4 Responses to “I changed my stroke yesterday……… again”

  1. Bob Johnson says:

    I sometimes have great trouble figuring out my stroke. I fuss over the bend in my back wrist. I sometimes think I need my left foot more forward so I can swing straighter. I try not to have my elbow out, but it seems to happen if I get my head down too far. I notice if I tilt my head slightly left 5 or 10 degrees then I seem to hit follow and draw a little better, rather than at 12:30 and 6:30. I might have this BCA guy (certified advanced) analyze my stroke again… It’s killing me! The Joe Tucker 3rd Eye Trainer can help, but my stroke needs fixing before I address my eye dominance.

  2. Bob Johnson says:

    Um, by the way,I am concerned someone might confuse your coach “Bob” with me whenever I leave comments. Does his last name have a different initial than mine?

  3. michael gray says:


    Just another quick note by me. I thought that this was a very informative and “right-on-the-money” blog. I have watched your mechanics and think that this change is one of the strongest you can make, the last picture looks perfect! Just because Bustamante can swing from the side with that cocked slip stroke, that doesn’t mean that it is the most efficient and consistent.

    And for what it is worth, I think that your game and consistency would improve your game a half-ball to a ball if you corrected the overly-limp wrist on your backswing. Just a thought, and one mentioned by others as well.

    You are very dedicated and I’d like to see you continue to improve on your journey to becoming the best that you can be.

  4. Johnny says:

    Samm – This is *exactly* my issue. I’d have to pull up a still from my video, but I think my elbow is nearly exactly about where yours is in the ‘before’ stance. This past weekend, someone tried to help me figure out a way to chance my chance, and offered a few tips I’ll be trying over the next week. I have a medium-wide stance already for stability so I should have room to work with it but I also don’t get down on the stick. I look above the balls – like Dennis Hatch – can’t focus down-table when I’m any lower.


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