Spent a bit of time today looking over old videos from the first few pages of this thread - it's great to see how far things have come and remind me of why I need to persevere when I'm finding a certain piece tough. One of the things that was obvious was how much other parts of my swing have cleared up as knock-on effects, even when I haven't actually worked on them. Things like secondary axis tilt, left arm staying straight at top of backswing and head movement have just naturally improved as other things have clicked into place, which is a nice confidence boost. Joining evolvr is one of the best things to happen to my golf game (the other being joining two really good courses!) and I am so appreciative of all that Brian and Preston have done to get things where they are.
That said, this priority piece is still a work in progress. Today's session, which was slightly curtailed by my wife deciding she wanted to come along as well, before quickly getting bored by hitting 50 yard swipes with a sand wedge, saw improvement with the sequencing, but I still need to exaggerate the feel of shallowing the club more on the downswing. First swing was the start of the session, then some position work, then the end. Like I say, very little actual practice today, but I feel that what I did do was useful. Main feel today was letting my arms stay more passive in transition and really making my hips lead the downswing. I like the fact that this now means my hands aren't chasing out as much at A5, but still need to shallow the club as well.
On the plus side, backswing is looking good, even with it not being my main point of focus
I started seeing an instructor last week. After the initial swing analysis, he gave me a couple things to work on. Working on take a way and swing plane. Went back for lesson 1 and the over the top was way better. But for some reason, whatever I did to correct the over the top, caused me to block everything right. I NEVER hit irons right. After researching it, it seems obvious that my swing plane is too flat from over compensating trying to stop the over the top.