Re: What Are You Working On?
Originally Posted by Leftygolfer
Those are exactly my tendencies and also what I'm working on. I also tend to have too long of an arm swing for my shoulder turn which gets me out of sync coming down. I tend to either get the club trapped and flip it, or come OTT to compensate. So I'm trying to make as big of a shoulder turn as possible while shortening up my arm swing a bit. That, combined with a slight pause to allow my arms to drop in the slot before I really turn through gets me striking the ball well with a lot of power. When I get my arms in the right place, I can turn through as hard as I want and still hit the ball well. Today at the range, I hit the first few 5-irons out of sync and slightly off the toe around 170 yards. When I get into the slot, they carry 205, with a visually shocking difference in ball speed and impact sound. And at a much nicer, mid-range trajectory, instead of the high and spinny one that gets lost in the clouds.
I've also taken to doing a drill where I look at the ball with my lead eye only as I'm doing my backswing plane practice waggle. This gets me thinking about coming from the inside and hitting down on the ball with every single club up through 3 wood.