Hello! This is my first post and so allow me to introduce myself. I am very glad to have found this forum, as I have been experimenting (on and off) with Moe Norman's swing style since I took up golf 3 years ago. I am currently 44 years old and I generally shoot in the low 90s.
So far I have been following primarily the Graves style, having bought their DVD soon after I took up the game. One thing I notice about Graves is that they advocate what seems (to me at least) to be a more traditional finger-grip, while most of the other SA styles seem to have more of a palm/lifeline grip. One issue I've had with the Graves method is actually getting my right forearm in a single-axis position... it is not that easy to do using a finger grip. My other issue has been consistency, especially with irons. The Graves swing is great off the tee but I seem to hit a lot of fat shots with the fairway irons.
At any rate I have been looking into Kiran's MGS swing (bought the e-book) and while I like the idea behind it, so far I've found it to feel very stiff. I think that is because there is no turn through on the downswing... makes me feel as though I am flipping my hands at the ball, swinging across my body with my arms, and losing power and distance. I think the instruction not to move the lower body at all is leading me to feel like I am just swinging my arms across my body and the whole thing just feels weak like a swing for seniors. Can this swing feel flowing and smooth or is it supposed to feel herky-jerky?
As for Hazeldine's IMA swing... this seems like a good possible alternative to Graves, almost like the Moe swing adapted to look and feel a little more like a CG swing, but with the palms grip... was considering buying the DVDs but the web site looks a little outdated and I'm wondering if this is even still in business and if anyone on this forum is currently using the IMA as their swing style?
Ah well apologies for the long-winded email, I plan to read the forum archives as it is great to see so much SA swing info in one place!