Any thoughts you'd like to share about your work on flattening the shaft on the downswing? @Abu3baid and I seem to be working on similar feels, I'm happy with my progress and the feels that are getting me there but it would be interesting to know what's working for you.
Well @Ernest Jones , the feels that I'm trying to use are the revving motion, and also Erik's suggestion to you that you feel like the clubhead will hit your right ankle on the way down. I like the revving because it affects so many other things in a good way. The left wrist becomes straight instead of cupped (perhaps even a little bowed), consequently the right elbow becomes a little more pitched (Side note: I've slacked off with the elbow work a bit but the Pipoe is now back in the trunk :)) and stays at least even with, and hopefully lower than, the left, and then on the downswing, that leads into the other feel ... of trying to get the clubhead closer to the right leg.
That is one of my priorities right now, but its slightly secondary, at the moment, to the "straight legs at impact" I'm working on. I went to the range at lunch today and did the drill as before, but with the specific sensation of flexing the glutes as well. It worked pretty well. In fact, with the last couple of balls and a 6-iron, I hit some full shots with only that one feel (of flexing the glutes) and nothing else. I wasn't thinking about jumping, straightening, revving, anything, just flexing the glutes, and those were the 5 best balls I hit all day.
I frequently have good range sessions ... where I'm able to go slow and take a lot of practice swings and do drills, etc, etc. However, I have some trouble transferring that to the course often because (I know this sounds funny, but its relative) everything is going so fast. It would be nice to find a simple swing thought (like "flex glutes") that could help me transition quickly from the range to the course.
Oh, and one other thing: My long clubs, specifically driver and 3-wood, seem to have taken a turn for the better over the course of my last round and last couple of weeks at the range. The wild, wild misses have GREATLY diminished. I am very, very encouraged lately.