Sure one can always ask, is there a secret to the game of golf?
Some will swear that ben Hogan had one. Still years later no one really can do what Hogan did so obviously there has to be a secret then surely?
Mike Austin same thing, whatever he taught didn’t end up well after translation the same way whatever he did vs whatever he taught.
Obviously something is missing in the tale and description from instruction towards the swing and game.
Its easy to think it’s a secret and mystery much like elf’s, fairies and other spirits are out there waiting for you.
I don’t believe in such but at some point I guess its easy to do so for anyone.
I looked for consistency to be able to play the game in a way that average out errors and mistakes so one can make more pars and less bogies. Obviously it helps with a consistent golf swing to do so but its not enough.
Recently my chipping and putting been extraordinary, simple even but solid and good and consistent. I made more birdies already in the few rounds I played than I usually been able to before. That’s with chipping, pitching and putting being as good or better than a tour pro.
Nailing the final bit of that puzzle the long game the ball striking seems also to come to an end recently. While some testing and such is going on it seems like this solves the ball striking, the consistency and other things along the way also.
Playing 18 tomorrow in the sun 26 Celsius is expected so I guess I prepare for a day in the sun and drink a lot and cover up my head. I am cautiously excited for tomorrow as I expect things to be more consistent into a scale and level I never had.
When one reach a milestone the point when it starts to make sense, ah yes that’s what is going on and then even more cascade effects along the way once understanding increases the realization along the way hits you. It’s a moment that is so rare I recall back when the comparison mode and then when I found out something else and the feeling was like a rock hitting you and then as one smile one keep on walking enjoying the moment and then its moving on.
Tracing concepts I found they don’t really work, step and throw? while I agree on that with mike Austin I know what to do to create that, he didn’t. Knowing what to do and not being able to do them just means we failed to understand the governing principle involved.
Recently I played better, sure some of that is due to better putting and chipping/pitching for sure but my misses even with a golf swing that is in need of a emergency visit the bad misses stopped being really bad and become ok. So the experience playing the focus was going all right, the small stuff with putting and chipping and tower things I taught Hans was skyrocketing my game. Got to love teaching things that I observe and then thought ok that seems to be that and told Hans, do this. Later applying them myself I ask, darn he should shoot 60 all the time!
However the inconsistency with ball striking bothered me.
3 months later testing things I found that the feedback was lacking big time took way to long for me, recalled talk with Hans, yes right told and taught that a long time ago, then other things along the way and then the breakthrough.
It happen on the tee shot on hole 10, as I hit my spoon then I notice something was different. Sure I hit it a bit to much right but something was going on, tapped it out as I wasn’t having any shoot from where the ball was, played forward and hit a 8i from 150 onto green and made bogie without even trying. Hit an 8i on the par 3 and made foregreen pin high. Hit a 9i approach on hole 12 and covered the flag all the way from a downhill lie but to much club so went foregreen and long. Then the same thing with a 6i pin high on 13 and a eagle putt which I didn’t make. Shorter irons started to be so easy it was beyond comprehension. Sure I struggled still a bit with longer clubs but figure that would solve itself as I would analyze this later.
So I did yesterday and today.
Told Hans yesterday and he went and hit bullets.
Today I spent with my sisters husband as he helped me with the car and we talked some and then along the way I refined things even more.
It now started to creep over into other areas. I can analyze other sports better now without even trying improving that and with a much easier concept to explain in how what one does relates to the result one achieves.
But then again it might be back to the drawing board after tomorrow and go figure out what the hell is going on.
Once defined the definition stays and the results just happens.