I think you contradict yourself a little here, because I believe that optimizing his numbers is the same as the bold. Or at least it is one tool leading you to that same end goal. I can't imagine that more understanding could ever hurt.
We'll have to agree to disagree then. Because these guys can get numbers, know the flight from video - and ingrain that feel/swing pattern into shaping that particular shot. I'm betting you haven't used Trackman? At least in a formal instructional environment - with a top tier coach who has been trained on Trackman?
No, I think you guys have to agree to agree, he is just wording it differently. :)
Well it depends really. If you learn the feel, sight, sound of the shots you hit, then you combine that with trackman or other fitting tools, you now got data saying, ok that shot shape and impact feels like this, and that is a couple thousand more RPM. With new technology, its possible to relate feel to numbers now.
Yes, but you aren't "feeling" the RPM. You're working backwards from what you saw happen with the ball to know that it spun a lot more or less.