Originally Posted by saevel25
Actually we weren't till your last two posts.
That was not what you were saying for the whole thread up till now.
You might put 5% to such things, but if that is the primary fault of somebody's swing, then that must be worked on at a higher percentage. Like for me, I take the club head way behind me in the back swing. This causes me to come over the top. I do get into the slot, but it makes it near impossible for me to change that momentum of that such movement to one coming that should come the inside. This causes me to hit a slight pull fade. Which I can play, but I want to be able to hit a proper push draw. So to fix this, I MUST fix the back swing. Which means I must prioritize it, especially above 5%.
I don't disagree with what you are saying and working on other parts of the swing should not be ignored.
From my experience, golfers and teaching pros allocate far too much time on parts of the swing that IMO don't accredit such importance.
It only stands to reason that your main intention during a swing will automatically be what you were working on during your last practice session. And again, IMO, if that's not an impact intention then you will be directing your focus somewhere other than the most important moment in the swing.
Like I said earlier, one intention - 100% focus, two intentions - 50% focus (at most) etc. Get your swing down before you go onto the course and trust what you have on the day. If you are going to have a swing intention/thought, then make sure you are focussing on impact.
Focussing on other parts of the swing is just wrong. A guy with a big axe has only one intention, hit the tree; an archer, the moment to let go; a baseball/tennis player, hit the ball; IOW they focus on the moment of truth. I know I'm in for an attack about how golf is a much more intricate move than these examples but its the same ball park. Bottom line its all about impact.
If you're casting or coming OTT at the start of the downswing then returning to the desired impact position is probably impossible. A little work on this fault would be advisable but as for the backswing, you can recover from most of those errors prior to impact but that's another topic.