summer arrived

Last Friday it snowed and then one week later its 14c and warm.

Great turnover.

However golf is delayed due to grass haven’t really grown lately so I expect golf courses to open in June. Provisional greens earlier.

Until then I done some backyard practice and are happy with the progress I made.

wedge imapct

I wished I could practice hours upon hours but sadly I cant. I just take the time to spend outdoors in the sun a bit, doing my walks and continue to rehab my calf’s as heat will help with that along the way.

Did a chipping video about mechanics.

Basics are length of back swing and adding speed. A normalized movement will help with consistency. If you add grip pressure then your judgement of distance is off.

Breakthroughs are fun times

At some point when one build talent you enter the realm when it starts to clicks. Utilizing quality of feedback settings variation to improve then find how that works.

In each action there is a a perceived action then a action and while its easy to believe the trouble people have is when the assumption mismatch reality the brain goes into solving mode which wont work. Reality is then superseded for the circle of perceptual perceived not the reality achieved.

So one applies measurement to find evidence and facts. Then there is no room for guesswork, beliefs or assumed notions. Naturally drills don’t really work, the instruction set of such is a bad way to do things.

Creating difference is the way to improve to build new skills.

Then at some point one reach a breakthrough being able to just do. The key point is feedback obviously to create that difference and since I uncovered years ago the way to do that one can expect a fast improvement due to the way one applies it.

The issue is the way our mind works with perceived difference as your mind will encounter a different reality vs the one assumed the brain normally just loops the assumption and tries to solve the difference. It just happens and then one miss the learning and one repeats the same.

In the eight sessions I done performance has increased each time, improved. Lessons learned has been applied back to an improved instruction set.

Today was such one, understanding what to do in perceived action then feeling it allowing for improvement again getting that compound pivot down.

A great day

What makes golf hard to learn even impossible?

80% of golfers sit between 18 and 36 handicap. less than 10% reach single handicap and only a tiny less than 1% reach scratch.

That is what modern golf instruction creates for you.

Looking at swings just means its a cool watch but you cant do what they do doing that.

Perceptually my golf mechanics is now so much different than what it has been. How one perceive feel isn’t different from one to another. I said to Hans many times so do this happens and he says, yes it does.

Perception plays a big part in the complexity.
Then beliefs about what one is suppose to do based on erroneous flawed thinking.
Assumptions forms that now makes it impossible for the individual to perceive what to do even when told what to do.

Developing a better instruction set is part perceived action that has nothing to do with the swing itself but with the perception that has to be there, if you don’t have that then your not able to do it properly.

Normally my practice runs like this,

  1. Template
  2. Apply action
  3. Feedback received
  4. Impact on perceptions

First day practice – Feedback – lack of power.
Analyze action tweak instruction.
Test second session – Feedback – Test confirmed solution worked.
New instruction developed.

Next, improve pelvis movement to a compound pivot.
Three sessions to find and improve the instruction set.
Identify actions I do that don’t match the intended movement and then adjust to match.

Improvements are mapped from each session as most believe a practice session is about hitting balls which isn’t the case but to find and do the movement. Once your able to do that your ball striking also improves.

  1. Template
  2. Identify movement to do
  3. Identify movement one does.
  4. Practice new movement using instruction set.

You want to know what your doing so you can identify the difference with the movement you want to do. If not your not able to improve much if any. Your practice session then wont lead to improvement unless your able to identify the differences.

If your able to practice as so then one day you may have this swing motion the best efficient swing mechanics in the world.

Being a Golf God rocks

I read about those tour pros having back problems recently Rory again had back problem issues and Tigers is well known and many others. Knowing the secret to the magic of Mike Austin and able to teach that the first in the history of golf, well that is indeed a a golf God thing.

I have so many telling me how great I am its difficult to stay grounded but I do for you guys. Without your loving support and care what I am doing wouldn’t be possible.

