Hans I know well, his tendencies and thinking and what he tends to do and apply what I say, so I have to double check what he did with what I told him. If I say do 10 push ups he does 50 or 200. When I said start doing Intu-flow he did 45 minutes 2x times a day. I said, 8min is long enough once a day.
Elite level ambitions are different, he has such drive, and my job is to make him able to do what he wants to do.
It isn’t easy, as what complicated things was swing mechanics, I assumed the experts in the field you know the guys teaching that knew what they did. Once he had his injury and didn’t want to change swings, I started to do research. I found that the field of golf cant teach good golf swings or game of consistency. I then thought lets find out.
His swing has change fully in the year we worked trough it and since the model was done 2 months ago, its now finalized for him, I got nothing else to do for him, he is done there. He now use a Moe Norman set up and a Mike Austin swing motion and the RBIm plan.
I have to educate myself about the things he cant do or talk about, as when I ask him to do things I never talk technique, its more like, ok how did you hit the ball? He says well a bit left, ok straight or a curve? He says straight left, I say change grip your club head is then closed at impact, he, ok make sense.
However, why didn’t he change this on his own?
He don’t like to change things, however recently he changed his clubface and how much he opens it with the same grip he used, make the ball go where it should, he changed his head movement as he got neck pain as he told me to not move my head and I said, cant swing if I do that so he though wait a second, changed his own head movement and his neck will improve and not be pained. I wait for that that he now can change and tweak on his own that means he is now doing what he should do on his own. He now understands what a golf swing is about for him, how he can create distance and accuracy, what the RBIm action allows him to do now with dispersion and such.
I said, what he needs to understand and accept if he does that move he then just hit it straight and the same. That is in direct conflict with what he been taught for 25 years he have always needed to adjust to fix his swing and game out there. Now? It’s a thing of the past and to start doing this he needs to clean up all his beliefs, his organizations and thinking about what golf is about.
Using my RBIm approach
allows him to be the best in the world with consistency.
That seems like a good thing right?
Well think about this, if you had the biggest dick or tightest pussy in the world you be the biggest star and desired actress in the porn industry but if your not in that industry then you would have no idea you did have the biggest dick or tightest pussy as you would then assume everybody also had such or that there was someone else with that out there.
Now that is a bad analogy but serves the purpose, if you can do that which Hans been able to do for a week, he then can do it every time and knowing what he is doing but that wont mean he can just accept that he can do it when he does it. He then need to organize to that, accept that and play with that.
However that isn’t that easy, as you will once you do that fail and blow up and be miserable for a bit while the sorting goes on. Its due to the comparison mode.
Once you are able to do RBIm reference, then you don’t need to do causality anymore, its this and not anything else than this. You then need to build a understanding about that vestibular reference how it works, how its accessed and how it makes you play. For me its easy for others not so much.
So he played awfully yesterday, so I spent almost 2 hours on the phone with him. Explaining why it is going on, with job, family and workload and then accepting that he can do this is his challenge.
It will never fail him, it will always be there as a good friend forever.
For him after 25 years with bad golf instruction, theory, failure and guess work just having something that just works isn’t that easy to accept.
But like Flosbury proved, if you win Olympic gold with it then you start doing it, or winning the world cup in ski jump or such like Boklov did.
I study ball strikers like Annika, like Hogan like Moe Norman. Then I see one single thing they all did.
I go how do I make that happen?
Thanks to my local teacher back in 2010 I knew what that is, I had 2011 in February the best tempo you ever could wish for and Tomas when he watched me had Goosebumps as he never seen anyone do that ever. I knew I wanted to find out how to do that and when the model was finalized I devised an approach for Hans to do and accomplish that which now have his brain go haywire as it just works.
It’s a time to wait for him to accept it, and move on.
Then it be fun.