Too much. You're not being a Stupid Monkey™.
Still. Your top priority piece doesn't change every day. :)
Anyway, not really the topic (your practice in particular).
Anyway, my question is simply this: Would it be harmful to adopt the new (to me) swing in fear of loss of muscle memory of a swing I have been using for a long time if I used the new swing exclusively? I have a fairly good swing already, but am always open to new ideas.
Simply put" Should I or shouldn't I?"
Realizing that is entirely subjective.
What do you have to lose? If you were completely happy with your current swing you probably wouldn't be asking the question. My guess is that you have already made up your mind.
I just started learning the game last year at the age of 51. Took lessons, practiced every night.... same old story. I had some good things going - predictable club distances, better touch in the short game, etc. Was on my way to meeting a goal I had made for this year. Instead, I decided to change my swing. I don't know if it was a good move or not but my point is, what's the worst thing that can come from it?
We're either satisfied with our game or we're not. If we're not, we should do something about it. At least that's my opinion tonight. Good luck.
OK I will. I only yesterday made a video from my point and shoot, but I was only trying to see what the camera would do. I also need to get a tripod first. Then I will set up properly, routine, grip e.t.c. I am pretty sure that I will keep the swing I have been using though and use the suggestions from the group on honing in on the things that need it. Although I was not really trying, the video didn't look too horrible. I could see that my take away was alright, arm stayed straight, good extension, head movement negligible, weight transfer not bad. Of course, I probably do not know what all I should be looking at. As for the swing "change" I only had one round using SnT and as was mentioned, I probably was only using elements of it and more than likely incorrectly. But once I get the camera set up, I will try both and see if its something I would want to "publish". Like I said maybe "If it ain't broke, don't try and fix it". of course, fine tuning is always a good thing and heaven knows I probably could use a lot of "fine tuning".