Early extension for power and face??

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Early extension for power and face??  

  By: Marcus A on Aug. 8, 2021, 11:06 a.m.

Here are the swings you requested.

I early extend backwards with the head right from moment the downswing begins(which is probably a move for power) and also up right before impact probably because of the face. I have great power but consistency is below average. I did learn from the site I'm a feel player which will help with pre-shot and hopefully in practicing more in a manner to align with this. What would be some drills to rectify these issues as a feel player.

Tyler - thanks for the preliminary feedback. Here is a video for who ever wants to help.

https://www.golfsmartacademy.com/golf-instruction/early-extension-late-or-early/?list=fix-your-early-extension,8

 Last edited by: Marcus A on Aug. 10, 2021, 5:36 p.m., edited 8 times in total.
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Re: Early extension for power and face??  

  By: Tyler F on Aug. 17, 2021, 9:12 p.m.

If it were me, I'd say the early extension is minor. The camera moves around a bit, but the change in location of the head and pelvis seem to be slight. To me, the bigger cause of inconsistency is the arm motions through impact. The follow through pictures show the lead arm bending, the wrists rehinging quickly (or never fully unhinging) and the club passing the body quickly in after impact. I'd start there.

Even in the drill version of the swing, the angle between the forearm and shaft is quite pronounced. This happens when there isn't a lot of ulnar deviation.

So if it were me, I'd work on the follow through width position. Maybe start with the L to I drill and then work into the ulnar deviation videos.
https://www.golfsmartacademy.com/golf-instruction/l-i/
https://www.golfsmartacademy.com/golf-instruction/unhinge-solve-flip-roll/

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