When I want to make fun of someone when I hear them say…
“I am trying to increase my launch angle by 1* to maximize my distance.”
Someone actually said this on GolfWrx.
I mean really? Their launch angle disparity over 10 drives is probably 10*
I have been a near PGA Tour level golfer at one time and here is what a launch monitor told me.
I had a 6* disparity between balls that I hit highest and lowest. The swings and contact are slightly different. I absolutely put two perfect swings on two consecutive balls. They looked identical to the eye and flew the same distance on the range. The launch monitor told me there was a 2* launch angle difference.
OK, maybe I don’t want to make fun of these people, but this micromanaging everything down to the minutest level is not making people better at golf. I believe it is actually making them worse. It takes the focus away from playing golf.
On this blog I am trying very hard to generalize concepts and communicate them in different ways so everyone gets a shot at learning something…including me.
My hope is that more and more people read this blog and say things like, “I don’t care about that, but it is a very interesting way to look at it.”
I want people to read this blog, become more educated about golf and their own game. I do not want everyone reading every article and implementing everything I write.
I want people to find one thing I write that helps them simplify their game and just find the rest of it informative and entertaining.