Why do golfers flip, shank, OTT, slice/hook and so on?

Its due to the rotational force in the modern swing, where you have to balance the upper body and middle body movements. If you are a pro you will hook it or block the shot. If you’re an amateur you will slice or push or pull things.

It’s the same things happening, a balance between the forces of the middle body moving around (rotate) and the upper body staying into the line.

David Duval for example had a slice swing. if you look at his lower body he was about as open you can be with hips and his grip was strong and that was all due to what he did was slicing the ball with his move but since he used a strong grip and his upper body action he hit it straight. Good enough for a 59 and world nr1.

I steer amateurs to fix their pivot.

It’s a way to make them go into proper impact position. Its relatively easy, I ask so what’s your impact position now? Please show me. They show me and I say, ok now tilt your spine until I say stop, and once they do that I say, ok that is the one you need to have.

I say that is the same one Hans has. For most this will feel alien, wrong, uncomfortable and so on. If your used to swing one way to impact your brain informs you with a ball that this is normal and to change that is way hard.

I simply say, ok that is the angle you need to have at impact with your vertical tilt with middle/upper body.

Setting a static impact position lets you experience the difference, and as you swing you once you start doing this right, will take note your matching the new impact position.

That is why people do all those things, they haven’t been able to do two things, proper impact and feeling of the club head and ball contact first, I ask so can you feel the club head making contact with the ball or mat/grass first? If its thin, fat, or such?


You then need to spend training learning to do that. If you don’t have that, you need that. Feedback from impact will teach you a better swing.

It might seem strange I do that for an amateur as people would say but what about my technique?  I say, I don’t care, if you cant feel that you need to learn to do that, period. If you don’t have feedback to impact how else can you know your doing things right? You cant.

Once this improves and the pivot improves which indicate better action with the springboard effect.

I talked to Hans about his motion, its flawless now. His 5i the other day is poetry in motion. I told him, do this tempo action for the coming months before season starts. That will be his best thing he can work on as it will solidify his action but that takes around 3 months to happen in the brain.

Once you built it then slowly a new representation will be built to that which will be different in how you relate to this way of doing things.

You will rotate in the Mike Austin swing also, but the rotation happens after impact. We don’t need the pivot to go the way it does in a modern swing but we might need to have it move the way it does in an older swing like, nelson or Nicklaus or such first before you understand what to do in this type of pivot.



The image shows me from indoor yesterday, as I worked my swing I practice imperfect it means I want to know what to learn and do to educate my body what to do. If I am able to then I will change the action instantly. I come home, rest, food, coffee, stand up and then swings differently directly as the image shows a vertical tilt now. (left image)
Indoor I look like Lee Westwood impact, to the left its now different look like Austin and Hans.

I focus intensely when I practice then I just don’t bang balls I educate my body what to do. Now some might say it’s the unconscious and I go no the body. As I become aware of what the body was doing when I couldn’t sync my kinetic chain, then I also could start to sync what I was not doing to do what I wanted to do.

Its due to the brain cant change things, it only re-builds things. Change is the brain access different portions of the brain instead of the one you normally use. Hans has flashes from memories he played his home course he has a strong memory and visual acuity and I have helped him understand what a vestibular reference is. Now he can re-set and re-boot himself what to do when he has such flashes, he then go back to the reference position.

That he needs to do until the flashes stop. Its then dominant in his action.

Let see him swing then.

You need proper feedback.
Learn to feel the impact with club to ball vs grass/mat.

In January with Simon I worked on that. Once I felt that impact hitting the ball first I knew ah there it is. Yesterday I didn’t even need to do that as I felt where I hit the ball, or mat, or thin or fat or such. I applied the 3 RBIm learning steps strategy and worked on my education of the body if I needed more of that or if I could just do it.

Awareness its what I do, and you might think but this is just a golf swing?

Yes but how do you change your swing action without spending two years on it or like tiger woods 4+ years and no fish with Foley?

