avrag, on 04 September 2010 - 10:07 AM, said:
I used to have a very shallow angle of attack, combined with an early release of the clubhead. This resulted in a very inconsistent low point. I have tried to add some elements of the S&T model to my swing lately, and it has helped tremendoulsy. I say "some elements", because I simply cannot keep my weight completely on the front foot in the backswing. A slight pressing down with my back foot has always been my swing trigger, and I do not want to change that.
My irons shots are longer and a lot more consistent now, and turning more "over" the ball has also helped with my driving.
But: I cannot hit fairway woods off the deck at all when using this motion. This has always been one the best parts of my game, so I am confused. I have to go back to the "roundhouse" swing to hit the fairway woods consistently.
Why could that be?
Another problem I have is with spine extension and left tilt in the backswing. It feel like all the weight goes onto my toes, and I do not like that.
What could help?
I should add that I live in Central Europe, and as far as I know, there are absolutely no S&T teachers here, so everything I do comes from the P&B book and from videos on the internet.
Without video it's hard so I will try my best without.
Lets start with spine extension and left tilt and this might solve all the issues. Sounds like to me too much weight forward at address , shoulders to level and hands to far in. This is a common issues if you are not using a camera to monitor.
1. Practice the Elk Drill set up ( right leg straight with right hip shifted to the right Clearwater may have a video) make sure your shoulders have turned down steep enough and hips have enough slant. Your right rib cage should feel longer or stretched at the top or P4 . I have student practice and play from this drill it's great if you turn shoulders steep enough.
2 Weight at address should be 55/45 front foot and continue to increase to 70 / 30 as you reach the top P4 ..... keep pressing weight on the front foot to the finish.
3. Put tees under your arm pits with the correct shoulder path (steep) the hands should stay on the circle
4. Because the Elk Drill will put your centers more forward you will need to make sure with the longer clubs your hips are moving linear the most and you are tucking your tail bone under enough. These two things will help shift your second spine tilt back enough and allow for good extension. Dave at golf evolution on youtube has a great driver video
Hope this helps . Without video it's hard to get a good grasp but the info I gave you can't do any harm even if I did't nail down your current issues.
Edited by frank gasaway, 08 September 2010 - 11:47 AM.