Note: While I had the camera positioned properly for the iron swings, I neglected to shift it when I teed up the driver balls, so the illusion is that the ball was going a little left of its actual line.
If you look at the two trees in the distance that serve as goal posts, I was aiming between them on my swings, at the bushier tree between them on all the swings.
It only took me hitting balls one day this spring and looking at the video to figure out that I still wasn’t swinging with a proper right-dominant arm action, so I waited out two days of rain and was at the range this morning.
It was grey and windy, and when I left, it was only 7 degrees Celsius or 44 F (I checked my phone app just before packing up), and my lower back was really not feeling great today with the weather, but you won’t believe it looking at the swings I made.
Once again, I have proven to myself (if not to anyone else) that you really can’t figure out some things just by looking at them.
With the one exception of having figured out Ben Hogan’s pivot action simply by watching him in video clips and then mimicking the action, I haven’t ever figured out a swing move in any way other than having performed the action and then having seen that it was like someones else’s.
I shot a quick video clip of the right-dominant swing action I’ve been working on for the last while, and I can’t believe how much more compact it is than what I used to consider my best action.
As you’ll see and hear, this adjustment for me has dramatically increased my speed and power as I use the SwingRite stick for feedback, and today was the first day swinging after having determined what I was doing to get to the speed setting I’m on right now.
I have been going back and forth about what I was doing to do now that my swing research has concluded.
I have thought it was over a couple of times before, but there was always a nagging thought that I might have missed something – well, I can state with confidence that, having cracked the “Dunaway Down Swing,” there is nothing left to look at.
I have some personal matters arise which require attending-to this morning, so I thought I’d dash this quick post off before doing so, and when I return home in the afternoon, it’ll be back to work on the video, which is now nearly complete.
Touch and go and day to day! But before I head out, here’s my thought on MD.
It’s been a busier month than I could have imagined when we rang in the New Year, but I’ve managed to make enough headway on the upcoming video that the end is in sight!
The major problem (if one was going to have one, this is it) has been trying to winnow down four hours of swing work that I recorded with David D. over the last few weeks of the ’16 summer season, as well as some video short clips that he had recorded on his own smart-phone – there was so much material that ended up on the cutting room floor.
**Update – Video has been added to the body of the posting below /update
Well, I guess I shouldn’t be surprised that so many in Wax Nation watch televised golf – but thanks to Frank Nobilo for pointing out something I see all the time, and for his shout-out onThe Golf Channel last night during the 3rd Round coverage of the Sony Open in Honolulu.
Thanks as well to Peter A. with the heads-up, and to those of you who emailed me – I was watching the telecast but I had stepped away from the TV near the end of the broadcast, and I missed it!