I worked hard on some changes down in the desert and just 2 weeks after my final lesson in the warmth I was out on a slightly snowy day filming that swing to see if things were still moving in the right direction.
Instead of spending too much time writing right now, here is a short intro about the swing videos that follow:
I wanted to edit all of this into one video, then realized that I don’t currently have any video editing software. Instead, here are a few clips from different angles of where I currently exist swing wise.
7-iron face on:
7-iron down the line:
Driver face on:
Driver down the line:
This is mainly just an update about where my swing is without too many words. Having watched these a number of times today I can see what I need to work on and where I have regressed in the two weeks since seeing Bruce. It’s important to stay on top of these changes as it’s a slippery slope back to where I came from and in golf it is so easy for progress to reverse itself even with the best of intentions. Filming must be a regular part of practice as feel doesn’t always lead towards one’s ultimate aims and intentions.
What I need to continue to push: bigger shoulder and body turn and less hands-on at the takeaway. I also need to use more lower body to generate greater speed/power.
For some contrast, this video was almost exactly a year ago:
I might have a couple of days to just hit the gym as it’s a high of mid-20s tomorrow with 20-30mph winds:
The courses will probably be closed for a couple of days. But, I ran into a friend yesterday who owns a golf simulator down in Oregon City. I might just have to go and visit Jari to keep the swing moving forward through this cold snap.
I also plan on doing a lot of swing drills inside today and tomorrow as I know from looking at those videos where I have started reverting and need to make sure progress is being made. I need to forget so much of my old swing and in a lot of ways forgetting habits is harder than learning new ones.