First off, great comments on Tiger. I posted a few thoughts to see what golfers and fans of golf thought…it’s about what I expected. Thank you for the input.
The following was sent to me from a reader of the blog and it shows how easy it is to get sucked in by the prospect of better golf. The grass is always greener, so to speak.
I have a quick story for you. I have been dedicated to reading your blog every day since I first found you here on golfwrx.com. The videos that you post are always great. Even though I am currently an 8 handicap, the first time I played after watching your youtube video on Plane and Release by Feel, I shot a 79.
Well I live Mount Airy, MD and this winter has been painful to say the least. I have played one round of golf in the last three months. So I have been working on my swing when I can and I’ve been trying to stay loose. I actually made it out to the range this past weekend with a neighbor of mine, who recently moved in. He’s a really good player…+3 handicap. I was hitting the ball pretty well and he was watching and giving me a couple of tips and even some drills. He told me about this old instructor, who has since passed away, and his thoughts on the golf swing. He sent me this video because he thought it would help .
(I watched this video and it’s nasty. You might want to avoid it.)
I messed around with his idea that the left arm is like rope and the right arm controls the swing. Bad idea! I had the worst range session that I’ve had in months! I have alway bought into your description of the golf swing and I do think that a swing that is mostly controlled by the shoulders is the way for me. Even though I was hitting the ball pretty well, I was searching for that picture-perfect swng that you have been talking about lately. But I just want to have fun and get the ball in the hole in the least amount of stroke possible.
I do plan on purchasing some lessons from you very soon. If you want to share this story in any way, you have my permission. Keep up the good work Monte and I promise I won’t stray again. 🙂