Here his last post as he realize he is short (duh) and cant do what a pga tour pro does (duh again) and that he struggles with distance (triple duh).
You want to understand what people are actually able to do when they do things. I walked as a caddie so I have an idea what is required as a tour pro. Distances, flags tucked in and other things like weather.
Main issue is that many cant handle their performances at all due to they are constantly struggling with their mechanics.
So I built more swing power and also accuracy so whenever I face a 250 yard shot I know I can do it. While I might not use a 7i for that distance you really want power in your game to make it easier. If you have a 8i to green vs to have a 3i or spoon it just makes it too difficult to play the game.
I still have a few more weeks to go before ranges here can open up.
The above is at the coast which normally are first to clear snow and such and we see things are not good and we are currently also having a cold front with –10 forecasted.
So at least 2 more weeks until heat really gets here. I don’t think much about the range though as I be testing things on my back yard first anyhow and if that works the way it should then I wont do much range work as I be waiting for the courses and summer to arrive.
I already know this will work the way it should.
Power and distance once taken care off you want accuracy so I created both.
So I ask Hans to test things and track things for me that I consider key variables, distance to pin on average means more margin for error that allow him to do easier pars and more birdies. His current average is between 12-18 feet from the hole on his approaches. He isn’t making enough birdies yet but that will be taken care of during the phase 3 Mikaela factor.
I calculate he should be able to do 3 to 6 birdies each nine holes which translate to a 66 to 60 in scoring on average. That’s my plan. If math and logic was transferable directly without any variables the game and my work would be easier. To make those numbers he needs to be highly consistent and also able to get the ball closer now and then.
He also needs to handle that he makes such a game which is different from how he played and learned to play. It’s a little bit a shock to his system doing that as he said whatever I was doing before its like a joke and not real.
He started to understand what I am teaching him.
That’s a different plan.
I hold no illusions how difficult golf is for a tour pro and why they cant do what I am doing. You still want to be able to pull off shots on demand that many amateurs will think is impossible to do.
I recall playing with a friend and a buddy of him as he joined us at the 10 hole I hit a bad drive then made a even worse short green approach. Hit my 60 degree above the hole to make it run down pass the pin so I had a uphill putt made that for par. Next was a par 3 hit it into the bunker with a downhill green impossible no green to work with, almost made the shot into the hole, easy par putt as we walked to the next tee the guy told my friend, he hit shots like the guys on TV does….
Now my short game is plenty good but I always struggled with the mechanics. Now I can skip that and just go play.
That’s a much better plan.