Post by imperfectgolfer on Apr 30, 2011 9:46:39 GMT -5
I agree with both of you.
Tightdraw stated that he just lifted his arms in his backswing action. He lifted them to an appropriate height - because he got his hands to just above right shoulder level. However he doesn't get his hands deep enough because he doesn't have a sufficient torso turn. He needs another 20+ degrees of shoulder rotation. I presume that he doesn't have enough thoracic spine flexibility to turn his upper torso by another 20+ degrees, so he needs to rotate his pelvis another 20 degrees. His pelvis doesn't rotate much.
Note that his pelvis has only rotated about 20-30 degrees in the backswing. That means that his hands are not deep - a vertical line drawn down from his hands at his end-backswing (image 1) will hit the ground at the level of his mid-left foot. That causes him to come OTT, and down the TSP in his downswing (image 2), and he generates a slightly out-to-in clubhead path through the impact zone. He powers the swing with an arm motion and an upper torso dive action and there is little pelvic motion. If he rotated his pelvis another 20+ degrees in his backswing, and thereby ensure that his left heel raises up and that his left knee kicks-in more towards the ball, then he could start the downswing with a more assertive pelvic action. If his hands are deeper at the end-backswing position (because of a greater degree of upper torso rotation), and he starts the downswing with a more assertive pelvic motion, then he could shallow the clubshaft down to the elbow plane - instead of coming steeply down the TSP, and he would also be using more pivot-power (instead of arm power) to power his swing action.