Probably not, except for what I’ve mentioned before with regards to the long drive swing being primarily for speed and power (with adequate accuracy) and the playing swing being for speed, power and a good deal of accuracy.
You all know that one of my pet peeves on golf swing analysis is the ridiculous “using the ground” excuse the analysts use when they simply have no clue what’s going on and still want to sound knowledgeable about what you’re seeing on your screen.
Simply, launching one or both feet into the air while swinging a golf club does nothing to add speed or power, rather it is an anti-injury move because the swinger is either not using a proper weight shift to the leading foot and/or doesn’t want to damage the leading leg or hip.
OK, you can probably tell I’m having some fun working out the last little details on my long drive swing action, but today was extra fun when I got home to look at the video.
I hit some awesome balls today after struggling through the first half of the bucket, all because I got sloppy with my posture – but when I realized what I was doing and straightened back up to a taller address, it was game, set and match.
OK, I actually wrote the last posting before I went to the range this morning, and I’m really getting good at hitting balls while half-frozen – I actually had to blow into my hands today at times, between swings – but here is the good stuff.
I talked about the link between that high-heel back swing and the low-heel impact, but I’ve never put it together in my own swing in this way… follow me below the fold!
I am still not posting video of swings as I said previously, because the changes are so significant in the work I’m doing day to day that any video I post would be obsolete the next day.
I do have some gifs however of some iron swings to go with the Driver swings posted on Sunday, from three angles (5 Iron), and I have done some more work since then, so the next swings I show will be even closer to my vision.
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.