Yup, just getting the steps 1 - 3 right will take time & persistence. But as I said, they were things I've worked on before, one time or another. I have a habit of dropping practice on specific item as soon as I feel I've got better. Then, before I know it, it returns to bite me. Anyway, this time, I am keeping the drills for good.
Just a reminder, they're called KEYS, not steps
I get what you and Erik are saying now. I just assumed I was all over the place with my swing. Thinking back on last year, the "feel' wasn't always that much different between the awful shots and the freakishly good ones. If anything, some of those good ones surprised me because they felt exactly the same.
Yeah it's not just you, it's you, me, Tiger Woods, the good ones and the bad ones are almost perfectly identical. The bad ones may not "feel" as good because contact isn't great and the strike doesn't sound solid.