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    Posted: 31 July 2006 at 1:19pm

During the 18 months I've been trying to learn the 1ps, I would occassionally take an old 2ps at the range to "check" and confirm that I still like the 1ps better.  Although there have been great spurts with the 1ps, I have had nagging doubts about whether it's right for me - especially since I've learned a lot more about the 2ps in the process of learning the 1ps. 

Yesterday I decided to put the 2 swings to the test (so I could settle on teh 1ps once and for all).  I played 9 holes with a 1ps and then the same 9 with the 2ps (and to make it fair, any club decision, no matter how stupid, had to be the same for both 9s). 

On the 1ps 9 I shot even par (5/7 fairways, 5/9 greens).  This is very good for me and I was satisfied with my ball striking.  In short, I thought this settled the matter.  I played the 9 over with a 2ps anyway - thinking only of standing more upright, turning the shoulders level, and keeping the club in front of me, and - literally to my shock - shot 2 under (6/7 fairways, 9/9 greens) - something I've never done on that 9 before. The 2ps felt so easy and relaxed.

Now I'm a little confused (actually very confused).  I know it was just 9 holes (and the results were fairly close), but I'm not sure what the next move is - to which do I comit?  I seem to recall a test of whether you are a 1 or 2 plane swinger, but I can't find it on the site.  If anyone can point it out, I'd appreciate it.       

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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote secondary Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 31 July 2006 at 2:04pm

Nayra,

I thought you had a really good looking swing at the clinic, I was seriously jealous.  Are you having any physical problems or issues with the 1ps?   I think that you are a good athlete and depending on timing you can play really good golf as a 2p swinger, but day in and day out will it be better than your "body swing"?

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Choose the best swing for you.  This is your decision and no one elses.  I would try and commit to one swing and stick with it!!  Good luck on your quest to figure this one out.  Which ever one you choose, make sure you commit to it 100%!
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Thanks Secondary, that's nice of you to say. 

I actually have had weird health problem with my eye - I occassionally get internal bleeding in one eye (harmless for now, but annoying because it clouds my visions) in certain circumstances.  It's probalby my imagination, but the 1ps move sometimes seems aggrevate it for some reason.  It's not to the point where it would impact my decision, but it's an issue in the back of my mind.

But your point is correct - I'm looking for the most dependable swing, which, as my wife and I start to have kids, will hold up with less practice time.  That's why I went to the 1ps, and it's probably why I'll stay, but this episode has really peaked my interest. 

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It's funny, I have tried switching between the 1p and 2p swings, except I tried it for a whole 18 holes. I shot equally well with both swings. The difference I found is the contact feels much more solid in a 1p swing than a 2p. The ball makes a different sound. With the 1p, I feel my upper body behind the shot and with the 2p the contact is felt primarily through my arms. I also notice my misses with the 1p is a pull to the left and with the 2p I tend to block it out to the right.

Right now I am experimenting on keeping my hands on the same plane in the backswing as the downswing. To do that, I find my hands on the takeaway and backswing is a bit more outside than in a traditional Hardy 1p swing and I end up a smidgen above the shoulder plane at the top. So far the results have been good.

I don't know if you are going to read this Chuck, but I think this forum is great for discussing golf swings. Thanks for creating it.

 

 

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You are smart man because I can tell you without a doubt that I seiously under estimated the amount of golf time that would be gone due to kids.  My plan was to get the swing down enough to maintain it and then just use my limited time on short game.  Still struggling with the swing and there never is enough time in a day or week or month to catch up.  From where I was watching your 1ps looked good, I would just keep rolling with it.  Of course this is coming from on envious outsider .  Either way your problem is a good one that many would like to have. 
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Nayra:  I have sad news for you.  I base this on a lifetime of golf, and I'm 68.  I have the same problem as you.  Switching between swings when one quits working.  We are condemned to do this the rest of our natural lives.  Anyone who is honest and candid with one's self knows it is almost impossible to stay with one kind of swing when it has gone to hell!  So try to find enjoyment and contentment in the journey!!  God bless you.
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Thanks Tommyboy - but rest assured - I love the journey! 

I think I'm going to stick with the 1ps, but with the knowledge that if it it really does go all to hell - or I physically can't do it for some reason - I have a serviceable alternative waiting.

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Nayra, why don't you post some video or a sequence of both swings and we can look at it and help decide that way. One may have way better fundamentals and prove more consistent with less work over the long haul.
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