MIKE

Overall, my impression is that you have a fairly serviceable swing to play the game. I believe you can improve your scoring by improving your fundamentals in certain key areas. We can work on these key areas one at a time as this seems best for you per your suggestions.

PRIORITIES

  1. Keep elbows closer together…don’t separate them on either side of the swing.
  2. Your right knee is turning too far inside and this pushes your hips too far around your spine.
  3. Your left wrist is cupped at the top of your swing and it isn’t flat or bowed at ball impact.

There are other key areas we can work on but the above are your priorities in improving your ball striking ability.

Here is what I see and while it works some of the time, we can improve these key areas.

TAKEAWAY

  1. The club is coming inside a little too soon. It will improve your swing plane and your overall results if you let the club head move back a little further before you start turning the club inside. I believe this may be due to overturning your hips, which should resist turning to help build muscle torque.
  2. Your right elbow is moving too far away from your body on the backswing. This increases the cupping of your left wrist at the top of your swing. You get away with this with a fairly powerful swing, but it does lead to inconsistent ball striking.
  3. The downswing is on a much shorter arc path to the ball and this is due to your hip shifting forward at the top of your swing. The hip shift drops your right elbow into your side and the club accelerates to the ball on an inside to inside path. This is as it should be, but you’re creating a downswing problem by overturning your hips on the backswing.
  4. Overturning your hips occurs because your left knee is turning too close to your right leg. While the left knee should turn toward your right knee—it’s only a slight turn. When you overturn, it pushes your hip into the turn too much and you lose some of the torque between your hips and your upper body muscles and the unwinding a little weaker because of it.
  5. Ideally, we want the back of your left wrist to be bowed, or at least straight through the ball’s impact area. The left wrist should lead the club, grip first through the ball with the club face tilted behind the ball. This will maximize your speed and power through the ball.
  6. In keeping the elbows together theme, let the arms remain closer together as your move past the ball impact areas…in the videos you can see that your left elbow is moving away from your right arm. Keeping them closer together will provide more of an aesthetic appearance and a better balanced finish. Your club arc should be wide with a high finish. It’s easier to get there with your arms closer together.