Originally Posted by iacas
Looks like it still needs work on the same thing, so, there's not much new to add.
I could just quote Mike's post and say "more of this."
I'll add that changing it on the course will be really tough. Change the picture, practice properly, and let's see some changes.
Thank you for that, I genuinely thought I had made inroads in to solving the issues Mike originally noticed but now that you still the images it is obvious that there is still a lot of work to be done. I only picked up a club for the first time 3 years ago and missed last season as I moved away for work so my golf knowledge and ability to analyse is pretty bad right now. I thought I was solving the problem by turning the knees outwards but now I realise I have to really focus on turning the hips more which I was finding incredibly difficult when practising as it made me hit the ball poorly (I felt my movements were out of synchronisation).
Originally Posted by Jeremie Boop
One thing I'll add that helped me with turning my hips in the backswing, really focus on turning your right pocket back. The easiest way I've found to make sure I'm getting good rotation is to stop at that "top" of the swing and look at where my belt buckle is facing. I'm not sure what degree turn is best but I try to get more that 45* of hip turn. On video I make sure my belt buckle is clearly visible from the DTL view. Once you get a good hip turn you'll be amazed at how much more powerful your swing feels even with a shorter backswing and swinging at 80%. I typically hit as far or further on good shots now with a shortened swing and reduced swing effort.
P.S. I know that these things coming from someone who's index is significantly higher than yours may mean little to nothing, but maybe something I said will be of value to you.
Thanks a lot for the tip, I was finding turning the hips so unnatural as I mentioned above so I will put this in to practise when I next hit the range.
About the P.S, not at all, I appreciate advice/critique from anyone, especially considering it is relative from your own experience; I'm certainly not a handicap snob haha. This is a pretty unique place given everyone is so knowledgeable about golf, it is a really great forum for picking up tips given everyone is so passionate and interested about our game. Furthermore. I've only ever had 5 lessons from a club pro, so most of what I do I have picked up from trial and error or from listening to my dad, a different perspective really useful, thanks again.
Originally Posted by boogielicious
I have been working on one piece all year. It can take time for some items. Find a nice avatar too.
So frustrating how long it takes and how dedicated you have to be to see improvements in your golf game. I move away again to London in September for work too (no golf time for me) so my goal of becoming category 1 before I move away is look rather bleak/pretty much impossible now! Thanks to you and Isaacs for the avatar tip, think I will go for the still of my lack of hip movement, seems pretty fitting! ha.