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Drills and pivot
I have been doing drills, actually mainly one drill. The stork drill. I was having some trouble getting back to the ball, and noticed a lack of stability in my feet. The stork drill is basically, hitting balls while standing with your feet close together with the left foot back, while standing closer to the ball with a tall right axis. i did these drills for about two days straight. What it did was helped my pivot tremendously. I was still sliding into the ball a little (old habit), but what the drill did was really help me to understand the power of the circle. The turning is really where the effortless power is, but you have to hit from a stable base, to have something to hit from. I have always had "happy feet"' which is a huge power leak, and kind of jumped at the ball. this sliding jump move makes you release your hands early, which is counter productive to effortless power. I filmed myself doing the stork drill and submitted it to Martin, he said it was getting much better, but still getting a little too forward through impact. Anyway I have been working on that, but I noticed that I was still a little closed at the "wall". So the last couple of days i have been working on the "belly roll" intermittenly while doing my drills. i have had a real tension problem in the take away, so what I decided to do was hit balls at about 50% effort while practicing and really focus on my stability. One other note is that these practice sessions coincided with Oostheizen winning the Open. one thing about Louis is that he hits the wall perfectly, cups the left wrist ( belly roll), and is soo stable through impact. I am convinced thisbis why he hits it so far. Think about it, compare his swing to Tim Clark, Clark is almost completely off his feet at impact with a driver. Clark, a very fine player, is not a long hitter and I believe it is because of this, just my own observations on how this effects my own swing. To make a long story short, lastnight the majic happened. I was focusing on hitting the wall followed by a belly roll, keeping my feet very stable through impact and turning through impact. I started hitting effortless bullets the exact trajectory that i have always wanted. The more i got in to this, I decided it was time to start really let the club tip back and continue that through impact. The overwhelming feeling that Ingot was that the back ok the club was justbdropping on the ball Notrying to square the clubface, just letting it keepnfalling. The control was amazing!!
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