Watched this too. Good find
At the last few mins Snead gives Lewis a lesson and tells him his grip is too strong
He likes to take money from an opponent with a strong grip and fast swing
Times have really changed
He's definitely got the drive, but abilities and persistence can't fight through injuries that won't go away. He's been one of the most driven people on the Tour for many years, but the last 10 years has been a story of injury, recovery, return, injury.
The interesting part is that the injuries and problems seems to return after he's started playing on the Tour again. He's got many rounds of golf on private courses before he returns, but something apparently changes on the Tour, possibly going faster and harder. What works and doesn't aggravate his injuries in practice is changed during Tour play, making him hurt himself more easily. His body might be in a state where he can play without injuries when he's relaxed and not going as hard after it, but once the stakes are out, he can't control it. That could mean he's always on the edge of what his body can take, and is dependent on being able to hold back on the tour.
Went to the range today. Spring is just around the corner, it seems.
Contact was solid, direction was questionable at times. Still hitting pushes, not surprisingly since I haven't cemented the new move yet. Drill swing is solid though, nice low boring shots that start right on line, similar to a knockdown shot. Will be useful on those days I'm not feeling the full swing.
Also I learned I can hit a pretty reliable big cut if needed. Launch is a little high to be useful under trees though, maybe only if I needed to get around one.
Interesting tidbit: hit into a left to right wind. Kept watching the ball get to its apex and turn left as I expected, then slowly fall to the right.
I agree with Pepper...it's important to practice AND play. The range is great for working on your swing and the basic fundamentals which is important, but you can't learn to score on the range. This is why both aspects are important.
If you only play and don't spend time on the range it's easy to slip into bad habits. Plus you can hit way more balls in 5 hours on the range than 5 hours on the course. I think a mix of both is best.