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Comment from Dan B
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8/22/2014 at 9:11 AM
You make the technology come to life for those of us who aren't so 'techy'. Thanks for the common sense approach to a refined presentation of proper form.
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Question from Dan H
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8/22/2014 at 9:09 AM
Hi Martin, I am having difficulty finding and maintaining a consistent low point in my swing arc. I don't know if my problem is body sway/movement, unstable knees, or something else. Do you have any tips of drills to help address this? Your advice is great and so well communicated. Dan
Comment from James S
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8/22/2014 at 8:54 AM
Martin .... Thank you for your beautiful explanation of why the baseball swing, a practice swing on the tee, seems to work for me.

As a tall guy (6'4"), I tend to have a more up-right swing path, one that can sometimes get the club head in front of my hands. Such a move would explain my push-slice ball path even when all other indicators are telling me that I am not coming over the top (an aim stick laid close to the far side of the ball at the driving range doesn't move).

I also noticed that a swing that is too flat gets my ball moving left in a hook or draw. The middle point is where I want to be with my swing. So, I try to point the but of the club at my target line. It seems to work. Now, if only I could get my head to recognize and remember this important club position in my back swing without really thinking about it.

For me, the hardest part of this game is getting the ball to consistently fly in the right direction and on a reproducible path. While I tend to have no difficulty striking the ball well (hitting the ball on the sweet spot of the club), I do not consistently produce a consistent ball flight (slice, fade, straight, draw, hook) with a consistent direction. As you know, hitting a 300 yard drive is not a very good if your ball ends up in the woods or out of play.

I think I will work on managing my elbows and where the club head is in relation to my hands. Thanks.
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8/22/2014 at 8:48 AM
What a great video, especially appreciated the lines used in the slow mo video along with your audio comments. Really raises an awareness of the take away. This reenforces the videos that I have used in the past from Wally Armstrong. Thank you very much.
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Comment from Charlie M
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8/22/2014 at 8:41 AM
Oh Martin, where were you with this tip on this past Monday. I have been having this problem for the last 2 weeks with this and on Tuesday I played one of worst rounds ever. I have since been practicing and thought I had the problem solved but your video has shown me the real reason the face was opening. As always thanks so much.
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Comment from Anonymous
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8/22/2014 at 8:40 AM
The alignment line used in the slow mo combined with your audio really provided some great insight into club face alignment and sweet spot control. What a great video.
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Question from Anonymous
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8/22/2014 at 8:10 AM
Hi Martin,
I can't get any distance on my irons. What are some of the things I should look for? Whaere do I uncock my wrists in the downswing?

Thanks,
Jeff Marlier
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Question from Anonymous
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8/22/2014 at 8:05 AM
Martin,
I can't get any distance on my clubs. I seem to cast. At what point do I release the cocking of my qrist in the swing.

Thanks,
Jeff Marlier
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Question from Jeffrey E
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8/22/2014 at 7:49 AM
How do I make the screen bigger on an iMac?
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Question from Jeffrey E
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8/22/2014 at 7:47 AM
How do I make the screen bigger on an iMac
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Question from Paul K
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8/22/2014 at 5:57 AM
Hi Martin, I understand your comments about the elbows and would appreciate your thoughts about the wrists in regard to this issue. I can reproduce the steep swing easier by letting the right elbow fly out yet I can also reproduce it when the right elbow is in the better position if I cup the left wrist and cock the right wrist more vertically.

If anything I tend to have a flatter swing so don't have this issue as described but find I hit the ball better with a flat left wrist at the top rather than a cupped one. It makes me wonder whether the wrists can also produce this issue even when the overall plane is OK. Many thanks, Paul
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Answer from MacGyver
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8/22/2014 at 7:06 AM
He's trying to get you away from an overly steep swing. You don't want the club too vertical, crossing the line or cupped wrist. Your question sounds like you're attempting to achieve the wrong things unless I misunderstood.
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Answer from Paul K
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8/22/2014 at 8:02 AM
I think you have misunderstood but the fault may be mine. Martin mentioned the elbows as an indicator of a steep swing which I understand. My point was that even if the elbows are not at fault can't the same effect be caused by cupping the the wrist which you seem to agree with. I think we are on the same page here, perhaps my original question could have been better phrased.

Thanks for your response.
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Comment from Anonymous
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8/22/2014 at 5:01 AM
Excellent! Two camera views with your instruction makes for a extremely informative training aide. Thank you. Gene Z
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Question from Anonymous
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8/22/2014 at 3:37 AM
Hi Martin, this is Martono. On my back swing, my hand is only as high as my shoulder (my hand is horizontal not vertical). My friend said it looks like swinging the club to the side of my body. I hit the ball square, solid and mostly on the sweet spot. My problem is inconsistency especially on long iron (# 6,5,4). Should I bring my hand higher (as high as my head) to overcome my problem? What do you think? thanks. Martono.
Comment from David C
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8/22/2014 at 3:09 AM
Great tutorial once again martin.
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Comment from Jerry S
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8/22/2014 at 1:36 AM
I love your passion for teaching the game. Great work!
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Question from Anonymous
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8/22/2014 at 12:07 AM
I notice that your forearms stay about the same distance from each other when you demonstrate the correct swing. Would something like a Tour Ball help with sweet spot contact?
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Comment from Anonymous
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8/21/2014 at 11:37 PM
The video froze half way and stopped! Can you rerun it please? Thanks
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Answer from MacGyver
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8/22/2014 at 7:01 AM
You can replay it as many times as you want!
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Comment from Anonymous
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8/21/2014 at 11:02 PM
Martin, it's like you follow me around and identify my latest problem. Every time I watch one of your videos you nail it for me. Especially this one!
Thanks.
Answer from Martin Chuck
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8/21/2014 at 11:45 PM
I am watching you;)
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Comment from Tim A
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8/21/2014 at 9:38 PM
Nice tip as always.
Answer from Martin Chuck
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8/21/2014 at 11:09 PM
Thanks Tim
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8/21/2014 at 9:27 PM
Hi Martin, this is Dave. How much vertical shaft do you see with your students? And all your creativity gave me this idea (creativity rubs off) put a laser in the handle of the club. Do you think tracking that laser in a dark room, perhaps with mirrors in the right place would give good feedback? If so, I am sure we will see you demo that.
Answer from Martin Chuck
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8/21/2014 at 11:11 PM
Hello Dave, I see tons of students who get the shaft too steep. Way fewer "lay it off." As for lasers, there are a few companies who make lasers that attach to golf clubs. Truth is, the club moves so fast, tracking the laser is difficult.