Post by imperfectgolfer on Dec 25, 2011 22:13:06 GMT -5
You asked-: "Do you agree with tba's assessment that the fact that I I'm flat in the takeaway makes the 2nd half of my backswing steep, which makes the the beginning of my downswing too steep."
No! I don't agree with tba. I believe that type-of-problem only occurs if one has a much flatter backswing action with an exaggerated arm lifting action in the late backswing - see my backswing chapter where I refer to Bruce Lietz's very flat backswing action. Your backswing clubshaft plane is minimally flat and you are only slightly off-plane in your mid-backswing. I don't see that as a significant problem.
I also don't believe that hitting off mats is a problem. Annika Sorenstam barely scuffs the ground when she swings in this drill action, and she doesn't dig trenches. Neither does Tom Watson and many other superb PGA tour golfers.