Ball Striking

Its about how consistent you are to make the ball go where you want it as often you can. Preference: all the time.  You can measure that with dispersion, greens and fairways hit, Moe Norman was a 80%+ with those stats, that how good ball striker he was.

If I am right, then Hans take up such mantle to become one of the best ball strikers this game have seen since Ben Hogan and Moe Norman. That is, if I am right. Maybe I should stay you know silent and not say anything as some would say it can be later used against me, its like my swing, its out there and will be even when I have a great swing. Naturally, some will say but if that was you swinging like that then, how come you don’t suck now?

Ever seen Michael Jackson dance at age 4? No? because he likely sucked at it also.

Its like that for us all, we just suck at it from the start. Now if we do play golf like I done for 20 years now and off, and then study it as I done and then once defined start to work the definitions, then what?

People will judge you based upon what you accomplished as far not what you will accomplish.

So whenever someone complains, I ask did you study what I am doing the practice for? no?

if you look at me on the putting green you think I suck at putting as I am practicing how to become better, some might come and look and say, but you don’t make any putts? I smile and say, I know. I taught Hans to do the same, he make more putts now.  I make pros better and those guys are easier to work with than Larry as he is 67 years old and done the same swing for decades. I done mine for 20+ years.

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Anyhow, consistency in ball striking the 0-4% dispersion I may or may not reach, I don’t know as I am working the swing at my home to finalize the concept I have at address, at the back swing and the down swing. I don’t guess, I don’t like guessing, I calculate and make models, those once I know the variables works. Its due to the calculations are based on variables I know about and obviously if there are such I am not aware off then once known then I update the model, no guessing.

Main difference between an amateur and a tour pro is they already understand how to make impact work, an amateur don’t. Its one thing I found the last time I was indoor, I made ball contact first, and I knew I could do it every time, felt good. Then as I work and update my own body to swing better I check my indoor swings vs a visual template (Hans) and what happens in the motion and its improving.

However this is funny how it works, once you guide the individual to become better to do what works something interesting happens. It’s a compound effect, its subtle and its there.

Larry now have the swing system in place.  Its all there.

Its like when I point out to Hans, so more focused now, more better concentration? He looks up and says, hum what, ah yes seems so. I do that to remind him about what is happening when he does things right. Unless you know how it works when it works your likely to just not get it yet but then once you do understand, then it just works.

The problem with this is naturally for many a lack of progress and success. It can be frustrating especially when you cant do it. I still struggle with this, I still tends to do something that I am working to get in line as soon as I get there, then I know.

Hans is rather easy, he been with me for a while and he is good following instructions. The new instruction set also makes him a ball striker awesome legendary so. I have no idea what he will be able to do with it but its fun waiting also.

I swing indoors a bit today, naturally I cant swing as natural as outdoors and I miss hitting balls. It’s a good way to check the motion though. I took two images from 2 days ago and today and they were identical. Not good. I expected progress a bit. I then adjusted as I wanted to see difference.

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the shape of release seems fine. Nice figure 7 there.

 

 

 
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adjustment did lead to progress and its like this bang to the head sometimes when you understand, ah.

 

 

I built a new concept for Larry, and since its all new its like everything else, we need time for the brain to build neurons, pathways to build the new context. As long we got the foundation there, time is needed and varied practice.

Hans had work a few days, but I hope he is out there today hitting balls and get me my trackman stuff this weekend.
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Chat exceptions to the rule

Made a short video 15min about the rules and exceptions.

A superior strategy allows you to shorten the time it takes like the 10000 hour rule to practice, you can make it faster and more efficient even though you need the training and time but a better organization which a strategy allows makes it at least a bit easier.

It’s a raw in your face without a tie.

Fix your golf with technique, right?

Lee Westwood.

In practice they all do it well.

Under pressure?

Now guys like Monte golf instructors then says things like, move that right arm….

I am thinking, so here is a guy that thinks none understands cause and effect in the golf swing and then goes and tells you to fix the pressure issue with technique?

