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.

Talent code and cracking the code

While talent can be said to be skills, the building blocks to create the talent themselves been a mystery a long time and the book by David Coyle showed along some like professor Anders Eriksson with his 10000 hours of deliberate practice that talent is created not a born ability.

No one been able to copy a golf swing from Ben Hogan or anyone else in the history of the game, then I came along and did that with Mike Austin’s motion and transfer that skill to Hans Andersson.

When you know what to do as I do then there is no secret or mystery.

I been an amateur in regard to golf, I play with friends for fun and laughter. Never been concern with pro golf or such. That changed as I met Hans. As he injured himself with his modern golf swing and didn’t want to change I then had to build him a new swing.

So I did.

Talent are skills, trainable such.

Chess is a memory thing, to be better at chess you train memory for positions and can raise your chess rating with a few thousand points that way. You don’t need to think ahead or be creative you need a good memory and knowing chess positions. If you do that you be beating your chess friends easily.

If you believe it is something else when you practice chess then that wont improve your skills or results.

I spent 8 sessions practice the new golf template I developed. In each session I run the cracked code of how to build talent and then add improvement in each session. Golfers normally understand to build a new swing takes 2 or 5 years like Tiger with Sean Foley and then still failing so golfers knows how difficult it is.

To then apply the cracked talent code to the practice as I do allows me to do things faster than anyone else can do in the world.

When you end up with the “can do” criteria then your done.
How fast will that happen then?
It depends.

Most I seen with Hans is 3 weeks when he implemented a movement and that was mainly due to lacking the flexibility and he needed time to adjust for it. Normally its really fast.

  1. You need a good template.
  2. You implement the RBIm talent program for practice
  3. You end up with “Can do”.

Yes it means you be able to swing like Mike Austin did if you apply that template.

You cant replace 50 or so years playing golf due to golf include other skills than hitting a golf ball but at least you have a good solid foundation to start from.

Most assume this

However, if you use the modern swing like thedanplan did then you will fail. Back pain, short hitting and failure no matter how much deliberate practice you do and he had professor Anders Eriksson’s support.

You need a template that’s good not one that suck.

Then your practice will enhance and improve what your doing so you can reach the same skill set Mike Austin had or as someone else had. However what people believe is true like a held off release, a modern swing and then constant back problems and short hitting then you keep on believing that even if someone like Boklov came along with the V-style as people laughed then he won the title and no one laughed anymore as they all changed to the new V-style,same way flosbury flop did in high jumping.

Practice isn’t enough, bad practice is even worse and reason for many to believe in the talent myth. While having a good coach an expert in the field like Monte schienblum isn’t enough as what he teaches isn’t good enough. You end up failing as its to difficult to do consistently.

Then we move into the performance arena in why some people are able to do better than others consistently those elite level performers’. How do you practice that?

Question: Where do one find the 2 shot difference in ones golf game?

Peak book strategy
By being specific about what to do?
Intense focus then wont help.
Direct Feedback wont help.
Discomfort or comfort wont help either.
Coaching from experts wont work either.

A new approach is then needed.

Question: Where do one find the 2 shot difference in ones golf game?

RBIm talent build program

Identify the skill set needed in the performance.
Analyze important variables, ex: proximity to hole, putting.
Ask, can one do those to required skill level?
if so, the solution isn’t skill in its technical nature.
Answer: The state of mind then influence ones performance.

What are then the performance skill needed to focus ones performance to bring out ones best consistent performance?

Check experts: super confidence Bob Rotella, check source Rory loose his game miss the cut, super confidence isn’t the answer.

Identify great performances and map mind focus to find a solution.

Golf is distance control, that means judgement of distance and execution of distance needs to match.
That’s easy.

To bring out ones precision control to be able to repeat ones performance each time however isn’t.

Analyzing performance and mind focus shows people are tracking a target and executing based upon external raw data. Assumption wrong in science, there is no external data.
New revision created based on observation of performances in the zone.

New model derived to be tested.
Test: Solution worked.
Implementation of model is next.

Understanding the difference
to create distinctions of difference is the main goal in any practice.

To develop such models one need to understand the essence of the skill in context and then be able to check difference and teach that difference to someone so they can experience that vs whatever they been doing previously.

A template then with a instruction set to match allows a faster route to “can do”.

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.

How far can one hit the golf ball really?

I talk about swing integrity a lot which means the balance between distance and accuracy, modern swings start to spread balls at a given distance then you want to keep your swing speed in that level to keep up consistency and especially accuracy with dispersion.

The Mike Austin swing mechanics adds around a 80 yard distance increase within the same or better accuracy.

The amateur can then expect a 300+ yard driving outhitting even the best on the PGA tour.

The logic is simple, easier more efficient motion allows you to add more speed without having to do a lot of gym and work outs. True, if your stronger and tall that will add more distance obviously than a shorter weaker individual.

However, most wont believe this due to Adam Young posted an article how to hit long that he has world experts on bio mechanics telling him he is correct.

Normally I ask, do those bio mechanical experts hit the golf ball 300+ yards?
The answer will be no.
Isn’t that fun say?

To do a complex action the way people do learn golf swings today is beyond even the best pros. They cant maximize their distance and improve their accuracy as if you hit longer you can also dial down and be even more accurate.

