Each week I take whatever time I can find and try to film myself hitting a few shots. I’ve been working out consistently (I do a half hour of isometrics and stretching, a half hour on the elliptical, and a half hour of resistance, band and floor training) trying to gain overall strength and I have been able to up the work on my lower body since starting with my new M.A.T. guy. My goal is to build myself up as best I can so that I can withstand the stress involved in staying out over the ball while keeping my hips deeper in both the backswing and the forward swing. You will see in these swings (a 7 iron and a 3 wood) that I am better with the shorter clubs, as the added pivot range necessary for the bigger swings leads me to continue to lift in the middle of the backswing. The timing of the lift, while in itself not a huge amount, leads to subtle sequence problems which cause not so subtle issues with face, path, and angle of attack. After I did this video I worked on it again and it occurred to me that having my elbows even height-wise at left arm parallel is of major importance in my (and any) swing, as the lifting that occurs usually causes the left arm to raise and the right elbow to fold in. In my case the loss of depth allows me to overturn and I cross the line at the top, and when I make my transition move my weight moves to the front of my left foot without enough rotation built in to open my hips in a timely fashion. You can see that my approach is a good deal above my initial shaft plane, which might be manageable (though still not desirable) if my hips were deeper. The bottom line is that I continue to need work on deepening both back and down, and it would appear that if I am ever going to get back to hitting the ball the way I used to this has to get better.