At one time, I was a fairly solid ball striker and then kids happened and I went from playing a lot to a little. I guess over that time as I lost consistency from not playing, I started to pick up a few bad habits trying to maximize distance - notably being very flippy at the ball and trying to scoop it up. So the last couple of weeks, I've been swinging around the yard and in the house trying to work on hands forward at impact.
Went to the range for the first time in awhile, hitting some half swing shots trying to work that feeling of hands in front of the ball. I thought I was doing halfway decent until I slapped the iPhone down and taped the last 5-6 balls. Everyone was me just not in a very good position at impact.......... weight seemed back at impact and hands certainly were not in the right position......... little right wrist angle at impact and a few inches after impact, my right wrist is already essentially flat.
Any suggestions for good drills around the house to work on at night in between the infrequent range sessions? Someone suggested the impact bag and just take 50-60 half swings a night, even in slow motion at times where when your club hits the bag, work on being in the same, strong position every time, trying to engrain the feeling in the head. Then work up the velocity of the swing. Others?
Thanks guys, first time poster but this seems like a great site.
I don't have anything against the guy.
Except that he's teaching a feel as if it's reality.
Just this past week I've told a guy (Craig) a few things:
Feel like your arms are just ropes.
Get your belt buckle facing the target before the clubhead even reaches the ball.
Barely hold onto the club and let your arms get dragged along behind simply because they're attached to your shoulders.
He over-uses his arms. I had to give him some advice similar to what @pwgolfpro has espoused in his videos and here about his arms being "effortless" or whatever.
The problem with this is just as I said in the second sentence of my post here: he's teaching a feeling and isn't talking about what actually happens in a golf swing.
This is the same exact thing I've said all along.