With the complexity of the swing, this is fundamental action is often overlooked. I like all my club golfers to go through this drill at some stage. What is the use of a great pivot and balance if we have poor strike action and club awareness.
This is a key factor in getting the club under plane. A key aspect to look at if you swing 'over the top'.
This can be a tough aspect to develop but well worth putting some time into. One thing is for sure; if you unhinge lose the arm/club angle from the top of the swing then you will always be a sloppy ball striker with limited power.
The transition phase is absolutely crucial for all the attributes of speed, strike and accuracy. If this phase is done well then you are able to really smash it through the ball.
The essentials of how to create a functional body coil. This is the main 'drive' of the swing.
This is the basic concept of arc width; wide in the backswing and slightly less so in the downswing.
Trying to achieve the 'positions' and alignments of the backswing can easily pull you out of sequence which in turn, will pull other parts of the swing out of shape. Remember that the swing is a fluid dynamic movement.