I just can’t figure out how it happens. Every couple of months, that damn digital video recorder climbs out of it’s case and finds it’s way down to the practice tee (with it’s buddy the tri-pod) and proceeds to give my swing a good roughing up. It usually happens when I’m playing some of my best golf. In it’s wake, that little recorder leaves a trail of mental & physical anguish with sleepless nights and neglected family as I proceed to correct grip, stance and swing flaws that are more imaginary that a thing of reality.
“Am I coming a little over the top?” “Is my takeaway a little too inside?”, “Does my grip look a little too strong?”. And then I try to fix all of these little quirks, that have been the backbone of some pretty darn good rounds of golf and contributing factors to my personal low, 4.5 index.
“I swear I’m never bringing that thing down to the range EVER AGAIN!” How many times have I said this? Am I just bored? Is it the need to try and perfect something that will never be perfect or is it just the “tinker” factor that so many professionals even fall prey to?
So after seeing my swing up close and personal…again, I’ve decided to quit tinkering and just stick with what works. If I ever find myself in a slump or having serious swing problems, I’ll probably opt for a lesson before I watch my own swing on video again.