It's just your back angle seems sort of bent over, like you're just going to swing an easy pitching wedge 100 yards or so. Man , I might be completely wrong(it has happened before!). Does anybody else think that?
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I thought that my backswing feelings were becoming natural, but the after I stopped using the feelings, my backswing reverted. Bad Key 1.
On the plus side, my Key 3 was decent. That's (the right one) actually the best pic I've ever seen with my driver. The iron one is kind of meh, but better than this time last year.
On the bad side, I developed a wicked over the top move. Here's it in .gif form, because it's 2013 and this is the internet.
There are some other issues to clean up. My weight shift is a bit wonky, my left leg goes substantially inward on the backswing, and my right knee flexes out rather than towards the target at A4.25. Those are down the list though.
Jamieson, I wouldn't worry about the little move at the top. The shaft doesn't steepen substantially and it's well down on the list of priorities.
Notice too (everyone else, and you too) how doing Key #2 improperly leads to issues with Key #5.
A series of pictures, and then a very simple thing at the end.
So here's what I'd do. Very simple.
- A little more knee flex at setup. A little less torso angle (which will happen automatically with a bit more knee flex).
- Now two things:
- Fully "prop" your right hip up and back slightly. The key is to get it up - you'll decrease flex in your right knee, the works. The goal is to leave it high (or make it feel higher) during the backswing. I'd do a LOT of these. I have a video I can share with you, but I'll PM it to you as it's not on YouTube.
- During your regular swings, simply feel that the right hip gets as HIGH as possible as it rotates around slightly. HIGH.
Fixing your hips will fix your head. And clean up a lot on the downswing.
Currently your ass slides forward on the backswing so it has nowhere to go on the downswing. Your arms gain depth and never get out, because hips forward/head back is the easiest procedure to draw the ball. Your pivot stalls and your arms fly off your body, rolling the clubface and hands a ton.
That won't all be fixed, but it will clean up, and the next step is a follow-through piece.
But work HARD on the right hip getting UP.
And yes, I do realize I just said work "hard on" getting it "up."
Yes. Do it MOAR MOAR MOAR. Put a stick or something back there - maybe your bag - and keep your right hip against it (it can rotate of course, but try to feel like it stays back and up too) - and keep the hips BACK.
Watch some videos of Sergio and Monty. Stick your belt or belly out pointing backwards.
Agreed. If you can repeat that much and hold onto it (i.e. it wasn't just today and as soon as you stop thinking about it, it goes away), you're on to other things.
You don't need more of it, you just need to be able to do that much every time.