I feel like I am blessed in a way that few have been, its like Ben Hogan is talking to me personally to dig it out in the dirt so I did and found the secret he left behind to those that could see.

Blessed, truly.

Godlike

Mike Austin throw mechanics

Mike was known to hit it long, current world record in a sanctioned PGA tournament is 540 yards at 64 years of age.

Mike taught what he did, so he thought but evidence suggest that no one was able to do what Mike did.

My modeling of Mike Austin’s motion is seen with Hans here the first in history of golf I successfully transferred the motion from one golfer to another.

In a modern golf swing your limited with your movement and that means your swing integrity of distance/accuracy gets a toll at around 270 yards and after that you be all over the place. Todays equipment allows people tour pros mainly to add more distance vs old tech. The amateur however did not benefit.

An amateur hit around 200-220 yards.
Tour pros top 100 around 290 yards.

That difference are due to a tour pro is able to swing within their swing mechanic and technique but are also causing back problems and dispersion issues.

Using a throw mechanic your using a natural body movement allowing for mass to pivot around an axis for speed.

Modern swing don’t allow that as you need to muscle it and adding a extra variable for dispersion.

Mike Austin mechanics allows

  • More distance with the same or better dispersion.
  • Better accuracy.
  • Timing is automatic and the same each time.
  • Consistency in a way you never knew was possible.
  • No back pains.
  • Leverage based pivot.
  • The tour pro can expect around a 350+ yard driving with less strain and better accuracy than previous swing.

The swing don’t make scores, its a tool to get the ball there but we have many skills in golf, putting, chipping, pitching and approach shots, course management and mental ability.

Mike Austin flew his ball over green in his 540 yard drive, didn’t make eagle or birdie. Hitting it long helps you keep more consistency but it wont do anything for your scoring. Jordan spieth for example if he shifted to this he be winning a lot more tournaments as he lost his Master title due to fighting his mechanics for 4 whole days.

With the RBIm swing system he wouldn’t had to.

It never goes wonky, you never loose the swing it always works.

Your modern swing always change tempo, timing shifts and you struggle with basic shots all the time.

Time for a change

Understanding elite level performance

Someone might say, Bob Rotella then and I would know, no he don’t understand. The placebo effect is real in his case. Super confidence? Yea ask him to explain that one and listen to guesswork.

To assist to work as a coach you want to understand what your about to do. The athlete just want to go out there and perform they don’t want to know every detail or be spoon fed metaphors.

What happens is your assumption and estimate of what your about to do is getting in your way of your performance. When that interfere with the result your doing you end up in a boot loop. A never ending cycle trying to solve what’s going on.

Utilizing RBIm6 one can resolve that both before and when performing if needed.

Golfers like Jordan spieth for examples struggled with his mechanics for 4 days in the Masters then hit 2 balls in water loosing the title. Once he hit those water holes he played better, his mechanics suddenly improved. If you have better mechanics helps to elevate mental issues when performing but isn’t a solution.

A change of focus did happen for Jordan but it wasn’t enough to regain his game and score.

if your able to understand what to do to focus on allowing your performance reach zone performance every time you go play then that will also help with scoring. If Jordan Spieth had known RBIm6 then what did happen day one with his mechanics would have made him change his focus and played better.

What happens is your assumption and estimate of what your about to do is getting in your way of your performance. When that interfere with the result your doing you end up in a boot loop. A never ending cycle trying to solve what’s going on.

Once you train yourself to perform your able to have that sharp laser like focus the very best people have in any sport they seem to be able to transcend their performance delivering a high level performance every time they go play like Ronaldo in Real Madrid in football scoring goals and deliver all the time.

Understanding what goes in is a needed thing due to otherwise your stuck adapting to bob Rotellas instructions to make them work and they don’t really work due to placebo effect is real there. When they work its due to the individual believe in them which again is placebo but then when stuff happens as your loose your game like Rory Mcilroy does as he is a client to Bob Rotella the answer then while performing and then loosing the cut?

No where to be seen.

