Golf swing learning

Learning loop golf swing

My work been focused on developing golf instructions a lot due to the many misconceptions that runs in golf.

The recent one will allow you to develop a pro level golf swing, in testing atm

Did Ben Hogan have a secret?

Don’t think so.

Question what did he do then?

Myswingevolution states he swings like Hogan did, and my reply would be, well Hogan went down at impact, your going up, not the same then.

You react to force in a golf swing the same way you train to ride a bike and after a while if all you need to do is react you have superb ball striking. Ben Hogan, Moe Norman for sure had that.

10 weeks later I arrived at a finished template instruction set.

Its a bit like having 100 puzzles and you only have one image to fit the bits which means 99 puzzle bits isn’t fitting. A lot of work then needed to make the bits fit the framework.

Tuesday the 4 of July 2017 I understood my old reference, once identified I knew this I don’t do anymore. Then as expected I had to start over so I did on Thursday the 6 July as I applied the advice I did for Hans a couple of weeks ago.

I started to have good swings.

Played and had my best round in years and my ball striking went to something extraordinary. The day after today that is I analyzed a bit what I did do and how it worked and its a simple reacting to the force movement. Knowing that also helps to keep on doing that reacting and build a habit out of it. Explaining the movement and what to do is next.

Making a video later on in what to do for the students I have.

Copy or mimic is easy but then you don’t often understand the forces people react to especially if they have a ball striking that people notice as extraordinary.

I guess its the same with people that are happy all the time as they don’t really understand other people becoming depressed, sad or down. For others they cant understand how someone is able to do that.

Modeling is a way to look behind the scenes of magic to understand how it works and then train oneself to do magic oneself.

Code instruction set transfer skills in the golf swing

Made significant progress there to analyze what muscles needed to do things in what order. It has allowed a more specific sequence to be trained and one can then position oneself properly in the transition phase which is the most difficult thing to get right in golf.

I made improvement directly once I started to do that and transition and down swing is now getting continuous improvement by the day.

This also has shown me why its been so difficult with moving properly in the golf swing and why drills and concepts people talk about often isn’t near what happens.

Getting closer

Modeling building models is a bit like a huge puzzle, you have the image but then you have so many bits that doesn’t belong there that are extra and you need to sort those bits out that don’t belong in the framework of that puzzle image and its result/behavior.

Applying a template is a lot about sorting out what dont work and what does not work.

In Bruce Lees words, “Absorb what is useful, discard what is useless and add what is specifically your own”

The golf swing is similar to martial arts, we have our own style our own body build and our own timings. Today I made another such sorting happening, identifying what to do what worked and did some nice improvements.

Improvement happens

Create variation for difference, analyze difference old and new, identify what your suppose to do, repeat it.

Improved

When you don’t know and want to know how to do

Running the template means I can focus solely on what works, adjust what I do but then I may encounter where I don’t know how to do things. Then its time to figure out what to do.

Last night I had that moment.

I watched myself hit a 4i and was thinking ok that’s not it. So what to do then that’s the way to do it?

So I realized something that been bugging me for a while and then as I understood I had to go outside and test things and then I had a problem.

So How do I do that when I cant do that?

I apply variation of feedback. Your about to re-learn what to do but to do so you want to test a few variations, attend the feedback and adjust what your doing when the difference is there to know what to do. Then applied variance takes place again until the shoe fits when the movement works so one is doing it.

One then can do it, knows how to do.

However at this point one may even not realizing that as it may not feel, correct.

Your old habits, familiar feelings comfort may with how memory works interfere and draw you away from what works.

It happens to everyone. As I watched the 4i mechanics I was like, ok I reversed back here, need to fix that even though I started to alter and change my back swing I knew I needed to explore something as I wasn’t doing things properly.

So last night I had this moment and got the message, I need more variance and fix that as I finally understood this what I did do, wasn’t working as it should.

I discovered something new.

Today becomes then a day at the range to uncover the missing information as my job or practice today isn’t about hitting a ball but to relate to what I am suppose to do and discover that and then I find how it works out with the ball.

Applying the template around 6 weeks later

A template is a frame that fits in a particular way, its based on what works.

Once the template was formed then the coding to develop the instruction manual took place.

  • The power move.
  • The pivot impact move
  • The swing move.

Over the weeks I worked on getting things working within the framework of the template. I had to find ways to teach a particular movement since if I couldn’t do it for some reason i found a way to isolate the movement to do it.

During this it become obvious that coordination was at best, difficult to get right not to say if I ever could. Yesterday I had a breakthrough based on perceptions and my work with the brain then overlapped into golf it made sense and went and hit a bucket and was striping things.

I knew one thing, this I can do.

Still got a few things to improve but ball striking was working. I knew I can swing any club now without any issues what so ever. It was done, completed the task of finding the code for the golf swing to fit the framework of the template.

Having a template means you know what should be there to make it work. It don’t mean you can do it but knowing what needs to be there however  allows you a sorting program for feedback to include what should be there vs what shouldn’t. The code to transfer skills and I call them “moves” as your moving to include the skills needed are training formats that teaches you the skills needed as your isolating the movements one needs to have.

so for me it took 6 weeks to have a swing that wont go away ever.

I still need to work on some take away and back swing still as I have 25 years of movements learned that will be next on the list to do.

My knowledge and understanding why golf been difficult to learn has taken a quantum leap along the way. If I can transform my swing and amateur mechanics after 25 or so years into a pro level down the line means one can start rewriting the difficulty factor into something else.