I clean my groves and grips before every round. You can get incredible speed by gripping the club easy and releasing thru the ball.
Less slice and hook as well because relaxed hands will normally square up.
When swinging on the turf, the club will realign itself somewhat if you're not choking the grip. That's why hybrids work so well.
The sole will help you square up if you don't have a death grip on it.
I was playing with a guy today who was spraying the ball because he was trying to kill it. His backswing / downswing transition was WAY too fast.
I had him pause slightly at the top and he started ripping the ball. I should have gotten a beer out of him for that.
If you're slicing the ball, you probably are not lagging your club (unless you're spinning out or something).. I'd say work out your swing with what I call "L" to"L" half swings.
Work on swinging the club head thru as in slide #3. Notice how far both Haas and Hogans hands travel from slide #1 to slide #3, A foot or so.
Notice how farthe clubhead has travelled in those same slides. That's lag and compression. I've never done a video of myself , but in my mind I believe I do that.
Proper follow thru cures a lot of ills.
With a driver, I place a premium on hitting the fairway. I know that sounds obvious, but you can't score from the rough and bunkers and trees and lakes.
i normally hit a draw, but if I absolutely have to hit the fairway I play a high fade.
I just got back from the course. I was trying a new swing technique with my irons and it didn't work out too well. In fact it sucked.
I stuck with my old driver swing however. I hit 13 of 14 fairways averaging 275+. I shot 74 but only 9 GIR. I pitch and chip well.
Didn't putt too well. The greens were pretty slow. Looked like they didn't mow them today.