I have been working really hard on the “Plane and release by feel” drill. It is helping me set my hands lower at the top of my swing.
My big problem is I get my hands too high at the top of my swing, they drop to start the downswing…and I am cooked. The club is going to be under the plane and my lower body is going to stall to let the club catch up. This is a result of too much arm swing. I believe this swing today stops as soon as my shoulder turn stops.
Off and on good golf has been there for a few weeks, although those back spasms I suffered set me back a week or so. I am not going to play any more tournaments this year (The local Nationwide qualifier in two weeks a possible exception). I am going to spend the whole winter playing in skins games they have around here to get my game sharper. That is basically my problem. Lack of play has me as dull as a butter knife most days because I am still in “working on my swing mode.” Playing one good round out of three and shooting 70-74 the others is not good golf at this level.
I made myself a good player by playing golf and trying to make as many birdies as possible. Skins games will re-hone that skill.
This swing looks like I am not hitting it that hard, but I assure you, the ball is going as far or farther than I normally hit it. I just need to add a little more turn and “work on it” less.