I apologize in advance that it is going to be very difficult for me to explain my question so I hope that everybody will bear with me.
I have been taking lessons this year to once again try to attack my slice which has been worse this year. I know that the problem is that I have an outside in swing and while I can manage it with irons, the driver and fairway woods are far to unreliable as a result. Additionally, my iron distance is sub par because I am loosing distance and back spin by placing so much side spin on the ball.
I have posted a few videos along with the dates of the videos and encourage any tips, including but not limited too those that pertain to my question.
On the back swing my instructor has asked that I take a steeper back swing. In the past I have taken the club around my body instead of up and then around. Please see video from 6/25, the swing on the right is the swing I started the year with. My instructor worked with me to bring the club UP more instead of back and behind my body so quickly. This helped. I started with the path of the club head staying below the plane between the ball and my waist. Now I start by pulling it up over the plan between the ball and my waist and try to bring it across my shoulder on the back swing.
In my second lesson, we worked on adjusting the back swing by incorporating the wrist hinge. in the past I had a very flat wrist hinge, and in this new swing that he has me working on, The wrist hinge is "up" for lack of a better term. Basically if you were to hold the club straight out in front of you and moving only your wrist wave the club face straight up and down, that is the wrist hing that he has me working on.
So the back swing in words is something like this, take the club away lifting the club away from the ball and leaving it in front of my body. Then as you pull the club back hinge the wrist to raise the club up. When you get to the top of the back swing, fold the wrists to lower the club face below the plane and then execute the downswing.
Yesterday I went to play for the first time in a very long time and this wrist hinge technique had disastrous results. I struggled off of every tee, hit HIGH slices and found myself often times over swinging. It was truly a day filled with mostly struggles. The shorter clubs (9i~GW) were not terrible, and I even hit a few nice shots into the green, but I was ineffective off the tee and it didn't really matter which club I was using.
6/25 lesson swing