First, if it works... do it! If it stops working, or causes other issues, you might consider going back to what you had.
Second, I know exactly what you're describing. I remember doing the same thing about 15 years ago. What I found was... yes, I added distance, but at the sacrifice of control (both direction & distance*) and balance. I also was concerned about the "toll" it would take on my front knee and front hip. I found I was spinning more on my front "heel" vs. to the "outside" of my front foot. * Direction was not much of a change for me, but distance inconsistencies were dramatic. Remember, golf is a game of "control". To be consistent, you need to know "where" the ball is going, and exactly "how far"... it is not always about "how long" you might hit it. How "long" is for "drama" on TV (for the viewers)... and so they can sell you new equipment. When was the last time you heard a commercial about how "short" a driver will hit the ball? Also, just because you hit it long (or by your buddies), does not mean you'll hit the next one closer to the hole. "Longer" does work in theory... not necessarily in reality. It is a "risk/reward", based on what your "body" is capable of repeating, and the conditions of the course.
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