Finally, maybe a bit of a breakthrough...... I know, I know, the golf gods are going to smite me for that, but after the last 8 months, they owe me one!
I may have found a new "feel" that's working. I'm "feeling" like I'm swinging the club more around than up and down. More pushes, and push draws, and hitting it dead center on the clubface. Maybe even picking up a few yards as a result of the solid contact.
I'm a little concerned that I might be getting a little flat again, so I'll try to get a video the next time I'm at the range, but in short, if it's working, I'm not going to get too crazy about trying to change a whole lot right now. My index just topped 7.0 for the first time in forever last month, but my last 3 rounds with the new "feel" have been 75, 76, 75.....all very solid, with 8 birdies between the 3 rounds. For me, that's a HUGE improvement in ball-striking over what I've been struggling with most of this year.
.......now, off to make some kind of appropriate sacrifice to appease the gods for my arrogance in posting this in the first place. Playing again on Friday, so we'll see if they were accepting of my offering.