Originally Posted by MS256
And I (who notoriously never changes anything) set about to change the shaft position at P5, to look more like the rest of the golfing world, at the 1st of November. 1,000s and 1,000s of slow motion swings and drills trying to make that plane feel and become the new "natural". Day after day and night after night.
Have to say that part worked. Then when the weather got better and I started playing I had to start fighting through growing pains that were fairly inevitable with such a difference.
Admittedly there have been times that the growing pains made me mad enough that if "going back" to my old way was a viable option I would have done it. Problem was that the new normal also made that hard to do, so the best choice was to continue forward.
How well I'll play with the new diagonal swing path: Too early to say.
So far: I hit short irons better than I ever have. Hit driver about the same. Fairway woods quite a bit worse worse (surprisingly). And long irons slightly worse.
Scores: Slightly higher but mostly because of course and weather conditions.
Future: I think I can play decently while I work through these kinks and setbacks (like "feeling" like the clubface is travelling out to in when in fact it is even more in to out than it used to be) as long as I continue to hit fairways with my driver and hit short irons well.
Funny, this is my "secondary" priority piece. At A4.1 my swing steepens when it needs to shallow. I get the club pointing well inside the ball at A5 when it should be pointing at or even slightly outside the ball. This has been even more frustrating because it's super easy to do in poses and slow motion swings, but as soon as a ball is there I revert.
Originally Posted by Ernest Jones
Does your wife shake her head and call you a dork when she walks by? Mine does all the time.
No doubt. She also adds in the eye roll when she sees that I have some random European Tour event on in the background, sees Rory or Ian Poulter or somebody else she recognizes and asks who's winning, and then I tell her it's last years event.