Originally Posted by BENtSwing32
Interesting...sounds amazing lol. At what point did/do you work on this? I mean, was this part of Key 1, 2, 3, etc? Somewhere in between? Trying to get a reasonable guess at how much I should even be worrying about this at the moment. It just intrigued me recently as I was watching one of Rory's swings on YouTube....now THAT is some hip action.
I work on the hips and shoulder turn at the same time, in front of a mirror without a club. At the range, keys 1,and 2 are pretty much consistent, so I only need to remind myself to do those.
When I hit practice shots, I'm swinging mostly at about 50 to 60%, I focus on getting my shoulder turned properly, but first, I check my posture, and check to see that my belt buckle is pointing down towards the ball, I then make a practice swing SLOWLY, then set up and hit a ball at slow speed, I'll do that hitting about 3 to 5 balls, then on the 6th ball, I will remind myself about the hips/shoulders, while making sure key 3 is in effect. For me, I hinge my wrist's pretty early, which also lets me see that I'm making a good take away, and not going inside to much.
I guess you could say, after a few months I've gotten to the point where I can work on a couple things at 1 time, but the main focus right now is on my hip/ shoulder turn, and posture at the range.
I still work on other things in front of a mirror, and will sometimes check myself at the range, just to make sure I'm doing what I'm suppose to do, which is make a good golf swing, and believe me, I know when that happens. Results are a nice ball flight, and the distance goes along with it. The best part is, it feels so effortless. Hope that answers your question. I hit balls witha friend of mine who is a 3 HC, and he says for an old man with back problems, I make a pretty good hip turn...lol