Long and Loose vs Short & Fast?

cardoustiecardoustie haha, we don't play for 5'sTasmania to CanadaMembers Posts: 12,218 ✭✭
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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  • stryperstryper Members Posts: 3,218 ✭✭
    edited Feb 10, 2019 7:13pm #2
    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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  • getitdailygetitdaily Members Posts: 2,440 ✭✭
    Short and smooth.
  • cardoustiecardoustie haha, we don't play for 5's Tasmania to CanadaMembers Posts: 12,218 ✭✭
    I should add the newer move is also a result of age, barrel torso, lack of flexibility



    Going to try yoga
    Ping G400 LST 11* Oban Revenge 65x
    Callaway x2hot 14.5* 3 Deep Oban Gold 65s
    Callaway x2hot 18.5* 5 Deep Oban Purple 55x
    Callaway Apex 4h 23* Mitsu KK 80s
    Callaway Apex 5h 26* Mitsu KK 80s
    Ping Blueprint 6i DG xp115 x100
    Ping Blueprint 7-PW DG s400 orange dot
    Vokey sm2 TVD M grind 50*, 54* & 60* DG s400 Onyx
    Piretti Matera Elite (torched)
  • farmerfarmer Members Posts: 7,951 ✭✭
    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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