If you want to improve your swing and get better, you MUST let go of long held, incorrect beliefs. It’s as simple as that.
Here is an example.
Almost half of my online lessons, in-person lessons and clinic attendees are way too far from the inside.
Too many years of swing to right field, drop it in the slot, right shoulder down, etc.
Too many years of blocks, hooks, swing bottom behind the ball, hips thrusting to the ball, etc.
I record their swing path with my Flightscope, 8, 10 even 15 degrees to the right, when anything over 5 is a hook waiting to happen.
I tell them they need to swing more left with ideas like better rotation, right shoulder out and not down, hand path more diagonal and not dumped behind them, etc.
“I need to swing right to hit a draw.”
“That is over the top, I won’t do that.”
“That’s steep, I will take huge divots.”
With this issue and others, you have to understand that most of what you were taught and learned is not what’s correct. It’s just the opposite of the extreme you were doing when you were an over the top slicer…and the right answer is a middle ground between the two extremes.
Slide the hips because you reverse pivoted and didn’t shift your weight, get the arms inside because you lifted, go wide to narrow because you casted with a weak body turn. I could go on.
The opposite of bad, is also bad, it’s just the other extreme. It’s why I try to be careful with semantics when I show drills that are exaggerated.
I’ll end with this. If your path is 15 right and your instructor is trying to help you swing 3 right, it’s not over the top and steep, it’s less right.