I use 'Something Else' and it's the old 'Bernhard Langer' style putting stroke before he used the long putter. I seem to recollect Pelz saying it was the most accurate method from 10ft in but I can't find any videos or websites to back that claim. Its similar to the 'Gator Clamp' style shown on the below video at 1:44 but my right hand clamps with the fingers and thumb pointing to the ground.
I'm going to change the grips on my clubs and this is the first time I will be doing it myself. I've watched several youtube videos and it seems like a pretty easy job.
I've seen the recommendation and use of a heat gun to heat up the tape to make it easier to remove. The demo was with a steel shaft. Is this okay to do with a graphite shaft?
How do you recommend removing tape?
This is probably a perception thing. If you actually measured, I think you'd find that they are not that much different.
I tend to agree with this. I think the roll might be a bit better with a draw if you hit hard pan? IDK for sure, because I don't record the flight in Game Golf.
At that 5i distance, you should probably get your 10.5 degree driver out to at least 250 yards even with a fade. So, I don't see the fade as a reason to move forward, but it's always a good idea to move forward if you want to improve your playing.
Here's something that might help:
If you have a centered pivot with an inside out swing (see the post from @DaveP043), your draw will come.
Some people were just born to play golf. Do I believe that somebody could hit monster drives their first time out and get to single digits almost right away? Sure I do. It's rare but there are pro golfers who didn't pick the game up until later in life. Calvin Pete and Y.E. Yang - for examples.
I think the magic number is +4. You're a 4 right now . .get to a +4. How to do that really depends. If you can find a great coach, that will certainly help. Obviously you have to practice a lot. You have to start playing in any tournament you can reasonably get to. You have to seriously consider doing whatever it takes to play the US Open and US Am qualifiers . .you need a 1.4 index or better to try for the US Open. You do good there - like get into the final qualifier at least . . and I bet you'll get some attention from people that can help you reach your potential and hopefully get the rest of the way.
Good luck . .and when it comes time to select a caddy, don't forget about your buddy Rainmaker . .who believed in you from DAY ONE!