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Question from Iain R
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12/19/2014 at 10:18 PM
Jim: would this slot move be consistent with the two ball drill where you set up to the outside (further away from body) ball and hit the closer inside ball without touching the original outside ball?
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Question from Guenther P
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12/19/2014 at 6:30 PM
Hi Jim,
Thank for your sound presentation. Some years ago I have bought your book "The Slot Swing" where everything about the different kinds of how to get into the slot are nicly discribed.

Jim, a week ago I already tried 2 times to get your personal opinion about Mike Austin. (I don't mean the 515 yards) Is there a certain reason, when you are talking about the legends, why you never mention him. I like the kinesiology approach to the golfswing, which makes me understand how the bones the leagaments and the muscles should work together (or in the wrong situation, how they are hindering each other) Sure, it is not always easy to follow, but day by day I become and feel better.
PLEASE comment.
Regards from Vienna / Guenther
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Question from Dale L
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12/19/2014 at 5:23 PM
Jim, watching you slot the club makes me thinks this drill could help with my tendency to shank when inside 100 yards. My tendency with all my swings is to come a little out to in before impact. With the shorter shots on my back swing, I may be coming even further inside and end up throwing the club out on my way down. I know there are a million reasons for the shank. It's just really been bugging me this year.
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Comment from Anonymous
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12/19/2014 at 4:40 PM
Jim,

Your "slot answer" was FANTASTIC!
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12/19/2014 at 4:37 PM
hello
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12/19/2014 at 11:45 AM
I have been playing golf for just 4 years and amongst other things I hit the ground before the ball probably 75% of the time with driver, woods and irons. Never take a divot after the shot. Now an RG+ member. Where can I look for help or do you have any thoughts for me?

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Answer from Jim G
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12/19/2014 at 1:15 PM
If you are a member you will need to sign in as a member to access the archives( Your comment did not indicate you were signed in as a member). Click on the word "BROWSE" found just above the box where you left your question. This will bring up the browse page where you can filter the types of tips you want either by clicking on any of the instructors names and selecting from the ensuing drop down menu or , at the right of the page is a search box.If you type in a keyword or two and click "search", a list of videos on that topic will appear from which you can choose. Try this with the keywords "low point" or "weight" or "fat" and you will get some tips that may help you with your malady.
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12/19/2014 at 11:16 AM
Best explanation of the "slot" I have seen so far. Jim "nails it."
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Question from Tom J
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12/19/2014 at 10:10 AM
Do you find that the majority of players you see fall naturally into one of the methods? Maybe with a little help. LH Tom
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Question from Colin F
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12/19/2014 at 9:29 AM
How do you know which ones right for us? I tried straight back into the catchers mitt then up the tree per one instructor and another corrected me to take it flatter. The first being Don Trahan.
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Answer from Jim G
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12/19/2014 at 1:18 PM
The one that feels the most natural and delivers the best results would be the right one for you. BTW the Trahan method is nothing like the swing taught here on this site and trying to combine the two swing philosophies will drive you and your game crazy as his theories contradict much of what is taught on RG..
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Answer from MacGyver
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12/19/2014 at 3:08 PM
Haha, like Jim said, not only do many of Trahan's theories contradict what you see here, they contradict the plain and simple facts. Good rule of thumb for golf instruction, especially online: If someone has come up with a swing of their own, named it, and is trying to sell it to you, stay as far away from it as you can. They're trying to fit everyone into their mold and make you fit their swing instead of helping you find your swing.
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Answer from Iain R
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12/19/2014 at 10:13 PM
Trahan's swing isn't as unique of different as one might expect. If you watch his son who supposedly does his swing, it doesn't look considerably different from the modern golf swing. It isn't limited turn 3/4 at all.
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Question from Gordon M
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12/19/2014 at 9:20 AM
Many thanks Jim for this interesting series describing three different swing types, all which can be seen out there on the course, in one form or other.
Having seen your demonstrations as to how these differ, I would appreciate any clarification you could give regarding how they are named, - I sometimes feel that I'm as confused by terminology as by the techniques themselves.
Thanks in advance,
Gordon.
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Question from Alan F
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12/19/2014 at 5:28 AM
Is that the same 4 the Driver ? Alan fa' glorious Perthshire
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Question from Harry T
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12/19/2014 at 4:03 AM
Thanks Jim for your In the Slot which was food for thought for everyone.

What is your personal favourite with regards to teaching and have had the most success with ,and what have you had the most success with from your own golf play point of view and why ..?

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year to you and your family.
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Comment from Alan C
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12/18/2014 at 11:53 PM
Thanks. The right arm move reminds me of the move to top-spin slam a ping-pong ball over the net.
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12/18/2014 at 10:40 PM
Well done Jim. Tony Quirk,Queanbeyan Australia
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Comment from Steven S
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12/18/2014 at 9:08 PM
Steve from N.J.- I for one really don't care how I get my club to drop into the slot. As long as it gets there. You make it look so simple Jim. Thanks,
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Comment from vincent s
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12/18/2014 at 9:02 PM
Hi Jim,

At the end of this past season, I was doing a drill that really helped my ball striking reach a whole new level: I would start at the half-way down point (approaching the slot with my right wrist bent) and complete the move into impact by pivoting my lower body (I wasn't moving my arms or shoulders by themselves). I would do this a couple of times, in slow-motion, before my real swing and then I would strive for the same feeling of a lower-body controlled downswing during my actual swing. Man, was I hitting the ball well! Can't wait for the new season to begin...

Regards,
Vince
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Comment from Anonymous
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12/18/2014 at 8:48 PM
Love your knowledge, instruction and versatility thank you for the lesson and advice that you give to us.

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12/18/2014 at 6:45 PM
Me & another kid shagged some balls for Jug McSpaden when Jug was approx. 65 yrs old. From the range, he looked like a softball pitcher as he hit the balls. He definitely had that paddle look that you mentioned. He was hitting a 4 wood. We would take 2 or 3 steps to the left or right & pick up the ball. I remember consistent it was.
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12/18/2014 at 7:57 PM
Very Cool!
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Question from Robert S
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12/18/2014 at 6:37 PM
Jim
Thank you so much for the explanation. To stop coming over the top a local pro suggested using the inside loop. The problem is developing consistent results with this swing. I feel more comfortable with this swing and it helps me to stop the over the top move to star the downswing. Any suggestions to develop more consistent results? Thank you. Bob S.
Answer from Jim McLean
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12/18/2014 at 7:56 PM
Practice! Make sure when you are practicing that you are lined up properly.
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Comment from Anonymous
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12/18/2014 at 6:30 PM
I cannot wait to try the Slot swing. We live at Reynolds Plantation, and one night at the range, my ball striking was incredible for me. I have had trouble replicating that swing, and believe I mistanly gave credit to my lag, and now think I was getting in "the Slot." I will follow up after my 4 rounds coming up over the next 5 days. Thanks. By the way, one of our Pros at our Gold Academy is Rob Bowser who use to work with Jim. Super nice guy, and a great instructor. Took 7 strokes off my index this past summer. Thanks for the tip. Brian Carlson.
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12/18/2014 at 7:54 PM
Rob is a great instructor.