That is because I’ve been looking closer at a part of the pivot (the start of the takeaway) in greater detail, as that’s been my particular sticking point to date.
Here are his swings from a few years ago from two angles:
Down The Line
Right now, I have figured out what I was failing to implement on that pivot move by looking very closely at his pivot from the the down the line gif. as seen below:
My issue has been the separation of the left arm from the chest and the high right arm and elbow at the top of the back swing.
After years upon years of swinging with a very high right elbow (Nicklaus did it and it was called his “flying elbow” so I don’t feel too bad about it), it is still something I do if I don’t force myself to pivot with a flatter angle.
By following Dunaway’s swing model however, if I do it the way he did it, I end up at the proper position at the top, without the flying elbow.
I’ve therefore been working on ingraining the new feel before heading back out to hit balls, because I believe that this is the last piece of the puzzle for myself, and when I get that part right, I’ll have it.
So, quietly working at the drawing board on my pivot move and I’ll hopefully have some good if not great news soon.
More to come!