Shadow stroking at the gym, it occurred to me that the stick/pole I was using was an excellent tool to show how you drag the butt toward contact. The improved takeback really makes it easier to get the SSC down. I realized that the backswing must be really short for this to be effective, and the stretch does feel quite different from previous efforts.
Naturally the weight/balance of the pole will affect the forearm action a bit, but I think it's looking good...
Look out! Crazy guy at the gym!