That totally makes sense. I looked at the video at the end of my last lesson, and it was less flippy. I need to work that. In the lesson my instructor got me to "6" (though he did not use that terminology), then grabbed my club and pulled my body around with my hands not moving, to get the feel. It totally makes sense to me, my body is just resisting my orders! I do know that I am getting better at turning through on my shorter shots, they have been crisper, and more consistent. I had gotten so used to timing up my hands, that it is still feeling odd to keeps them out of it. And me head still tells me that they should be providing power, though the evidence of every actual golfer would suggest, no so much! Over the past couple of weeks I have been hitting fewer fatties, which suggests to me that I am getting there, incrementally.
Sunday I had 155 to a hole, but it was near the back of the green and I didn't want to be long, so I went down to an eight, and it rolled about ten feet off the back. Thank goodness I didn't hit the seven I pulled first! I did chip up and make the par, though.
You can practice getting forward shaft lean at impact by starting with chips and rehearsing slowly. Use short swings and try to keep the hands in front of the shaft through impact. Then move up to longer swings. This is what Day 5 is about.
Day 106 (22 Apr 21) - 3/4 swings with the 50 and 54 wedges w/real golf balls in the back yard (and the neighbors). Focused on engaging the bounce of the club and not flipping the club. Worked on getting the balls to land and stop w/in 5 yard circle. For the 50 this swing is about 50yds and for the 54 it hovers in the 30yd area. Love it when you can pick all the balls within that diameter circle. Followed it with some pitches of about 10yds keeping the head down and focused on the ball. Could see the shadows of the club and ball out of the corner of my eye....that was somewhat disconcerting as I would think "Oh no....its off to sliceville." Then to look up and see it land right at my target. Really forced me to keep the head in place through impact as it forced me to "trust the shot"......