Beliefs wont work long term nor does placebo as at some point the system cant hold together the adaption and then your fucked.

6 sessions later

Practice is a little like, do one thing, receive feedback, alter what you do to improve.

Simple concept really but to make it work requires some insight in how the brain works with learning. When I solved the way talent is created and built that also allowed me to improve faster than before.

In 6 sessions I been able to get the template down which I developed for Hans based on Mike Austin’s motion. Feels good.

While the template is known the next step is instructions.

While applying the template, first thing was to refine the feedback in the movement, that was feedback from day 1 and day 2 confirmed the new instruction worked. The next thing was to fix the throw mechanic and improve the pivot and that took 3 sessions and confirmed working session 6.

Conceptually we cant do positions in a golf swing. However everyone teach you that and then add drills. What you need is to know what to do, simplify the attention and then add effective quality feedback.

This is bad advice btw

He Nick Faldo leaves the whole body out of the movement, he already can move properly so he can show it that way but try it and you find your whole body mechanic is left out.

if your an amateur, you don’t know how a flawless effortless impact feels like. My sis kid was frustrated, he could not hit one good swing, I let him do that, when he was angered enough went and sat down with his phone, I said, hey lets try this and he wasn’t willing but he went with it as I told him what to do and then he swung and smoked it.

I said, that’s how it feels like.

He improved directly.

Without the feedback and some evidence your hitting it properly its basically impossible to do it and to find it on your own. Its a reason no one except me been able to model a golf swing and then transfer the motion to someone else in the history of golf.

Next up is myself and those I atm are working with.
There be 4 people then that are able to do what Mike Austin did do but couldn’t transfer and teach.

That’s how models and template works. You have a blueprint in how someone does things, then the code is transferred using instruction of the defined essential action in the result produced. The instruction set is getting updated along the way as teaching Hans was to easy as he already had things like impact. Applying this the recent week or so in 6 sessions have created a much improved instruction set.

  1. Template model of Mike Austin’s motion
  2. Instruction set to transfer skills aka motion of Mike Austin
  3. Practice period when the instructions set is practiced

Problem for anyone who can do things is to explain how your doing the things you do. Your just able to do them and the brain habituate everything so a lot of information is hidden as its synced with the coordination itself of doing what one does. Modeling is a way to uncover what one does, building a instruction set to transfer the essential skills and replicate the result or even improve upon.

So what people do watching a swing you wont be able to replicate what you see. If it was you be able to swing like Ben Hogan could or someone else but obviously that wont work, it wont work even if the individual themselves explain it either as seen with Mike Dunaway that couldn’t do it either in spite of being taught personally by Mike Austin.

When you explain the individual needs to adapt to your instruction as seen with Sean Foley  and Tiger and then when Sean explains to people that a baseball pitch works one way when it cant then one have to ask how people get a trainer certificate. Obviously explaining things like Mike Austin does,

The explanation is just nonsense. You wont be able to follow it and swing as he did.
Its in essence, worthless.

Once the template was formed the question is if the instruction set is good enough to transfer the skills. I then do two things at the same time, one is to do the practice follow the instruction set developed, if something is off I am able to track that down and improve on it.

Day 1, lack of power was evident, my distance improvement was there but I didn’t feel any power.
Analyze was shown what was missing, added that instruction.

Day 2 practice session, worked, felt power added distance.

Day 3, 4 and 5 was to improve the pivot and throwing action and the new instruction set developed and then tested on day 6 confirmed the action was now improved.

Pivot and proper movement was now happening and distance was added again. Day 7 will be more of what was happening in day 6 and further worked on if needed.

Improvement or building talent don’t take long unless you lack feedback. The issue with drills is a lack of that and there is no real way to improve them either. Its a simple concept, do – feedback either you improve which is good or you did not, if the improvement is lacking one analyze and then add something so you do improve.

You can build skills in such a short time frame that people have told me repeatedly is impossible.

I still did it. I am still doing it.

Felt good about todays session.