Below is a video of me hitting an 8 iron yesterday. While I realize I have (actually had) freak distance ability, I am improving my swing not with the ridiculous extremes purported by many, but with simple efficiency.
I am not making a wildly long swing, I am not super lagging the club, I am not firing my hips 70* open, I am not going for max shaft lean, restricting hip turn for coil, going wide to narrow, power squatting, creating max upper and lower body disassociation, nor am I leading with my hips and then stalling them for power. I just try and simplify my motion and PED’s. Picking and Eating Donuts.
This nothing of a swing with none of the distance producing and body contorting extreme movements is what we need to strive for. Coincidentally enough, my path, face to path, AoA, Vertical and Horizontal swing planes, spin, apex, etc., were all near perfect. I wasn’t chasing those numbers, it just so happened I made a simple swing and they lined up as a result.
I am trying to get my hands deep enough which is hard with my left shoulder injury, so I have to get my hips open to do that without having my arms over run my turn. There goes X-factor and making a full backswing to parallel.
I’m trying to get my shoulders to work around more on the downswing and the arms to work in front of my chest so they do not to trail my turn. There goes my pivot driven swing with passive arms and hands.