At our club championship this year, our pro deliberately placed the pin in positions I had never seen on the course before (either just behind or in front of bunkers, on the most steeply sloping part of the green, etc.). Fair enough - you have to deal with whatever pin positions are chosen, but more than half the participants complained that there was no way they could play anything approaching their normal game, and the scores were pretty bad.
I would say that 75% of the pin positions were more difficult than normal - a few tough ones would be ok, but - as Groucho Valentine said above - it spoiled the day for a lot of the people hoping to at least put in a decent round at the most important competition of the year.
Making a full shoulder turn is one of the biggest areas I personally need to work on. I almost feel like you have to make the full turn in order to unwind in the right sequence. There are two limiting factors for me, 1., back stiffness (it takes me forever to warm up/loosen up) and 2., fear of swaying/hitting fat.
I can play my irons just fine with truncated swings, even if they are about 90%. However I know that until I feel confident making a full turn I will never hit my driver well.
if someone has a drill I'd be interested to know it.
Yes, I know what is typically proposed and taught regarding squaring the club and the release, which I believe, is also WHY most golfers hit short and right.
What may come natural to some golfers ie., squaring the hands...is not at all natural to the majority. Most, pull their lead elbow through impact with the club face wide open and never come close to developing any significant speed, much less hitting the ball in the fairway.
Using the technique I described yesterday, I hit a 318 yd drive, a 309 yd drive and other 280 to 290 yd drives. And I am fast approaching 68 years old.
Not only that, I really don't need to put much effort into it.