Particularly the thought that many of not most pros have some combination of these swing patterns. I am 66, have a 10 handicap from the blues at my club, am not particularly long off the tee (240+ or -), but I have noticed over the years of playing (46 yrs), that as I have experimented with the different teachings (and lessons), the primary variables for me seem to be; a. the turn (I am a width player at 5'10 and 200+ pounds), and a loose (untense) body/arm motion. This last especially seems to bridge the gap of the various swing types. Meaning, I can get the plane, weight shift, hand cock, etc., right and try to hit it with my supposed power source (physical strength of which at my age I do not have a lot of, but seem to do better relying on my flexibility (which is pretty good at my age due to ongoing exercises). The difference seems to be in accuracy. I am more accurate using the "hitting" actions but the distance is better (consistently) using the flexibility/relaxed body/swing for the rhythm mode. It's hard to know what to think or believe having been around as long as I have, gained the weight over the years I have, taken as many lessons as I have, etc. I think I'll focus on the short game, my putting stinks!