Mr Woody, I certainly am a poser as you so eloquently put it. But you obviously didn't get what I was saying. I don't hit down, in fact on Trackman I hit up a little bit but my miss is and has always been to the left. I also hit the ball quite a bit further than 250 but that's because I'm athletic and can generate power. My problem is I don't know where it's going. When I try to hit up more I hook it even worse. There's some video floating around by this Maestro guy showing that hittin up causes slices but for me that's the furthest from the truth. If I could keep the ball in the fairway more and give up a little distance to do I be all over it... Like Pavin or Funk. I have no idea if they hit up down or what. Hitting straight and making sound swings has nothing to do with hitting up or down and that's exactly what several Trackman coaches told me... Straight from the horses mouth. Good day good sir.
Try an x300 DG shaft. That will prevent hooks as you hit up. $18 plus another $15 installation with a new grip. That'll prevent you from making those high hooks when you hit up. The shaft weighs 140 gm at about a 46 inch club. 135 gm at 44.5 inch.
Guaranteed it will shorten your shots down to 250, assuming you are hitting 280-290 and wild.