Originally Posted by Homer Bailey
Hook, I've been working on getting a higher position at the top of my swing, and this may sound weird, but I'm having trouble seeing the ball over my left shoulder as I make that big of a turn. Any quick tips for this?
I just watched a bunch of your golf swings again. You definitely don't need a bigger shoulder turn. To me, it just looks like your right arm/wrist is collapsing a bit at the top. If anything, you actually need to feel like your making a shorter backswing. Your swing is similar to Steve Stricker's. If you watch him, his wrists are pretty quiet.
Ideally, at the top, your left arm will be relatively straight (yours is good), your left arm and club will form a 90 angle (your does), and your right arm will form a 90 angle (yours is about 60 degrees).
I gave you that drill where you take the club up with your right arm forming a 90 angle. There are two devices that I use to help out with this. One, is the David Leadbetter Swing Guide that hooks onto your club. This limits the wrist hinge to 90 degrees. The second device I use is (don't laugh) a floatie. Michael Breed uses them on his show. Go to Walmart, spend a couple of $$ and buy a floatie. Then, place the floatie over your right bicep and hit balls with it on. This will quiet the collapsing down and will make your swing wider/higher-looking at the top. Of the two, I'd recommend the floatie - cheaper and more effective.
Let me know what you think. Good luck!