Originally Posted by David in FL
Question........you've been fighting a slice and are now, just recently working to learn and ingrain a draw. Why in the world would you even think about trying to intentionally hit a fade and risk screwing up your recent hard work?!
Seriously. Re-read Mike's post, which included this picture:
Originally Posted by mvmac
He's being nice to you, but the subtext is that you shouldn't practice that way, nor worry about fading the ball.
That is not how you practice. And maybe you weren't practicing that way, but decided to film a few full swings at the end. I'd rate that as unlikely, but I'm willing to give you the benefit of the doubt.
Where's the video of you practicing your drills? Changing the picture?
If you cannot achieve "success" (changing the picture, hitting out, making the ball push and draw back) 75% of the time, you are practicing improperly.
If you need to make swings that send the ball 60 yards to achieve 75% success, DO THAT. When you get to 85% success, you can move to 75 yard shots. When that hits 85%, you move to 90-yard shots or whatever.
I am trying to stop you now. You might fully understand your lesson. But it's going to take months to ingrain the lesson. Months of diligent work.
You won't completely backtrack making a few swings when you play a round of golf, but you damn well will if you spend the bulk of your practice time doing this.
This is not your "new" swing. It's your old swing, almost exactly, with a few little differences. They're important differences, but it's still very early in the process.
Originally Posted by RandallT
Then I see this latest update, and it seems that you've have moved on from the fundamentals of your lesson to shaping shots left and right. Did the lesson recommend that was your next step? Have you mastered what was provided to you in the first lesson already? If so, I'd be interested, because then I'd realize it's possible for me to pick up my pace of learning because my ability to transform my swing. I've been working hard with deliberate practice, and taking my time, expecting each month to work on basically one or two pieces... maybe I'm not ambitious enough.
Answer that question if you could, Kyle. It's only going to help you in the end.
Originally Posted by KyleAnthony
Today during my round I'm going to focus in ball flight so that I can start working toward a consistent and predictable shot
No, today, just play golf. Whatever shot shape you've got, play that all day.
But you can't waste your time on the range. It's valuable, and each swing might only get you 0.0001% closer to fully ingraining it, but the last thing you want is to spend too many swings which take you any percentage in the opposite direction.