Originally Posted by coachjimsc
The priorities in my mind are:
1. Right arm position
2. Keeping my inclination to the ground into impact
3. reduce lateral movement of my head
What are you thoughts? Thanks for the response.
#3 is not a big deal.
#2 ties into #1 (and really, #2 isn't that bad):
Outside on the takeaway, drops it too far inside and under on the downswing. When the face is at the target or, heaven forbid, slightly left, duck hook city. Rory, #10, Augusta 2011.
Your butt and head have pulled off their walls slightly. You spin a bit more late because the hips stop going forwards.
So you want to clean both up?
You lift slightly because your shoulders turn a hair flat. If the right shoulder is higher and the left shoulder is lower, you won't need to lift as much because the hands will already feel higher. This will attack #2 as well (in addition to sliding forward just a teeny bit more). Check these frames out in your video, and the frames between.
Your inclination is at 38 or so at setup, so your shoulders should turn around 38 as well. They don't - they go at 28 (red line) and consequently your inclination matches that at the top of the backswing as well.
From there, with your hands high, the average sucky golfer is going to come over the top and wipe the ball. You are a better player, so you push your hips towards the ball and pull your head back from the ball slightly while dropping the arms and club shaft down. These two actions slow the ability of the hips and shoulders to spin, which is why you stay closed longer and why the club gets so far inside on the downswing.
So left shoulder down more on the backswing - quite literally bend your upper back towards the golf ball more so that your left shoulder is lower. (ten degrees :D)
Also note your chin and where your eyes are looking. Put the chin down and look straight at the ball. It can only help with taking the left shoulder on a more downward trajectory.
Look at how much if your shirt we can see. The Tiger one is chosen mostly for the camera angle - very similar (a bit closer to the ball than we prefer to see - a position from which you'll naturally see less of a golfer's back, but we still shouldn't see part of the front of your shirt).