Dustin Johnson is tied for the lead at the AT&T.
We are going to hear and read about the benefits of bowing the left wrist and diving at the ball for increasing lag, speed and distance.
Never mind Johnson is a world class golfer, a great athlete and practices for who knows how many hours a day, which allows him to have a swing that is not fundamentally sound…and horrible to copy…yet still be a great “player.”
That is something most fail to realize. The distinction between being a great player and a great swinger of the club.
Johnson is the former and not the latter.
Please don’t misunderstand. This is nowhere near approaching a criticism of Johnson. It is a criticism of the gurus who are right now sitting in a dark room, in front of their computer, inventing a swing system based on Dustin Johnson’s swing.
They will say Johnson’s swing is a more refined and powerful version of Trevino’s swing and come up with 2-3 new technical terms and cliches to go along with the system. They will charge $49.95 for a book, 3 easy payments of $49.99 for the DVD set, $300 an hour for private lessons and your first born male child for a weekend golf school.
You are all laughing…I am ready to cry because a few years from now, I am going to have to cure all of the poor souls who implement the new system and regale in 300 yard drives and controlled draws, only to be left with the shanks and duck hooks 6 months later.
That is the problem with systems. People want to get the best results out of a new venture, so they practice really hard…failing to realize the initial improvement is from the extra practice and not the system. This ingrains the system and makes it difficult to unlearn it when you figure out it’s not for you.
Just like everything else on this blog…I am not judging…I am speaking from a painful experience. Today’s topic is no different.