Originally Posted by Big C
Updated videos as of this weekend. Erik and Mike, great advice on the setup. Covering my left pec/nipple has made my takeaway feel more consistent. I suppose that is a result of not having to take the club back "around" my chest. In any event, my misses with my irons have been much tighter. I still feel like my wrists break way too much immediately after impact, and my right knee is still kicking in. My next few range seconds are going to be focused on the "toes up" drill that Drew posted early in this thread. Any other thoughts or advice are welcome.
Side note, I was striking the ball great at the range that day, one of my best ball striking sessions ever. But I still feel like my swing is very reliant on good timing, and my driver is still a mess.
Really nice work with the set-up regarding the feet, knees and left arm, looking good. Now the hips don't move to the right on the backswing (left pic.
Agree with what you said regarding the right knee kicking in, heel raising too fast. Stalls the pivot, like Erik said, gives you that narrow cramped look in the followthrough.
I think the Followthrough Turning Rates drill is a great one for you to watch. When your thrusting pattern gets better, you'll see a change in that right foot/knee. In the next day or so I'll film the drill the way I want you to practice it.
Here's a preview. On the downswing, weight is transferring forward, pressure into the left foot. Going to use that to "thrust". Legs extend, belt buckle raises, arms are "stretched" out. Going to feel like you thrust but the arms don't get past sternum height. Going to feel very dynamic and explosive.
Recommend doing these swings without a ball first, just to get the feel.