Lots of stretching and physical therapy, and I think I'm nearing 100%. I've been to the range and even played a few 9-hole rounds with family, but mainly just to stay loose- no real deliberate practice.
So I shot these vids to get a baseline on where I stand after a hiatus. I have been reading my last few lessons and doing some mirror work at home, particularly around the pieces related to my steepness on the downswing.
My one thought in these swings was to start my hand path more toward the ball (horizontally) than down. As always with video, I am surprised about what I'm seeing. The club is definitely doing what I want it to do or hoped it would do! My last assignment was to go slow enough to show improvement, so I'll need to go even slower. These felt like 50% but look more like 75%.
The plan from here is:
review the vids to see what parts of my old lessons show regression (fix those issues)
take another set of vids at slower speeds to see if I can make progress on my final assignments from my instructor (from spring 2017),
restart Evolvr in November,
play a few rounds by the end of the year to see how this swing holds up on the course. I played only a few rounds early in 2017 after a good winter 2016 of progress but I really don't know where my scores stand,
continue through the winter with deliberate practice like last year, and hopefully declare a victory in spring 2018 on the downswing steepness that I can't seem to shake.
Here's a website that's dedicated to the "mental" game.
Items 1,3,5 are all physical things like swing, setup and practice.
Items 2 and 4 are basically:
2) Hit balls as if you were playing the course (Physical)
4) Don't lose your temper. (Obvious)
Basically, how we defined "mental" in this thread the article ended up with only one actual "mental" fix: "Don't lose your temper."
Everything else is a physical fix.