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Post by jfurr » Sat Dec 06, 2014 1:28 pm

Do you have any favorite videos on the game of golf - the swing, fundamentals, how to practice, etc?

I know there is an overload of garbage out there. You have to sift through it and weed out the bad or poorly presented information.

Here are a few I really like. First, a new one from Josh Zander, where in the process of explaining how to hit a fade, goes over the basics of the ball flight laws and gear effect again.

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Secondly, here is a nice one from Mark Crossfield, where he goes over the motion of releasing the club face - and demystifying how the release can appear on video to look like a rolling of the wrists or forearms when it is actually not.

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I really like how instructors are coming to the truth that there are some distortions on video analysis that can make things look different on video than reality.
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Post by legitimategolf » Sat Dec 06, 2014 2:03 pm

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I feel like a tool whenever I recommend it but...Phil Mickelson "secrets of the short game" DVD is the tits! I watched in when it came out a few years ago, and honestly I don't remember a lot of the specifics. But I do remember that it confirmed a lot of what I thought to be true and that alone was helpful. It does a great job of illustrating (via CGI) the dynamics of impact. Contrary to what I expected Phil keeps things dead simple. "hinge and hold" on the vast majority of short shots. "hinge and hold" alone, I don't know if that's Phil's original phrase, but IMO it's a major contribution to the lexicon of golf instruction.

If you have Netflix it should be on there--that's how I saw it.
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Post by jfurr » Sat Dec 06, 2014 2:34 pm

Here is another one which goes over a less commonly discussed topic, but one which is an area of focus for me, namely how the hip turns. Mark Crossfield demonstrates also the MTRx app which I am also working with.

The point is - the hips do not constantly turn through the swing. (well mine sometimes do, which is the fault I am trying to correct). As you come down towards impact, the hips slow and let the upper body pass through the impact area, then continue turning as are pulled back through around after impact

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Post by JPJ » Mon Dec 15, 2014 9:58 am

Mark Crossfield, aka The Golf Guru, is brilliant. His videos of him playing golf with his fellow professionals are a great watch (and often very funny too).
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Post by jfurr » Mon Dec 15, 2014 11:13 am

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Post by JPJ » Tue Dec 16, 2014 9:14 am

Coach Lockey. Buzza. Sophie Walker (LPGA). Twitchard.
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Post by jfurr » Tue Dec 16, 2014 9:18 pm

JPJ - do you live anywhere close to Mark Crossfield? Have you ever thought of going for a private lesson? If I lived there I would. I assume he still teaches there at the Clifton Hill range but now since he's a internet golf celeb maybe not.
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Post by JPJ » Wed Dec 17, 2014 6:12 am

No, not nearly close enough. 157.8 miles as the crow flies, or 186 miles (and 3.5 hours) by car via the A303:
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He does still teach, I don't think his YouTube income is so significant that he can give up the day job, and he has started posting videos of lessons he gives to people.

If I was on holiday in that part of the world I would definitely see him for a lesson, no doubt. ideally an hour lesson, then a playing lesson the next day. I can dream...

However, our family holidays are in the opposite direction!:
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Post by jev » Thu Dec 18, 2014 5:10 am

JPJ wrote:Mark Crossfield, aka The Golf Guru, is brilliant.
+1. I like his videos too!
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Post by jfurr » Tue Dec 30, 2014 10:14 pm

Another great video from Josh - help for those getting club stuck behind. Yep

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Post by jfurr » Wed Dec 31, 2014 10:33 am

While I don't think I like his option #4 in that video, the option #3 really feels like it will help me. Feels good. I can't wait to get a chance to go to the range and try this out. I've been suffering from fat/thin/hooks and it feels like this stuck sensation described.
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Post by jfurr » Wed Dec 31, 2014 10:07 pm

Here is a photo I took as a screen capture mid-swing on my go pro camera back in '13. Probably not easy for anyone else to see but it highlights the faults I am fighting to correct. Namely, (a) the hips firing through the swing too fast, (b) the club dropped down, in a overdone way to "gain lag" and as such, stuck behind me. I duffed this swing, by they way.

Gonna fix it in 2015, dammit.
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Post by legitimategolf » Thu Jan 01, 2015 1:20 pm

Hips too fast, how could that be? Do you have some early extension probs? Maybe too much hip rotation in the backswing? I know this is veering dangerously into blind-leading-blind territory, but my own swing path has improved a lot since I began to focus on the restriction of the hip turn.
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Post by jfurr » Thu Jan 01, 2015 2:16 pm

yeah. I used to early extend big time. I started a hip turn thread to continue this discussion
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Post by jfurr » Sun Jan 04, 2015 1:37 pm

This is the Hogan hip-move which I always forget about. I also have saved somewhere a nice slow mo of Nick Watney from above/behind where this is evident. I'll look for that.

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Post by jfurr » Sun Jan 04, 2015 4:14 pm

its' not the same video I saw before but its pretty close. The left hip turns back towards the "wall" where his right hip is at the start of downswing.
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Post by jfurr » Mon Jan 05, 2015 11:24 pm

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Post by bryan k » Tue Jan 06, 2015 10:26 pm

legitimategolf wrote:(Sorry about that broken youtube tag. Will work on it!)

I feel like a tool whenever I recommend it but...Phil Mickelson "secrets of the short game" DVD is the tits! I watched in when it came out a few years ago, and honestly I don't remember a lot of the specifics. But I do remember that it confirmed a lot of what I thought to be true and that alone was helpful. It does a great job of illustrating (via CGI) the dynamics of impact. Contrary to what I expected Phil keeps things dead simple. "hinge and hold" on the vast majority of short shots. "hinge and hold" alone, I don't know if that's Phil's original phrase, but IMO it's a major contribution to the lexicon of golf instruction.

If you have Netflix it should be on there--that's how I saw it.
I agree. I tell people constantly that if they are going to watch one golf video the rest of their life, watch Phil Mickelson's "Secrets of the Short Game". I can say with absolute certainty that my wedge play is the best part of my game. After my extended break, it's taking a bit of time to get it back. However, any time I am inside 100 yards, I take out my wedge with the expectation of having a sinkable putt on my next shot.

Everything inside of 100 is hinge-and-hold. Once I learned to make good contact consistently with it, the next step was learning basically three swings (short, medium, and back) and what distance each achieved. I'll tell you what. Golf becomes a different game when you *know* that you're going to clear the bunker on that tough pitch shot from 50 yards out. Last fall, before I stopped playing, I even started sinking those types of shots from time to time. Of course, my scores were still terrible because I can't drive or putt, but that's another story.

Chip shot, pitch shot, punch shot, flop shot, and blast shot. They are all essentially the same swing for me using hinge-and-hold. The only one I really ever struggle with is the flop shot. But as Phil says, if you find yourself having to use a flop shot a lot, you're probably not scoring very well. Even the pros struggle with that shot.

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Post by sjduffers » Wed Oct 07, 2015 9:00 pm

She's talking about golf?
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Post by GBOGEY » Wed Oct 07, 2015 10:05 pm

I sometimes think golf is too sexist, but that was very instructional

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Post by bryan k » Wed Oct 07, 2015 10:40 pm

Dang. That's the reason why they have a dress code on the golf course. Sure, it would be great to be in her group dressed like that, every group behind that group is going to have a six hour round.

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Post by JPJ » Thu Oct 08, 2015 1:04 pm

Letches!

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Post by legitimatebeef » Thu Oct 08, 2015 2:19 pm

Paige Spiranac is probably super pissed off now.
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Re: Instructional videos

Post by jfurr » Thu Oct 08, 2015 10:08 pm

legitimatebeef wrote:Paige Spiranac is probably super pissed off now.
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