You absorbed a lot of mental and physical golf instruction today…good job.
Today we focused mostly on pivoting.
Pivot with your shoulders in the backswing. [no lifting with hands and arms]
Pivot with your hips in the downswing. [leading with hips by pushing off with right foot]
We also worked on standing taller when you set up to the ball by reducing the amount of angle between your arms and the club shaft. As mentioned, I would like for you to stand taller and closer to the ball.
These are the only things you should practice for the next week.
You can practice your pivots without a club until they feel natural.
Practice this about 5-times during each day. Early morning, mid-morning, lunchtime, afternoon and before bedtime. You don’t need a club to practice…just pivot your shoulders and your hips.
I suggest you do them in sets: shoulder pivot to the top, then hip pivot down through the imaginary ball.
Practice at a range once or twice this next week, if possible.
Your swing videos:
- Your shoulder pivot looks excellent in takeaway [beginning of backswing to waist high]
- The top of your swing needs to be extended up higher
- Mostly good push with right foot to shift and pivot hips
- Halfway in your downswing your arms reach too far from your body trying to reach the ball with your clubface. This is why I would like for you to stand taller, with less angle between your arms and the club shaft.
- Your finish looks great.
Overall, correct start to the backswing and correct start to downswing. Need to work on the following:
- Posture at address [set up to the ball] needs to be more upright.
- Reduce the angle between your arms and the club shaft so they are straighter.
- Keep your arms closer to your body [chest] during the downswing.
- Keep arms fully extended after you hit the ball [impact]. In the videos you can see that your left arm is bending at the elbow when it needs to remain extended until the finish.
See you next Sunday.