My friend Eric Hogge said it best. “What good is a golf drill or training aid if you don’t transfer it to the regular swing?” This is important to remember as it is easy to get obsessed with the golf drills on the range and just as easy to lose them on the course.
I have found that a few on, several off, is the appropriate usage for drills and training aids.
I believe the ideal practice routine is at least 50% of your range time (rest for full shots and drivers) should be an LW and 7/8 iron hit with a backswing not past left arm parallel to the ground. 19 out of 20 people can’t stop their swing left arm parallel and those that can, are those with short swings to begin with. This is ideal for many reasons. Most people have little kinesthetic awareness and can’t stop their swing at that point. Doing this can help you shorten your swing and build total awareness of your body movements that are easy to apply to real playing.
It creates a better environment for the arms to link up to the rotation of the body, which is the most important thing in the swing. I repeat, the most important thing! Plus, how valuable is a 50 yard LW and a 7/8 iron that comes out low with less spin for hitting out of the trees and in wind conditions, both into and down??????
So since those are real world shots with just a shorter swing…drill/TA rule doesn’t apply…but you still need to translate it to the full swing and driver.