We need Bowie and Lennox to say it….

Pressure reveals you.

If Hans tells me he cant play I pretty much tell him that unless he shape up I come down there and kick his ass.

Its NOT the technique you need to fix.

It’s the head, it’s the mind it’s the emotions it’s the way you hold yourself in adversity.

Some people asks so what is pressure?

For me it be like going on stage singing with Annie Lennox, I guess it has to do with I cant sing but as things might happen and if I had to go out there to sing with her I would ask her a favor, could she sing to me and I dance for her?

Its not Lee Westwood’s technique, he don’t need a technique advice. If Hans cant hit a shot its never about his technique. If I cant hit a shot it means it can be that I lost focus due to being tired, bad technique or just sloppy.

I love pressure as it push me further into greatness. I made things happen on a course most cant fathom I could do.

If you don’t understand what a golfer goes trough when they play, when you yourself couldn’t play golf due to bad swing guru advice why on Earth would you then say its about moving the aright arm when its not like Monte did?

Its always about lack of knowledge, competence in the arena to define what needs to be done. I worked with people that was nuts, crazy and most people today playing golf is as nuts just a bit better organized.

Its the mind, what you focus on or what you don’t focus on. The consistency I built around 3 things, RBIm used  for the why and what to focus on out there, then using strategy decision making to know what to do out there and then execution of the planned decision with action the how to. It allow Hans to have a instruction to follow that is based upon his level of skill and competence that makes him able to fulfill his potential.

Its like what I write about yesterday, if you train as hard as anyone else and then they come out with a better way to do it, either it’s a flosbury flop, v-style in ski jump or something else your not in the same league anymore. Football? unless all the team with great team effort and tactic implement dribble technique training like Spain, Argentina, Brazil, then they wont dominate. I ask why Swedish football players cant dribble they should all put to practice a lot more like these kids from brazil does but as far I can tell they don’t.

Make sure you master the important things, as I tell Hans, this consistency if you do that in this level as your normal one then it’s the same one anyone has when they win or play well one round but not 4 days in a row. Having that as an advantage, its easier to then realize what you want to happen in his case, play the tour.

Knowing when tis a technique, mind or something else is as important as a coach as I got to do it all, technique, mind, dogs and cats and kids.

Got to hear the original also.

Exceptions to the talent code and the 10000hour rule of talent

Let say you make a thedanPlan like Dan did.

Now imagine you train hard in high jump, do everything right and your rocking those skills and your proud of yourself and you enter the Olympics and then this guy called Flosbury jump differently and wins the Gold.

Imagine your following tradition and your rocking hard looking elegant and smooth and super hot while gliding trough air in ski jumping. Then this swede Boklöv comes along looking like a chicken trying to fly trough the air flaying his arms and wins the world cup due to his new technique the V-technique.

Those two and there are many others that used a better strategy to achieve their goals and outcomes. That is why you can do everything right and still find out you couldn’t win. Someone found something, did it and outperformed you due to superior strategy.

That is what I do, find better superior ways to achieve things.

Once those techniques or superior ways are found, every athlete switch to them in spite of tradition. In skiing the freestyle is now dominant.

Golf? Well instruction there is lacking and has gone the wrong way.

Once I knew that I could create a 0-4% dispersion in the golfer, which btw is Moe Norman levels and he hit about 90% of greens and fairways over a season, well then your not able to compete with such in the long run if they can putt and have the mental edge.

Its why I disagree with Dan’s plan, I like the guy but if your going to prove the 10000 hour rule, you also need to find better, smarter and superior ways to do it. Then you can train as much or less and still be better off. Its what I told Hans, none out there in the tour of golf, can do 0-4% due to them cant do the same tempo in every swing.

Exceptions like these are rare true, but golf is filled with complicated instructions and compensations in the swing patterns.

However, until someone proves it true, like Flosbury, like Boklöv like others, until then. people follow traditions and do what people assume is the way to go.

I am about to provide an exception.

