10th hole at my home course is super tough. Par 5, over water twice. Pin was cut two paces on front of green. Hit my third shot with a 60 degree wedge from 72 yards out and landed it three feet from the hole. Controlled aim, trajectory, and spin perfectly! And made the putt for my first birdie ever on that hole. For five seconds my short game looked like a pros!!!!
Congrats!!! Thats soooo cool!!! No ace for me either. Thought I had one once, even had a witness. Tee shot went right down the stick and into the hole only to somehow hop out and come to rest on the lip.
They should turn in place, centered. If you drew a line on your right hip at address you would want to create a little space away from that line during the backswing because the trail hip will move back and around. Basically turn the hips, don't slide them back (or forward towards the target).