Originally Posted by secondary
Trying to make this question as coherent as I can to tie into this video. As Grant is starting down and you stop and rewind a few times to show him "pressuring" into the ground, you say something to the effect of, he is as far forward as he is going to get, from here it just becomes rotational. This element of the downswing is always a bit confusing for me. As someone who needs to get more left all the time, I have been setting up more and more with MOST of my weight left. The problem for me is (actually tons of problems that you will see shortly as I am heading south for xmas and actually get to swing a club and video something for Evolver) the thought or feeling of crushing the can. If you have a majority of your weight already there, what is another feeling or pharse you might use to keep the lead knee bent? I have heard push your lead knee forward (towards target) before, but haven't really found much success with that as a swing thought. In all likely hood I probably need to slide hips even more forward, but the crush the can term really hasn't clicked.
I am asking this in general terms for discussion. As it pertains to me individually, new video in the next two weeks. Then I can work on what my REAL problem is instead of my make believe problem that I imagine as I look out over frozen lake and snow covered ground!
Thanks for the question. Too much weight forward too soon isn't something we want either. It throws off the sequencing and makes the motion less dynamic. We'll see golfers extend the lead leg too early, tip the upper center back to create some 2nd axis tilt in order to shallow out the hit. Start seeing this http://thesandtrap.com/t/54115/weight-forward-and-secondary-axis-tilt
We want a gradual progression of weight or pressure being applied forward. For yourself or anyone that might feel that they have too much weight/pressure forward at the top of the swing, there is a good chance the head is moving forward and the left shoulder isn't going back enough. Also try and do the opposite by feeling the pressure in your feet. At home make a back swing where 80% is on the rear foot, take a mental "note", then go 80% lead foot. Try that a couple times to get an idea of the polar opposites and then make some that are close to 50/50 getting the left shoulder under the chin. Can also find a wing of your house or beam and swing with your the left side of your head against the beam to keep it centered.
Originally Posted by Mr. Desmond
Thank you, Mike.
Interesting, the head doesn't raise until past extension.
I shot myself on video and saw my arms between my neck and right shoulder -- too high -- any drills so that I finish more to the left?
Another embarrassing question -- saw my butt go towards the ball in the downswing -- it seems that when you tuck, you'll do that -- or am I in error ... again?
Great observation, yes ideally the head stays as close to level as possible. This happens because the hips are going forward, releasing the 1st tilt to kick in the 2nd tilt (axis tilt). This is how we extend, rotate on an incline plane.
For what you're seeing with your swing, check the clip below. The butt tucks into the followthrough due to the hips forward and the legs extending. When you see that move towards the ball or "off the wall" as we say you are not maintaining your inclination. In terms of the sequencing, you are not RE-gaining flexion on the downswing. What you are doing to cause that can be a few things but from the top of the back swing P4- P5 Left arm parallel to the ground, the left shoulder won't rise as the left arm lowers and gains distance from the right shoulder (4th Power Accumulator). Ties into why you are seeing the arms too high into the followthrough.