Originally Posted by saevel25
I appreciate your advice,
Not a big fan of that drill. It tends to create the opposite effect I want. I don't want to move my hands earlier in the golf swing. I want to move them later, but just more upward, instead of inward. The depth for my hands will be created by the turn I make.
Yea that is what I am trying to fix. I want my position at the top to be similar to that image. I don't believe the drill you gave me will help in my case.
Don't get defensive this quick man. I appreciate your help, but if I don't agree with what you, or don't think the tip will help in my case doesn't mean it wont help someone else.
This is going to come off defensive, but I'm really not. I just don't know how to say it without saying it. (I'm very candid and direct)
Although I do have a high handicap at the moment (I need to recalculate it), I was taught these drills by a PGA Certified instructor. Not only by him, but a personal friend who played on the senior tour for a little bit and is still a scratch golfer. I feel as if people read my 20.4 hcp and say "oh this kid is an idiot". These drills work. They have worked for me, and my friends that I have shown who have this similar issue. I didn't pay $75/hr for nothing. But I'm not taking it personally or defensive although it sounds like I am. It is totally up to you. If you want to try it, what do you have to loose? If you don't want to try it, what do you have to gain? Point is, can't hurt, can it? If you don't, doesn't hurt my feelings. You are only hurting your self by not knowing what could have been.
First- EXACTLY! I want you to move your hands later and upward in the golf swing, not pulling them back and across in this shape ----> ( your body as your picture 2 indicates you are doing. I want you to take a tee and put it 12" behind the ball and bring the club straight back over the tee in this shape ----> |. DO NOT break your wrists until you naturally feel that it is time. Believe me, you will feel when, and it's pretty late (about 60-70% up the backswing or so). DO NOT break your wrists out or in. Break them straight upward. That will steepen your swing plane. It's kind of obvious if you think about it. Warning, if you are chunking the heck out of it, you are too steep.
Second- This is in your swing thread. It won't help anyone else right now. I am comparing Paul Casey to YOU. If you don't want to do it, don't do it man. Really, it's no skin off my nose and I know you appreciate the advice regardless. If I had an issue and asked for help and someone sent me side by sides of a pro with exact instructions to fix my issue, I would spend $10 and go get me a large bucket at my nearest range. If it works, hey cool, it works! Awesome! If it doesn't work. Hey, I tried it. It didn't work for me. Just me though...
I don't like that last sentence. How do you know? Have you tried to do exactly what I've told you? Don't know 'till you try it! It seems as if you don't want to take advice from a 20 hcp. That's cool; I understand. No hard feelings at all.