Was looking at this the other day, definitely seems simple and effective enough.
Originally Posted by jpd5184
a little like john daly i think. flatten out your plane a little bit. you wrists look a little cupped to me. plus i have a feeling you might be swinging a bit to hard. remember irons should only be hit at 80 percent. cant properly swing the club and release if you swing to hard. its about speed not how hard you hit it. if you do everything right the speed will come you shouldnt have to force it.
- i also see a little bit of a hip slide on your backswing.
The wrist cupping is probably cause I'm nursing a right thumb injury. My grip has always been strong but never quite on that level. I was a bit appalled when I saw that on video. In terms of over swinging, I don't think so. According to the Mizzy shaft optimizer I swing my irons about 88-90 mph which is about 80% of my driver so I guess that's about right. And hip slide, absolutely. It's not as dramatic as it used to be though. Glad to see progress in that area though.
Originally Posted by westcyderydin
you keep the clubface super super shut in your backswing and that is what causes your right elbow to fly out a lot. try taking a few slow backswings while keeping your right elbow connected directly to your body in an exagurated way. and do this without trying to hold the face way closed with your hands. this should give you the feeling of a little more of a normal backswing... keep in mind i am not saying that your arm has to be fixed to your body in your whole backswing, its just to get the feeling.
Good advice. I definitely see what you're saying with the right elbow.
Originally Posted by walk18
You're standing too close to the ball.
Yep. Definitely agree.
Originally Posted by EverythingGolf
Take a look at these positions of grant waites swing.
In this pic you will see that on the takaway the shaft of his club points back down at the target line "the white line".
In this pic you will see that at the top of his swing the position of his right elbow and that its pointing towards the ground "the white line".
The face of his club is parallel to his left forearm "the blue lines".
In this pic during his down swing the shaft of the club is right back on thre white line pointing down at the target line.
Work on these three things and you will see a big improvement.
Good stuff. I agree with all that too. The over cocking in the back swing will definitely improve when I correct my way too strong for my own good grip. I just compared my swing to the 3 points you showed. 1st frame, I seem to be okay. 2nd frame lol no. way off. 3rd frame wayyy too steep. Possibly standing too close to the ball is causing that. Anyway, great advice. Got stuff to work out now for sure.