I don’t always take the SwingRite out of the bag during my range sessions, but when I was investigating the John Daly/Mike Dunaway leverage aspect yesterday, I made sure to take it with me because of the “feel” I had swinging it over the weekend.
I primarily use it for keeping my swing muscles primed when I’m not actually hitting balls, which means it’s usually at home that I use it.
However, I have had frustrating days when I’d go to the range to work on something and then would realize looking at the video and remembering my thoughts during the session – I hadn’t done what I’d been working on at home!
That’s natural – this is why in sports, you drill and drill and drill the fundamentals so that you can react and execute without thinking in an actual competition situation, so I took that tack in making sure I pivoted the way I had been swinging the SwingRite at home.
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Here’s a video clip showing how I transitioned from the “feel” of the pivot with the SwingRite, and I did it in stages:
- Swing the SwingRite easily without any thought of producing the “click,” just to get the action, the feel at the top and the transition in my head,
- Perform a SwingRite swing with speed and power, keeping that feel,
- Make a practice swing (or two) with my driver then
- Put a real swing on the ball
Now, look at the positions below on the full SwingRite swing, the Driver practice swing and my position near the end of my actual Driver back swing:
1 and 2 are nearly identical, but I notice a difference between them and frame 3 with the head and shoulders, so I’m going to be doing some more work on it in the weeks to come, after I’ve finished the “MCS – Project 2018” video.
While I do go past parallel by the transition point of the back swing, comparing frame 3 above to the actual transition point:
… you can see that it’s just the hands going a little past where they stop in the other frames, so it’s not a wrist cock but the hands getting a little higher, which changes the shaft angle at the top.
That’s likely a holdover effect of my former very high right elbow position, as I don’t feel fully wound-up with my hands lower… just a matter of changing that “feel” with some reps and feedback on club and ball speed.
You have to “believe” in a swing change, and my psyche probably just hasn’t yet accepted that I can stop the club at parallel and still deliver the power
The issue however is getting the club on plane coming down, and if I can get this going:
… then the parallel shaft issue could simply be a matter of aesthetics and not consequential at all – but I’ll find out soon enough.
So, a little work with the SwingRite went a long way yesterday to nearly duplicating my training swings at home in my actual Driver swing!
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