Hans changed his swing once he started to understand this was better, it started 2011 mars in Spain, I said, lift left heel let the left side follow along. Small things and after a long time a whole year before he went, ok lets do this then and then a year later he is done. Its not like I told him this you do and then this, its more like, can you hit the ball the way you want, do you miss it? If he miss it and didn’t hit it I found a way to improve this and once the modeling project was done then he looked like a motion you find with Mike Austin.

Loaded with todays knowledge I would done things differently but before I know what I am doing, I am really careful to not do things I don’t understand.

Moe had the feeling of greatness, once he hit that way then he knew one thing, he would always hit it where he wanted.

Took Moe 6 years to find it he didn’t have a trainer around to ask. I suspect Hans be able to do what Moe once did and what Hogan once did and everyone would look at Hans swing and miss it.

The secret to ball striking.

RBImGuy presents the education of the body

The education starts with Intu-flow daily, doing the RBIm hand drill also.

Once we become aware of space the way the body contain itself, consciousness even we can then start the education to understand this is how I can move.

For me today as I went and hit a few balls, I took note that my release was stuck, slow, pressed, then note of the moving of my arms couldn’t sync the pivot it was so fast and I couldn’t do it that way. I become aware of this, then I note I wanted to fire the old arm pattern rotating the shoulder as nothing else could happen.

I then as I come home, immediately started to swing after some food, coffee and sleep, and yes that was needed but as I swung, it worked to change to something better.

Its easier to understand that we have five senses, see hear and touch its natural for us, then this vestibular space what happens in between if you like a bit elusive it is. Once you become aware its always there.

As I teach the golf swing I also educate the attention of the golfer, their awareness of what they need to become aware off, their impact position, pressure points, to note does my pelvis move if so, why did it feel like that and so on. I educate their body and attention follows along slowly. Its like Intu-flow yes I move my body but it seems not much happens but then a week or two later after daily flows then old stuff are gone just like that.

I taught Hans to become aware of the vestibular and now? He then is able to just do perfect tempo, its typical I cant trust the data from trackman fully, to many variables, it was set in the roof, its not handled by someone in person, no mph for club head, I feel better to test this during summer with a better place for better data. Hans felt the data didn’t match what he was doing.

Moving on, become aware the body has space that we can access, that drills like feldenkrais allows us to explore such, to sync the body to introduce to the brain this is what I want.

Doing the work allows over time you to build a vestibular representation, yes, one you know is there one you can focus on and every time you do the result is the same. Hans been trying to fix things so long now when it works, and then works and then works and he started to find it simple and things don’t need fixing and I said today to him, that be your challenge for a time to accept your just doing this and not anything else and it will work every time your doing it.

Its hard for many coming from a field like golf to then do something that will never fail, never break down and never stop working. It will just produce the same result every time.

Once the body is educated we then become aware that our state of mind changes we become calm maybe, at peace, at serenity or happy or in focused attention in the moment.

We might loose it, so we go back and that what I am doing this spring and summer is to focus to produce a better RBIm model to do the accessing to educate oneself, this is what its about to then go back and knowing what to do to make that work. I cant ask someone as its not like its out there to be asked about.

I know some of you think golf but that is a good sport to find how your body works when you move trough space, I practice RBIm with it, I work the process, attention, awareness and as I progress I utilize golf and the model for RBIm also. It helps me educate myself about the body and then the mind.

I ask, what happens when the mind access the representation of the vestibular RBIm futurenow, what then works to set things back, as I now know how to do it with dyslexia, and Golf swing. Thanks to Larry that was settled. He asked me a question took me 90 minutes to answer it but then I have the answer forever.

Its like that with me, questions I love them.

I don’t have much answers but I know I have a lot of questions I want answers to and sometimes it takes time to find them.

RBIm will be better and become better down the road.

My golf swing model is done, now I do work to make me able to do it once I am done with Hans golf swing work, and as I educate Larry it helps me redefine the teaching process, streamline it so it goes faster, and make you save weeks and even months as Skype really allows me to give feedback in real time. It wont mean you can do it from day one but it will be better and improve over time as you gain the references you need.

