I've been working on getting into proper position heading into the impact zone. I feel like I'm getting to this position in my swing (Picture of Louis Oosthuizen just to make it clear as to what I'm talking about):
My hips have turned, which has brought the club toward the impact zone without casting, and my shoulders are still relatively closed. I've always had dead hips and an overactive right shoulder, so it's taken a lot of work to understand these feelings.
My question is, what is the action once you are in this position? I've played around with a few different approaches:
1. Pulling the butt of the club toward the target, mostly with the left arm, through impact.
- I don't feel like the club really releases and there's power left on the table.
2. Swinging with just the arms while keeping the right shoulder back.
- This feels really different - keeping that right shoulder back and firing the arms. While it feels powerful, there's a timing aspect to it that I don't like.
3. Feel as though I'm swinging the inside of the right wrist so as to keep the bent right wrist angle and the left wrist bent too (the opposite of flipping), which keeps the club face closed into impact.
My bad shots are mostly fat, with the club entering the ground behind the ball, which eats up all the power. They still go straight but there's not compression whatsoever. The good shots really go down and through the ball and I feel that compression, lots of power and piercing ball flight.
It feels as though there should be another move in the sequence after I've cleared my hips, shifted my weight, and got the club horizontal to the ground. Can anyone describe what that move might be? How do you get from the above photo to here: