I'm not sure if your lessons are on grass or on mats but hitting off mats is much easier. Just loosen up those hammys( plenty of stretching drills on the net) Regripping the club is hard to get rid of. I also did it slightly and I'm not sure if I ever completely got rid of it. Keep at it.
Your swing looks good. The sound of impact is crisp. Is your instructor good with you being so bent over at the waist? I know she wrote some kind of dissertation on the back and golf. Keep at it. By the way how's your short game? That can cut 3-6 shots off your score if your dialed in.
Don’t be to hard on yourself. You have a good looking swing and are making adjustments to make it more effective. Sounds like you are making the most of the time that you have available for golf with lessons, practicing and playing and have an instructor who you enjoy and trust. Keep the updates coming and enjoy the journey.
As I mentioned to you in our DMs, you have everything it takes to get to scratch and better. Your'e the student instructors hope walks through the door. You got to a 4 on your own which displays alot of talent on its own. Ill be following your progress and wish you luck but most importantly enjoy the process. The most important advice mentally I can give you is be prepared to watch your scores climb in the short term and you might be hitting some terrible shots when you play moving forward. Dont get discouraged by this!!! i cant stress this enough. It will get better but slowly.
As for your newer action you have some Brendan Steele in you with your posture. The one question i would have is have you been fit for your clubs? is your instructor working on your balance and where your weight is in your feet? really excited to see how far you go.Have fun!!!
Heres a drill for you to look at. you can do this at home as a rehearsal. youll activate your hips a little more and get proper rotation
Looks good. Does your instructor want you swinging up on the ball with the driver? Also your last move before you start your backswing is to extend the club out to the ball. Is that your move or something your instructor is advocating. Keep it going!!
I think that move is fairly common with a driver as it encourages more of a sweeping reaching motion. If you are hitting your driver well I would just sttick with what works. For me I usually start my backswing with a bend of the knees before I start the club back. We all have different triggers. I’m definitely not as knowledgeable about swing mechanics as most on this forum but am asking more for curiosity sake. I like your posture better in this latest video. Have a good evening.
Nice drill. Some instructors have you using under both arms like Leadbetter while Ballard is mainly concerned about the lead arm staying connected. I think good instructors grab the best ideas from other instructors. When the video started you were way bent over again but before you start your swing you straighten up. Keep it going. Your instructor had to be loving your dedication.
Looks like weight is out over toes - put an alignment stick on the back of your right shoulder and it'll point well past your knees and down to the end of your toes - can't help your balance.
You don't appear to have any lateral move in your transition, you start rotating right away which gets your right hip in front of your arms and though they are shallow you are getting stuck so EE. You also don't regain your flexion in transition and your chest immediately begins to work away from the ball - need to start with the left shoulder staying down and feel like it's going a little lower , ie add some left side bend in transition. Again even with shallow club, you are getting further away from the ball so you need to extend your arms early to reach it.
A face on would confirm to if you start raising that left shoulder early too.
My 2 cents. And my first lesson was setup and it took me months of going between too bent over, too upright, bit too far, bit too close. I still check it weekly via a mirror, Monte's arm hang, and getting an alignment stick hanging off the right shoulder, down just in front of my knees, and to the balls of my feet. It takes time. And unlike you I also had a flatish shoulder turn to deal with, yikes.
Keep up with your instructor. My work paid off big time in year 3 but in year 1&2 I never got worse but did see glimpses - just had to stick with the direction of the instruction.
I think lessons are 100% needed and super important, but they can only take you so far, IMO. They helped me so much with my long game, but you can't become great around the greens hitting into a screen or off a mat. The various lies and skills needed, again.. In my opinion, can only be gained from practice outside during real rounds, or practicing on a realistic surface.
Over the past 3 months I've gotten so much better off the tee from lessons and more indoor practicing on trackman. However, I'm still garbage around the greens because I'm only playing 3-4 times a month, and I'm still not experienced enough as I'm still beginning. My goal this year is to actually play less during the summer, and go hit chips around the green for an hour every week. Usually I'd play a quick round Fri and once again on the weekend, but I'm going to cut the Friday round for as many chips and putts on real greens as I can.
Hey, I'd talk about the cause(s) of your EE with your instructor at that next lesson. You never mentioned if you talked about an overall swing plan with her. The beauty of having some regular instruction.
I'd add that with your current move with your chest backing away from the ball, when you do begin to address the EE, you are going to be getting closer to the ground (with your chest) in the downswing and this will make the changes you are going through with setup seem like child's play. You only get about a few inches closer than when you are at setup but given a long time of backing off and extending the arms early to reach the ball it'll feel like you are about to eat some dirt. LOL. Been there and stuck quite a few clubs into the ground behind the ball. Training out of early extending the right arm, at least for me, has been and is a continued work.