Originally Posted by mvmac
Looks good to me. Can even have the left elbow come a bit more off the side. Looks a little too connected, there should be some space, 3-4 inches from the elbow to the rib cage. Check out this post http://thesandtrap.com/t/54404/my-swing-beachcomber/252#post_782934.
But it depends on your mobility and what works for you. More importantly, how's it feel to you? I like that the right arm is loading more, ascending higher than some earlier videos.
Glad you asking about my feel. Its starting to feel somewhat natural. I am going to have to get a wee bit more flexible to get my hands into the sweet slot spot on my backswing. I actually land the ball just below center mass.
I got hip rotation (took out a lot of slide to the target), but I am very inconsistent in rolling my wrists at impact to close the face. I believe it is a coordination and timing issue.
I am now trying to work that out by going at 15% swing speed so that I can:
- Get my tempo from takeaway to impact to follow through
- Letting my hip rotation be the lead/signal to start my downswing
- Keep rotation through the swing (my latest video (being edited just for swings)). My latest video shows a hesistancy at impact (its like I am waiting to strike the ball with my club before I finish rotation)
I do feel less stress on my body (especially my left intercoastals) as I feel like gravity is forcing my club release (but again I am losing control of the face closure).
Here is a link to the video: http://www.swingacademy.com/videoPlayer.aspx?v1=10906-1
I hope the link works... eek!
By the way, that drill that shows me the full extend of my backswing positioning REALLY REALLY helped me tremendously. All these years, I had been going to a half backswing. YIKES!