9woodfan, on 13 August 2017 - 01:25 PM, said:
It's just Pinestreet being Pinestreet.. if I recall he usually gets involved in all the SL threads to dispute anyone's claims of improvement as it relates to moving into SL irons.
Absolutely not. I've said in almost every thread that SL can be a huge help to a golfer with a high swing speed that struggles with center face contact in the low irons. I've also pointed out that there is a huge danger of confirmation bias because SL works best from repeated perfect lies (if you were going to design a perfect set for a driving range, it would be SL).
I have also said that the essence of golf is shotmaking, and that the only difference academic studies have found between low caps and high caps is a lack of technical thoughts in low caps. High caps tend to have this idea that if they can hit it high and straight every time they'll shoot lower scores, and that is (usually) wrong. SL doesn't help you if your aim stinks, for example.
SL is a fine tool for golfers who have the swing speed to get the low irons airborne. It's not a "revolution" and you still need solid mechanics and course management, which most high caps don't have. I don't believe claims of massive improvement that arnt quantified or that are ridiculous (see the post above mine).
I think people want a shortcut to good ballstriking so badly they'll believe anything. SL is great for some but for most they look great on the range and the scores don't budge.
But yes, i did question the gentleman who is a 16 cap who is consistently hitting a 37" 19* club 210 yards. That I did do.
There is an SL thread going on right now where someone is claiming half the tour will be using them inside three years. I have no issue with I'm hitting more greens and so forth, but some of the SL advocates are a bit over the top.
Edited by pinestreetgolf, 16 August 2017 - 10:25 PM.