This from a reader and GolfSwingSurgeon user. Of course I want all of you to be taking lessons from me on the new website, but the following is as much about the importance of a simple approach as it is about me. Simplifying things really is the best way. My job, and any instructors job, is to provide a guide and a direction. The student’s job is to realize how that guide and direction applies to him/her. In other words, a simple “individual” feel that actually creates the simple motion you are trying to create. The message board attached to this site and GolfSwingSurgeon.com is starting to get some action and some great comments have been made there. This is one of them.
I took a lesson with Monte last week. I came from another place that used to pride itself in keeping things simple but became at least as complicated as TGM with all of the mumbo jumbo.
Anyway, my problem has been the inside takeaway with the overly flat shoulder turn that then causes you to be over the top and steep on the way back down. I also straighten out of my spine angle pretty bad going back as well. Monte gave me a couple of simple videos to watch to get me going down the right track.
After a few days of working on my shoulder turn I noticed something: My swing has always had the club working “in and then up” on the backswing whereas a more proper shoulder turn has the club working “up and then in”. I e-mailed Monte and asked him if I was correct in thinking this way and of course he took a lot of words in replying “you are spot on :).”
Now what this has done has been nothing short of amazing. By feeling like my shoulders are moving the club up and then in, my takeaway is much better without having to think about anything.
Just thought I’d pass this on to any other “flat shoulder turners” out there.