Quote from lee on February 28, 2012, 18:47
Been hitting a few thin shots and shanks.:o Am I not maintaining proper posture through impact ? Every now and then when I hit a good shot it does feel good and good distance as well.
This may sound strange, but I have hit one "lateral shot" with MGS!
Start with an 8 iron or 7 iron and
Review your MGS set up. Bend forward from the hips feet together, ball at body center. Now keeping the forward bend, twist your torso closed - HOLD. Look at the position of your head, and the tilt of your torso.
Now, check your posture and also your TENSION. The arms should hang very loose, and the shoulders be very relaxed. Use an extra light touch on the grip - you should feel the weight of the club hanging there in your hands.
SLOWLY take the club back until it is opposite your rear ankle. The path the club should trace is a straight line not an arc. Video your self or watch your self in the mirror taking care you don't come out of your posture from what you had at address. NOTHING MOVES FROM ITS ADDRESS SET except the arms taking the club back.
Now just return the club back to the ball MAKING SURE NOTHING MOVES. Do eight of these, as you do, tempo this mini swing by saying ONE POTATO TWO POTATO. Remember the nursery rhyme? You are completing your back-swing as you end with the first Potato and you should be hitting the ball as you say the word Two. Start by saying the words slowly and timing your hit and gradually increasing your speed until you are hitting it at your natural tempo.
Do you shank the ball with these shots? Of course you wont. Practice these shots getting a feel for the path the club takes back and through....WITHOUT TENSING UP AND without moving from your MGS set. Do another group of eight. As you gain confidence, increase the height of your back-swing...making sure you keep your tempo the same and that you first take the club back to your ankle, and then letting your very relaxed lead/left arm ride up the chest wall. STAY IN YOUR POSTURE back and through,and be very quiet and stable in your lower body at all times.
Don't try to over swing...just keep your tempo.
Shoot some video with your phone of camera and send it to me. Use a mirror, some how, verify your positions.