Ed C's posts

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Re: Big Pushes w/ Driver

  By: Ed C on May 9, 2022, 9:52 p.m.

Here is my face on swing after working on Moe Norman & "don't break my arm" drills.

Right now it feels like as soon as I start bracing, the hips fly open while the torso and shoulders try and stay closed to the target, leading to more side ben…

Re: Big Pushes w/ Driver

  By: Ed C on April 24, 2022, 10:35 p.m.

Thanks Tyler.

When I'm doing the Moe Norman drill and keeping the lead elbow pointed down the line, it almost feels like I'm dragging the handle across my torso, or like I'm unsheathing a sword across my torso with the lead elbow pointed high in t…

Re: Big Pushes w/ Driver

  By: Ed C on April 24, 2022, 4:08 p.m.

One other observation I had about my backswing is that my trail leg push "looks" to be too lateral, causing the hip slide over the front foot. When I practice pushing the trail leg at a 60 degree angle from the ground (so the trail leg push feels mo…

Big Pushes w/ Driver

  By: Ed C on April 23, 2022, 8:47 p.m.

Hi Tyler,

Shaking off a rusty swing here.

Here are two driver swings, with the current miss being a push or push fade to the right.

The 3rd swing is a 7-iron where I'm practicing a 9-3 "feeling". Positionally it's probably more like a 10-2 swi…

Re: Lead Leg During Backswing

  By: Ed C on Oct. 21, 2021, 3:32 p.m.

Thanks - hip flexibility makes sense.

Is it fair to assume that it doesnt affect the consistency of ball striking at that elite level?

Lead Leg During Backswing

  By: Ed C on Oct. 18, 2021, 9:43 p.m.

What causes the lead leg to turn inward during the backswing - for some golfers, but not others?

Matthew Wolff & Bubba Watson come to mind as players with very pronounced lead leg movement during the backswing, whereas Rory's lead leg seems mo…

Re: Engaging Core

  By: Ed C on Sept. 29, 2021, 8:46 p.m.


I'll use the core activation feeling in the 10-2 pump drill and apply it into the full swing. Once you mentioned it, I realize now it's not the same feeling at all in the core between the two swings.

Engaging Core

  By: Ed C on Sept. 23, 2021, 10:30 p.m.

I've been working on the engaging the core muscles during transition, to "turtle shell" and clear more space for the arms to wipe and for the path to come more in-to-out, replacing what early extension was providing.

With 10-2 pump drills, impact …

Re: Some progress...

  By: Ed C on July 22, 2021, 3:54 p.m.

Ok, I have been improving the flat spot by trying to lengthen the swing radius through impact. (Practice swings look better on video than when I actually hit the ball, of course)

By getting rid of early extension, my path now looks to be coming fro…

Re: Kinematic Sequence Question

  By: Ed C on June 23, 2021, 4:04 p.m.

Thanks for the feedback.

Do the connector/stabilizer muscles, by stretching and contracting, help generate more speed - for the next body part - as the swing moves through the kinematic sequence?

Not sure if I said or asked that right, but I'm …

Kinematic Sequence Question

  By: Ed C on June 9, 2021, 9:23 p.m.

This may be a silly question...

To my untrained eye, in the kinematic sequence chart of an elite golfer (link to graph below), the pelvis, thorax, and arm are all slowing down in rotational speed before/at impact - it makes me wonder if the rotatio…

Re: Some progress

  By: Ed C on April 28, 2021, 8:53 p.m.

Thanks for the feedback, Tyler - The forearm release drills have taken me on quite a journey to also clean up and incrementally improve a number of things - takeaway, pivot, arm shallowing, more body rotation, sequencing/timing of release.

Not sur…

Re: Early extension (late)

  By: Ed C on March 30, 2021, 1:06 a.m.

After my lesson with Tyler in late Jan, I have been working on more forearm release, less with the shoulder. Ball flight is a nice tight draw unless I lose focus and activate the trail shoulder - then it's a big hook. Here are two videos of the pro…

Gary Player - two fingers

  By: Ed C on Feb. 13, 2021, 4:49 p.m.


Are the muscles Gary player uses to demonstrate his famous two finger test (holding up two clubs) at all important for swinging a golf club?

One of the random things I find myself wondering...


Re: Early extension (late)

  By: Ed C on Jan. 7, 2021, 7:57 p.m.

Thanks for the feedback, Paul!

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