I've been working on the slot swing from Jim McLean's book. He's got a drills section at the end, but unfortunately, I haven't been able to find any videos that show the drills with live action.
Can someone who is familiar with the slot swing, or who understands this drill, please interpret it for me:
"Using your 8 iron, make small swings, stopping your hands at waist height in your backswing and in your through swing.
As you swing your arms back to waist height in your backswing, hinge your wrists so the club shafts sits nearly perpendicular to the ground. Now, start your downswing by consciously dropping the club head behind you and changing the shaft position from vertical to more horizontal. (It won't get to horizontal, but it's a good idea to exaggerate the way it feels when you try to learn a new technique).
Be careful to flatten the shaft, not your arms."
I'm not clear on what he means by "dropping the club head behind you and changing the shaft from vertical to more horizontal." From the waist-high top of the abbreviated back swing, are you supposed to tip the shaft away from the target line so that it's laying down horizontally at the still waist high position? At full horizontal, your top hand (my right hand) would then be about even with my left hand, rather than on top of it. Is this a correct interpretation?
I've read the book a few times and practiced the initiating hip move for the last three months, but I feel like I'm missing something essential in terms of how the shaft flattens in the down swing. Any help would be greatly appreciated.