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

Hans 4 swings slow motion

I find that modern theory isn’t a good way to swing the club, it makes the body go several ways, create timing issues and run out of space fast.

The RBIm swing based on modeling Mike Austin is a way to understand the movement to do and identify along the way key positions your suppose to do that drills and such never allows you to find unless by sheer luck.

I done drills for years previously but I couldn’t change my swing much if any.

I am now applying my own RBIm swing template indoors currently as I am done with the research phase as the model itself is complete.

Teaching this is interesting as I say, start with the movement itself, your able to understand what to do if you know how to move, positions wont help but more get in the way unless you understand how to move. One movement is there, positions and such can be isolated and felt and we can understand why we do this movement and why positions and check points needs to be met during the movements.

When we swing obviously we cant feel positions.

Then we swing the movement and can check with feedback and such if we are meting our intended movement with positions. It makes learning this much easier than to think, positions.

Movement allows whole forms, positions activate the wrong idea for us as then we start thinking how a body part like the wrists is suppose to move which make us stuck. If we have movements that isn’t working once you know how to move then the movement itself allows for feedback to adjust what your doing that isn’t optimal.

To fix a flawed position or movement we done, for example I have had a inside flat back swing so I figured, ok I should be able to identify what to do to get this right, so I did. Then once that was done it felt, awkward and really strange first to do that. However once I done that for a few days and done the slow motion work I also started to arrive at some aha moments along the way new insights in what’s going on and where to move.

I got into this down swing position and felt like oh no wonder I can add speed now as its just go for it.

In early December 2016 I told Hans to change his movements as I identified the last piece of information. I understood the swing fully. His first response was, cant move things that way due to him never done that but it took him 2 weeks, a changed grip and then he said he was ripping it like never before. I expect him to have 320 yards or so in his driving.

An amateur hit around 210-220 yards or so and that’s due to flawed mechanics. You can expect to be able to add 60-70 yards with a better mechanic. That’s a 20-30mph increase of swing speed. Amateurs have a 80-90mph or so swing speed. Main reason the amateur hit so short isn’t technology, like balls or clubs but mechanics.

The RBIm swing template allows freedom of movement and to throw for maximum speed.

Tempo and rhythm and the lack of it in modern swing theory

I asked Hans to send me 3 swings from the same angle. The above is 3 different swings with a 4i but look a lot like, the same swing copied 3 times.

Its one benefit of the system I developed, your timing and tempo will be there and as much a human can do, the same. If you tape a tour pro with a modern swing, they cant do that due to their reference is moving along and wont be good enough to reach a replication of the same timing and tempo for them.

PW 3 different swings.

And here is driver 3 different swings.

some guy asked if I had all the gadgets to teach a swing and I was like, why would I need such when you cant use them to swing and play?

Either you can swing and make the ball go where you want it or you cant.

If your consistent with tempo and your timing, gadgets wont be needed as you know the difference. Gadgets create a false sense of security, any pro have less than half a degree angle with their putter stroke due to putting is all about green reading and pace control not angle of your putter. The two variables for putting you cant use gadgets for, silly tour pro mentality to believe such.

I asked due to I wanted to see how much the same was going on or not vs what he done before a few years back, now it was a ton better.

The swing wont make you shoot 55 but at least if you don’t need to worry about timing or tempo anymore your free to play the game the best way you can.

Consistency comes from being able to replicate the same action as much as possible vs the result you want to achieve which is to make the ball to go where you want to. Consistency with a swing that is the same is a good step to ensure ok that works now use that to make the ball go where you want to as you won’t need to tweak or fix your swing anymore.

The above demoed by Hans no on one on any tour can do as well or better.

300+ yard driving and Accuracy with it
Tempo and timing automatic due to easy sequenced chain

The secret to the golf swing found

For me obviously not a secret.

Equations are as wiki state:

In mathematics, an equation is a statement of an equality containing one or more variables. Solving the equation consists of determining which values of the variables make the equality true.

When one defines you have a core principle showing up into the pattern so any swing is the same but the expression of that core principle is often different.

It means that Mike Austin swing is the same as Ben Hogan’s swing 1948/49 and 1953, it’s the same as the modern swing like Tiger woods. However to understand each difference between those swings you cant do today with any education within PGA.

I can then examine whatever drills people do and the outcome accordingly to the secret and find if its even close or not to teach the principle or not. Its immediate as I don’t need to calculate things anymore, I just know. Its then what some would say internalized as an equation expressed in behavior, a model simply.

Each project I done I learned more about how things work in regard to consciousness and understanding about the perceptions.

The tour pro can have the swing Hans have and I got this question what I do with Hans as I work with him, I don’t, as when asked hit the ball where you want then ok I am done. There is no fixing needed as Tiger does like Lydia Ko does like anyone on tour does.

It wont fail you Ever

What I do is to ask questions, then from the feedback devise a test and then implement action.

What I do to teach this golf secret wont be disclosed to the public.

Mike Austin and Deb

http://golfgurls.com/trick-hit-ball-easier/

mikeaustin

I understand what she writes but if you read and think ok how do I do that then its not so simple anymore.

One of the trademarks of Mike Austin is distance and as such we want to hit things longer for sure. However if one describe what to do as an athletic action sure it is but that wont help to do it either.

Identifying and defining what happens and then be able to correlate the instruction to the causality to create the result is a process one does and then the instruction might not be what people expect it to be but if your able to follow then you end up looking like Mike Austin’s swing motion along the way.