One issue is beliefs, when Hans tells me, dude I hit my 2i the same distance I hit driver last year and I say, isn’t that a good thing then? What typically happens is that people have a specific logic to how things works in golf and other fields, that logic btw is questioned when I come and do what I do due to I am able to do magic.

Atm I am working to implement the template I developed, 6 practice sessions and I have the essence down and expect to have it all working shortly. At age 53 and 165cm tall I am not 195cm tall like Mike Austin or as tall as Hans for that matter. Still checking what I just did yesterday with a 9i at 160 steps carry in the 1c temperature means I should be able to have a 9i into summer temps in the range of 160m or more. That is also with the early implementation as I found the core throw mechanic. The field I hit during this time of year is running short. Soon I be able to go to my benchmark range where there is a valley type so one can see where the ball lands as its uphill there.

I have no idea what distances I be able to do as this is the first time I am doing this.

I can only do what I do, measure the distances hit, then as I improve and stabilize my mechanic find out what that distances are for me.

The recent swing adjustment I did for Hans added up to 3 iron clubs of increased distance.

For any tour pro that’s a distance addition they have a hard time to accept even believe in due to people as golfers believe distance increase cant be done like that without gym and a load of talent. Your stuck in what people have told you and you then created this mental model of golf in how it works and then when someone as myself comes along all that is then in jeopardy as I can do shit people don’t even know exists.

I added 50 yards in less than 2 minutes first time with Hans in his old modern swing mechanic, funny thing he hits a lot longer now with the RBIm swing btw……………………

If it was simply the swing that did the scoring it be easy.

The golf swing distance is fun for sure but once you can hit it long you then as anyone else will ask, how do I do this more consistently hitting more greens, closer to the hole etc…

If Anna Nordqvist can make 75% of Gir, but loose out with 2.5 putts worse than the best each round there is a correlation between her proximity to the hole and her making putts. She is either to far away or are misreading putts all the time. Tour pros guess when they read putts, I don’t.

So, if one asks, if I can hit a given distance let say 300 yards then a normal golf course is short. If you can hit 350 yards than any golf course that people say is long is normal even short for such a player.

The increased distance allows you an advantage.

If your able to do better with it is unknown as we see with Anna that she cant score low due to her short game isn’t good enough in spite of her hitting 75%+ GIR on average.

So you want every skill that matters as good as possible not just distance even though it does help

sport psychology and performing

Main issue is memory.

  • Expecations? Memory.
  • Previous performances? Memory.

So when someone like Bob Rotella talks about super confidence I say, what you mean?

Main problem are the way you focus on the task or not and if your not then memory is the main concern for the performance.

Focus on the task and perform in the moment.

To be free to perform one cant utilize memory due to our system isnt created to do that and will then constantly battle between what you expected and what is happening.

How much time to improve? or talent building

It depends due to feedback of difference is different.

My first session informed me a lack of power, so that was easy to fix as I made adjustment coming home after watching on video why that was. Second session showed me power was there.

That was an easy solution. Improvement was good.

Next was to create a better pelvis movement based on throw mechanics and that’s taken 3 more sessions. In my terms, that’s reasonable time spent to change the movement one does to a new one. I haven’t done the new one before so making the body able to do that obviously is a hurdle of new. Today it felt like progress as I started to do what I wanted but was on and off and it wasn’t optimal. I got to a point where I felt like I could start swinging with the movement.

So once I have progress, and can swing with the movement then next step towards a working movement is close. Once you get there then you can just do it, its then done.

How long that takes has to do with quality of feedback or what some call deliberate practice. The progress often goes slowly at first then accelerate as your started to build enough feedback and crescend when your able to do.

  1. Want to improve skill, bridge the gap between knowledge and doing.
  2. Define new and old action.
  3. Utilize the feedback for difference.
  4. Do I do more of the new or continue to do the old?

At some point frustration happens as your brain is firing to accommodate the learning and when you become slightly excited its when your brain has started to kick in the new direction.

That process can take a few minutes or be longer depending what quality of feedback is used. I use the reference “can do” once that happens practice is done and over as you can do. Before you can do your learning take time to bridge the gap and how fast that happens is depending on how good your quality of feedback is.

Usually you be highly focused on the task itself (deep focused stare) to isolate the movement itself due to your brain cant separate one (old/new) from one another. Once your able to do that your then able to improve massively in a short timeframe.

Then the step to “can do ”isn’t far away.

while this is a few years ago the swing movement was changed to “can do” in a single session and the -4c wasn’t helping either.

Talent Code and slow motion

The book opens the door slightly to show that some people can develop talent out there. The old Russian lady produced more top 100 player in tennis than any other tennis trainer in the world.

There is then two talents happening, one is the old Russian tennis trainer the lady that is able to produce talent.

The other is the child that is able to take the instruction to be talented. Even if successful not all kids become so good, could be homesick, not into tennis or any other thing.

David Coyles book wont tell us, what to do or why to produce talent only that some people can.

Slow motion can be explained with, old lady cant see so well so she then make kids swing racket in slow motion then she was able to give precise feedback. That is key here, precise feedback. While moving in the proper reference.

If your alone then that is a bit more difficult due to you have to create the difference of feedback.

I talk some about it here.