Re: What Are You Working On?
Originally Posted by sjwano
Good job using videos. That's the first step. The three biggest points I would mention in order you must work on them:
1. Firm up your right side. You slide quite a bit on the way back. Let the left knee kick in some and turn your hips, emphasis on the TURN. You should feel a lot of tightness and effort on the front of your right hip around your right hip pocket. If that muscle is weak, you will slide instead.
2. Do some research on "Reverse Pivot". That's one reason your hands are so high. There is quite a bit of "tilt" in your backswing like you are curving your spine to the left and pinching your left shoulder and left hip together. That makes it easier to get your hands high. Try to imagine that the distance between your left shoulder/left hip bone, and right shoulder/right hip bone stays the same. This ensures that there isn't any tilt in your turn and only TURN. Turn is what gets you on plane. You have a slide. I know because my swing looked quite a bit like yours.
3. When you turn back (Must get #1 and #2 right first) start turning through with the lower body first. When you get to the top, think "turn" until your hands are a little above parallel with the ground. Then swing through hard. Make sure you stay smooth and easy all the way through the transition. Only then should you pour on the power.
My 2 cents. Good luck.