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PostSubject: How to slow down   Thu Nov 03, 2011 9:56 am

I brought my 'sis' to the range.
I saw how she swing and hit the ball far and nice trajectory.

Okay, she learned to golf when she was 7 or 8?
That was more than a decade ago.
She had not touched the clubs since.

And yet, she could pick it up easily.

I guess her foundation was right.

I swing and attempted to hit the ball. Whooops~ can't fly. No
She kept telling me, "Jie, slow down! slow down!"

OKAY, I must admit. This was NOT the first time I hear this.
But from a junior ... errr heeee.... kinda 'waken' me up. Embarassed

Dear 'old birds' 'experts' 'gurus' ... care to share some tips on how to slow down the swing? esp. the back swing?


p/s: pardon me for the story ... wtd? i'm a cb afterall. Laughing
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PostSubject: Re: How to slow down   Thu Nov 03, 2011 10:01 am

watch Ai miyazato swing videos.

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PostSubject: Re: How to slow down   Thu Nov 03, 2011 10:07 am

The title is super misleading!!!!
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PostSubject: Re: How to slow down   Thu Nov 03, 2011 10:07 am

hi, i'm not a guru but have the same problem as you.
Try this drill: stop at the top of your swing for a second before you start your downswing. Deliberately stay at the top swing position. Hopefully this drill can help you improve your tempo. Note that this is only a drill but I do see many golfers building the pause at the top (maybe just a split second instead of a second) into their actual swing.
HTH.
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PostSubject: Re: How to slow down   Thu Nov 03, 2011 10:08 am

asahi wrote:
The title is super misleading!!!!
Suspect

Errr? Why is it so? Care to correct? Paiseh.
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PostSubject: Re: How to slow down   Thu Nov 03, 2011 10:13 am

eiji wrote:
watch Ai miyazato swing videos.

Tak boleh. I get distracted by chio bu. Laughing
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PostSubject: Re: How to slow down   Thu Nov 03, 2011 10:25 am

The title should be aptly "How to slow down the back swing. I used to have similar problems with fast back swing and the end result is always a bad slice or shank ball. Standing too close to the ball at address can also result in bad slice, to my discovery.

However, different golfers have different tempo. Some simply cannot slow down the back swing. I only do half swing and cannot do a full swing. My friend advised that if I do a full swing it will result in longer distance. Try as I may but end result is worse as this will disrupt my tempo. Anyway, despite my slight handicap, I consistently outdrive him by about 15 to 20m. For that I am satisfied. In case you asked, he was our group's mentor and sifu. Smile
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PostSubject: Re: How to slow down   Thu Nov 03, 2011 10:29 am

GJ,

We're all "constructed" differently ~ some of us talk fast / walk fast while there are others who enjoy slower pace of life.

You just need to discover your rhythm & tempo.

bounce
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PostSubject: Re: How to slow down   Thu Nov 03, 2011 10:34 am

I too used to have this problem and usually when i am pressurized! haha...

There is this simple method - on your up swing do a 1 to 3 count before you hit the ball. I.e.
1 = 45deg from address before you cock your wrist...
2 = at the top of your swing
3 = down swing....

Remember to follow thru (an advice from a pro in Aust told me to simply 'throw the clubs out after you hit the ball' to facilitate a full follow thru...

So far its working well for me, but i went thru a tough time getting used to this tempo... now i my tempo is more controllable, most of the time.
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PostSubject: Re: How to slow down   Thu Nov 03, 2011 10:34 am

if you already have a naturally fast tempo, and you use Ai's swing as a model, it's going to be the extremes

I'd try watching Mickey Wright's swing instead, over and over and over again until you get her tempo in your mind. Now hers is what I would call a beautiful swing/tempo.

and she's old and wearing conservative wear on those vids so dont think you will be excited watching her Razz
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PostSubject: Re: How to slow down   Thu Nov 03, 2011 10:43 am

you sis called u "jie" and yet u get distracted to see "chio bu".

sorry, i'm confused. confused
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PostSubject: Re: How to slow down   Thu Nov 03, 2011 11:01 am

I use to be very fast also (Asahi, no weird comments from you). What I did was at the top of my swing, I hold it and let it "set" before I initiate the down swing. This is because I realised I have very fast hips. (Asahi, behave yourself). The fast hips causes my hands to not be able to catch up hence causing alot of problems.

Most important is to go look for an instructor / coach. Even if it is for 1 lesson. It will greatly help you....
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PostSubject: Re: How to slow down   Thu Nov 03, 2011 11:02 am

cwpei8888 wrote:
you sis called u "jie" and yet u get distracted to see "chio bu".

sorry, i'm confused. confused

You're missing the POINT in this thread kekeke Laughing
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PostSubject: Re: How to slow down   Thu Nov 03, 2011 11:02 am

I want to know if joy also gets excited to see any Winston's post, like us Razz
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PostSubject: Re: How to slow down   Thu Nov 03, 2011 11:08 am

Vinny wrote:
GJ,

We're all "constructed" differently ~ some of us talk fast / walk fast while there are others who enjoy slower pace of life.

