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I'm presenting this video without any comments. I endeavor to "hang up and listen." I'm curious what everyone thinks of this video. Chuck posted it on his YouTube channel. So, post away, and discuss amongst yourselves. I will work very hard to not post in this topic (after this post, of course).
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. You note how much space you have between your trail hip and the wall, and then you put your arms across your chest and make a backswing while you strive to increase that distance. Make the gap between your trail hip and the wall get bigger. Voilà! Secondary Axis Tilt, hips going forward during the backswing (yes, a bit too much, but this is a drill, exercise, or "feel"), head not going up, more torso turn. The proof, as they say, is in the pudding. As always, these are actual swings, not posed shots. 2017-09-15: Edited the title. Originally it was "Lack of Flexibility and the Wall Drill". We teach this to people who DON'T think they lack flexibility, too. Even kids.
I started to pull my driver and 3W pretty badly, to the point that it cost me a handful of balls...that is pretty rare for me. I started to think that it could be the swing plane or club path and I could not fix the issue once it showed up. So I went to see my local Pro. The results of most of my problems are set up and a faulty grip. The stupid set up ruins my rounds, what is more annoying, I do not even notice it. . I was setting up with an open stance, that would typically would cause I slice. But in this case it was causing me to stay behind and force me to throw my hands and arms out. So the instructor asked me to move bring my left foot further in front..(opposite for right handed golfers)...and boom!..problem solved. I have to admit, alignment is always being a challenge for me. On the course sometimes it is hard to pick a straight line...I don't know why. Visually some holes and angles don't seem to make sense in my mind and I double cross shots or hit it OB despite the good contact. I thought about using alignment sticks but, why couldn't I just use a couple of my clubs? If you are having similar issues check and re check your set up...such an easy fundamental causes a lot of headaches.