You can see his posture has the reason in the image.
The Ballard influence on Sweden’s golf community back in 1986 or so It’s a bad swing system, Annika developed a ruptured disc with it. Hans almost broke his back as he started to swing faster and faster.
I assumed that a tour pro is knowledgeable about their own swing mechanics they know what they do. They just are clueless and more so many trainers. Hans showed me some action from Hogan once, I looked at it and said does not work that way without even knowing anything about the swing, was a simple observation from me.
I call it a bad system as any modern swings like Stack and Tilt or the other systems. It’s a rotational system and while you do can play tour pro level golf with any system none of them can make 10 shots in a row with the same tempo, Annika came closest and she had the best motion within that system I seen.
Hans had a good swing action before his swing coach he played for in his home club was influenced by Ballard and the many who quit golf is due to either bad back or the failure of reaching tour level golf.
I find that unacceptable myself.
During these 4 years I came to this understanding about golf, its about a golf swing yes for support then consistency but none out there can teach you that, you cant be consistent there in the golf swing, and all the balls strikers who was good was able to do that and there isn’t many out there. Often they was not good enough putters. Having a Mike Austin swing maybe make you hit it long, but consistently? I don’t think so. You be more consistent sure, as your not rotating as much.
I added 50 more yards, and 30 with irons for Hans in my first talk on the range with him, took him a year to accept he hit it that long, he spun balls of the greens sometimes. He qualified the first stage back in 2006 to European tour but then later his back gave up. I didn’t know what to do so I research did my addition of body work for him.
I changed his action fully from the standpoint of what he wants to do and how his body works. His new swing action has changed the timing of the movement of his back swing for one, previous he moved a lot more, why do he now move less when I didn’t tell him to change that? He don’t need to do that anymore he changed that automatically due to better body-mechanics… as it was due to the Ballard swing ideas which he didn’t need anymore as he didn’t need to move his pelvis the old way anymore as I changed his whole down swing sequence and again I did that when he told me, Coach dude I want more speed.
as I looked at this I thought, not doing it right, called him up.
Talked to him, and then after a while he understood what he needed to do.
3 weeks later its pure.
He gone from this shit,
To this shit
So, now he hit it longer, with less strain, with better accuracy.
It’s a 130mph+ swing if he needs to.
Now, how can he increase speed, lessen the back lower pressure and not twist his back? Its called a compound pivot the one Mike Austin did do himself.
Í am still uneducated in the golf community, if a golf club would hire me, I make their junior players a force beyond anything any country have seen. They would dominate and win everything.
Until then I just sit here, sip some coffee and watch Hans swing.
I want to tweak and alter more sure, but I also understand there is a time and place for everything, if its good enough to win, to make the tour, be a player out there then I guess we have to wait for that to happen.
Beyond the golf swing, I told him the 3 keys to consistency,
- Make a plan based upon RBIm concepts.
- Strategy based upon Nicklaus decision making modified.
- Execution for tempo with the above organized into it.
I also told him to improve his putting using my own designed putting drill, he makes more putts now. He gone from thinking I am nuts to just a bit autistic now so he listens.
Wouldn’t you want to play without fear of hurting your back? add any twisting in the hitting zone and your going to have it. I don’t twist my back when I swing either now, I just can swing at any speed and no problemo. Its going to be such for Larry also.
The hip and pelvis isn’t made to move the way the modern swing does it either its Foley, Ballard, Leadbtteer, Monte, iteach, or some other system, its just not designed the way the body can move without pain and risk of injury.
If they tell you it is then they don’t understand bio mechanics.
Its why I put the body into 3 segments, all based upon flexibility of the body sections, that the upper body can move independently vs the middle body that can move independently of the lower body. I didn’t make up those concepts, evolution did or God if your into that stuff. I didn’t add a concept of my own view based upon a theory, my concept you can confirm yourself.
If you understand what a golf swing is about and define it as I done, you also can make adjustments but I cant make adjustments unless you also understand what your suppose to pay attention to with feel and pressure points. Once you do then you also will start to replicate and create consistency until then its work in progress but when you do get it, its like riding a bike for the first time, its obvious and, aha now I can do it.
Am I right?
I am a bit autistic so I guess we find out.