I talked to Hans about the new set up, he says his back swing is one step now instead of two. He felt its seamless to do now. Thanks to Moe.

Moving the body, is educating yourself about what your attention is and where it can be.

Trackman data for Hans

gw6i 4marsdriver 4 mars

The above is from today. variables, they don’t use tour pro balls there.

compared to PGA tour averages shows a driver at 167mph ball speed carry 275y with a MPH 113.  Hans ballspeed and lack of clubhead speed measurement make this a guess but at first glance this seems low.  I talked to Hans and he hit all swings with normal speed.

He says he hit from a mat and this is a facility that don’t offer much except its trackman there, talking to him he says well I didn’t set up exactly the same each time as the mat moved a bit, the shots however where good as he hit them where he wanted but not likely to what trackman was set up to aiming wise.


My conclusions is that the numbers are off and I got to wait for summer and grass to have better facts for him with a better facility.

Some Mike Austin myths out there

Mike Austin
“I activate the right knee in the back swing to move the hips”

RBImGuy (me) says “Cant do it that way”

Now that is one of many things he said when he taught but you just cant do it that way. I could also go trough a ton of a lot more about what he said but the above one is enough IMO.

Mike Austin could swing fast and long. He wanted to hit long and so he did.
The main reason I use his motion to model but my model is a combination of what he did, Moe Norman did and other things.

Personally I think Mike Austin trainers are misinformed and since I come from a field about definition with modeling it helps me to define what I wanted to find, in this case the swing motion Mike Austin did do not the one he thought he did and taught.
For me as a modeler its key distinctions of difference. I am a fan of Mike but it don’t mean I wont accept things that simply isn’t correct.

However for me as a model builder as I ask and check and observe its just not possible to do it that way. For me it just shows trying to use kinesiology to say what muscle activates here and what in the golf swing is just to complex and complicated and wont give you a good model to follow. I tried but its just not working. That the individual can adapt to such instruction and make it work in spite of the instruction isn’t working just shows how the human brain and mind operates in learning that even a inaccurate description can work by adapting to it. Its true with swing gurus out there and its true with my instructions also. Mine are basically built upon attention, feel, pressure and feedback to those. No kinesiology needed, no medical terms needed, no need to know what muscle does what and when, when you do the swing motion your already responding to forces you create and learning to respond to those will build you a golf swing you just can do.

What I do helps you to get technique out of the way, and learn what raw animal intuition and finding that your body and brain can learn to feel this is how your body moves trough space. It’s a feedback based model, you cant do it wrong. Once you find out what the feedback is about, then you improve and just can do it.

Like Hans.

Like anything, he is as good I can wish for atm. The process is done and now its time to just do what he needs to do, practice. Yes its easier for him as he knows what Impact is and still I make small adjustments for him and he will tell me if things works better.

Once you can do it then you can analyze what muscle does what, go into understanding what happens but I would be to busy playing golf myself.

For me I stay as true as possible in regard to the modeling I do, the same is true in dyslexia and the model I have there, I understand the needed requirement to have to read as well as you or me which allows me to build the needed framework and educate the dyslexic to be able to do it with practice. To understand a template which means it wont matter what dyslexia or what golfer I work with, whatever I do will be different to each of them but the end result?

The same.

I decided to hit a few more balls indoors, I need some feedback from ball hitting now to check and improve. So going to check whenever I can do that tomorrow.

I hope to have some trackman results the coming days for Hans though.

If Hans is able to replicate the motion pattern Mike Austin did do, then what is the real or true Mike Austin swing system?

Think about that in this way, Milton was a great therapist and worked with people who none could help, when he was model then John Grinder was able to code what Milton did and build a model that allowed him to teach a model of how to achieve such skills without the same training and experience that Milton had. What Milton did helped form NLP as a technology but NLP isn’t modeling.

I study the motion pattern of Mike Austin
once captured and demoed here by Hans, I was done.

