Originally Posted by mvmac
Yes obviously agree for the most part, which is why I suggest Key #2 drills
Mike, you've been suggesting this to me for several months. Today I decided instead of taking my weak-ass game to the course and trying in vain to break 100, I'd start concentrating on this and work on it all winter if necessary.
So I started out not caring too much about the results. I just wanted to get to where the weight forward felt right. Just took half swings with a 7iron, fighting myself about caring where the ball went.
After a while, I started to feel Iike I didn't have to think about it anymore. So I started working on the other keys as well. Again, half swings. The inside to out path is very unnatural to me. When I take a swing without the ball I got a beautiful left to right divot. Put a ball down and I'd revert to the outside-in path. I kept my alignment to the target and started concentrating on a point 5" or so ahead of the ball in the direction I wanted my swing path to follow. I used my right arm more to "push outward". In the meantime, I could tell by the ball flight that my club face was open relative to the swing path (not hard to do when your swing path is out - in). I know this is a band-aid fix, but I had to really close my club face at address. At this point, even a hook would be an improvement. After several swings, I finally got the ball to start right and come just a bit to the left. Most of my shots had a straight ball flight and some still had a very slight fade. I think I have a lot of old habits to break. Maybe I'll review my 5sk videos.
Anyway, while working on these keys, I believe my hands remained well in front of the ball at impact which of course delofted the club. The result from cleanly hit shots was lower trajectory and what may have been greater distances based on how easy I was swinging.
As always, thanks for the suggestion.