Barr blog: All in the hips

Fri 14 Nov 2014

Barr blog: All in the hips

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November 14: Scott Barr of Australia signed for a solid three-under-par 69 in the second round of the Chiangmai Golf Classic presented by PTT after making small changes in his swing to accommodate a minor hip injury. Read what he has to say in this blog.
By Scott Barr
I found some form with the putter which is really helping. Swing wise, I’m hitting it a little better, in fact I’m hitting it really good and giving myself chances. I made some small adjustments in my game earlier in the week and it seems to be working well.
I’m driving the ball great and I haven’t missed too many fairways at all. Early this morning it was very difficult because of the dew. It made the course very long. If you were in the rough it was very difficult to get out of trouble.
I’ve been through a bad run so it is nice to see my name on the leaderboard. I’ve played well in the past and I knew my game would come back. It was just a case of putting it together. Obviously we are only halfway through this tournament. I had other things in my mind like keeping my Asian Tour card.
I did some adjustments in my swing. I watched some videos of my swing and I can see that the changes I made were good because on the bad shots, I went straight back to what I was previously doing.
I didn’t really look at my swing videos this week but I knew I had a couple of issues. I’ve had some niggling injuries so I’m trying to swing slightly differently so don't feel pain. I think the changes I made are starting to help. This is how I want to swing in the future.
My hip gets a bit tired. It gets very stiff and the way I was swinging put a lot of pressure on my right hip. The pain comes and goes. The physiotherapists on the Asian Tour do a good job but when I go a few weeks without help then I feel shooting pains when I swing.
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