The need for immediate gratification and lack of understanding on how the golf swing and the body work.
A very nice fellow on GolfWrx put up a video and wanted to know how he can get from a 13 to a single digit. I said it was because he got his upper body got in front of the ball and gave him the rundown on what needed to happen.
He replied he new that was a problem, but every time he tries to do it, he can’t. He tried drills, people holding his head, etc. He asked me for a drill to do…and here is my response to him and all of you wanting to improve and make a swing change.
Chad, there is a simple answer and it is the same for all swing changes. It takes a LONG time to ingrain a new feel. Getting a little better setup will help, but you are looking at thousands of balls of making an effort to get the lower body forward and keep the upper body back.
Two weeks from now you won’t see the difference. A month from now when you made an effort for the upper body to stay back ON EVERY SWING, “Hey, I am not getting in front of it as much as I used to.”
Six months from now of making that effort on every swing, you will see what you want.
There are no drills or quick fixes in golf. You have to retrain bad feels and repetitive movements that are ingrained.
To put it another way. You have hit tens of thousands of golf balls in your life. You have probably gotten in front of every one of them. Do you think there is a drill that’s going to eliminate that in one small bucket?