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  1. I skipped the towel and practiced the palm at the sky position. I'm too old to reach that position but the wrist angle of the right hand was the key tip for me. This wrist cock promotes lag. A lot of videos are good at explaining theory but very few show how. They all say handle should lead head but dammit, they never show how. Practiced this at the range twice and went to the course. It was an easy and natural move. Well done, thank you.

  2. This is not a good advice unfortunately… The concept of "shallowing the shaft" is a bit problematic. It might be a feeling for someone who's a chronic slicer and that helps them with feeling the opposite. However, you want your arms to shallow, not the club mainly. The club shallows because the arms shallows. If you are focusing on shallowing the club it going to fall more and more behind your hands and you'll get stuck. This results in a lot of timing issues because you're fighting the momentum of the club and you have to flip your hands to catch the clubface up.

  3. Hi Russel, to me shallowing the shaft is more a result than an objective in itself. Concentrating on shallowing is missleading because it looks like you need to add an extra motion out of swing plane = not natural

  4. Good one Russ. By whatever means to feel the shaft Tip Back (shallow) is a good thing. Back in the day when I was was working with Martin Ayers he would get us to feel the Twirl of the Club Tipping Back. Elk said it was a Spiral. When they captured both he and Elk on 3D Motion Analysis they were both way off the charts in terms of dumping the Energy on the Ball. Shallow Early Steepen late. Most am's do it opposite of this.

  5. Russell – I’ve used a item called “I Gotocha Ready” warm up system for years. I does the same thing as the wet towel in that it attaches to the shaft to increase the weight so you can feel the club shallowing. I like that I can use it down by the head, like with the towel, or up near the grip. The advantage is you don’t have to get your hands wet and you can use it at the ranger.. While its about $20 US, Ive had mine for 10 years and it still looks like new and works like a charm. By the way, good video and drill.

  6. Reminds me very much of the old "Momentus" training aid. This is a steel wedgelike club that weighs 3lbs and is fitted with a training grip so assists in positioning as well. Unlike the towel, where the weight is concentrated at one end, the Momentus is solid steel uniformly along its length though perhaps that doesn't make a lot of difference.
    Using it certainly makes lowering the angle of the club at the beginning of the downstroke easier.

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