Years ago I changed my approach and it has made such a difference.
I used to teach golf. Now I teach people how to
will notice that the top Professionals are constantly practicing and taking
lessons (many searching mechanically for a
repetitive SWING from their SWING guru), all done in the hope of improving
their golf game. Jim Murray once said, "Golf is the
most over-taught and least learned human endeavor. If they taught sex
the way they teach golf, the race would have died
out years ago."
SWING sounds so simple. It is so simple that it is too difficult for hundreds
of golfers to comprehend! It is so simple that it is
difficult to induce many students to accept it!
There are two essential elements to developing a consistent golf SWING
that produces solid contact:
The Golf Swing is mainly viewed as a full or complete SWING. Most golfers
try to get in a good position at the top of the
backswing, yet feel like Byron Nelson who expressed his frustration
in these words:
"I'd shoot 67 or 68, and all of a sudden I'd shoot 75 or 76 or
77. I didn't know where the clubhead was or what it was doing."
is it possible to return the club and clubhead to contact the ball solidly
if you have no earthly idea or feel for where the clubhead is? Once
it leaves the golfer's sight, it is in what I call "the Black Hole,"
or in other words, it is lost!
is why I developed my 1/2, 3/4, and Full Swing Postions.
They take the trial and error out of swinging the Golf Club.
If you would enjoy the rewarding experience of SWINGING the Golf Club
consistently, then practice, practice,
and more practice is the secret of
success. There is no substitute for constant, intelligent practice!
Sam Snead weighs in on that subject with this comment:
guy once told me that you didn't have to practice to be a good player...but
I'd never heard of the game he
was talking about."