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Larry progress one

The above is from where he started which is the second swing in black shirt.
The first one is with older instruction set before the template. To hard to do.

This is yesterday with new instruction set. As far his best motion to date.

Now what will happen the next coming days and week is this are improvement his old so called flip will start to go away. I don’t even work to fix it. I showed him what to do to sync his arms and pivot. That will act as a reference to his practice that he goes back to time and time again and that will slowly transform his motion.

Once he syncs the kinetic chain with a fluid motion, his arms and pivot is timed then the big strides will happen by itself. The spine angle is what is missing at impact that is why you see his old pattern now and then. The reason for that spine angle to increase is what I showed him last time. The rest of the swing is fine. his motion is better, now its all about the pressure point as that starts to be the main reference his old pattern will go away.

His old perception is now updated but its much like driving a car to work and they close off the road you normally use, and once you drive on autopilot a few times wrong you update by going ah yes closed off road and you adjust the morning drive to work.

So his motion is fine, he sequence almost all things right, but lacks one thing, spine angle. He is 67 years old, he is fit for his age and diligent in his work. First we need to understand why he cant really do it the way I want, its due to old perception what he wants to fire in the swing, his perceptions what he want to see coming into impact his that spine angle set.

He needs to do one thing, a better pressure point and work that.

His impact has improved, his swing motion is as noted fine, his flip is due to being used to needing to flip based upon a lack of space in the down swing, but now he do have space. So why don’t he change it then?

I work by building new swings, not change an old one.

Once the ticket goes in the slot for Larry, he have a new one. Then he CANT do the old flip. It will go away by itself. The above last swing is much better than anything he done, its way more fluid so it means his muscle firing is improving. That is a huge step for a 67 year old who swung the same way for a long time. Muscle firing is sequence your brain sends signals to your body what to do, it means the motor control is changing for Larry. The effects are often subtle at first until the system kicks into gear.

I had people with Multiple sclerosis, they cant walk so good often, so I asked where their attention is, on the bad side normally, so I go ok what happens if you use the other side the good one? They walk better but they don’t believe me. Due to them have MS they cant do things better. Even if I show video of difference they would delete it.

Its how our mind works.

So now its discovery time for Larry when the AHA, when the DUH, when the but why on Earth or any other planet in the Universe didn’t I do this before? Once discovered its just works.

The thing naturally is to get him there to the point where he can discover this for himself. You can show people the truth but since what we do and wants to do is our own preference time and variation is needed until the compound experience is updated.

Left image old top position the right white jacket yesterday.

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Modern swing ideals

I watch a dad ask in the golf forum of golfwrx about his son and swing.

Monte a guy who has some rep helping amateurs and the like improve said to hit fades as he comes from the inside to much. The kid push the shots now and then.

We can see a wheel barrow hip turn which his his main flaw to get stuck. This leads him to not be able to unwind back in time causing timing issues due to a lack of space in the down swing, he lift the left shoulder at impact as one evidence of that.

Problem is most think that back swing hip and pelvis position is fine. It does lead to a ton of issues with the swing for most. Its then often really complicated to get the rotation and pivot for these guys back in time. The change suggested if it works have to fix the pelvis back swing or add a compensation along the way.

I don’t think hitting fades to fix a push is a good thing as why fix it? Why not build something that works out of the bat? Its however not how the swing instruction field thinks as its about fixing things.

If you change the back swing pelvis action he wont need to hit fades and he be better off.

The above is typical what can happen when you don’t know about pressure points. IMO another one that will struggle with distance and accuracy.

Dispersion Patterns

Golfers seek consistency. To make the ball go where they want it to. Every gofer has a dispersion as a reference which means where they aim and where the ball ends up the spread from where you aimed to the ball every player as a reference for such dispersion.

The best a tour pro has a 8% such dispersion one as a normal shot. An amateur maybe 20-25%.

This is an example of dispersion taken from this blog.

What does that mean then dude?

