2nd reason? They don’t commit to it.
3rd reason? They don’t know what to change or how, thinking that you can remove a swing flaw from a moving motion by simply deciding to.
Let me tell you a little something that the teaching gurus don’t tell you – without completely overhauling your swing, you aren’t going to change anything, and if you don’t make the commitment to see it through, you’re dead in the water to begin with.
I have fallen into that same trap myself. All around. I tried something, it didn’t work right away, and I gave up.
I used to have a very steep down swing plane and an outside-in club path at impact. Divots hard left, and pretty gouged at times.
Kind of like this:
Now, I resisted changing my swing fundamentally because I could hit it so long. I was afraid I’d lose my swing speed and/or distance by changing to a more conventional-looking swing.
But guess what?
I tried flattening my swing plane with the things I found out in the Wax Golf Ben Hogan Project. When I swung that way, my down swing plane flattened out, but it was artificial – I don’t like Ben Hogan’s swing (love his pivot, which was superb) because it had too many anti-hook compensations in it.
I don’t like compensations of any kind, and I thought I was doomed to either swing like I swung, hitting 350 yard drives with what some call a “slice move,” or getting my swing plane down to conventional, with a rigged and compensation-riddled swing motion.
I didn’t want to do either.
I wanted to fix my swing flaws.
So I did.
And it took about six weeks from when I said, “No, this isn’t going to stand, I’m going to swing according to the right-handed UMCS model I built for right-handed swingers.”
To change completely from a left-dominated swing, to what you’re seeing now in my latest swing clips.
So, it can be done.
But you have to commit.