Went to the range Tuesday.
Worked on swinging with torso rotation, instead of swinging with the arms.
My old swing the arms started the take away,
My new swing the take away is started by the torso and shoulders.
once I got it down my irons were working very well, with a nice consistent ball flight.
However, My driver still had a super slice, but I think I was getting tired and pushing it!
My back today hurts from the set up. Left shoulder a little higher and weight on right foot. Loose arms and smooth swing.
I have to play today and if it does not go well on the course it will be difficult not to revert back to my old swing just to get through the round!
I will be at Baltusrol on Sunday and hope for a great finish. Unfortunately, the PGA Championship does not have the mystique of Augusta and the Masters, the history of the British Open, or the prestige and trying course conditions of the US Open. It is also being played early to accommodate the Olympics while the duel between Phil and Henrik is still fresh in our minds. But it does usually have the strongest field of all the majors and Baltusrol is a great test of golf. I am excited about going and watching golfers like Rory, Dustin, Jason, and Jordan take on the challenge. This is the 100 year anniversary of the PGA Championship (98th event due to WWI) so tradition is with this major.
Quite frankly I am having a difficult time getting up for golf in the Olympics but hopefully once it starts I will have a change in attitude.
I am no golf pro so take what I say and do with it as you please. I agree with Saevel25 that you move you weight too far back in your backswing. If I were you, I'd try to extend my arms more after the impact.
You have a really nice looking swing though! You have good extension on your left arm in your backswing, something that I struggle with.
The last time I played out there was a few years ago in the fall and they made no particular effort to deal with the leaves. That round was a waste of time,money and golf balls. On prior trips, it approached ok. It certainly beat Hidden Lake.
If nothing else, Cliffside is a bit unconventional. The holes are fairly unique. If course conditions were brought up to speed, it wouldn't be bad.