It means that a 150yard shot if your dispersion is 8% at average you miss it left or right with 8% of those 150 yards. That is 12 yards. It means you miss it left or right from where you aimed with 6 yards left or right. A tour pro then if the flag stays 2 yards from the edge of green has to aim 4 yards from that to middle of green to make green unless he thinks he can do it beyond his normal skill.

If the flag has a bunker, or a hazard then you understand the tour pro don’t want to end up there so if they miss it with 8% in average well then they aim where they could miss it and still make par. If they don’t miss it as much they have a chance to make birdie.

That game play is called percentage gameplay
all tour pros use that approach to their game plan.

When the tour pro is on, hot make good swings and are doing well their dispersion shrinks to 0-4% and they win tournaments. However they seldom do so. It might happen in one round or two but 4 in a row? Forget it. Most tour pro seeks consistency out there to enter that magical place of ball striking they then are able to do it.

I found it.

Current testing shows Hans had with 8 approach shots he played in his home club Monday that of those 8 approach shots from 120-170 yards seven of those covered the flag. Next up is trackman, I hope that he can make that happen the upcoming weekend so you can see some numbers.

However here is the thing, no tour pro or instructor out there can teach or do the 0-4% dispersion pattern, none. Their tempo is off all the time. They lack consistency and have no idea how to have it unless it happens by accidents.

Hans has already started to accept that he actually is able to swing so this happens and even for him this is uncharted territory. He have trouble to accept he is doing it. That is from someone who played great golf as I walked with him when he played really great and the funny thing which he is about to discover his normal game will now have a 0-4% dispersion so then he can just you know play like this.

Tour pro plays the percentage shot and often a fade or stock shot with a cut. It allows them to control their misses and play percentage games.

Its not what I had in mind for Hans as I wanted him to unleash all his potential and play at his utmost best every time. Its now coming into my lap so to speak that I combined the modeling of the golf swing and the consistency ideal into one functional unit at the same time.

What this produces for result in competition for Hans I have no idea as you or me have to wait for him to play more. I often look at this as he hits 4 different clubs but its all in sync.

I am as excited I can be and I know I have to wait for Hans to play more, give me the trackman data, then play a bit until it all settles down.

Then I can better judge what it actually means in performance and results. Its uncharted territory for golfers and for me also. Even if I can say that Moe Norman was pretty much into those dispersion numbers which made him accurate beyond humanly possible once. It’s a indication that if Hans does this as his normal dispersion he be having a lot of fun doing what he loves to do, just playing golf and noting else.

Then for me its mission accomplished.

Until then it’s a waiting game for me.

A lesson of life – talent to become good at stuff?

If your good at something, your likely spent a lot of time with things like I have for 20 or so years working with brains and people. So I become good but not just working as I also did research.  The bad thing when you get good at something is that people who are average at that hate you, despise your skills as they say you cant do that and I think they are just jealous they don’t have the work etic or interest or motivation to learn. Maybe they think they lack talent, etc..also.

I see many new age people like to say you should stand up for what you are and believe, seems like a good thing right? In Syria they shoot you if you do that, Ukraine, North Korea? Don’t get me started, Sweden? or just generally online?

So having confidence, saying your thing, standing up what your thinking and believing in seems like a really good idea until you actually do it then people just hates you. They ban you from websites, forums and such as your not funny and witty and obedient to the rules.

Its ok to be confident, say what you think if” everybody else agrees with it.

Right?

If you don’t people just shoots you, cut your tires, steal your stuff and make your kids cry in school when they bully them.

You know that I am the only one in the NLP world that you actually have a online access to? I am one of the best if not the best NLP Trainer in the world bar none. What do I get for that?

My students tells me I should tone down my website to sell more.

That I should use language like nice, sweet finalize your dreams make more money than Gates instead of getting a blow job from a thai guy thinking it’s a girl and when you get the best blow job ever in your life that you paid for and find out it was a guy, well who cares it was that good right? Your not gay just because you made one mistake.  Explore your sexuality, no dogs aint it nor is cats or sheep or cows.

