Everybody is a little different and teach different things. I play all my irons further back than most to help promote a draw. When I want to cut the ball I put it up in my stance along with a couple other things. Also keeping the ball back in my stance helps me flight the ball better because I naturally hit the ball really high.
Wow. Over a year since I posted. I don't anticipate there is much difference in my swing except that I live in Orlando now.
Most people think that I moved down here for golf, but it was actually a plentiful job market that brought me here. Living in a golf mecca is icing on the cake.
Went to the range tonight and dusted off the old camera and tripod. Although I've been hitting the ball good (mostly) the last few times I've been out, the shots I hit while the camera was recording were awful. Once I packed the camera up, I was back to hitting pretty good. Perhaps my swing is camera shy, or maybe I just tense up thinking I need to make a perfect swing. Regardless, hopefully I will have some new videos to post soon.
Sponsors don't really "over react'. They decide to spend personal money or not based on
what they perceive as a a negative representation. It's much different then the press.
Let's face it. The first time yo see Lochte in an add for Speedo's what would you be thinking?
I had/have the opposite problem; a playable driver shot wasn't too hard for me, but I might only manage 1 decent 3w shot out of every 4 tries. My 4h was a little easier to hit once I started treating it like an iron, but that tiny hitting area on these clubs requires really good consistency and ball striking just to get the ball to move forward more than 10 yards at a time.
At the same time, you have that "this is a distance club, better grip it and rip it" mentality, especially when you need a good shot to make up for a poor tee shot, and it takes discipline to back it off and focus on a controlled, straight shot.