I have a solid understanding of technical data, but my study has been more about people. Approach, incorrect assumptions causing incorrect movements.
In my study of the golf swing, I noticed patterns and have figured out why people end up where they do.
I watch and listen and notice why people all end up in the same bad place. Trying to implement the same cliches in the same misguided fashion.
Coming over the top because they are trying too hard to swing inside out.
Getting out of spine angle because they are trying to widen the arc.
The thing that makes me the most different is how I perceive things. Most “experts” on the swing look at a golfer and find a wide variety of issues and complicated missteps according to their “swing ideal” and 23 step swing checklist where each point needs to be perfect…then the fix is easy with some miracle method, cliche or Marquis de Sade worthy training device.
I see the swing issue each individual has as very simple. A setup and/or linchpin swing issue that will lead to the rest of the swing lining up. However, the fix is really difficult. Not in it’s implementation, but in it’s interpretation.
Each golfer has a different way of processing information, different physical abilities and most importantly, different levels of kin-esthetic awareness (feel and body control).
My students quickly find out that I tell them the same few things over and over again, but it a different way and/or context.
I hope each time what I say takes them in the right direction and is the linchpin for everything to fall into place. If I find out it is not, I attack it from a different direction.
What usually gets in the way is the misconceptions they show up with. I can’t possibly know every wrong assumption they come with. One student the other day…I didn’t realize he thought proper arm rotation off the ball was actually wrist manipulation…and he was was familiar with my “Plane and release by feel video.”
That is what this blog is about for me. Throw everything that comes to mind at the wall and hopefully it will stick and quash all of the misconceptions people have, so they can just setup and take a swipe at it.
That is mostly what my lessons are about. Dispel the misconceptions…see what happens…then offer some direction.
I believe a lot of info out there is just well marketed misconception on a stick.