This is an important axiom in teaching that usually prevents people from getting better.
Lack of understanding that there are always two things wrong. One, the major swing flaw that is preventing improvement…and the one or more compensations that have developed to make up for that flaw.
Fix that flaw and leave the compensation, you end up with a different problem. Most often you do nothing about the compensation and the body gets rid of it because it is no longer needed, but this needs to be explained and understood by the person making the change or he/she will revert.
Now we come to me. I have been a long time sufferer of a swing path that is too far to the right. In my younger days it resulted in a big nasty block to the right and a balky wedge game. In recent times it has turned into a two way miss.
Well, I am getting close to beating it as I am getting my right elbow in front of my right hip on the way down and allowing my turn to control the club instead of hand manipulations.
Problem is old habits die hard. I need to focus hard when I play with Frank this week on not only his game, but trusting my new found freedom.
I have US Open qualifying on the 15th. If I trust what I am doing, it should be no problem.
It’s a strange feel not to be stuck anymore on nearly every swing.
Each time I find another level of freedom in my swing, my bad golf gets a little bit “less bad” and my good golf becomes more frequent.
It’s so mental for me now and I just need to put all of the bad golf I have played behind me. Easier said than done.