No. That’s not what I meant to show. I’m saying @iacas and many others on this site don’t just throw claim out there and that’s that. There’s reasoning to it and discussion along with some data showing results. You stated earlier he was ‘biased’ being an instructor. He’s not. Well, he’s biased to facts, data and science. If you say ‘you’re wrong’ you better have factual reasons to base your arguments. Jim doesn’t.
My point from early on was this: We already have the conventional swing style producing the highest level golf. We have people making money ( some a living) off long drives and they hit up on the ball. If Jim is going to claim the conventional teachings are wrong and his is better, it’s his responsibility to prove this. If he’s going to say one can achieve pro level golf with his swing, that’s his responsibility to prove. It’s not @iacas’s or any other instructor’s responsibility to prove it isn’t. There aren’t tour level golfers with this swing. None. Or at least Jim hasn’t shown any. And there is no data showing the numbers that this swing is every bit if not more powerful than the conventional swing method. Again, that’s Jim’s responsibility to prove.
Go to the range and intentionally try to draw the ball with smooth 3/4 swings, you'll probably hit it straight. Check posture, alignment, stance, and ball position. Try to feel like you are delivering the club face to the ball from the inside with a slightly closed club face, the ball should draw but in your case, it might just go straight. Swing easy. Swing, don't hit with the right shoulder (if you are a righty). Or, try hitting some easy punch shots with a 6 iron from the middle of your stance. Take it back to 9 o'clock and punch/trap the ball but follow thru only to 3 o'clock. Try to make the divots not go left, try for straight and symmetrical divots. Golf is a game of opposites, if you want it to go left, you have to aim right. If you went it to go high, you have to hit down. Try learning to draw the ball but focus on the path of the clubface into the ball. Take that all with a huge grain of salt. What are the cures? Who knows without a diagnosis, we're all guessing.
It could partly be a weak grip. Too much tension in the hands and forearms? Your hips and stance could open at address. Posture might be wrong. You could be jammed up to the ball at address (heel strike, gear effect). Your left elbow and arm position could be wrong at address. You probably have a reverse pivot. You probably start down with the right shoulder and over the top combined with a reverse weight shift and weak grip, it is a weak heel slice (path left, left, left and some degree of open face relative to path) but for sure, your path is wrong. Slicers always have outside to inside path. Shafts could be too stiff. Grips too fat (club gripped with the palms). Lie angles could be too flat. Just a SWAG. Could be a lot of problems but outside path for sure and probably incorrectly activated right shoulder with a weak grip is my guess.
A picture is worth a 1000 words, post a video and you will get a thousand opinions. You mentioned you had managed to rid yourself of the slicing curse, what was the original fix?
It took me a while to get used to riding. When I lived in Wisconsin, we always walked. I felt a better internal rhythm while walking. We moved to Florida, and you pretty much can't find a course down here that allows walking. When someone else is driving the cart, I'll usually walk to my ball more, and allow the cart to catch up.
The question is how much distance is lost with a properly executed JV swing vs a properly executed traditional swing.
A scratch golfer who’s interested in the results would be willing to test. They could become competent enough with the JV swing in probably a few hours - maybe even in 1hr.
Unless paid, I agree 100% no scratch golfer will try the JV system beyond curiosity of the test results.
So this means @iacas Is a better teacher of the swing and has a deeper understanding?
I won’t disagree with that.
I’m just disagreeing that you’ll lose distance with the JV swing. I haven’t personally seen it happen; I haven’t heard any n=1 anecdotes that it happens, but I’m interested in seeing data to show it does happen.