Soooo it's been about 5 years since I last updated this. In the time being, my scores have improved and last year I took my first lesson with a PGA pro. It was very helpful and my scores improved even more!
This paragraph is a little TMI but I feel it's necessary. I got a vasectomy over the winter that STILL hasn't totally healed. I can't really run or do anything strenuous. I can still golf which has kept me sane but I have had to modify my swing. My source of power after last year's lesson was creating separation between shoulder and hips and starting the downswing with an aggressive shift to the target with the hips. This causes me pain now and I've had ot adjust.
I don't feel any pain when my shoulders and hips are synced up but I feel like I'm unable to get my weight forward enough for impact. My miss has been a pull so with longer clubs I've just been trying to own it and setup aiming left with OK results.
I've been messing around in the yard during COVID with plastic balls and playing about once a week. My scores are similar to last year (probably due to a solid short game and better course management) but swing is back to being inconsistent and I've been tinkering without guidance, changing my swing from round to round. I decided to check in here and finally get some guidance from people with more swing knowledge.
I just found your thread and had to comment as I've been fighting snap hook hell for a few years now and all my observations are similar to yours... whatever grip I try, I can feel the hands fighting each other to the point that the clubface is closed 45 degrees! and that's just hovering the club at impact. I've tried it all. flat swing plane, high hands, extreme grips, etc...
It has made my game hell as I fidget over every swing now expecting the worst.. playing in fear.
I wanted to know how you're doing it since you fixed it and if you have any feels or moves to recommend to help me/others who have the same issue.
Thanks in advance,
Not wanting to change bounce makes sense if you are comfortable with what you have.
The only other thing I would be aware of is the likely difference in ball speed you get in the AP2s vs a Vokey of the same loft. Dropping one degree while also changing head types may result in more than one degree of yardage. For me, I have a much bigger gap between my PW and GW than my GW and SW despite only one extra degree of loft difference just because the head design of the AP3 PW is so much different than the rest of my wedges (though, admittedly, the 712 AP2s would be much closer than the AP3s).