Initially turning that foot in helped. But now my body is used to it and I’m back to squatting, EE’ing, leaning, etc. So, I’m working to get rid of the squat by throwing my hips “left” in transition (instead left and down) and have my left foot less outward pointing. The foot position is helping to prevent the late lean and extend my left leg sooner. The initial lean helps get my knees moving left instead of squatting out.
It’s small but you can see the bottom picture has less squat and more body turn. It’s not quite where I’d like to see it, but it’s a start. I really need to grind into my swing’s bad habits. I’m really annoyed at my inconsistency.
Thanks for the replies. I took it back to the shop and they agreed they did not trim the tips as they should have. They attempted to reshaft it using a new shaft. Unfortunately, this time they actually trimmed too much off the tip. The tip section on the 9iron is now shorter than my pitching wedge. Looks like the trimmed about 1.5 inches too much.
Sucks b/c you would think a golf shop would be able to do the job properly....
I found this video interesting from the standpoint of how they approach just playing the fade from game management. Even if they hit, what you would call a slice, they rather see that happen than have anything go left.
Also, it is interesting that they both bow their wrist at the top, but both play a fade. I'd think that most would say they would draw or hook the ball with the clubface shut at the top.
In terms of what they think about for the shot, it is hitting a start line because they know it is going to curve from right to left. I wonder how many amateurs think about starting the ball on a line.