Swings From Day 1 – Project 2018

I put together a compilation video of some 5 iron and Driver swings from 3 different angles.

It was a pretty basic “warming up for the season” session, just to get the flow and some feel back after the 5 month winter layoff.

All I did was work on the setup to get comfortable with it, and of course on the “One Major Move” with regards to the swing action.

I can already see some shortening of the back swing due to the improved setup position, and it will likely get a little shorter before I’m finished with the tuneup.


Just the setup change did a good deal for allowing me to really get down into the impact and swing bottom before the hip turn began to lift my trailing heel on the better swings.

Next time out, I’ll put some “Big Legs, Little Arms” focus on the back swing pivot, then on the “Hammer Drop” move from the top for the “Drop & Pop” which will give me that “3 To 9” phase that I want to see (the trailing heel just beginning to lift at impact with even the hardest swings).

… and if all of that goes well, I’ll basically have the optimal swing action I’ve been working on attaining since last year!

The takeaway from Day 1?

That you can train and maintain a very solid swing action even when you can’t hit balls or play, by simply doing your “One Major Move” and the various “One Exercise” drills from the video series – look at my form on the 1st day back after 5 months off!

More to come of course.


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4 thoughts on “Swings From Day 1 – Project 2018

    1. D Watts Post author

      Definitely more side tilt, Tom – that was the issue related to ball position from last summer. Most people if they have an issue with spine tilt, it’s that they don’t have enough.

      I’ve never seen someone with too much side tilt…

  1. D.L. Moriarty

    Looks like you’ve got some more bend in the trail leg on the backswing now. Any advantage there or should we be sticking with the straighter leg?

    1. D Watts Post author

      Good eye there D.L.! You are correct, but that’s just one of the “first day back issues” I noticed that I will “straighten out,” if you’ll pardon the pun 😉

      You definitely want the straighter trail leg on the pivot. In fact, if you look above in the posting, I said that the next time out, I would incorporate the “Big Legs, Little Arms” pivot action. I realized when I got home and looked at the video that I neglected it, and the dominant right arm – being a lefty, I have to stay on that.

      So, I was pleased with what I saw on the 1st day, but far from satisfied

      My next swings will be much better, but I wanted to show the starting-off point of the season swing-wise, warts and all!

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