Thanks to everyone for your questions and comments. This was a great blog today. I am sorry I wasn't able to get to everyone. Jeff, Mark P, and Todd please ask your questions again next week. Have a great week, see you next Tuesday.
I want to congratulate Danielle Kang for winning the US Women's Amateur this weekend. I have been working with her for over a year now and couldn't be more proud. Great job Danielle! Here is her swing...
Evan asks at 1:18:
you for doing the blog, it is very helpful. Could you take a look at my
swing and give me some advice on what I can do improve it?
Thanks for posting your swing Evan. Like so many golfers it looks like you have found a way to make the ball go towards the target without having your fundamentals exactly where they should be. When you work on your golf swing you want to go in this order; clubface, swingpath, pivot. In your swing the clubface is very closed on the backswing. This is a combination of a slightly stronger grip and a takeaway that is excessively inside. The problem with this clubface is that you can't release it properly and have the ball go to the target. As a result, you hold off the clubface during and after impact, keeping it open to prevent what would be a big pull/draw. The second fundamental of swing path is also a bit off. Like I mentioned before, your takeaway is too far inside and the club points across the line at the top (to the right of the target). When you start the downswing the path shifts and because outside and above the plane coming into impact. The body seems to work fairly well throughout, despite the plane shifts and clubface compensations.
I want you to start with the grip and make it neutral. This will help clean up the face during the swing. The path issues are a bit more challenging but the basic idea is that the club should be in line with your hands when it is parallel to the ground going back and at the top. On the downswing, it should work down your right forearm as you approach impact. Here are a couple of pictures to help you see the changes.