It might not be for you Gdaddy, but think of all those weekend warriors that play most of their golf out of the trees on the right hand side of the fairway. Just think of their enjoyment of the game if they could hit some fairways in regulation or hit a green with a 5 iron. Maybe if you wanted to move onto the conventional swing after that then cool.
What's wrong with conventional you ask.......Well, nothing if your good enough to use it, have the time to keep everything doing what it should be doing and then have the athletic ability to use it.My big gripe with the cocked wrist swing is you're asking beginners of all shapes,sizes,abilities,strength,flexibilities etc to play a swing method that not suited to their individual bodies
Anyway enough of that, I know Erik gets very pissed off with me crapping on about this stuff so.......Mrs Kanwar anyone?
I can certainly appreciate the idea that weekend warriors who stink would love to be better. The two biggest examples I know of that fit your criteria are my dad and father-in-law. Both are lovers of the game and both have been playing for a long time, and both have pretty much stunk their entire lives. My dad has never broken 90, and my father-in-law's best, I think, is something like 86. Most of the time they are out there flailing away towards frustrating 102's and 106's.
But it's not because of "the conventional swing" that they have trouble ... it's because of "their swings" that they have trouble. Any time they spent learning this goofiness would be better spent, in my opinion, learning the proper way to swing. But it doesn't matter, because they aren't trying either.
Why? I don't know, but I think that apathy or lack of confidence, or whatever it is, is what's keeping the weekend warriors from getting better. Not the too-difficult-to-learn "conventional swing."