LAUREL LESSON TOUR 18 - 5.28.20
Our first lesson since the Shut-In orders.
Great to be back with you and working on your golf swing.
Our focus for this lesson was to slow your swing down and not be concerned with where the ball went, or its distance, as long as we were able to analyze each shot to determine what is the cause and effect.
The goal in this is to groove in a reliable swing that sends the ball toward your target, rather than left of right of it. We discussed this with each shot so that you can self-analyze your shots on your own time.
After reviewing your videos, I am reminded that we've talked about your hips barely turning during the takeaway. You keep them very still which gives you a lot of stability, but it prevents your upper torso from making a bigger turn away from the target.
In the beginning, your shoulders start to turn while your hips remain static. Then, about when your club shaft reaches halfway up [parallel to the ground] your left arm crosses your chest in order to keep your club moving up. This is causing several swing faults. 1. You aren't fully torqueing your upper body to store power, and 2. you don't benefit from a powerful hip turn back toward your target. This produces a weak transfer of power to the ball.
Take a look at the videos, some are in super slow motion so you can see each movement sequence more easily...and look for when your upper body stops turning away from the target. This is the moment when your left arm is drawn across your chest and pushes your upper body up away from the ball.
If instead, your complete the shoulder turn, keeping the club in front of you...and still snug to your chest...just not crossing over it as much...you'll get more complete upper body turn and torque. And you will get a lot more speed producing power for your shots. You can still practice this at half speed, just try to get more shoulder turn so that your back is facing the target. To do this you will need to turn your hips more away from the target as well.
If you have any thoughts or questions about this, please text or call me. Talking to you might be easier...but that's up to you.