As to the reproducible swing: I played yesterday. Half good, half bad. No consistency to my swing at all. The good: My irons were above average for me, from the GW to the 5 iron. I missed some greens by a little with them, but overall it was good. Putting was really good. Missed only one inside of 12 feet. My lagging on the longer putts was worse than average as I left almost all of them short. The bad: My always dependable driver let me down big time. I had been hitting nine+ fairways per round. Yesterday I hit three. My driver swing, the one I "trust", was AWOL. The ball flight, distance, and accuracy were all wrong. My chipping and pitching were a little off as well, which is why I had so many putts of 5 feet and longer that I made. So, the swing that I trusted apparently didn't show up very often during yesterday's round, although my score (86, thanks to the flat stick) was the best I've had this year, and on a course I hadn't seen before. One water ball, one in the sand (which I hit to 40 feet, not 4 feet). Go figure. Have to love this game, though. Every round is different.
Maybe next week I'll be more consistent in my swing. I'll probably putt like crap and score worse than yesterday.