It's been a while, but I haven't had a lot to write about. Until Saturday. It finally happened. The hip pivot showed up. It's been my number one thing to fix for a long time and I finally had enough.
Two weeks ago, I took some video and just realized that if I am ever going to get to the next level of consistent sub 5, I need to fix 2 things. The hip pivot and the overswing. So I decided that I would do the damn wall drill and turn the right cheek towards the target a few hundred times until it became habit. I did it, I exaggerated it, I did it at the office and at home. It's part of my pre-shot. It finally showed up Saturday and off the tee I only hit one ball right of target slightly. I hit some bombs, hit a couple hooks, but more importantly didn't hit one block right.
The second thing I need to nail down is the overswing. I get to a perfect backswing position and in the last 3 inches my arms keep going moving my spine and head forward. I kept thinking 90% swing. Again, with the proper hip pivot, the 90% swing feel produced penetrating ball flights that I haven't seen in years. I have to keep these 2 things going and really ingrain them before moving on.
With my commitment to change my swing, I haven't really been scoring well. The handicap moved up a smidge with a lot of 81s lately, but I will get back there. From the back tees, that's a 7.5 but I have some better scores still hanging around before anyone starts giving me more strokes.