The changes involve a more parallel line with my feet to the target line, making sure my shoulder line is square with the target line instead of open, and straightening my posture to a more upright one while still bending at the hips.
These changes are all designed to eliminate the over-the-top club path that my swing has always had to some degree, but which I am now determined to lose completely before I begin playing golf regularly again.
Address Stance – 7i Down the Line
All of which changes you can see in the comparison of yesterday’s address with a 7i to last year’s address with the same club.
The changes certainly are doing more than making my club path less steep on the down swing. I was hitting draws with all clubs while just working on the address, and I mean from 9 iron to the Driver. I usually aim left of the target and expect to have the ball work back to the right.
Yesterday I had to reverse this, aiming for slightly right of the target and watching the ball work to the left.
I have two clips from yesterday showing the swing changes viewed down the line.
7 Iron – Down the Line
Driver – Down the Line
I’m pleased with the progress I’ve made in my changes thus far, but now that I’ve made the commitment to completely rebuild my swing and remove my idiosyncrasies to the extent that I am able to (to maximize consistency and therefore turn a “power swing” into a golf swing for scoring), I am not satisfied.
The work continues, but I like what I’m seeing with my ball flight after the first couple of practice sessions.