimategolf » Tue Feb 10, 2015 8:24 pm

There is a light and it never goes out.
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Re: Getting out of a slump

Post by jfurr » Tue Feb 10, 2015 8:30 pm

Nope. Hit half a small bucket, walked off in disgust. Can't hit the ball. Some big divots which went further than the ball. When contact was made either a shank or a slice (with 7 iron). I shot video with the nice video camera. Watched it once, wretched.
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Re: Getting out of a slump

Post by jfurr » Tue Feb 10, 2015 8:31 pm

So today really was the worst range day of my life
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Re: Getting out of a slump

Post by jasonfish11 » Tue Feb 10, 2015 9:13 pm

Have you tried skulling an entire bucket? Just don't worry about good contact. Attempt to blade 20 straight shots. See what your body is forced to do differently to blade the ball.
Keep it short stupid.

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Re: Getting out of a slump

Post by jasonfish11 » Tue Feb 10, 2015 9:15 pm

Make a goal of 0 chunks. Even if you miss everything (ground included) it was a successful attempt.
Keep it short stupid.

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Re: Getting out of a slump

Post by legitimategolf » Wed Feb 11, 2015 2:52 pm

I know everyone dog piling with random advice is probably bad, but have you moved the ball around your stance? I mean really fuckin move the thing around. Experiment with extremes. I mean if you move it back far enough that its not really possible to hit a fat shot, it might reveal something.

Anyways I emailed you a copy of "Five Lessons" in case you are looking to rebuild the whole damn thing from scratch.
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Re: Getting out of a slump

Post by jfurr » Thu Feb 12, 2015 12:39 am

Thanx man.

crap I might have to resort to finding a (gulp) PRO for instruction. I'm picky, tho
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Re: Getting out of a slump

Post by jattruia » Thu Feb 12, 2015 9:32 am

You'd be surprised what a good teaching pro can get done in one lesson. Pretty good option.

I know i've gone to mine with my swing a complete mess and he's fixed me in 5 min.

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Re: Getting out of a slump

Post by jfurr » Thu Feb 12, 2015 3:15 pm

i thought of a pro I might try. He's really nice but don't know how hi tech he is. Maybe I'll try one more old school pro before I bite the bullet and pay $$$ at GolfTec for the video and cyber suit.
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Re: Getting out of a slump

Post by jattruia » Thu Feb 12, 2015 3:19 pm

I think an old school pro would be fine. A little simplicity could help in the world of over-analysis.

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Re: Getting out of a slump

Post by sjduffers » Thu Feb 12, 2015 3:49 pm

I am taking lessons at GolfTec now, and I have to say that having the videos (synchronized DTL and Face-On) is extremely useful, not just while taking the lesson, but afterwards when you download them at home for your own perusal. True, it's not cheap compared to other alternatives, but it's effective: at least it has been for me.

And that cybersuit that you speak of is really nothing more than a harness on your shoulders (with sensors for your shoulders) and a belt (with sensors for your hips). This gives a set of numbers that the teacher tries to get into a green or at least yellow range, while eliminating the red ranges (e.g. shoulders too open at address, hips too closed at impact, etc...). All of the information is synchronized (both video angles and the sensor data), so you see exactly what is going on at the key positions, frame by frame, or overall.

I think that their philosophy of the swing is that if you manage to get a sound swing by the numbers, you end up with a sound swing. :ugeek:
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