Went to the range today. I was working on the length of my backswing. I was just trying different feels.
First I tried to just gauge where my hands where and tried to stop the backswing. This didn't turn out so well. I find I shouldn't try to feel what my hands are doing in the golf swing for a full swing.
So my other theory was, don't worry about the hands, don't even try to feel them move in the swing. Just worry about getting a 90 degree shoulder turn. Boy did this have amazing results. One thing I think it helps with my turn rates more. I am use to the one piece takeaway method, and feeling a lot of hands early. That is the old swing where I get my hands way too deep, and my body doesn't turn early enough. Doing just the rotation while letting my arms rise up really stops me from overswinging because once I get to 90 degrees I fire through the ball with my torso.
With my downswing I just focus on starting the turn down and everything just fires through at that point. Basically I just try to turn on the same incline as I turned up. Keeping that incline really helps in allowing that left hip to go up and around more, instead of loosing my posture and having my butt go towards the ball.
Another change I did was make sure my grip was not too weak. It tends to creep towards being weaker than I want. I also want to get my right thumb less on top and more laying over the grip on a diagonal. Just feels more connected that way. I think that helps keeping it stronger, just because I can feel where that right thumb lays overtop, and a more diagonal feel means the V is more towards my right shoulder.
The last thing I worked on was just how hard I was swinging. I really tried to take 70% swings. Just try to turn smoothly back and through. It is shocking how far you can hit the ball getting solid contact on a smooth firm swing, not overly aggressive. Don't get me wrong, I can still swing hard. When i just focus on turning and going at moderate fast swing, its just a compact repeatable swing. My divots were much better. Shallow divots with my 7 iron, I wasn't thinning them slightly like I was the past few weeks.
I tried the same thing with my driver, and it works awesome. Just felt really good, very stable.
I'll try to get a video of the swing sometime in the next few days. It's going to thunderstorm tomorrow, so maybe Thursday after golf league is over.