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  1. Here's a student many will tell you "lacks flexibility." He thinks it (sometimes, when I haven't seen him in awhile ), other instructors have told him he lacks flexibility, etc. His hips sway right, his torso turns about 75°, and he lifts his arms up to "finish his backswing." It's a bit better in the left photo here because he's been working on this for quite some time now, but even still you can see those trademark things: hips sway back, no secondary tilt, head rises, arms lift, turn isn't great. On the right you can see him doing the wall drill. You set up near a wall.
  2. I may have discovered why my practice swing is so much different than a real swing. My head turns with my shoulders just a bit more on the practice swing. It's a subtle difference but the result in how much shoulder turn I get is not so subtle. This kind of makes sense because the two swings have always felt the same whir looking so different. So I've been looking at the swings of pros to see what they're doing and it seems their heads turn very slightly at the top. I assume because they are not old guys with as limited of neck flexibility. My concern isn't what my swing looks like
  3. I worked with one of the college players today. His spine was around 31°, and he'd turn his shoulders at about that angle early on in his backswing, but by the time he got to the top it would be 18 or 19°. Predictably, his head drifted back a little, but up a fair amount. So, we worked on Key #1. I could have called it Key #4 (path) but it was a bit more of a secondary effect. Heck, even Key #5 was improved. But Key #1 is not about the head. I know, it's in the name, but we say this: the head is a reference point. The point we care about is what we call the URC - the "Upper Rotational Center."
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