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Long and Loose vs Short & Fast?

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#1 cardoustie

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Posted 10 February 2019 - 06:48 PM

Wondering how many folks here subscribe to one or the other methodology... and why?   Is it your natural move or have you grooved the opposite thru range work?

Long and Loose guys... Watson, Snead, Daly, Els, Phil, Rory

Buggy whip ... Rahm, JB Holmes, Jason Day, Finau, Doug Sanders back in the day etc

I'm asking as I am working through moving to a shorter action.  FWIW, My natural move is a big long across the line swing

I find the shorter move is easier ... no big miss left, better on the back, less swing thoughts, MORE speed, shallower at the bottom, better balance, easier to hit fades, more in sequence, etc etc

Right now I simply take it back three quarters (feels half way) then unload and unwind everything from the top as fast as I can

Would love to hear some other trial and error stories

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Posted 10 February 2019 - 07:12 PM

Short and fast, sometimes too short and fast.  Just this past week I dusted off my Tour Tempo app, and saw my driver SS increase by 4-6 mph, just by waiting to start my downswing until the second tone (TT users will understand), thereby lengthening my backswing ever so slightly.  That said, at 59y/o, there’s no way I will ever be accused of going long and loose.

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Posted 10 February 2019 - 07:39 PM

Short and smooth.

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Posted 10 February 2019 - 08:07 PM

I should add the newer move is also a result of age, barrel torso, lack of flexibility

Going to try yoga
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Posted 10 February 2019 - 08:25 PM

I was long and loose until cervical fusion in my neck.  Now I'm short, but not fast.  Had to find a completely new way to play.  This ties into another thread, but I would love to have had a good teacher to help.


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