Not just in golf, but in all of life there are opinions and educated opinions.
I have discounted some of the opinions of the gurus as uneducated opinions, but having stated opinions as facts…because there is no one right way to swing a club.
I don’t discount lag as a good thing, I discount the idea that it is the sole purpose of a golf swing…and so on.
The point of today’s post is to watch out for uneducated opinions or opinions stated as facts.
I was giving a lesson to a friend the other day and he was hitting it great. His friend, who didn’t know me, comes up and says, “I have never seen you hit it this well.”
He then turns to me and says, “what are you telling him to make him hit it so well?”
I told him that my boy was snatching it steep with his hands, causing his turn to stall. He needed a little more control in the turn.
For your own edification, this had the affect that his shoulders started to turn more level to his spine and the club released better. More speed as well.
The friend of my friend responded. “Absolutely not. The hands are what are connected to the club and that’s what should control it. The reverse analogy would be like doing sit ups by using your hands to pull your head up.”
…as I watched him whip it massively inside with his hands and chuck his right hand at it.
Be careful who you listen to. There are plenty of knowledgeable people who would disagree with a lot of my ideas, but still have valid ideas of their own…but the vast majority of info and opinions out there are uneducated.