This may sound silly, but when I am on the golf course, I remind myself I am not there to practice or to have a bunch of swing thoughts. I turn my mind to managing my play on that course for the lowest score.
Right now, as an old man returning to golf, my goal is break 90 consistently. I use the same setup/address routine. I target all shots. I drive the ball reasonably well toward or to my target. Then I consider the distance required to put me on the green or at the next target. If too much, or if it would require a hard-to-hit club or involves undesirable risk, I hit a more lofted club to the spot that will set me up for the next shot or give me a scoring shot to center of green.
For a guy like me, I requires a lot more discipline and patience than I imagined. But not much time and dividends are paid more often, like yesterday. -Marv
My Ping G5 18* 5w is my second longest club. I never hit a 3-wood well off the fairway and mostly used it to replace my driver on days that I wasn't hitting it well. After switching to a 12* driver last year, I eliminated the 3w and added a 21* 7w.
I hit the 5w well off the fairway or a low tee when needed.
Sorry, man. I'm just a poor blackjack dealer who makes minimum wage. I'm old and not very athletic anymore I'm stiff and I am doing the best I can. I appreciate the help. I can't for the life of me understand why there is only one way here, but okay. I spend time standing at a dead three card poker table turning my hips. I don't even have a wall in my apartment to do the wall drill! But I'm trying.
Lighten up, Francis. If you haven't figured it out yet, different people have different ways of learning. It's been studied. But I'll keep doing the drills I can do. Thanks.
I got video today to post. If it doesn't look like I'm making progress, then I'll just move along. All I can say is I'm hitting the ball better than I ever have.
I read that the pga tour pro metronome average was 76. The one I downloaded was great, easy to use. I wasn't too far off from 76...it was cool to get the beats in you head and hit 5 footers and 12 footers on my Birdie Ball green.
The metronome smoothens out your stroke too.