Golf Consultation with Lance January 11, 2020, at Tour 18.

First, it's clear you have a lot of athletic ability and that you have some swing flaws that can be corrected with lessons and practice. As we discussed, getting out twice a week would be very helpful during this transition between your current swing and the rebuilt one. We agreed that one lesson a week and one practice session on your own in the same week would be ideal given your other life and work commitments. This way you can practice changes resulting from your lessons.

You describe your chipping and putting as strong elements in your game and while I'm sure you are good around the green, we can make you even better with my putting and chipping techniques, as discussed.

See further analyses and swing videos below.

This is just a hello picture. .. because the rest of the vids you will have your head down over the ball.

This is your current swing with a 7-Iron. As measured on the flight scope, your distance was 170, club head speed was 90mph and ball speed was 117mph and these resulted in a smash factor of 1.30. Your distance is about 20 yards longer than the average distance for an average player and about 5 to 10 yards longer than many advanced players.

The challenge with your current swing is and will be consistency.

These are the most significant changes needed to give you more consistency, accuracy and distance:

  1. Consistency: Shortening your backswing by keeping your left elbow straighter and resisting your hip turn during the takeaway segment of your swing
  2. Accuracy: Correcting your right elbow position so that it is more vertical and thereby closer to left elbow in the back swing and this will help square the club face at ball impact resulting in straighter drives
  3. Distance: Creating lag in your club head to increase your club head speed...You can get from 90 to up over 100mph with this technique

Our goal is:

  1. Stop the backswing at the top so that the club shaft does not move past horizontal.
  2. Keeping the elbows closer together by eliminating the chicken wing in both directions; backswing and through-swing.
  3. Holding the club back in the downswing with wrist hinge.

The videos of your swing below are in regular speed and slow motion. A couple have stop frames for a look at your over-swing and where the swing should stop at the top.

This video has a prolonged stop at the end of your backswing. At this point, you have almost completed a circle around your entire body...at least 330 degrees!

This video has a quick stop at the top to demonstrate where we would like to end your backswing.