Usually what happens is that we end up with various concepts and I had a few along the way but those are often wrong and outdated already. Atm today I use two and one is applied during the upswing and the other is used in the down swing.

If applied correctly the concept then allows you to do a proper upswing and down swing. Without even trying. I improved my up swing and movement without even doing anything with them to fix them.

For example Mike talked about adding hand speed during the impact which basically isn’t possible. The muscle reflexes will fire in the wrists for sure but adding speed with them as he demoed with people?

No way.

In a swing movement there is no time to do that and if you did you would interfere with the path anyhow. Sure you can add the knuckle left hand move with one hand on the club but adding the right arm seems really difficult to even pull off.

So if that’s going on then what was Mike referencing then that seemed for him that he did do that?

That’s one of many mysteries as whatever we end up feeling about what we are doing especially after decades of swinging a club might not be the best plausible thing that goes on.

Categorizing and sorting this trough isn’t an easy job.

Once sorted and tested one can relate the concept with evidence and measurement along the way.

As I explained to Hans ok if you do this then this happens as a result of that. This felt is a measurement of your body moving this way along the motion. Its how you know your doing it right.

So the concept itself contains measurement and evidence as an instruction set.

A template

Once one mastered the step itself in the upswing and the down swing one does a pivot a compound one. Currently I am switching pivots in my practice and I can do this without a ball now and then the time spent to improve swinging with a ball takes place. Its done the same way isolate and repeat until the system responds to the new and improved.

Some tweaks to Hans today

Talked to him on skype, added the recent tweaks and went trough the changes. He got it. Next some practice then and game.

Hopefully video later.

Increasing consistency and distance by isolating the proper mechanics.

There are two golf swings defined by their pivots

Byron Nelson and Lydia Ko has the same golf swing.

Moe Norman and Mike Austin have the same golf swing.

Every swing trainer you meet will have one of those pivots and most likely the modern/classical pivot. (not good for your body)

I guess someone coming along and would argue that Moe and Mike wasn’t the same swing would think they be right but they wouldn’t be.

The Pivot defines the swing.

There are often a ton of hybrid swings that share some elements from the other but once you know the difference between the pivot you can spot the differences rather easily.

If you haven’t figured it out yet I did some deep digging into the pivot the last few days. To build more leverage and simplify things.

Revisiting the pivot then

So since I realized that ok to do better here in my golf swing I have to fix my pivot. Its out of order. I can swing an iron fine but longer clubs forces a difficulty and then analyzing why that happens to fix the movement it was then obvious my pivot was the answer.

Now some might ask but why didn’t you fix that way earlier then?

I taught Hans to do all this btw. So I got the stuff right it seems. Now and then one want to go back and revisit and check things if something is missing and since I am now applying the template for myself as I done the last month at some point as it was felt yesterday that I needed to to change my movement.

I couldn’t do what I wanted to do.

It wont matter that I know what I want to do but cant do it. Its like dyslexia, they know they cant do it and while they want to be able to do it they cant. So fixing dyslexia is about knowing what goes on and then running the dyslexia fix template to improve and build a new structure.

Each step is then fixed before one moves to the next one and if the checklist is working then one moves to the next step in the chain.

So as I look at my swing and I think, that’s pretty darn good now, I slow down on video showing efficiency but my movement in what I am suppose to do isn’t there.

I then devise what to do then. It make sense. I also revisit Mike Austin and others like Dan Shaugher. Its important to understand its easy to dismiss something if you haven’t understood it enough. Bruce Lee said it well,

“Absorb what is useful, discard what is useless and add what is specifically your own”

However finding good precise instruction is difficult. To much guesswork.

For example, if you take the club inside as Mike Austin suggested your fucked. You wont swing well with that advice. His advice was along the lines of, doing a pivot along the way that does support that move. Doing such with my pivot I had will be a disaster. So while Hans has shown to master the Mike Austin swing motion and he slowly getting even closer and better recently the last thing I added for him today most likely will make him maybe a perfect match.

Since the cold and rain is here I wont hit the range until Sunday most likely to start doing the new pivot. If I get this right I will be a decent copy of what Hans does.

Working trough this template allows me to build a more sound to the point what you needs to do and do right and then devise a working instruction and practice to get it down.

The important thing with learning is that we can dismiss something if we don’t understand it or lack the know how at the time. Its also why I done 2 days of a fast and speedy check online and contrasted that and adjusted the instruction based upon that a tour pro will get it right but someone with a lot of swing flaws and compensations wont be able to bridge the gap there. It wont help if people demonstrate it and demo things as what Olivier did with a post earlier. The instruction has to be to the point and then rehearsed and amplified until the system kicks in and build the reference.

During that time we utilize feedback to correct the right/wrong movement until we can do more right than wrong. That builds a cognitive reference within the context so we isolated the action to do and then its trained and we can just do it. Most however don’t practice that way as they do drills which are worthless.

You want to make the system (brain) to adapt to your desired intention what to do. If defined properly and isolated obviously into behavior.

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From backyard,  the position is similar to what for example Mave has.

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Pivot improvement has already happen.

I could take notice of a more faster downswing. Much improved down swings move.

Harming your body in the golf swing?

Knees as stated don’t rotate. Doing a twisting movement (Tiger for example) creates lifetime injury in the knees.

The vertebra in the spine cant twist much if your lower back is compressed and twisted the vertebra can be damaged and your in for a lifetime of pain.

Most due to bad modern theory instructions.

Dan said it well.