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Date Posted: 19:23:03 07/21/00 Fri
Author: Peter
Subject: Re: How I Practice
In reply to: D.G. 's message, "Re: Another theory" on 16:20:18 07/21/00 Fri

> I've been trying some of Peter's tips or suggestions
> on the range but it has been working well on one shot
> and sprays the next.

A couple of lessons from my practice:

o I practiced first without hitting a ball but just using video until I could correlate what I saw with what I felt

o When I hit balls I start with a low tee even for short irons. For me about 1/4" above the mat is enough that contact is no longer a concern

o I still practice and play all my shots from an initial position that is like IMA drill #5. That is to say I start from '6/100s', swing up and then swing down. My ONLY focus after setup is on maintaining the pressure of the trailing arm biceps curl against an extended left arm (with a flat or arched wrist).

I've been doing this for about 2 months now and I still need to focus completely on the #3 in order to execute every time. If I loose focus, I do not hold the angle as long and the release is not as strong. Video has also demonstrated this.

I know that I can develop the same force on the club from a normal setup with a biceps curl to raise the club and cock my left wrist, but I am not able yet to maintain the pressure in the downswing starting this way.

I have an inclination (which I think many people have) to try and 'hit' the ball and I translate this into straightening the right arm. The problem is this always happens too soon. This is my 'natural' inclination.

I believe Gerry Hogan's point that anything you are going to consciously do in the down swing has to be initiated before due to the time for the down swing vs. human reaction time. I get around this because I never extend my arm. In fact I make every effort to keep it bent at the elbow. Momentum in the swing and anatomy cause the extension.

On the course, evry time I flub a shot I know, in retrospect, that I did not do this. I then focus on the next shot and get the contact I'm coming to expect.

I can not overemphasize this point. If you are like me the 'hit' will take over unless you do the opposite.


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