Originally Posted by Abominals
I noticed swing seemed slow. Did the simulator inside a week later and was slow at the beginning, maybe bad winter habits?
For reference here was my swing speed from last year at golf galaxy, which is in line with my distance I usually hit.
Looks like you put way too much spin on your drives. Try to hit up with the driver. Try to get that spin lower. If it is still high, then get fitted for a better driver for your swing. Also get better contact, 1.38 smash factor is horrible for a driver. You want near 1.46+ for a driver. So you are loosing about 20 mph ball speed.
Yea, with better contact, and depending on your numbers after you improve your swing a better driver fitting could mean you could easily get that 20 yards off the tee. I would fix your swing fist before chucking out on a new driver though. You could get a lot of that cleaned up with your own effort.
Ok on your swing,
1) Posture. You are way TOO arched in the back.
read that thread and try to get a bit more upright, with less arch in your lower back and more arch in your upper back. See tiger bellow. Looking down on the ball through the center of his eyes, not down his nose. Lower back is not arched. Upper back is nice and relaxed. Doesn't looked forced at all.
Not so quick fixes, (
1) you are very shallow on your shoulder turn. Need to get that more steep. Some of that will be fixed with the posture. Less arch and more shoulder arch will allow you to turn correctly more easily.
See how in this drill his shoulders are pointing closer to were the divots are taken at. The shoulder should point just outside the ball (up to 2 feet), but for you that would feel like its pointing at the ball. Also note how steep his right hip turns up and his left hip turns down. This drill will really help you feel a correct shoulder turn, as well as were the hands should be at the top of the swing.
this will clean up a lot in your swing. You get way TOO shallow, and your hands get way too deep the wrong way.
Less hands deep, and more hands up. Allow your turn to get the depth. I would work on getting your turn correct first. That will be easier to feel. Getting the hands to work in the backswing will take much more work.