Originally Posted by ApocG10
The fix? Move my rear foot back about 2 inches (not wider, back from the ball). I drove the last two rounds better then I ever have. I was no longer scared to pull my driver out of the bag, because I knew I was playing a small fade with good contact. So, is this a legitimate way to fix a swing problem, or is it it just masking an inherent flaw. I would much rather fix the flaws than hide them. I even matched my best ever round of 78 doing this.
Maybe it's the plethora of drugs I took in the '60's, but this makes no sense to me at all. Maybe someone can help me out of my flawed thinking on this.
For simplicity, let's use the face of a clock, where the target line is 6:00 to 12:00. Your slice is caused by your swing plane moving from 5:00 to 11:00. The ball travels from the center of the clock, over 12:00 and slices to 1:00 somewhere out there (for simple math). Correct?
If you back up your rear foot, your stance is now pointed as if the target line was 7:00 to 1:00, right? Your "new" swing plane is 6:00 to 12:00 but the path of the club and over the top swing remains the same. Now the ball will start from the center of the clock and move over 1:00 and slice to 2:00 because all you've accomplished is turn your taget line 1 hour to the right. Right? If you've changed nothing in swing mechanics, grip, plane, etc., etc., all you've managed to do in this example is shift everything to the right, where your error is going anyways. Again, I fail to understand the logic here.
Again, I took a lot of the blue ones and a few of the green ones in 1969, but if my methodology of understanding this "advice" is incorrect, please someone help me out.