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Changes to swing for my back
LyinLewis
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I am likely going to pursue a swing change. I have spent a little time watching my swing on video and believe it could be a factor in my lower back issues. My current swing works fairly well which is what makes this decision difficult. Last year was the first year I have had 4 even round scores (all at Streamsong).

After looking at video and speaking with my son's golf coach it appears that I apply too much torque to my lower body just before and at impact. Essentially my lower end straightens up as my upper body crunches down. I am going to take a lesson on Saturday to see what adjustments I can make to take that compression move out of my game.
HOGAN418
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# 1    1/23/2017 3:13:12 PM   
There's always Xbox golf..


JayPet
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# 2    1/24/2017 6:08:30 AM   
Need to go about it slowly. Sometimes the stress of something new can have a bad affect. A little rest in between won't hurt either.


cmingacci419
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# 3    1/24/2017 8:06:48 AM   
I had the same issues & started studying & learning the Single Plane swing.
I've been working on the swing change since October. Definitely tough to retrain the body mechanics but I've seen improvements both in my ball striking & lower back issues. It's still a long road ahead to perfect the new swing mechanics but, at this point, I can hit 300-500 balls at the range & have zero back pain. Definitely look into it!


LyinLewis
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# 4    1/26/2017 6:33:30 PM   

I had the same issues & started studying & learning the Single Plane swing.
I've been working on the swing change since October. Definitely tough to retrain the body mechanics but I've seen improvements both in my ball striking & lower back issues. It's still a long road ahead to perfect the new swing mechanics but, at this point, I can hit 300-500 balls at the range & have zero back pain. Definitely look into it!


That's funny from what I have read the two plane swing is easier on the lower back. A more level turn and more hips.


Dandy
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# 5    2/9/2017 11:24:51 AM   


I had the same issues & started studying & learning the Single Plane swing.
I've been working on the swing change since October. Definitely tough to retrain the body mechanics but I've seen improvements both in my ball striking & lower back issues. It's still a long road ahead to perfect the new swing mechanics but, at this point, I can hit 300-500 balls at the range & have zero back pain. Definitely look into it!


That's funny from what I have read the two plane swing is easier on the lower back. A more level turn and more hips.


When you look at the Tiger swing (most young pro's now follow that model), it's a little more clear that a longer backswing and the lifting of the lead heel on the backswing are key contributors to a healthy back. Jack, Phil, Snead, Watson, Singh, Daly - all these guys moved it out there and didn't suffer from back injuries.

Tiger, Rory, JDay - all big proponents of the X-Factor type movement are having back problems. So maybe a move to the long lazy camp wouldn't hurt.

JACK! JACK! JACK!


# 6    2/9/2017 12:21:49 PM   
Perhaps an equipment change is in order. Maybe switch to a nice set of Nancy Lopez irons and softer balls?


LyinLewis
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# 7    2/12/2017 10:35:42 AM   

Perhaps an equipment change is in order. Maybe switch to a nice set of Nancy Lopez irons and softer balls?


That hurts in the wiener!