I'm 63. I was using a 12 degree driver with a senior flex shaft. The ball ballooned to much and I had too much dispersion. I have changed the shaft to a slightly heavier shaft in stiff flex and gotten much better results.
I agree that a lot of pros and really good players end up at a similar angle at impact as they started. In this example, would it make mike more consistent/better if he started with his hands higher but got to the same impact angle that he currently does? Maybe, I’m not an instructor. Just seems like an easy thing to point out that might not be the most important thing to change, at least not directly.
I usually don't mind, but every once in a while....... My son, his buddy and I frequently play on weekdays. We play "ready golf". If you are ready, hit it. We can easily do 18 holes in under 3 hours with no obstructing traffic. Last time my son and I got paired up it was at the turn, with a couple guys who wanted to make sure the guy who hit was away, double check honors on the tee, etc etc. And, quite frankly, these guys were just not very good. We had done the front in 1:15. Back side took 2:30. With no one ahead of us. I was so ticked off after the 11th hole my game went to Hades, but I was still better than these clowns, by at least 2 strokes a hole.