I'm actually impressed that Erik did an analysis of Don's swing while responding to the "Fish" comment Don made earlier.
Amazing that he wrote what needs fixing and what was the specific cause of his swing flaw. It's almost like a sub-conscious desire to help golfers no matter what he thinks about them.
Did some right hip away from the wall work at lunch today.
Hard to see but I have a yellow alignment stick in the ground next to my right hip.
Just trying to turn away from that. A little different feel than trying to keep it up against a stick on the left hip. I was able to execute it better.
so you think it's pointless to work more on your short game then long game? I never said it is pointless to work on the short game. What I am saying is that the numbers regarding strokes gained and such agree that more strokes can be saved by improving tee shots/long game compared to short game.
if you work on your short game more and then work on your long game you will score better because your short game is where it really matters. This thread with over 30 pages of great information backed up by statistics seems to disagree with you
just cause i worked on my weakest parts of my game. If your short game is a glaring weakness relative to your long game, then of course working on the weakest parts of YOUR game benefited you the most
and lets say you can drive it and your 2nd shot is 130y into the green and you come up short or go into the bunker. and your short game isn't good at all and you can get around the green in 2 but you end up with a 4 or 5 because you can't control your balls on the greens or even putt. Most golfers (even pro) are happy if they are around the green in 2 and end up with a 4..... by you saying "lets say you can drive it" you are assuming that high handicap golfers (target audience of this thread) are able to drive it in play and consistently enough to leave themselves 130yds into the green, which simply isnt the case. Even on a short 375yd par 4, that would require a 245 drive, back that to 400 yds, and now that requires a 270 yd drive, which the majority of golfers, lets alone high handicap golfers, aren't capable of hitting.
Now lets say you CANT drive it, so your 2nd shot is 200y into the green from the rough and through some trees. That is a much worse situation to be in, and more often than not, that approach from 130 yds is going to be much closer to the green than that shot from the rough at 200 yds is, regardless of how good or bad your short game is.