I liken the modern amateur golfers to Charlie Brown and most golf instruction media to Lucy in video #1.
As you can see in video #2 and #3, this guy sure does know how to practice taking it back inside and burying it inside on the way down so he can swing inside/out…and look at that awesome lag/forward shaft lean he has going.
In my analogy, the over the top, hang back and cast in his swing when he hits the ball is the equivalent of Lucy pulling away the football and Charlie Brown falling on his butt. Of course he has the ultimate scratch finish. The scratch finish is when you hold and pose. The ultimate scratch finish is when you are so pure, you point the club at the target with extended arms.
This is an extreme result of what I have been talking about. Making lag the primary goal of the golf swing. Most of you have not fallen down this hard, but seeing an extreme personified can often open your eyes.
PS-He probably goes through this routine (plus stepping off yardages twice, throwing up grass and changing clubs three times) on the course before and after every shot, causing a 6 hour round. I hope he sees this blog post and videos. I don’t like soliciting to people, but I hope he comes to me, because he can’t be having fun playing like this.
Please send this to all of your friends who have fallen, or are about to fall into this trap.