I am not happy with my swing right now,

but I am happy with where I think the swing you will see in the following three videos will be a few months from now.

It feels good, it is not difficult to execute and there are no excess swing thoughts going on. This is a new place for me, as I have always been a little uncomfortable and/or had way too many swing thoughts.

I need to clean up the setup and posture a bit and work on rhythm. I could use a little more tilt behind the ball on that LW, the lower body is too slow and not in sync, I lose the tush line a bit, and all that makes me a bit underneath the plane coming into impact, but things like these will come with hitting more balls and playing more golf. Losing about 15-20 pounds wouldn’t hurt either.

Just like with every other player on Earth, there will be ups and downs, but I am sticking with this move as a base and just working to refine it.

As always, any observations and comments add to the discussion that helps all of us get better.

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  1. Bob

    I like the way your release and pivot are blended. Just like you talk about. Looking forward to seeing this swing on the TV screen as well as the PC monitor.

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  2. s.

    If it looked good and felt good, it was good.

    On a side note, your replies so some of my jack-@ss posts have helped me to discover something important. It’s what the Stack & Tilt guys discovered, but explain so poorly. I subconsciously still had a “weight-shift” idea going on, which required too much attention to “hips.”

    (I don’t think I could adequately explain it myself, but I give you credit for helping me to see it–it doesn’t have anything to do with tilting, weighting, or thrusting the lower body, like S&T teaches.)

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    • Monte Scheinblum

      Jack ass posts…LOL.

      Glad to hear it made some sense to you.

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  3. Bob34

    Monte,

    Not sure if you saw my forum post about being content, I would say I’m happy with my swing but more so, I’m happy with the direction I’m going knowing that my swing will provide even more consistant results a few months from now. It’s like I have finally have a smooth, well lighted, straight path to follow. There have been & I’m sure there will be a pot hole or two more a long the way but it doesn’t seem there will be any side roads or U turns and I wanted to thank you for that.

    I can’t see the swings you’ve posted above as youtube is blocked at work but I bet if you keep that transition of getting weight on to your left heel as you do in your previous chipping videos and your latest full swing videos I.e. doing a mini version of your full swing, you won’t lose your tush line and the lower body will be more in synch. Or maybe with chipping, just setting up with more of your weight on the left heel… Well, atleast that’s been working really well for me. I holed, liped out, or got within a couple of feet almost all of the 20 – 30 yard chips I hit last night practising…

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  4. Calvin D

    Well, I don’t know how you could swing with that yapper next to you.

    But you did and it looks really clean. No dippy doos, no positions, no eccentricities.
    Just clean.

    Side note: I have watched the tour guys hit lob wedges with the trail heel flat all the way.
    Is that a specialty shot?

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    • Monte Scheinblum

      lot of them keep their lower body very quiet.

      I have on Oakley sunglasses with headphones attached and play my ipod through them to stay away from that noise.

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  5. Steve Bishop

    Monte, if you get a chance I would like to talk to you a bit more extensively about your game. You and I are very very close in golf philosophy and I would love to be a sounding board. I feel I could gain just as much as you could.

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    • Monte Scheinblum

      Please feel free to email me any time you have a thought…or just post it here.

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  6. Steve Bishop

    It looks like you’re hitting some pulls, or cuts with that driver. Is that normal for you Monte?

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  7. Steve Bishop

    When I watched your driver swing the ball takes off a bit to the left from where your alignment is. You are making a slight pull around with your upper body instead of driving the right side through. It’s not uncommon since pulling the upper body back helps to create a bit of a whipping action.

    The problem with this whole thing is that your axis tilt is getting very inconsistent. Now I’m not saying it needs to be like a pole in the ground but it does need to have good tilt or else the right shoulder cannot drive down, out, and through. This is where the cut comes from. Since your shoulders are being pulled left, so will your arms, hands, and finally the club.

    Watch your right shoulder carefully and you’ll see it’s getting pulled AROUND especially just as you get to the ball and through your release. You are back on your heels at impact, but the better players are out more on their toes. Their balance is a direct result of this right shoulder direction. I’ll show you a picture of Tiger and a picture of you just after impact. You’ll see the difference in weight distribution and right shoulder direction.

    http://lh3.ggpht.com/_b79mbPjy-XM/S90Csl7fA_I/AAAAAAAAA4I/CdN94Xjax7A/Monte-Tiger-Release-Compare-DTL.jpg

    As you can see your weight is back on your heels where as Tiger is out over his toes. You are pulling away from the ball while Tiger is driving his weight forward toward the toe of his front foot. He is keeping his tilt while you are pulling out of it. The result is his right shoulder driving down and out while yours is pulling away. (Starting to sound like a broken record I’m sure.)

    Tiger isn’t the only one, he’s just a good baseline for comparison.

    Something to take notice of is the rolled out front foot you have on your finish. You are back on your heel and rolled out because your weight is pulled away from the ball. Tiger finishes with a much more FLAT front foot. That’s because his weight is much more centered over his front foot. Since his right side is working out and forward the right half of his body ends up over his toe while his left side ends up over his heel. This makes for an undeniably balanced finish. Even with his extreme rotation at the end he is still flat footed. Occasionally he rotates so far that he ends up rolling it, but well after the ball is gone that front foot is firmly on the ground. Even just after impact we can already see your front foot is starting to roll.

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  8. Steve Bishop

    Wow… something must be wrong with the site.

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