I played today with a bunch of college buddies. My short irons and wedges were dialed in but I really struggled with the long clubs. Lots of topping the ball and very low drives. My buddy sent me this random video he took (the lines are all off) and I liked a lot of what I saw. This one I struck well but hit a bit of a push fade on a dogleg left which made the hole longer than it need be but it was in play.
Although the lines are off I noticed that my head is coming way up on the downswing leading me to think that I'm not getting enough secondary axis tilt (it feels like I am) and likely the reason I was topping a lot of my longer clubs.
Am I thinking about this properly? I feel like the work I've been doing has been paying off but I may need to focus on this aspect more.
The video is far away but you can see the head rise pretty clearly. Zoom in if you can't.
I do believe that this thread is about playing from tees that represent proper yardage. For example, do you play from white tees, or blue tees? There is a chart within this thread that helps you figure out what tees you should be playing from based on how far you hit certain clubs. Reading is old school. Oh, I guess since you wrote it, it is no longer an unwritten rule.