100% long game right now. Trying to come back after injury.
Once the weather breaks, I'll spend some time on the icing on the cake, until then it is meat and potatoes. Maybe 50/50 because I was always a very good ball striker. One of my best pleasures was watching Sam Snead on the range several days on end. What a swing. I had the chance to play him $100 nassau straight up with automatics and birdies. I knew it I would loss bigtime even to an 80 year old and I did not really have the money, I regret it tremendously. wish I had the money back then. I loved his swing.
When I was playing well, I spent more time on short game than long game because I would have a lot of shots inside 50 yards despite hitting a lot of greens in regulation. Most of the par 4 holes where I play are 400 yards or under and par 5 holes under 530, so, I have a lot of little short shots to make birdie ad turning 3 into 2 is a secret. I try to play the same ball for as many holes as possible, this is a silly way to avoid any penalties shots. Yes, I can afford a new ball every hole. It is just a goal to avoid a lost ball, water or OB. Helps with my score. When someone pulls my ball out of the hole and complains how ugly it is, I tell them that ball has 15 birdies. It is magic. I ain't throwing it away. The reality. I don't want want penalties.
Some golfers need 100% on long game. That is me. Now.
Gary player also said very recently on TV that he doesn't rate swing tempo as important when someone praised Oostuizen's swing.
He is pretty much regarded as the biggest crank in golf - and a blatant cheat and liar to boot. A complete dick.
Gary Player is the LAST person (professional) whose advice I would follow.
A great player does not a great teacher make.