Can't Stop Flipping
Hi everyone! Long time listener, first time caller!
Swing sequence (FO, stills): https://photos.app.goo.gl/yC3JFpMAMv3vuvSJ7
Swing videos: https://youtu.be/tr26HfhJUwg (Six swings, including some pre-shot practice, and slow-motion replays, both DTL [swings 1, 5, 6] and FO [swings 2, 3, 4])
I've been struggling forever with trying to fix my hands flipping over at impact. No matter what I do (and I've taken a lot of lessons), my downswing always looks fundamentally the same - and it has looked like this since I started making swing videos ~15 years ago. For whatever reason, I lose all my lag early and end up fully extending the club well before impact. By impact, the only way I can hit the ball is to flip my right hand under, so the clubhead is actually at or past my hands when I get to impact. When my timing is good, I can hit the ball pretty well. When it's not... I'm all sorts of inconsistent, rarely hitting down on the ball, etc.
I suspect that I'm doing something wrong right at the beginning of the downswing, but I can't figure out what it is. In my most recent attempt to improve this, I tried to focus on getting my right elbow in front of my right hip and turning my right forearm to the sky. It seems to look good in practice swings, but I haven't been able to incorporate it with a ball.
I've taken so many lessons, and this never gets better. I feel like I'm missing something fundamental about the golf swing. Something about how the body moves maybe? It feels like I need to rewire my brain to learn where to release the club. I suspect that it's actually something straightforward, and I've probably come across the solution dozens of times - it's just something that needs some really dedicated focus... if I only knew what it was. I'm hoping anyway.