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Old 05-13-2009, 04:35 PM
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Practice question

Quick question relating to my practicing, specifically, driving. In an effort to break down the drive mechanic into its separate components, I started driving this year by eliminating any footwork/run up and working on arm/shoulder/chest rotation for my driving a la Dan Beato videos. I'm now at the point where, from a planted position, the drives are landing at a consistent 230'-250'.

Generally speaking, and from your own experience, is the about the limit for distance from a stand still without involving a cross step or any run up? The reason I ask is I would like to know if, in your opinion, this seems about right and it may be time to add some footwork to break through to the next level of distance, or should I be able to throw much further at this point, and should address upper body form and issues (snap, follow through, etc) before adding to the situation with footwork...
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Old 05-13-2009, 05:24 PM
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Thats decent from a stand still, I'm sure some people can throw it further but its about average. I'd say you should be ready to move on to the X step.
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Old 05-13-2009, 05:29 PM
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Before you go to a full x-step, you might find it beneficial to add one step at a time while concentrating on doing all the upper body things you've been practicing. I think this would add fewer variables at a time and make it easier to figure out any problems. JMHO.
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Old 05-13-2009, 05:36 PM
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First of all that is pretty good from a standing position. Second, I agree with mashnut. It would probably work out best in the long run if you go from a completely stationary position to a one step rather than put in the X-Step and the run up at this point. I think you will be surprised how quickly this becomes muscle memory.
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Old 05-13-2009, 05:53 PM
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That is kind of what the plan was, start working back from the release, again, a la Beato adding in one step at a time. I just wanted to make sure that the 220'-250' was a good number for a stand still before I moved on.
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Old 05-13-2009, 06:00 PM
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IMO you're fine at that distance, as long as you're consistently hitting that distance with a reasonable amount of accuracy. Seems like you're on the right track to me.
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Old 05-13-2009, 06:20 PM
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It's reasonably accurate, most of the time *grin*

The first tee at my local course is 230' I can sit and drop most shots within about 15' on a good day, and 30' otherwise. If I'm going for distance and just using the pin as a marker, I can consistently put them 20'-40' behind the pin, so I use the low number to try and figure out my maximum consistent distance.
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Old 05-13-2009, 06:51 PM
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Thats decent from a stand still, I'm sure some people can throw it further but its about average. I'd say you should be ready to move on to the X step.
agreed
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Old 05-13-2009, 06:53 PM
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I can throw from a stand still 245- 270. So that sounds good. I throw on a football field and only once in a while can I get it from the endzone to the other endzone.
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Old 05-13-2009, 08:56 PM
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From someone who has and is still doing the same thing i suggest moving to a 1-step or a 1 step plus hop or another variation before an x step. Adding the X step tends to make me and others i know lose focus on technique if added to fast.
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