first lesson of 2019

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Aimee
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first lesson of 2019

Took a "tune up" lesson today since I'm working from home and had some quiet time. I wanted to resolve the issue of blocking my driver right. The only other club that goes right is 4W off the fairway. He strengthened my grip (two knuckles for left hand) and I did drills for learning how to feel my hands releasing the club. I am opening my left shoulder too soon, not letting the club get through the ball with loose hands. Also part of the drill was exaggerating a draw stance, dropping right foot way back so I'd force my swing around my body and get the ball turning over right to left/draw. Had better results with 4w and 5h, still not getting it with the driver, but I have to actually practice and do the drills to reinforce...doesn't always come together at the end of the lesson!

Scott Rushing
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very true Aimee.  Most times

very true Aimee.  Most times it's not that easy to make a change and have the results. 

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Aimee
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Michael took video with his cell phone, so I have it for reference. He was standing behind me so only have shots of my back, would have been helpful to get the front to see my hands.

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DON
Next time you take a lesson I

Next time you take a lesson I would recommend that you have Michael video it from right next to the instructor. The instructor works with you going by "What He Sees" you dooing, and if you video your lesson from his point of view it might help you to understand why he or she is trying to get you to do different to help your game. Being able to see what the instructor sees can be a big help for the student. 

Don

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Aimee
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lesson

...and we come full circle. Last lesson (more than likely) of 2019. Since I had 2 horrendous outings, I wanted to stop the bleeding since there is plenty of Fall golf (hopefully). Instructor scoped it out pretty quickly, I was pulling the shaft ahead of the club head and had a bit of movement in my front foot (lifting heel). He had me drop my trail foot back a little to force more solid pressure on the front leg on the swing/follow thru. I hit mostly short irons off a little tee just to get the swing movement (hit a lot of half swings, too). He was very pleased and even with my little swings I was getting a draw. After we were done, I put the concepts in play for hitting some driver shots and they flew nice and straight. Playing Sunday afternoon, so good chance to reinforce it.

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DON
I hope what you did in

I hope what you did in practice works as well if not better for you on the course when you play. Let us know how it goes when you get a chance.

Don

Putting is easy if you have the Right Putter.