My experiment of swinging my driver to achieve a higher ball flight with my driver is officially over. I have tried different swing mechanics and none have produced any significant, consistent success off the tee. Thus, I have decided to stop fighting my natural swing because it was causing me nothing but frustration. It might seem like a strange topic to talk about, but I think it has value to any player trying to make changes to improve their game.
It is important to understand that I am not making my reversion lightly. It comes after months of trying different things that did not imbue confidence or trust that I could hit my ball with consistency and accuracy. There were times when I felt that I was on the right track, but I could not replicate that good stroke. They were few and far between.
I want to try and explain the difference between the change I am making and when other golfers change to their previous success. It basically is rooted in the amount of time and effort that I put into trying to make the change. I tried many different swing changes, hit many drivers and stuck to my intent to make a change. Other players find that if they do not have instance success, it is time to change back. Sometimes the journey to success requires reverting back to a positive path.
I was slow to finally relent to my older swing routine because it was successful and consistent. I am going to be satisfied with the distance I can generate (generally between 230 and 240 yards), but in the fairway. Whenever we make changes or try to make changes, it is important to understand that frustration is part of the process. To make a change, we have to be willing to endure a great deal of it, but also to know when it is time to say uncle. So, I am saying Uncle!
I am a grateful golfer! See you on the links!