I don’t think we have enough talent in human beings to be nice to one another. I think schools should teach kids to be nice to other kids, and if an adult is evil and bad all the kids should gang up and kick their asses. Now I am accused of making kids revolt.

You cant win.

I am asking questions all the time, and I am questioning a lot also and that don’t make me popular.

Now, I could stop doing that, make my website more streamlined pretty, put hypnotic messages into my blog posts so you feel the urge that there is something here you really need to feel fully satisfied in life as you know how its like when your not and lately your life has gone stale a bit and you need that little extra bit I can sell you here.

Its just I cant do that shit.

I tried.

I was asked by an RBIm student what I do things for, well I have a mission for Hans to make him get on the tour, period. Its what I spent my last few years doing, anything else? Nope. I said your willing I make you go there. I thought that people in a field they do play knew a lot about it, my mistake. I had to study that field, find out all the clowns in it debate what elbow should be where and what wrists is used to clean your as with.

I still work with a student I said I be here and that was 8 years ago.

I had a client that Kjell Enhager a mental sports psychologist started to work with and he bailed on her due to him couldn’t do what he said he could do, I think he is unethical as you cant bail on your clients. He did his wissy routine on her that just didn’t work. It don’t mean I succeed in every case far from it but I am like a bulldog, I bit and never let go.

Some clients been upset with me due to me just did my job and not agreeing with them. I made a few who was about to kill themselves live on, I made some clients change their life totally and hate me for it even though they now had a new job, new life and happy but they think I was the bad guy?

I told the doctor things he became upset with me and I was like, do your fucking job dude.
If you suck at your job I think you should hear it. So you can you know change jobs or get better at your job.

Its like DICE a game software company who lost their soul and identity. I think you should tell them they did loose their own game somewhere and they now are a failure and big such that they sold out their own franchise and cant make the brand Battlefield anymore. That’s what I do, now it wont mean DICE would listen or change, but for me I think they suck at their jobs now and need to get better again.

It happens to all of us, we might get stale, loose sight of what we are about, we loose the why we do things.

I look at the Dan Plan and I shake my head, that is a guy that spend every day working his game and he doesn’t have the best tools nor support for it. I disagree on the swing he is learning to do, it’s a disaster without consistency and he will struggle with it. A plan is good but one without superior strategy is not good.

I am lazy in such, I always find someone good at the things I want to do, then I check out what they do then I start doing it and find out it just works well, I did that with palo style, the Intu-flow and keep on doing that for 5 years now.

What’s your excuse?

Don’t like people hating you, yelling at you? They will do that anyway. Get good at something you can ignore them fully. Then find people that likes you for that good thing you can do or just wants to hang out with ya.

I am the RBImGuy thanks to Martin, I make people better, often they don’t want to be better they want to be average and stay that as its more comforting and safe. Its like people fear being good way more than to actually be bad at things. I pushed Hans for years now to do better to be better, his wife thinks I am nuts. She tells Hans you get so weird listening to him. It took her time to grow on me.

I want to coach Tour level pro golfers, period. I can stretch that to national team level in another sport but that’s about it. Don’t want to do anything else, I want to be able to take someone and then make then as good they can be realizing their potential so I also stretch my skills, my knowledge and my experience in life.
I know I have a model and template to make a tour pro hit a 0-4% dispersion pattern that guy Tiger Woods? he cant do it. If Hans make the tour this year, I retire fully.

Then I will write even more strange blog posts.

I am geared towards the best in golf, to make Hans dominate with his game, if he can or not I don’t know but talent is overrated, hard work, pain, disappointment is much better teachers as once you find out how easy it is, you just excel as then you found out the real secret about life.

its…

oh so late got to go another time

Putting

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The above is Ben Crenshaw he always hooked the putt.

Booby Locke was considered the best putter ever.

In modern times its Nicklaus by far.

I use Nicklaus, Locke as reference in regard to putting. I don’t use those on a whim as I also study why it was better.