Re: Another Critique My Swing Thread!Here's a picture I made with some stills from the videos
I'll preface this all by saying you're probably a fairly good golfer and everything I'm going to say is almost nit-picking. If you're like me, though, "pretty good" isn't where I'm content to stop.
A1 shows a reasonably good setup though it looks like you're trying to keep your chin up a little. The reason why you might have to do that is seen in A2 - huge lifting and separation of the arms from the chest. You'll also note that even though your chin was up, your head still had to lift (brim of cap is more horizontal, look at how much your head moved up and back from A1 to A2).
The lifting is also going to change your spine angle. Now, the only time I think the spine really gets back to the same angle it was at address is at the point on the downswing when the club is parallel to the ground (C2). As you can see comparing A1 to C2, you're still standing up a bit more here and you'll stay standing up right on through to your follow-through. That's not something to "fix" per se but it's a telling sign and an effect and I think the lifting/separation is a big cause.
On to row B, where we see something you seem to have corrected on your irons. You have a Tiger Woods-esque takeaway. You push your hands back and almost outside a line straight back, roll the club over (open), and get it to a laid off position at the top. In the iron swing (A) you recover and still seem to get the club at least down the line (probably not truly from the inside a bit). With the driver you don't.
B1 shows your setup (you could probably be a little closer and taller so the arms hang more - just a touch). B2 shows the club well outside the hands and how little depth the hands have gotten. Notice how flat your shoulders have turned here. B3 shows the same straighter spine angle but also how far outside your hands the club is at this point on the downswing. Then, in B4, we see how hard your right hand has had to rotate over (the opposite of the takeaway move, rolling open) to try to square the clubface. Notice even from B1 to B2 how much your head moves - backwards and up again.
C1 shows how far off your elbow has gotten from your ribs. It shows how high above your shoulder plane your left arm is. And most importantly it shows how flat your shoulders have turned even with an iron. C2 shows your head movement, and down is not always a bad thing, but it's partly responsible for what you see in C3 - that's not a straight line from the left shoulder to the ball, nor even in your left arm, and the clubhead beats the grip to the ball.
C4 shows a similar left arm breakdown and a ball position that, with the driver, is too far back. You're hitting down on the ball quite a bit here - you can see the clubhead streak from just outside of your right toes to near the ball.Fixes
I'm just going to give one for now because it's important and I think you need to get it down before you get anything else down: a steeper shoulder turn.
Don't worry about keeping your chin up. Drive your left shoulder down. You're turning almost parallel to the ground - you want to turn at about 35° or so - whatever your spine angle is basically. This single move will help with the head movement, the lifting, and the hands not getting deep enough - but it probably won't totally cure the second or third, particularly if you roll the club with your forearms like you are right now, so watch those.