You just need to discover your rhythm & tempo.

bounce

OKAY, I know I am utterly impatient.
But really ... I wanna learn to slow down. Embarassed

Being too fast on the back swing (OR maybe it's the entire swing!?! affraid ) is NOT helping me AT ALL. pale
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PostSubject: Re: How to slow down   Thu Nov 03, 2011 11:08 am

*resist* *resist* *don't reply*
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PostSubject: Re: How to slow down   Thu Nov 03, 2011 11:10 am

pushslice wrote:
I want to know if joy also gets excited to see any Winston's post, like us Razz

Hey PS, I noticed ALRIGHT Cool

MAybe should post some of MY collections Twisted Evil
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PostSubject: Re: How to slow down   Thu Nov 03, 2011 11:11 am

pm me lah....no chipndale beefcakes pls Laughing
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PostSubject: Re: How to slow down   Thu Nov 03, 2011 11:12 am

I start reciting the holes from a golf course I'm familiar with.....hole #1 avoid the right bunker, second shot, play short of water, then punch on, etc...that normally takes my mind off the current situation and helps me slow down....

i guess if it's a golf question.....pause slightly at the top of your swing......before starting your downswing......
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PostSubject: Re: How to slow down   Thu Nov 03, 2011 11:15 am

pushslice wrote:
if you already have a naturally fast tempo, and you use Ai's swing as a model, it's going to be the extremes

I'd try watching Mickey Wright's swing instead, over and over and over again until you get her tempo in your mind. Now hers is what I would call a beautiful swing/tempo.

and she's old and wearing conservative wear on those vids so dont think you will be excited watching her Razz

Mickey Wright? Siang lai eh? OK let me google/youtube her.
Thanks PS Razz
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PostSubject: Re: How to slow down   Thu Nov 03, 2011 11:18 am

golfjoy wrote:
Vinny wrote:
GJ,

We're all "constructed" differently ~ some of us talk fast / walk fast while there are others who enjoy slower pace of life.

You just need to discover your rhythm & tempo.

bounce

OKAY, I know I am utterly impatient.
But really ... I wanna learn to slow down. Embarassed

Being too fast on the back swing (OR maybe it's the entire swing!?! affraid ) is NOT helping me AT ALL. pale

Well, its pretty difficult to advise further on grounds of not having seen your swing......

However, the general swing thought process for most golfers would be that to launch further ~ you need to swing harder or faster which on most times do not work for many. Having said that, there's also other swing mechanics that needs to come together for a good & not so taxing golf swing........

HELP
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PostSubject: Re: How to slow down   Thu Nov 03, 2011 11:19 am

Maybe you are just trying to "murder" the ball... Thats why you swing it so fast...
When my tempo gets abit out of whack... i tell myself to just slow it down... club up and swing easy
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PostSubject: Re: How to slow down   Thu Nov 03, 2011 11:20 am

if I read this right, it's slow initial down swing and gradually accelerate through the ball.
if you start the downswing full speed, you'll be either out of balance or end up having to compensate somehow. Just like what other says it's not how you drive, similarly to swing personally I found it's not how fast your initial downswing is, it' show fast your club head is through impact. (I didn't say at impact, cause the swing goes through the ball, and not stop at the ball).

I got my swing tempo from practising without ball and listening to the whipping sounds of the club/stick/broom or whatever I can get my hand on. The whip sound should be hardest as the club / broom head/ stick tip pass through the ball position. The harder the sound the faster the club head and the further your ball will fly.

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PostSubject: Re: How to slow down   Thu Nov 03, 2011 11:21 am

Winston wrote:
I use to be very fast also (Asahi, no weird comments from you). What I did was at the top of my swing, I hold it and let it "set" before I initiate the down swing. This is because I realised I have very fast hips. (Asahi, behave yourself). The fast hips causes my hands to not be able to catch up hence causing alot of problems.

Most important is to go look for an instructor / coach. Even if it is for 1 lesson. It will greatly help you....

Bro,

Quick question ~ would your avatar pics be the reason for the fast hips Question

Twisted Evil Twisted Evil
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PostSubject: Re: How to slow down   Thu Nov 03, 2011 11:22 am

golfool2009 wrote:
I start reciting the holes from a golf course I'm familiar with.....hole #1 avoid the right bunker, second shot, play short of water, then punch on, etc...that normally takes my mind off the current situation and helps me slow down....

i guess if it's a golf question.....pause slightly at the top of your swing......before starting your downswing......

GF, I was reading your advice.... didn't quite get the 1st paragraph.

Then you said "if it's a golf question" ... WTH, you mean you weren't answering my GOLF question?


Okay back to the topic.
I tried to pause but my 'momentum' gets haywire. Rolling Eyes
Arghhh.... need to revisit a coach soon!!! daddyyyyyyy!!!! Crying or Very sad
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