I hadn’t hit a ball in 7.5 months and I can tell you that the sore muscles are proof besides the visuals that I got the pivot action down more or less.
I noticed in the video that I still have a change to make in the back pivot to make it perfectly shift-and-post, but my right hamstring and glutes are sore today, indicating that I shifting into the right post.
The back muscles that are sore are the left latissimus dorsi, also indicating a strong leverage created by shifting into the left post on the down swing.
Here are a couple of clips below:
DJ Driver Down The Line – TaylorMade Rocketballz 2 – 8 Degrees
Overall, I was very pleased with the power and distance in my drives. I was bombing the ball, first day back or not, and when a gentleman I’d never met stopped to chat with me, he asked me after a few if I could drive it even longer.
That’s the Dunaway power, because without my biggest efforts, I was sending the ball to the back mounds bordering the 7th hold on the executive course – I told him I could certainly ramp it up and proceeded to bounce two drives off the mounds and onto the 7th fairway – probably at least 30 more yards carry!
As you can see above, I’m fairly flat-footed with the leading foot, very little to zero heel lift, which with the degree of hip turn I created, would be impossible to perform without the proper shift-and-tilt move of the compound pivot.
I’ll explain what I wasn’t happy about and how I changed it, when I’ve done so.
I’ll get some slo mo gifs up when I have a moment, so everyone who likes the slo mo can have a gander.
More to come!