I currently have 3 clients (starting to dislike calling adults, especially tour players, students) who got ruined by this thought.
One of them went from being an 8, to literally not being able to get an iron airborne from one day to the next. He shot a 79 and the next day, couldn’t break 120 for a month. Swinging to right field got him so inside on the way back, he would get steep in the downswing trying to create lag and since he was swinging to right field, humped the goat worse than anyone I have ever seen. On his good swings he shanked, but at least they got in the air. On the bad ones, he caught the ball square with the neck and bowled the ball dead straight. Surprised he broke none of them.
The other two had some of the worst hooks I have ever seen from what can only be described as swing paths that were around 15* (or more) in to out.
This has gotten me thinking that swinging to right field is never going to have a happy ending if it is a long term swing thought.
I am not denying its uses as a patch or drill for a week, but I am convinced it is dangerous as a course of action.
Just thought I’d share my observations, because I am sure there are people reading this right now that we’re saved from their over the top slice by this thought and want to give me a piece of their minds.
To those folks. Be careful and know when too much of a good thing gets you on the other side of the bad coin.