This is probably going to sound weird and will eventually backfire on me but I attribute a good deal of my improvement over the last few months to strengthening my grip...but I concentrate on the position of just my left hand. I let the right hand mesh with the left naturally. With the left hand I concentrate on the position of the thumb seam of my glove and where it lies on the grip, just a bit to the left of the right edge of the club. Somehow this has enabled me to eliminate any miss to the right and I'm hitting the ball consistently with a nice little draw.
This won't last forever of course. At some point something will go awry, but right now I'm having a helluva good time.
Are we sure the AJGA thinks this action should change as they get older? It'd be odd for them to preach something like this and expect it to change later on.
At the time, I wasn't sure that my way was the "right" way. I really hadn't seen this action widely done before. But obviously he has a different experience. He did get all my scores right, except he forgot one of my birdies.
So maybe the "new" way is start walking but peak at the player you scoring for to attest?
I don't necessarily like this way because it hurts the social aspect of the game, I think. The green is where a lot of smack talk or polite talk happens. I remember reading that camaraderie is a very important aspect of the game for people. Even in tournaments, I enjoy being social with people. If we are pushing pace so much by having people walk away early, does it hurt the social game? There are other times to talk, true, but it's more of the mentality that we have to constantly push. Be smart and play readily. I don't think there's any reason to leave the group to tee off. The other question could be is this action only used in tournaments or recreational or both?