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.