Went to driving range tonight. found out slow-mo camera + twilight hours is not a good combination :p
Though I found out that a thinned 7 iron breaks a proforce V2 driver golf shaft in half. I had an old golf shaft in the ground about 10 yards infront of me. Nailed it right in the middle of the shaft, snapped it in half.
Overall, irons are coming along. Still working on the first three keys. There getting more and more consistant. I still get in trouble with loosing them when i am trying to swing the clubhead to the right. I just don't get that reverse motorcycle movement down with my left wrist. So i am trying to work on getting my right hand to do the movement. I found it works good when i feel like my right palm faces the ground through impact. Kinda like if i didn't hold a club, and i bring my hand down from the top, that my palm would sweep past through impact. This works pretty good so far.
As for the driver, i was so lost tonight. Pull, pull hooks, pull cuts, push slice. I am getting stuck with the driver. I can feel it to, when i swing down, my hips are so far out fast that i have to really rotate my upperbody forcing my hands to rotate over. Yet there is a silver lining. I don't know how i came upon this, but i need to verify this with a video camera later, but it worked tonight. I tried my hardest to get my weight forward and really keeep myself from spinning out. So i tried something, i focused on really keeping my right heel down. Not get weight over there, still have my feet flared, do the correct hip turn, but when i swing down, really focus on keeping that right heel down, forcing my right foot to bank. When i did this, 3 shots in a row, perfect push draws, hitting up on the ball, the swing settled down, it just felt very solid. I think what this does is, force myself to shift laterally more in the initial part of the downswing, instead of spin. When i have the proper incline for my hips gravity takes over, yet with the driver i am trying so hard to hit a push that i a lift up and spin out. So keeping that right heel down, and with the correct hip turn i think gravity forces the lateral shift i need, and then rotation kicks in. It also keeps my right knee from spinning out allowing my hands to drop down to go with an outward path.
Just my basic guess of what is happening. I think it goes to that one 5 keys video Dave did about banking the feet in the swing to get the feel for the lateral shift.
Oh, hitting balls in twilight is hard, hitting balls in twilight when the hitting area is torn up due to many people using the area is bad. My last 15 balls with my wedge were horrendous. I will discount them as being tired, poor lighting conditions, and standing in countless divots BLAH!!!