I got to go outside and hit balls into the net today, but with an extra bit of pressure. My kids were riding scooters around me, and their game became: "stop beside the net and wait while daddy hits a shot." Of course, this turned into a giggle-fest. It did give me an opportunity to get into my pre-shot routine and think my swing thoughts with lots of distractions around me. When I managed to keep my routine and thoughts on point, I made really solid contact. When I didn't, I struggled.
Also did some work with the kettlebell, lat pull-downs, etc.
Saw a video from Martin Chuck about the subject and it's something I never thought of.
It talked about setting up with the strong grip with cupped wrist and square face vs taking the strong grip but allowing a straighter wrist and allowing the club to sit closed.
(The reverse could also be true of people who make weak trips work but setup with open clubface vs square faces.)
So what would be the difference? Wouldnt both still get to the same closed clubface at the top? At parallel?
I agree, it's not very often, but it happens. I know several courses that have a par 5 as their #1 handicap and a few more with a par 5 as #2. It's like saying par 3s are always handicap #15, #16, #17 and #18: yes, sometimes, but I have also seen a par 3 as #1 handicap as well as anything between #1 and #18.
The original premise is that the amateur is going to be hitting 240, they're probably less than 60% to hit that shot too. So now it's 60% a pro from 200, 30% pro from 230, 10% pro from worse than that. And to hit it 240, that's higher than your average amateur.