Long time reader and first time poster. I'm 23 years old and have been playing golf for about 3 years now (really wish I had got into it a lot earlier). I recently started taking some lessons from a PGA pro here in town and right now we are really trying to work out a kink that is holding me back from everything else.
My hips are way too fast. So fast that they are leaving my arms in the dust and there is no way I can catch up with them. While I love my golf teacher, he is very technical and doesn't give me very many drills to work on (mainly because he works with low handicap players). So I know what is wrong...I just don't really know how to fix it. I came here to ask if any of you had any drills I could focus on to really keep my hips from getting so far out in front. My swing thought is to let my body start the downswing but apparently that goes to the extreme.
I have attached a video via youtube of my swing. I known it's far from perfect, but it seems as if my golf coach just wants me to focus on getting my hips corrected for right now. Another thing (I don't have a front view video but I'll get one up later) is that my hips don't "slide" near as much. My hips are pretty much a roation back and a rotation foward. A little bit of lateral movement but not near as much as he wants me to have.
It's really hard to work on because he wants my hips to slide more...but yet be slower. I understand what he is saying but when you try and think about it in your swing it's almost contradictory. Not to mention when you have to focus on your hips so much, you completely ignore what your arms and hands are doing through impact.
Here is a video of my swing. I'm hitting an 8 iron. All comments are welcome (even if they aren't about my hips). I want to be good at this game and am willing to put in the time and the work to do so.