When I give a lesson, I don’t pick off things on a standard list of do’s and don’ts. I look at the swing and ask myself what would make things easier for this golfer…but more importantly, I WILL NOT change something that may not be “right” but is integral in the way this person swings the club successfully.
If an anomaly is not causing an issue…or even helping, I will not touch it.
Myself as an example. I have a high waist and I need to stand a little farther from the ball than would be “correct” to have room for my arms to swing and for me to get the club deep enough. Problem is I tend to crowd the ball, but it doesn’t look crowded to even an expert observer…including myself.
Worst of all I find myself neglecting this fact over weeks and months until I start hitting driver sideways with a really good looking swing.
Then I drop my head in shame when it dawns on me what I have done.
The point is to not only share my stories of my game, but also make the point that all bodies are different and have different fundamentals.
That is why it is so important to have someone who REALLY knows what they are looking at and not just running you through a standard checklist.
A flaw is only a flaw if it is creating a problem.
PS-I had a really good round yesterday from a feel perspective. Didn’t shoot all that low (69), but it was easy.
I am not tournament ready…because I haven’t played in on since July.
I need to get mentally adept at tournament golf again…and I especially need to get mentally adept at pulling the trigger on shots that make me uncomfortable instead of steering the ball…a result of years of having swing problems and hitting foul balls.
The only way to do these things…PLAY MORE!!!!!
My physical game through the bag is better than it was at any time in my career. My confidence and comfort level on the course is the physical equivalent of a 120 pound weakling.
That is what I am working on now.