Trending in the right direction. Today was five straight rounds under par.
Did a Facetime session with Mario this week. Here is the "before" and what he saw:
"Keep working that trail side climb earlier to get the recenter fractionally sooner. Shoulders are getting a little "rounded" at the top. Will reduce the linear needed from here to get the pressure onto lead foot then the force back can happen quicker.
Pressure can still be on the right of COM then tilt and shift over to the lead lead from here.
If you lift up each foot back and forth quick the pressure shifts left to right quick but the body COM does not move. If you drift right too long or too slow, the COM will drift with the pressure shift for too long on the trail side. So if it just breaks the red line then turns on it the COM shifted to the trail side and is ready for the arrow tilt from the trail and to move over to the lead quick for the larger moment arm."
Based on that I'm going to experiment with unweighting the left foot more, allowing the left heel to raise. Here are those swings.
Better. Feel wise on the course I’m more “aware” of how different the unweighting is compared to a couple days ago, feels “taller” on the backswing.
Doing a drill with a light kettlebell and the step drills to enforce the feels and momentum.
Then some pitching. Keeping it simple. Arms soft, sternum forward of my belt buckle, sternum stays forward
Really liked this session. I have never really understood this stuff, despite being asked to it by my instructors a couple of times. Never got a good feeling for it at all. Watching this video and doing the drills really helped with that a lot. Now I have a good starting point if I'm going to need focus on this in the future again.
Checked my grip, which is pretty neutral as I’ve battled hooks, especially with driver and my instructor has been working on getting me to a more neutral grip, as opposed to my old super strong grip. I tend to revert to strong grip if I don’t check at setup.
My wrist is slightly cupped at the top with toe angled down a bit
I struggled a lot with palmar flexion when it was first described to me by my instructor. I’ve gotten the hang of it in the last year, and for me the feeling is like slightly revving a throttle. I also used a training aid from Tourstriker that helped with the transition from extension to flexion, forget what it was called but it was helpful for me.
I'm binge-watching Animal Kingdom. I think it's great and I can't stop watching it. It's got a great story and great storylines and great action and tension. And the acting is terrific. This is definitely a show to get your mind off of things. Has no one mentioned this show here? I did a search for Animal Kingdom and nothing showed up. I think the show has already been on for 4 years, so that's why I'm surprised.