I seem to go 2 months and could hit a ball standing on my head. And then all of the sudden nothing is working and I start cutting across the ball, slicing, topping, feel like my swing is not powerful, hard time hitting solid shots and hands feel like they are working against each other. Awkward and can't get back on track. Maybe wake up 2 days later and its all on again.
Tour Pro to BAD
What are you doing for skill training and honing? Do you play just the rounds or are you taking time to train certain motor patterns to ensure that when you apply them during the round they are already "cemented"? Obviously it would be important to have a visual evaluation of your swing, but my mind quickly goes to you basically overthinking your swing. If you begin to overreach your concentration levels you will run into issues of trying to muscle the ball down . In cases like the big hitters obviously they put a lot of "body" behind the ball, but they have trained that motor pattern specifically for it and tailored their swing for it. Guys who consistently look to hit the ball FAR versus hitting the ball WELL(which translates into better contact and more distance) always end up trying to put every little muscle behind it. In cases like that, your shoulders drop to try to power through and you get under the ball, or your forearms stiffen up and your shot isn’t as “handsy” as it should be – which would equate to shanking the daylights out of the ball.
I am a long driver, not much of a course player! I have cemented my swing, hitting nearly a million golf balls. But, there are times where I cannot find my swing for the life of me. I cannot figure out why, tried about everything. Feels like hands fighting each other and swing doesn't feel like a power hit, doesn't even feel like I am able to hit a solid ball. I noticed swelling in my hands and shoulders the last couple of days, maybe overtraining or hands being swollen causing this. Any ideas why and how one of my long drive buddies is slow, uncoordinated, not athletic hits it 320 yards all of the time and looks like a huge circle and no effort?