Hi thanks for this,
The hop has just crept into the game over the last couple of weeks. I think its come about as a result of trying to get a bit more energy in the drive, I know what you mean about brain processing power though. At Quarry park we are very lucky to have long flat astro tees and its been fine on this, but when I play at other courses and try the same run up on uneven turf it throws me out completely, I will try to take this out of the game.
I will try practicing with different run up starting positions. I have always gone from right to middle even when attempting hyzers, and have never been that good with that shot so this is probably why.
I'm a bit lost on what you mean by twisting the hips to neutral and not turning the shoulders? Could you explain more (sorry to be a pain!) Do you mean I need to plant the leg more, twist the hips thorugh it and then spin round the leg? I think what you're telling me is that I reach back but when I step though my legs, hips and shoulders all move to gether as one instead of there being a pivot around the hips - is this correct? Looking at it in slo mo it doesn't look how I imagined the drive!
I took a bit more video last night, and its posted here at half speed again. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=otET8o2Q8o0
These were longer drives than the first video, three were 330' and up the other two were midranges around about 220' - 275'
The first drive though had something i thought I had taken out of the game last year, my arm whips up instead of through at the end. This has always seemed to generate more power (I and noone else around me can work out why) although it s not very repeatable and isn't something that happens on purpose. This was strangely the longest drive of the three. Any idea why this would increase distance on my usual throws - not that its something I want to incorporate I have just been curious for a long time