Thanks. And thank you for taking the time to work with me.
The really hard work is the road ahead...
You, too, John. I definitely needed five full days on the swing changes, but I also got a lot of pieces at once because I don’t see my instructor regularly like normal people should 😅
Likewise, Shane. Too bad you couldn’t hang around a little longer and grab a bite to eat with us.
Here’s the before/after video:
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That is a bit crazy sounding. Nearly averaging +10 for an entire year!!! YIKES!!!!
Just going to try to explain some of the feels I had during the swing on the good shots.
To expand on the swing feels I was trying for. I was using the left arm only drill, and trying to match that feel. I also tried to start my swing with my new swing trigger, a slight turn towards the target to make sure I feel like I need to turn my body to start the backswing. I didn't have much in the terms of downswing feel. I think that will come later if I want to change the ball flight. On the best strikes, the swing felt more fluid. Like things just flowed well from the top of the swing to finish. Also, the backswing felt like the swing stopped when my turning stopped. Which is good.
As for the pitching. I would take two practice pitches were I feel like the club just drops straight down, hitting the ground way behind the ball. Then the third practice swing I try to keep that feel but pivot more. This helped me hit some really good pitch shots.
For putting, I tried to be a bit more turn based. Imagine keeping the butt end of the club pointing more towards my stomach longer in the backstroke and forward stroke.