Originally Posted by TheRusty
Gotta get those clubs regripped too. Looks like we got another 6" of snow last night so the outdoor chores are going to have to wait. Looks like regripping is the priority for this week!
This year I'm going to change my straight drive (with misses to the right) to a draw with a grip change (scary!).
For my iron game I've been working with a tour striker trainer to get the hands more ahead of the club. I'm looking to get that pure "click" sound on contact more consistently.
I've changed my putting stroke again over the winter. My personal opinion is that anchoring my long putter to my left forearm is worse "cheating" than my old putting stroke that violated the anchored rule because I had wrist to upper body contact. I tried a "clean" stroke last summer but was not happy with it. The plan is to turn anger at the USGA into revenge.
A few years ago at a PGA Coaching Summit a major grip manufacturer told us grips last between 30 and 40 rounds and that number would be reduced by extensive practice.
A draw drive is nice to have as an option but if you are generally hitting it straight-why change? Distance?
Just make sure with teaching aids like the tour striker the sequencing of the arms and body doesn't get out of kilter. Seen too many students throwing their hands way ahead of the club head leaving the body way behind.
Just show your sensitive side with the putter. Don't get overly technical.
As for me-a more Rocco like take away. The hands and body got way out of coordination early last winter in Florida. The lower, longer coming through the ball-i.e., a bit flatter and extend down the target line.
PS: Later this spring/early summer a PGA Master Professional buddy will be launching a teaching assistance web site. Paul and I play 3 times a week during my Florida time and he really was a great help to me. He has that special skill of cutting through the fluff to hone in on the core issues. When it goes live I'll PM you the link to consider.