Yes, Denver has been helping me with S&T
We are playing Winter golf here (lift,clean and place),soggy ground, and the greens are lousy. Generally,from about the 6500 yard tees, I'm shooting in the 70's. If I get the putter going,I shoot in the low 70's. From the same tees,Denver usually shoots about 66 to 69. It is difficult to judge the distance with the driver right now,but I'm hitting it very solid for the most part. I'm probably about a 250ish hitter in these conditions. Irons I figure are about:
9 = 135
7 = 155
5 = 175
I can truthfully say that I'm getting the most out of my physical abilities with S&T.
Yesterday, Denver and I played a round in very windy conditions. He had about 240 to the green with a slight headwind. He had to go over some pretty tall trees and he was hitting a 3 iron;I asked if he could hit it that high and he said watch this. I'm in total amazement when he hits the 3 iron with a the trajectory of my 9 iron!!! It was a moon-ball that landed pin-high on the fringe. He said Tiger hits his 3 iron even higher than that...
Another golfing buddy,Tom, joined use for a few holes and Denver has been helping him too.Tom's biggest problem,as with many of us,are two-fold;first,he generally aims too far to the right at address;plus,his hands are so high (over his neck at the top of BS)that he is forced to come over-the-top on the DS. Denver says this is easily identified,because Tom is forced to "chicken-wing" on the follow-through.The OTT DS gives that out-to-in motion,which leaves the arms with no where to go,except to chicken-wing. A few,like Jim Furyk,can successfully re-route the club to get it back on plane;most of us can't. The idea behind S&T is to keep the swing on-plane so you don't have to re-route to get the club coming into the ball from the inside. Denver has been having him line up aimed well left,then pulling the butt-end of the club at the ball on the DS,which gives a more in-to-out motion. I've been taking some pictures of all this instruction and will post an example.