Originally Posted by Ernest Jones
Posting this so people can let me know if they see anything wrong with how I'm executing the drill.
Ok, so this is what I'll be working on for the time being. Hopefully it will clean up a whole bunch of my issues. My Evolvr teacher is calling it Key #4 work but I can see how this will improve me key #3 stuff as well. I had a pretty good flat left wrists a few months ago but I lost while working on other things. It sounds cliche but it really is a matter of putting it all together at the same time to get the full picture. Easier said than one.
I'll add a ball later, for now I just want to concentrate on performing the correct motions. The ball gets me to results oriented and get too wild.
Wow, I can't believe this hasn't made it into the Spelling and grammar thread I was really rushed posting this yesterday as the wife was giving me the, "are on your little golf forum again when your supposed to be fixing the railing on the deck?" stare. So, sorry for the mess!
Originally Posted by Beachcomber
Originally Posted by mchepp
I am no expert, let me start with that.
My thoughts are the exit of the drill has the club coming out pretty high. I would worry that the ball is going to draw more than you would like with that type of exit. Not sure what you are going for though.
Could be I'm doing it wrong or it could be that I just need to exaggerate for now. Looking at the video I see what you mean but I'm not so sure that my exit would be THAT high in an actual full swing motion. Hopefully if I am doing it wrong one of the 5sk guys will let me know. I don't want to bombard my evolvr coach with too many questions as I'm sure he has a ton of other students to work with and doesn't have time to hold my hand the whole way. I figure I can get a lot of quick answer on here from the posters I trust.
Originally Posted by BostonBrew
Just quickly scanned through the thread and watched your videos. Looks like you're making solid progress. In my opinion, and I'm no expert, it looks to me that you're still not getting the weight shift correct. I'm seeing your lead knee dropping towards your toe in your backswing, which causes the weight to stay on the left side and your head to drop. I'll quote a piece from Ben Hogan's Five Lessons (best book on the fundamentals of the golf swing in my opinion): "When the hips enter the swing, as they are turned they pull the left leg in. The left knee breaks in to the right..." Your left knee should move towards your right knee, not towards your toes. And for me, a lesson I was taught, if I stop at the top of my backswing and can't pick my left foot up, I haven't properly coiled and shifted my weight on to my right side. So two things I think you should work on. Break the left knee inwards instead of down during the backswing, and get your weight on to your right side during the backswing as well.
I appreciate your comment but I think we are coming at this from two very different swing philosophies and I don't want to risk mixing the two. But thank you for offering your take.
Originally Posted by onesome
What jumps out at me is posture at address is very bent over,spine angle is very different at your finish versus address. Maybe try addressing the ball more closer and try and have more uniform flexing at knees and hips during address.
Yeah, I sometimes wonder if I'm too slumpy but since my evolvr instructor hasn't said boo about it I'm going to assume that, either it is OK or it is far down the list of things I need to work on, either way I won't mess with it for now.