I will use the last swing clip I shot that day to compare with the first day back hitting balls this season, at which point I may be closer to having been off for 9 months.
One of the reasons I got the SC300i launch monitor was because of its near-spot-on data points with regards to ball & club speed (more than near-spot-on as it uses Doppler radar) and carry/total yardage info (very accurate compared to GC/Trackman).
That can’t be faked, so I knew that it would be the perfect tool for doing swing research on the range without having to resort to mortgaging my soul to do so.
When I would swing normally, such as when you’d be putting a nice, controlled driver swing on a tee shot, I’d get the mirror-image pivot/impact situation – raised leading heel on the back pivot, raised trailing heel at impact.
Taking a look at his latest video proffer, I can’t imagine what it must be like trying to hit a ball at full speed and still having to worry about and perform that leading foot twist through impact.
Two weeks from now temps will still be just above freezing on the daily high, so it’ll likely be the 2nd or 3rd week before the weather is suitable for getting back to work.
Now, imagine that instead of the horrific Modern Golf Swing model(s) that wrecked his body, starting with his left knee, Tiger Woods had been taught this action:
Right at the outset, I’m going to give the gentleman doing the analysis and explanation of Bryson DeChambeau’s “pull up, pull down” approach to the swing a break – he’s a PhD but not in the field of Kinesiology or anything else sports related, so he’s a layman here.
That’s important – they really try to pull a fast one here on the viewer by introducing “Dr. XYZ, PhD“ for the segment, when he essentially wouldn’t be any more of an expert in the discussion than anyone else.
The first, I’ve discussed many times – swingers who refuse to fully shift their weight to the leading foot because they insist on anchoring their trailing foot to the spot.
Those of you who took part in sports in your youth might get what I’m going to say here, because today was the first day I had “that feeling” after watching a Kyle Berkshire swing analysis video on YouTube.
The video itself has nothing to do with “that feeling,” but it was what I did after watching the video that led me there.
My longest WAX Nation members will of course be familiar with the mental imagery aspect of the golf swing because of my Austin/Dunaway years (2009-2013), so this is nothing new.