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  1. If you put a slight dorsal flexion in your right wrist as you forward press and hold that angle through the stroke it's a good thing.
  2. I have some free time, been dealing with a kidney stone and an infection. You're on the right track! The left Quadratus Laborum QL crimps which raises the right hip puts the shoulders in play and engages the right leg. The pivot is a compound action, the QL is one component, a major one. With the proper sequence the compound pivot takes you to the top of the backswing on auto pilot.
  3. Forward press to start your swing and you'll get a preview of impact.
  4. @Jbarretta You've stumbled onto a motion that incorporates a a key component which is keeping the COM ahead of the Swing Circle Center. The club is swinging in a circle around the base of the neck, C7. The golf swing when done correctly is a beautiful powerful athletic motion. Don't fall into the trap as so many do on here of thinking of the swing as a series of mechanical positions.
  5. The video is a good visual to show the C7 and COM setting up the Holding Force that is resisting the Escape Force in Austin's golf swing. You have plenty of time to take the Red Pill. For now keep doing what you're doing but don't hold any angles in the downswing. The idea is to get a running start at the ball and that won't happen if you're holding anything back.
  6. You're on the right track. The club is swinging in a circle on an inclined plane around the base of the neck, C7. The belly button area is the center of gravity or COM, center of mass depending on what you want to call it. You want the COM ahead of the C7 or you'll come over the top or have some hip stalling going on.
  7. @bladehunterGood points! I remember Mike being very adamant about getting the meaty part of the heel pad over the top of the grip. He used his fingers to pull the grip into the clamp without engaging the left forearm. Note: His left thumb was neutral for a driver. As the club's got shorter he moved the ball back and preset his left hand slightly to the right to compensate for the ball being farther back in the arc. His right hand was a different story, he never got the club's grip into his palm. It was laid across these joints with very little pressure.
  8. @erikro The photos aren't that clear but it looks like he has a good part of the meaty part of his heel pad covering the grip. I learned the grip I posted about from Mike Austin who was the longest straightest or among the longest straightest hitters who ever lived.
  9. Just looking at the photos it's easy to see this grip won't hold up to significant swing speeds. You'd have to tighten the forearms through impact to be able to hold on but then you're shutting off an important energy conduit so you'll end up losing speed anyway.
  10. Has to be deeper in the fingers to get the butt of the club under the heel pad. Ligaments of the finger bones are pulling the grip into the vice. Don't add any forearm tension! The idea is to allow the club head to swing freely through the hitting area.
  11. Relax your brain, any kind of tension is your enemy.
  12. You want to form a vice with the heel pad of your left hand. Doesn't require a lot of finger pressure if you get as much of the meaty part of your left hand over the grip as you can.
  13. The arms are conduits for energy to flow out to the ball. If you're tensing them you're creating friction which slows down the club head.
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