No Mike Austin trainer out there can explain how I am able to teach that to Hans without being able to do it myself.

What I teach is a composite model of the golf swing, motion is Mike, some things from Moe, and other things like putting from Nicklaus, Locke etc.. I teach a 330+ yard carry and a 0-4% dispersion for tour level players. Individual variance will apply.

However what I do also presents a dilemma, who then is teaching the real Mike Austin swing system? The truth is, there is no real or true system as it depends on how you define it, I use the definition of motion pattern visible to the eye which has nothing to do with distance or who taught what. When NLP was formed what they did was a revolution to human excellence for the first time we could replicate what people did that worked to have outstanding results so called excellence. What happen to NLP was however that NLP  as a field is not about excellence… as today the quality and competence of NLP Practitioners are not good. Its one reason I always made sure those patterns I trained people in, they could do. I met and my students met other trainers and such in NLP and they tell me these people cant do it? I say, now you know how good I am I tell them and how great the training you did go trough was.

Excellence as well as becoming better is by breaking boundaries and into the unknown, to boldly go where no man has gone before and what Milton did was captured and replicated and taught with NLP but also many academic institutions had issues that people could learn to do NLP and have better clinical results than those trained by established universities in the field.

The same applies to me, as what I can teach is a 0-4% pattern of dispersion I know how to make that happen and how to train for it and no, I didn’t learn that from Mike Austin or Moe, I did learn that from myself.

I stood there February 2011 indoors, one ball flew into the net, next one also, the same, and the next one, my local teacher Tomas went for coffee, 50 more balls the same and as he came back and watched me swing and he silently stood there and watched me do, 20 more balls one after another the same swing, on a clock and he looked at me as I looked up and he said “I never seen anything like that” and he had Goosebumps on his arms.

That is what I teach Hans.

The excellence of patterns found and what he does with them we are about to find out.

swing update me (Updated)

I went and did a 30min session today.


Looking at it hitting a 8i, we can check last time below.


Now looking at last time and this time, it pretty much isn’t much difference. While I had this time a new reference I discovered as I am searching for the answer, am I done or do I need more education of my body to reference what the pivot does?

I found I now know I am swinging my upper/middle body to fast, way to fast actually so I cant sync the kinetic chain. This at the end of session with a new set up was a good progress as I now know what to focus on at home for a bit.

That’s the hard part of doing this work, its way easier for me to point out to someone what to attend when they work this as I need when I do this track things differently.

Sensations I experienced doing this today was,
release did happen when things was working better, I felt stiff in my release as my body couldn’t get into the positions. I found the reference for how fast and how much off my arms swung (upper) vs what the (middle) body is suppose to do. The good thing about notice that was as I felt that difference I knew why I look the same at impact due to I cant make my body go where it should as I swing my arms way to fast. Feeling that I lowered tempo a bit but time was up for the session and I now know what to do at home to make this work better.

Next session this should then look much better than the above.

Knowing about what to do wont matter as you need to get it down into pressure, feel and feedback to create reference and that I do imperfect practice for. I note that I was feeling when I hit it fat, thin, or ball first without even trying. Last time I established that reference and it was working now without even thinking about it.

Next practice sessions at home is then, lower tempo, sync arms with pivot. I do that for a few days until it works and then go do a indoor session with balls again.

Update: Home after coffee and semla cake,

Left image home with new practice reference. Right knee and pelvis starts to move.

I understand the pivot now what to do.

A good day with imperfect practice.

RBImGuy presents Learning strategy

Its me the RBImGuy


Its about doing 3 steps. I did a post about this today and chatted a bit with this this morning.

Step one: Elicit the things you already know about what your about to learn.
If language, go trough what you know about the language, culture etc..

Step two: Define what you want to learn about the subject, if language maybe pronounce it better, words, or talk etc..

Step 3: What do you use what you learned in the previous steps? Talk to French people, communicate ideas, watch movies, forums?

