Explanation of why Ballard advocates a more level shoulder turn on the backswing.
Level shoulders on backswing - right shoulder pushed or pulled behind - then cover ball with right shoulder thru impact.
Examples of that action:
Jason Dufner vs Ben Hogan
One other point - If you want to hit it long, you must swing fast! Notice the swing tempo and total time of these swings from address to finish. Particularly with female players, they swing much too slowly going back and arent strong enough to really accelerate on the downswing. Anika had a fast backswing!
I prefer and aspire to quick tempo, connected, and slightly shorter,yet powerful swings like Jason Dufner, Jon Rahm, and Tony Finau.
Just been going through He#! with my iron swing. Talked to one of our guys and says, since I am old... I must splay the right foot out more to get more shoulder turn AND narrow my base. Hips weren't moving back, etc., etc. So far, I can't hit a ball to save my arse! Hitting behind the ball, basically its turned to excrement!
Enter our Pro Emeritus: Watching me hit and walked over and said -- what the heck is going on??? Long story and explanation. Felt like the I am too narrow and toppling over. "You Are!"
Anyway, I am wider and standing taller and moving the back swing with the big muscles. Told me that I know how to do this and gave me a few easy "suggestions". Distance is coming back slowly with the irons. Back in balance.
Watched me hit a few from a distance with nice words of encouragement!
Went out with my grandson yesterday and HE was commenting on my swing... Whipper Snappers...
That is a Great Video!! Its so simple -- its complicated a Bing saying...