Venturing out to the Marine Base today. Have not played there in some time. Hope to get a tee time around 10:30 as a walk on. Short notice, but anybody that can make it....
(also have to stop by the exchange...it seems that S.W.M.B.O. has run out of Chanel Nr 5...this constitutes an emergency).
The only thing I can really do is describe what I have felt/done. I played my best lead arm dominant golf with the intent of the lead arm being soft and swinging like a pendulum very vertically. So, what I mean is what worked for me was to let's say just stand normally no club in hand and then swing the lead arm at about a 45 degree angle to the chest. Left shoulder swing center. Relative to golf posture I would imagine a straight line on the ground maybe 35-40 degrees from the inside and swing my lead arm on that line feeling like the hands never got outside that line. The feel I used was left arm feeling like it was swinging vertically like a pendulum but right on the imagined line of approach. So the line of approach let's say ball is 12 o'clock target is at 9 the line would be around 4 o'clock.
The trail arm in this method just added support but never dictated the clubhead motion. This method worked well for me but I moved on to other things and can't really even make it workable anymore. The crucial aspect was that the location of that vertical left arm pendulum created the body motion. It was similar to the Malaska type deal a bit.
So, now it's very different. Now the basis of my swing is like if you stood there with a piece of wood horizontal at waist height with a nail in it and a hammer in the trail hand and hammered the nail.
So, kinda like a bicep curl. The lead arm is basically inert or soft. The motion is controlled by the trail hand arc. Feels like the swings center is more the right elbow to me. My feel is that I try to hammer back through address. I just try to remain still and make that motion. My body moves only a bit. I never felt with either method when playing well that I was aggressively pivoting but that my body moves turns in accommodation of the master intention.
The downward hammer arc basically kicks the clubhead out at the bottom. For me I stay in pretty decent shape with steady head doing this and the clubhead carries me into the finish. If you have watched Malaska it's kinda like a right arm Malaska deal. It's not complicated.
I don't shift weight bump hips squat or post up or try to spin the shoulders. The swing gets me to my lead side every time without thinking about it. For me this style is very very easy on my body.
Thats my ramblings on that for now, @Vinsk. You have a unique situation. I do know that I can't play well without having one side or the other be the master. Trail or lead.
The challenges should be fascinating. Our hunch is that there will be many challenges on the difficult par three 17th, but each team will make decisions independently (and could vary based on conditions as they go). 6 points up for grabs with the challenges in today's matches. Reminder, the yellow ball will be played alternate shot and team that shoots par or better (net) gets the point.