Re: Neutral Grip vs Strong Grip
Originally Posted by Golfing
Again, your response is flawed. To think that someone at the level he plays at doesnt strive for perfection is well misguided. Perfection and repeatability are not exclusively independent of one another.
I know I'm not good enough to play on Tour, but in my mind, I do know fundamentals. I think I speak for most anyone who has ever picked up a club when I say that the body does not always do what the mind says to. The OP explained his situation, asked for people's opinion on his instructor's advice on a neutral grip, and whether that warranted looking for a new instructor. It doesnt take Haney, Harmon, or Ledbetter to tell you that a neutral grip is normally preferred and that changes take time, patience, and a normally, a rough adjustment period. That's not board members giving lessons, that's people that know the fundamentals, reciting what's been taught to them. It's also people that know the trials of making adjustments and how frustrating it can be for a little while.
By your logic, tour success is a prerequisite for giving advice and telling someone the pro's and con's of various aspects of their swing. If that's the case, it's time to shut this place down, or at least make it such an exclusive membership, that very few really benefit from it. If tour success was a pre-requisite for helping people with their game, how is it that Haney, Harmon, Ledbetter, and Pelz dont have 10x the number of championships than Tiger, Jack, and Palmer have? I can guarantee you, there are excellent instructors everywhere that have never been nor taught a top amateur or pro golfer.
Again, I get the impression that you're taking views that dont align with your own far too personally. The point of all of this is not an attack against you, though I it seems you're taking it that way. The bottom line is that the goal is to give the best advice that we can on his questions about what his instructor was changing. Don't let your ego or your enjoyment of disagreement get in the way of someone else trying to progress and get better results from their swing.