glk, on 10 July 2018 - 05:33 AM, said:
club face appears open at p6 leading to the flip release to square it up.
Looking again, it does appear you get your lead wrist extended in the downswing versus flexed. Need more motorcycle (with a nod to one C. Walken).
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I noticed that as well
My next steps are to try Montes Drill - I'm hoping it will flatten out the downswing and prevent the two-way miss. Per your comment, I also want to get the club face a bit more closed at the top of the backswing. Will add updates tomorrow!
vaca22, on 10 July 2018 - 12:37 PM, said:
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This is a problem that plagued me for almost 2 years. I can't access the photos now, but I will try to when I get home. Some of the positions of your follow through and finish are dead-on mirror images compared to me. In my case, I believe I had several more flaws that were occurring all simultaneously, including (but not limited to!) -
1 - Quick inside takeaway, which resulted in...
2 - Very flat, rotational swing plane
3 - Standing too far away from the ball
4 - Hands getting stuck behind on the downswing
So, the only way I was going to hit the ball was to flip the club at it. I am talking severe pull snap-hooks, 75 yards out and just as many yards left.
My then girlfriend (now wife) at the time actually took a couple of videos on the phone without me knowing one day when she came to the range. This was like in 2006 or something so it was a big deal, and I never considered using the phone for pics or vids for the purposes of analyzing my swing.
What I saw was shocking and changed my swing forever. On my takeaway/backswing, my right leg straightened out and went along for the ride with my flat swing. All of that power and stability that comes from the legs was totally leaking like a busted fire hose.
In your second video (the one where you let go of your hands), I can see a little bit of that right leg doing the same thing, but not as much as mine did. For me, I would then rotate and push off so much around that leg on the downswing that I often finished the swing facing at 11 or even sometimes 10 o'clock (assuming your target is at 12). I would throw my hands out, and hit everything off the heel. Monte I think perfectly describes this at 5:07 - the spinout. I NEVER hit anything that went right during this time; no blocks, pushes, slices...just straight duck hooks.
SO...after all is said and done, I wasn't returning the clubface squarely to the ball. So I practice with 2 thoughts in my head that generally keep me consistent and have worked very, very well for me.
1 - Pretend, at address, as if there is a cast that covers my right leg from just above my knee to halfway down my shin.
2 - Pretend that there is a broomstick or pole resting right on my spine, and that I have to rotate around that.
These 2 thoughts have saved my game. I will snap one every once in a while, but employing these 2 thoughts have made me enjoy the game.
Thank you for your feedback!