So today I played a par 3 course. Nasty par 3 course, nearly half the holes are over 200 yards.
Same issues, hooking my irons a tad too much. Also catching them slightly thin. I think the issue is, when I am doing that hip move, I am just standing up out of my posture and just doing the opposite of what I need, basically getting early extension. I need later and faster extension. I need to keep a little more flex in that front knee then fire that hip up and back by pushing through the ground with my front leg.
Putting as bad on the front nine. I need to do more right hand only strokes. I am pulling left to right breaking putts. I do think I putt better when I am bent over at the waist a bit more, with softer elbows. I think I get too upright, and too rigid with my arms.
So I spent an hour after the round on the practice green and was working on right hand only stroke. Then taking my stance behind the ball, trying to keep that right arm softer and tucked into my right side more. I did this for a while and found it much easier to putt, especially on shorter putts.
Still need to practice my short game. I have no distance control with any sort of pitch or chip shot. I could put 4 balls down on the fringe and try to pitch to a hole 30 feet away and have one end up 15 feet short, one end up near the hole, and the other two end up somewhere from off the green to maybe a 5 foot duff.
Big plus is, the last hole, it was a par 4. there are two par 4's on this par 3 course. Well I was 70 yards out. So I thought, don't need to hit it high or low, so I took my 56 degree. Looked at the label I put on it, saw that I needed to make a swing somewhere between my half and 3/4 swing. I ended up hitting the shot to about 12 feet.