9 bucks...Jesus Christ... Every time I see something like this it makes me wanna go to one of those stores but I just can't.
Ping Eye 2... One set I gave to my son who never plays. The coppers I have had since 1986. Great clubs, far ahead of their time. But time has caught up with them. I finally bought a new set of Ping I e-1 last year with Nippon shafts and as good as the eye 2 is...my new clubs are better in every way.
But, my clubs cost me a grand...yours are 9 bucks, you win!!
I too, have difficulty understanding what is being asked.
Down - obviously
Towards the ball - obviously
A thought I often use is "point your lead shoulder at the ball" on the backswing. The caveat being, don't get overly steep with your shoulder plane.
I've been watching some of the videos by Mark Crossfield and other youtube pro's and there is an argument to how much shaft stiffness truly matters. Obviously too whippy is gonna lead to inconsistent strikes and dispersion. I'm a S stiff guy, like I'm sure a lot of us amateurs are, but what makes these pro's need and prefer X? Is it all the dispersion? Because it can't be swing speed. Bernhard Langer, Tom Gillis and all these guys on the champions tours still swing X even with decreasing swing speeds compared to the younger pro's. So why is it?
And also are there any pro's that choose to swing a S or R flex and why?
I get what you're saying @Vinsk ... but there might be a little more to it that we don't know. Like @iacas said, Ernie thought he incurred a penalty so he assessed one.
If I had to guess, there's probably slightly more to it than "it came out too good" because I agree with you on that one ... lies in the rough frequently come out differently than even the pros expect. But perhaps he was having extra trouble getting it back where it needed to go, and the good result was just the confirmation.