Too much of a good thing

It doesn’t matter how good an idea or feel is, there is always a point at which there is too much of it.

I had a whole bunch of students the past couple of weeks, both online and in person that were reverse tilting into their left side and getting their upper bodies in front of the ball.

All of them took to getting behind the ball and having some tilt at impact.

Problem is from talking about it and demonstrating it so much, my already pronounced lateral move and pension for adding tilt at impact both got to a point where I couldn’t hit a driver unless I played it too far back in my stance. I took a video of myself from head on Sunday morning and saw I was getting too far into my right side and staying there.

All of my clients find it helpful to see me imitate their flaws and produce the same misses. It confounds them, but it helps them grasp the fact that what I am telling them is happening right in front of them as video doesn’t always tell the full story.

The lengths I go to…to make you all better. 😀

Point is. Be careful. Don’t over do it. That’s why quick fixes are bad and slow steady improvement holds up better long term.




  1. blacksox

    Great point, simplify the move………find a rhythm and then exaggerate the ball flight.

  2. Schnee

    Monte, great stuff as usual. Think you could do a post or a video on knockdown shots/and or controlling trajectory?

  3. Tom McNamara

    Concur! One of my takeaways in my notes from my lessons was to feel like I’m standing taller. Well, I would get accustomed to being taller, so the feel was to be even taller resulting in me standing almost straight up as you saw in my video! Lol I’m using your feb driver swing as my posture guide and feel like I’m hitting the ball a ton better. 2 drives last weekend were 325 and 330 and both in the center of the fairway. Now if I can only gt my wedges to corporate! Haha
    As always, thanks for the advise.

  4. woody

    “video doesn’t always tell the full story”–Video would do a lot better with a more 3-dimensional view. A view that compresses things into 2-dimensions is a bad one to draw conclusions from.

    A view like the LINK below doesn’t seem to offer any optical illusions–like face-on and down-the-line do. The common views offer more convienence to the video-maker, not better information. (0:36) Hogan


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