As I traveled to town to swing my golf club indoors with plastic balls I went trough that driving in a car, I know a lot about the swing now, motion, body, feel pressure etc..I wanted to know if I could make it simple and just do it or if I needed to educate myself about what my body still needed to do. Then as I was done I apply that further if I was done then I am done if not, what was needed to do then?

I spent time with new set up, doing it the way I teach to someone, then swing a bit, and found that I swing my arms to fast vs the pivot. It took me 20 minutes to get that down into aha this is what I am doing and that isn’t what I want to do, so that’s identified and now I also got that I lack the pivot kinetic chain and need to slow down the speed to sync the arms with the body pivot. Now I have a reference to that.

I had only booked 30min session but I figure it was enough as I am dead tired atm, I done so much fitness, walked 5km yesterday and I am absolutely in need of a vacation. 2 months to go for the fitness stuff.


The RBImGuy presents Learning before doing

Its called a plan.

I made this youtube talk and talk about it here.

Basically its pre-plan things, let say you want to read a book in school about a subject, the key here is to draw  forth what you already know about the subject that activate the context information database in your head, then as you get into all that add the RBIm protocol to that.

What’s that?

Well its pretty much defining ahead of what you would learn from the subject before you read it. Like if the teacher has you assigned homework, you then go trough what is that he/she wants me to know about this? Then you go, so what do I want to know about this and what’s expected of me to know?

Once you done this a few times the process streamlines.

I am after all the guy that done intu-flow daily for 5 years pretty much now.

Go to do the leg work to get there.

Sugar and sickness

Sugar activate hormones.

To much sugar and to often creates what’s called a inflammatory response in the body. It means your body thinks its under attack and your tissue will react as your sick.

All that from sugar?

There are different sugars but once I started doing Palo style the first month my insulin levels went bazooka until they stabilized. Nowadays I make sure to eat sugar after I eat food. The sequence what you eat have an effect on this also.

Sugar is like nicotine, its added to food, to make you buy more of it.

In normal doses as anything you an handle it but if you eat to much, to stressed and don’t take time to let the body rest then your body will create an inflammatory response which some argue can be a major reason for sickness.

Sugar is in food not just raw sugar, its added in many make ready food you heat in the microwave and in the long run, we humans do two things, we do our habits and we will eat more if its sugar in it.

Just cut off those food things you eat that have added sugar that don’t make sense and replace them with a better option.

Here are some articles about the inflammatory response.

In simple terms, you get sick less often, you have more energy, you prevent gaining weight.  etc…

It also might indicate your depression and mood disorder will benefit from this also. kids having sugar get a rush which is bad if it happens to often without activity and hyperactivity in kids you don’t want to give them sugar, trust me.

A new student of golf

I worked as noted with a new student, and I will wait until I publish some swing action he did. we did the first Skype session today and the improvement is massive. Its not fair to him or his own work to do this as he is a happy amateur with work, family and don’t spend his time at the range or on a golf course.

Main focus today was mainly about educating him about feel, awareness etc.. to establish proper pivot motion and impact reference. Built reference and sensation to that. Some springboard effect could be noticed during this time, good.

Spine angle reference at impact now increased (look like Hans), old swing motion still present in body motion with a few days at the range when he have time should show better action down the line.

He got work to do though, he needs awareness training of impact feel (ball and not ground/mat), did lack that totally so that he has to do and work on pivot motion. I work fully with feel and pressure, no swing technique at all. His preference is a bit into detail after all he is European but overall improvement was good. Old stiffness was present from the start but he didn’t talk about that at the end due to a new motion and release.

I expect his old stiffness to go away as he work on this. Main focus was raising awareness to the swing and feel of new motion.

It was a good and fun session, I enjoyed it immensely.

Main changes I did, set up change with the new address position, his response was, easier, felt good. Focus on pivot and release and spine angle.

So this video with Hans from today then
as he hit a 5i from right and left and no army golf.

Hans 5i

I love watching him swing. That 5i looks like a poet writing stuff, right?

[come on Rob stop that new age talk] but its so pretty? Ängel