My current handicap index or average score is: 20ish
My typical ball flight is: slight fade
The shot I hate or the "miss" I'm trying to reduce/eliminate is: Hooks
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Be good to get your opinions and ideas for improvement.
Welcome to the Sand Trap. It may take a while for some one to take a look at your swing, it's not like we have a pile of instructors just sitting around waiting for you.
This is a good place to start and get a feel for how things work:
In the meantime, I would suggest looking through these threads:
You should also search the site for info on the "new ball flight laws" as you may be operating under false information which will make it considerably harder to learn to draw the ball.
I'm no golf pro, so my advice might not be perfect, but theres a few things I would definitely say you can improve on from what I see.
First of all - with a swing like that I have a hard time believing your handicap is a 20 (it definitely looks pretty good)
Now for my advice, you should work on getting your hands deeper in your backswing. A good full turn with your hips will definitely help you get the hands where they need to be. This threads explains that a lot better and if you look for the videos involving the 1st key you'll see a lot about the hip turn.
I am actually kinda shocked by your average. You really don't have that bad of a swing to be shooting in the 90's.
Posture looks good from DTL view.
Few things on set up, the stance is a tad wide for a mid iron. That stance there would be max width I would see on a driver. I would say move your left foot one step to the right.
I might say the ball position is a tad far back. That looks middle of the stance. The camera angle looks a tad skewed though, so that might be throwing me on how far back it is.
For a mid-iron the ball should be between the middle of your stance and the inside of your left foot. I think if you just narrow your stance by bringing your left foot more towards your right, but leave the ball position the same, it would fix that up.
I think you could get your arm more inline with the clubshaft at address as well.
As for the swing, the major concern I see is that you sway.
Set up on the left, top of the swing on the right.
You keep too much flex in that right knee. This causes instability because you are not allowing the body to turn correctly. So the only way to get to the top of the swing is to sway because you have no other movement to make than a lateral one.
You need to let that flex out of that right knee more, and allow that right hip to turn up and to the right. I would work on getting a turn with out letting your upper body sway to the right in the backswing. Take a look at the two videos below and how it describes a steady head. .
Please just keep your posts in this thread, rather than creating second (and third) threads for your swing. Please also don't delete your previous swing videos. They're part of your history, and they can be a nice boost to your ego when you see the changes you've made, etc.