I know I often come off like Howard Beale, but I am just beside myself sometimes when I hear what golfers are working on, talking about and concerning themselves with.
In the mid 90’s, I could play some golf. I was good under pressure and even though I had a bad temper and whined when I was playing bad, I was mentally tough as nails when I had to be.
All I needed was someone to explain a few basic principles about the golf swing and I would now be a 15 year Tour veteran. Some may scoff at that, but ask anyone who played more than 5 rounds of golf with me and they would all agree.
We need to make things more simple, not study every detail and break every point in the swing and our equipment down to the minutest fraction. Trust someone who was on the verge of a great career and made things too complicated by making the same mistakes I make fun of today.
I hear 8 handicaps talking about their shaft angle being off at P4. I hear 18 handicaps talking about plane shifts and increasing their arcs. I hear 12 handicaps talking about frequency matched shafts and laser shaved 10.2 degree loft drivers (I stole this one). I hear 25 handicaps talking about needing forged irons to work the ball better.
I HEAR EVERYONE TALKING ABOUT INCREASING THEIR LAG!!!!!!!