Is this what happens to golf nuts when it snows? All due respect Bill I have to disagree with your assessment of your backswing. The first backswing is awesome. I get you feel like you're "faking" it when you let go of the club with your left arm but you don't do the same thing in both scenarios. In the first one (left pic) you turn back to the left and your eyeline is looking more left, on the second swing (right pic) you keep your eyes aimed right.
Wow, thanks! Just when I think I've got this thing figured out, I almost went and screwed it all up again. I'm really glad I posted that now; usually I just "figure out" these types of things on my own and don't share them. Who knows how much harm I've been doing all this time?
And the answer to the original question is, emphatically, yes. I hate winter.
I do know my right arm stays bent too long, but I always thought I had a tendency to get too open and that's part of why I swing hard left? Am I starting to overcorrect an old problem, or am I as clueless as I sound right now?