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Joined: January 13th, 2001, 8:30 am

November 8th, 2009, 2:58 am #1

As predicted by mcirishman I have changed my swing again. The change is rather minor this time though... Sorry about that! I switched my grip from SS triple overlap back to IMA with single overlap. I did this to get a little more feel in my short game and to quit pulling every thing. I also figured that sticking the club in the catchers mitt and then going up the tree per Trahan fits into the IMA scheme. It is similar to drill number 4. Anyway the change was easy as I spent a lot of time doing the IMA drills a while back.

I am also using the old Inner Game trick of humming while swinging and trying to hum the same note through the entire swing. This seems to make it possible for me to swing without thinking about what I am doing something I could not do using my clear key. It really smooths my swing out a lot. LOL makes me feel like an athlete!

Regards, Herbert
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Joined: October 29th, 2006, 3:58 pm

November 8th, 2009, 8:31 pm #2

Herbert, in a earlier post i mentioned that by
using my lead-left arm to make short pitches and chips
and my trail arm just to add weight to the club,
my short game improved an incredible amount.

You ever pitch and chip that way?

It is a bit scarey, i am talkin about total domination
with the lead arm and hand- it feels like the club face
won't square up and i'll hit a squirt shot to the right-
but it always does square up, and i can hit high soft
shots that stop by the pin. I have holed more short shots
in the last few weeks than i have in the past several years.
One thing to relearn is how hard to hit a shot- WITHOUT
THE TRAIL ARM JUMPING IN TO WACK THE BALL, I HAVE HAD TO
HIT SHOTS HARDER.

I used to hit some pulls and low hot shots
by way of my trail arm and hand.
Now those shots are gone- at least in that part of my game.

I owe my improved short game to Peter and one of his posts.
Thanx Peter. Everyone with short game problems should at
least try lead arm short shots

JC
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Joined: January 1st, 1970, 12:00 am

November 8th, 2009, 9:50 pm #3

in the bunkers also. Just make sure the back of the clubhead (the bounce) hits the sand first (or use IMA lead arm support) and position the ball at your lead foot.

Peter
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Joined: January 13th, 2001, 8:30 am

November 10th, 2009, 5:57 am #4

Herbert, in a earlier post i mentioned that by
using my lead-left arm to make short pitches and chips
and my trail arm just to add weight to the club,
my short game improved an incredible amount.

You ever pitch and chip that way?

It is a bit scarey, i am talkin about total domination
with the lead arm and hand- it feels like the club face
won't square up and i'll hit a squirt shot to the right-
but it always does square up, and i can hit high soft
shots that stop by the pin. I have holed more short shots
in the last few weeks than i have in the past several years.
One thing to relearn is how hard to hit a shot- WITHOUT
THE TRAIL ARM JUMPING IN TO WACK THE BALL, I HAVE HAD TO
HIT SHOTS HARDER.

I used to hit some pulls and low hot shots
by way of my trail arm and hand.
Now those shots are gone- at least in that part of my game.

I owe my improved short game to Peter and one of his posts.
Thanx Peter. Everyone with short game problems should at
least try lead arm short shots

JC
I am using my trial hand and the pistoning trail arm motion for the most part. I switched from the triple overlap to get more trail hand on the club. I find that I have to be in the right mode for this swing to work very well. I used to use a body driven short game swing with mostly dead hands but since I am moving to more of an arm swing this method seems to be in order. It has never worked very well in the past when the heat is on so we shall see.

Regards, Herbert
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Joined: January 1st, 1970, 12:00 am

November 10th, 2009, 7:36 am #5

The only circumstance I've found where conscious pistoning of the trail arm DOES work is short game (basically under about 50 yards). Anything close to a full swing and I've found that conscious pistoning of the trail arm is a gurantee of a poor impact position.

Peter
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