By Matthew Rudy
You sent swings from all over the country and all around the world -- more than 300 of them in less than a week -- with the hashtag #HelpMeGolfDigest on Twitter and Instagram. It's time for class to begin. Top 50 teacher Kevin Weeks is taking the first crack and analyzing some of the most interesting submissions from the initial group.
Weeks is known for his work with talented junior players around the Chicago area, so it wasn't a surprise that the submission from promising 7-year-old @matthewgolovanov was the first one he selected. Click the first video to see the original submission on Instagram, and the second to see and hear Kevin's analysis through his Anylzr virtual chalkboard. Matthew's impressive swing will get even more consistent by using a simple drill to keep the club coming from too far inside on the downswing.
It always helps to use a place like Cypress Point as the backdrop for your swing video. @beaudrypaul sent in this swing from the 16th hole, where he hit driver into the wind on the 231-yard par-3. You'll hear about some useful adjustments to incorporate more shoulder tilt and a slightly different weight shift pattern on tee shots.
The last video comes from @pgustilo on Instagram, who was one of the only readers who sent in a putting stroke. He gets some great advice on how to improve his putting practice station to get more feedback, and some subtle adjustments to make to his setup.
Keep submitting your swings hashtagged #HelpMeGolfDigest via Twitter or Instagram. Another top teacher will be selecting the next group soon for personal analysis.