Note: While I had the camera positioned properly for the iron swings, I neglected to shift it when I teed up the driver balls, so the illusion is that the ball was going a little left of its actual line.
If you look at the two trees in the distance that serve as goal posts, I was aiming between them on my swings, at the bushier tree between them on all the swings.
I am struck again by how easy the swings looked when I was making a full, cruising swing as I would on the golf course.
The power is all in the hip turn and the right arm action, and from there, I have a little regimen planned for the next few weeks.
I have no intention of swinging going forward with just the right arm action, so I will be working on getting the left side in as well, without it turning into a “pulling” swing action.
The funny thing is, I would be more than long enough if playing golf with just the right arm action, but I don’t do anything halfway.
So I will first get comfortable with the right-dominant action, and when it begins to feel more natural, the dual-action will either kick in by itself or I will work on it.
All in all, considering it’s the first day I nailed the mechanics, I am not unhappy with the results.
I like what I’m seeing, though the driver will take a tad more adjustment on the address – the irons are pretty much the same, and while the driver swing is essentially the same, the fact that you are swinging into the ball with an upward or level strike as opposed to the “through the ball” action of the irons, I anticipated I might have to work separately on the driver versus irons/wedge.
As I predicted as well, the back swing has tightened and shortened now that I’ve found my true address position (to accommodate the spine twist and bend), and I’ll be looking at the swing with my long drive clubs in a little while, once I’m satisfied with my “cruising” swings with the irons and regular drivers.
As with anything, you improve with practice and reps, so I’m very excited to see how much better this gets as I round into swing shape and get used to the new action.
It’s not that the action is un-natural – this is about as close to my perfectly optimal stance and action as I can hope to achieve, and it’s a matter of getting the old action out of the muscle memory and building a new visual for the swing to make it unconscious.
But I’m close to where I was when I built my basketball free-throw and jump shot techniques!
Video to come, but I may have better video than what I got today, in the next couple of days…
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