Here is my strategy.
Do things bit by bit, master one portion within the overall action you want to display, for the golf swing it’s the motion. Once your motion works this means your brain is able to organize that within habitual framework, then you can adjust, tweak, change stuff within that, fail even make mistakes and it wont matter as your having a organization that you can hang onto. Then as your doing that you have evidence when things works better like ball impact and trajectory and such and ease of muscle fatigue etc..
Now I do things that works once I take notice you know becoming aware of that what works then it’s a matter of time before the what to apply that or link it or connect it to happens.
I tried a few things for Hans in distance control, then as he was about to compete I figure this might work to fixate that issue for him, told him what to do and he did it and had no issues with distance control. Once he had that down and he continued to do that instead of following the previous plan, naturally if you do what works its easy to then try to do it better. Time was now to do the next step for him and I told him what to do there a few days ago, so he went out and played, shot 4 under then 2 days later 2 under, his best game in years. It now just works. It wont mean he wont need adjustments and such but now he has a game plan to fall back on, basics that will just work.
I asked myself why is my pitch shots so good? I was hitting them solid so then evidently the hip weight shift was the factor and as I did that with full swing then that improved. Then as I tried variations and I can talk enough about those, how many variations do you do?
I do one with every swing I do. If I hit 500 balls I done 500 variations.
You want to become better?
Fail a lot and make mistakes and apply variation.
I hit 900 balls or so in 2 range sessions, and those sessions I improved massively as was evident today for me as shots and my swing felt really solid and easy to do. I am continue to apply variation, change one thing, feedback on that test and adjust and then move on until what I want to happen happens. (I hit around 70 balls today and that was it)
In NLP its called modeling to do things until your able to repeat a particular result you defined and then improve upon it.
Once the breakthrough event last year the 6 of October, I taught those guidelines to a few, some have given up due to hitting 50 yards+ longer isn’t enough distance increase…instead of sticking with improve technique, more force applied which cant be rushed but so many search for the secret when there is none.
This was me 4 years
From some Moe hybrid to some all over the map swing.
Then this today much better.
I am not done, still work to do but that what I have now is playable beyond anything I done previously. Do I to some extent still re-route, yes a non issue with irons, driver I still end up angling the left arm the wrong way and next to be adjusted and fixed.
The strategy is to apply variation until the desired result appears. Seems simple and it is, as it allows me to cut trough assumptions and just do until it works.
As far I haven’t found a secret, awareness of the body trough the motion might be one which is trainable, aware of the inside ball quadrant to the club head vs the position you have when sitting down, maybe but all are trainable and easy to find within a few balls.
Once I understood that the C7 for example helps you to come from the inside and under and out and create the compound pivot trough the release that sets up all the sit down on the left hip and the motion down with hips not up at impact and it all is made easier with the inside quadrant of the ball to club head.
What many does in the golf swing it becomes a inside joke and don’t relate to the ball and its impact, and once that has happen its then all kind of different swing theory.
What should your body position relate to?
Now, when for example I fixed the distance control for Hans, it wasn’t his skill I needed to fix for him but I needed to give his skill a container to be used on the course as on range he hit 3 balls within a yard. I then went to Nicklaus and thought he might know. I applied that for him and he gave it a shot and worked wonders. Then I investigated it a bit and found a flaw and I told Hans and he said, how did you know?
Its what I do I said, I don’t talk and present things I don’t know about, I do tests, find out how things works and those I teach but many are so into a secret and some higher power gives them things instead of doing the work as I have found there is no short cuts.
Next once the swing works is distance and tempo. Then the short game between 30 and 80 yards or so. My main weakness atm.
However still lot of work with the swing mechanics to do but its way less than it was 2 weeks ago and again much less than a week ago so things are improving slowly and working.
If you think your brain and motoric control can do things in a few hours and then apply a magic patch to do it, yes in some cases it can happen however its more likely that your basic technique if we talk golf swing is not sound yet.
Hans has changed his swing in 5 months, its now better than he ever had it. He also done a lot of work to make it work but he also did the outline I showed him to do the same instructions I am following and I am started to pound it.
No patience and little variation, no failure and no mistakes well first range session I did I sliced a PW for more than 80 balls. Then, less than a month from that my swing now is working. 900 balls with variation also helps as it showed me I don’t use muscle force to power it.
Start with, what do you think is the overall organization you want to have and how does it relate to what you do? I view motion in the golf swing and I do that with kali Silat and other martial arts also, I view for example speech impairment kids with controlled feedback for their vocal register they cant control consciously however with proper vocal practice can learn to speek freely in a few hours in spite of years of vocal teachers with them. I view dyslexia as a failure tor elate the visual image to correlate that to the internal organization and recalling and once that is fixed they become self correcting.
Its what I am building with my golf swing and system a fail safe system so you can adjust and correct your self to the template you train for.
Its what I done with RBIm.
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