I've been Playing Golf for: 7 Months
My current handicap index or average score is: 92
My typical ball flight is: Straight Fade (Out to In)
The shot I hate or the "miss" I'm trying to reduce/eliminate is: Pull, I want to create a proper In to Out or In to In Draw, i.e. Straight Draw or Push Draw.
I've been playing for about 7 months or so, I first started to learn the fundamentals via Shawn Clement's WIG and it was very helpful in the beginning. He seems to be a great teacher if you want a more "feel" based approach and would like a "two plane swing". However, I noticed after playing long enough that I started to not have much problem with actual contact that I couldn't hit a draw. After starting to analyze my own swing and talking to a few pros I found out I had an Over the Top motion swing. I've been told that my ball flight is so repeatable with it I could easily shoot in the 80s or 70s with it if I got my short game and putting in order...but I don't want to settle with an "unsound" swing I want to have a fundamentally sound swing...If it also helps to notice how repeatable I am with this swing I'm using Mizuno MP 67s as my first set of clubs...people act like blades are hard to deal with, but I haven't found them hard to hit at all. I usually get 155/160 out of the 7. In any case, might be useless or useful info, I'm not sure.
That being the case, in my search to get a sound swing, I've tried a lot of things to fix it and recently watched Jim Hardy's Plane Truth and it seemed to help clear up different swing tips/fundamentals. I thought I would try to convert to the One Plane Method as I heard it wasn't as dependent on timing as the traditional 2 plane swing and you could get your shoulders moving really early. I thought my bad timing and lack of drop move on the 2 Plane was what was really hurting my swing path and this might help. However, as you can see below in the video and the broken down shot by shot lines there is still an over the top.
My hope is if anyone could help provide some insight in what might have helped you as a One Plane Swinger or perhaps even in general get the feel of getting the correct motion of the downswing.... The range pro I know says I need to get my lower body going first, but I have been feeling like I have and really try to keep the arms passive but alas I still have the issue. So I don't know the right "visual" or "feel" to go for even though I've tried a bunch...
Thanks so much. Video was shot today when I tried to get my hands in closer. One Plane Swing Sequence was done yesterday, and the other Swing Sequence was what I wound up with 2 or 3 months into the sport. I'm currently at about 7 months into it.
Again, thanks a lot. I'm looking locally for some lessons too, but I just haven't found anyone I'm "trusting" yet, although this guy isn't looking back, but I'm not sure he'll be affordable :). Unfortunately, also nobody is near me out of the "Hardy" school either...
6 Shots from 2 Angles. (6 Iron)
Old Style 3 Months Ago, More "Two Plane, WIG/Clement, Style"