The classical joke is when someone sells a new club, you hit it so good you think going pro but then the flash comes up, ask your wife first.
A Pro can if they have 10 balls from 110 yards hit green every time with every attempt season out. If you can do that you match them there.
A Pro make 60% of putts within a specific target on the green which is around 10 feet. but after that distance then things change a lot.
Once you match skills and distances you can play the tour. If you have a the distance and the accuracy and can putt really well you make a lot of low scores.
The problem naturally is that your margin for error, your game plan and a lot of other things have to change as you will have to play a different game where no mistakes are allowed. Many think a scratch player is good, I seen Hans play 18 holes without missing anything, he had such situation where I thought no way he get it close to the pin and still he did it.
If you have the skills some might think having a tour pro swing make you a Pro but the truth isn’t that simple.
The game of golf isn’t how far you hit the ball
how consistently you hit it the same.
Once you have the support system of golf with a tour level swing, it don’t mean you become a Pro, most I work with when they can do things better than they ever thought possible, wont be good over night to due to them have then a lot of beliefs in their way, assumptions of what they can do or not do, I measure things differently and set it up differently.
If the tempo is the same, your shot will have a larger margin for error, then if that is true then you need to be able to handle that your swing and game now is consistent the same. That means you have to handle that whenever you go play that it be the same nothing will change that you then have to play from. It might seem good and cool to have a game like that but mentally people will have issue with that it’s the same.
Then sub skills are needed, saves from the sand, outside the fairway, chipping and pitching. It depends on your tendencies and if you play, and are consistent you don’t miss it much. Once you do miss it then you need to be able to handle that and make things work. I worked with an amateur, his swing went from really bad to good in 20 minutes, naturally his game started to be better and he had trouble handing his game now as better. The swing is just part of the game, not the game decider.
Naturally as I reach the progress chart I have laid out the question for me will be such, does this what I do now make it a go or not? Can I swing and the ball contact is the ball first every time, is the result the same every time, can I match the tempo and is the distance where it should be?
Then next phase goes into gear, to play with the game plan and check if it matches the intended result and what the weakness and strengths are. Identifying skills and check of they match what I want and to apply the findings I done trough this winter.
I already have a plan in place for once things are working for me in regard to the golf swing. I also have a plan in place for Hans once the practice rounds he plays works. Many don’t plan ahead when what they are working on works. If you have the tempo and consistency then you can play the game differently than what you use to play. I don’t have any issue with that, so I go, ok better now what’s next? So while I done research about the golf swing, I also did that with consistency and asked what variables influence things like margin for error? How do the player stay in the moment, how does the tempo be the same and how does this changes the assumptions about how to play the game?
One of the things I do well is to understand the mind and the mental game in how the world changes, its now different it now works like this so I adapt and play from that which requires a new organization to this.
Caroline Hedwall for example she could come to me and I make her a much better player as I understand the game of golf differently than whatever her coaches teach her to do. It don’t mean my ideas or understand would work for her naturally or for you.
I know they work for me.
Next what I do is run tests, checks to find out if for example Hans plays after his new abilities or if he still is hanged up on past references. If he use the proper decision making or if he goes across the border. His results should be improving fast with every practice round even if the wind, storm, wet conditions as they are his game should be better and improving. Not how it feels like as that isn’t important but, make greens and he should make every green and every fairway. If he don’t then it means he does things differently to what he is capable off.
I don’t know if things works for someone else, but as far I can tell in the things I do, once identified and defined, it just works. Naturally the individual will have issues with that if they done things that never works like Caroline Hedwall or some other tour pro as they work within inconsistency and I just don’t.
For me it’s the same, it just works.
- Want to be able to make every putt? I know how to teach and train that.
- I call that imperfect practice.
- I know how to create a tempo that is the same with every swing.
- That don’t mean you be a better player but at least you be playing to your potential.
I also know how the golf swings works to create the feedback needed to then be able to swing and make contact to the ball like any ball striker like Ben Hogan or Moe Norman.
Now again, I know this works for me, how someone else deals with this I don’t know much I don’t have enough data from enough examples to find out how it will work, Larry understood recently what he needs to do as I was able to explain it to him, once explained and once he understood that that raw feedback made his swing change over night.
Now, his swing pattern is now good, it means he needs to adapt and adjust to this to organize his practice to do the same thing every time and that cleaning up process take some time. It took Hans 3 weeks to clean up his swing pattern doing this but he was already having a good motion and impact, Larry have struggled as I have.
But I know this, once I know what to do with the golf swing and tested it, then it will just work.
Does that make me a Pro then? (no) Did this then make me talented for golf? (No)
Did that change things that people assume is true?(yes likely)
Larry said, so you want me to practice like I did as a kid then? Yea, those kids are good improving things when you do that and whatever they do its fun and they pay attention to the feedback and improves.
What is it like when it just works?
You do the same thing and the same result happens. For me with dyslexia that is like that I have no issue to assist them to function like you or me with reading and such. I identified what you or me does that make reading work. Once the kid with dyslexia have it, they can do it and they are no longer dyslexic.
Here is the trick question if the dyslexic isn’t dyslexic anymore what do we call them then? There is no word or concept for you or me that describe you just can do it. I ask the kids such, so if you can read and spell like everybody else what’s that like? Once they are able to crack the code and have the same template and system you and me have then they can do it. Scientist in the dyslexic field tells me I cant do what I do.
Whenever someone tells me I cant do what I am actually doing I know things are a hell for those people that so desire and want things to be better but they cant accept that it works so good for me so they deny the truth.
We understand the world trough our own memory and experience of our life trough diverse concepts. Its as true with golf as anything else so what we do is to apply those concepts to check for similarities to what we already understand that informs of things to be the same. Now as I write the above, some will go, no I don’t I search for difference. (case closed)
Golf trainers and swing gurus teach outdates models about performance improvement that requires them to constantly fix things for the golfer. The tour pro swing needs constant tinkering every day and they still cant play the same golf day out or day in.
I told Larry he be having a swing that will just work, like Mike Austin or such. Once he understands the mechanics and feedback with its reference the change you see him swing from that shows me the evidence I wanted to have as it shows a changed motion directly.
No drills to fix the action to make it the way you want, NO DRILLS!
That’s what a model does a template allows you to teach yourself to access and gain the magic directly. Once you do your swing will change in an instant and then it’s a process of clean up that take some time depending who you are, Larry is 67 years old but he be having a similar swing like Hans do.
Now some people tells me that I don’t know what I talk about. I say whatever people do is wrong, and they are but they cant admit that as they don’t even understand that yet. Its fine its what I do with my line of work the futurenow approach. There is a ton of stuff I am a total noob with and I don’t even care about that as if I want to be good at it then I go do the work needed.
I know how to create a working golf swing that allows you a tour pro level no sorry
a better golf swing than any tour pro has out there.
How’s that for a assumption about tour pros and how good they are?
I built a better system.