I'll link to this thread. It seems relevant ;)
I'll vote one,most of the time. Though I am experimenting with not using a mechanical swing thought, but more of a visual mental swing thought. I want to hit my ball with a high push fade. Which might produce a push draw or a push, but it's more of thinking of the shot I want to hit versus a swing motion I want to achieve.
I'm a big supporter of not making this game harder. I was playing game improvement Ping eye 2 irons up until 2 years ago and got Ping i e-1 irons.
My hdcp is +3.
I don't bother working the ball. I went on vacation and rented clubs...all GI...xhot2, Taylormade RS1, Ping G. Shot under par with all of them. Hit just about every green.
I have Pm grind wedges because around the greens I like a thinner sole but other than that...just get to the ball and it's point and shoot with GI...why torture yourself. You can get better with gi as well...I know I hear people say " I like to use players irons to train me to strike the ball better"...yeah...No. screw that, again...why torture yourself. I know with the Ping G irons if I hit the center of the face or not. Take lessons if someone wants to strike it better, don't pullout your finger nails to teach yourself a lesson.
I could trade in my ie-1 irons tomorrow for G400 and be no worse off...in fact, might like them better!
Dan plays 2nd from bunker on 11 after the totally unbiased, impartial, but hopelessly oblivious moderator (who coincidentally lives on the East coast) drove in Kyle’s way as he was about to drive. Sorry about that, dude (head in shame)
I will definitely cycle through various swing thoughts on the driving range (otherwise why go to a driving range?), or even during a practice round, but for any round that will count toward league play or handicap...
I confine myself to one, and ideally I'd rather have none. Right now I have one for the first few holes, and another for the rest of the round, and often I don't need any thought later in the round. May just be me but when I am actually thinking about more than one, it seems the results haven't been good.
Right or wrong, I don't count anything associated with setup as a "swing thought" - only thoughts that I may be conscious of during the moving parts of the swing.