Made changes yesterday, better today
60 year old
gscribing, he went from amateur to a +2 handicap
Apply concept on a movement to explain it.
That’s a what and lacks a why and a how.
Issue is that it leads you to think it includes a why and a how.
Leadbetter made Nick Faldo a short hitter and then he was gone from golf. Once you loose athletic action your gone. It has happen to many golfers that become good and then for some reason was thinking their swing needed improvement and then went and changed it.
so the above is like that, a lot of explanations of what but no how and why. Good player, went down the swing shit and then regained his mechanics but his explanations is just a conceptual mess.
C-motion with Lee is a push with the right arm and that isn’t true just what the concept Lee think is there when it answers the what not the why and how.
Modeling means uncover what happens to produce a result either it be a golf swing or leadership. Once that is done you need a system, a practice to transfer key skills to be able to do it. The skills are trained and may have nothing to do with what someone tells you they are doing.
So creating a practice to transfer skills like, start of back swing, transition, down swing is then needed and then one need to understand what is done and how its done so one can answer why to do it that way. After 150 or so years of golf instruction someone should have figured that out by now.
Sadly not the case.
Swinging like Mike Austin for example wont mean you can train someone to swing like you did and we seen that with Mike Dunaway and others Mike Austin trained. The concept he thought he did and the way he transferred skills didn’t work properly.
You cant fix that with any concept.
You need to know why and how.
Once you do your then able to train yourself to do the proper movement and sequence to understand how the body will move in a golf swing.
That you can crush the golf ball, swing great wont mean you can train people to do it in an easy fashion, The better the instruction the easier the transfer is and the better your able to perform.
As I applied this template developed meant that whatever I told Hans worked didn’t mean it would work for me or anyone else, that he can do it don’t mean the same instruction would work for me. So the last 8 weeks I plow trough the code and instruction and skills to define down the essence. First massive concepts sorting.
First session lacking power, that was easy to note what to do after analyze. Pivot was next and that took 8 weeks. With that I could also work the back swing, transition and down swing and know what to train to do. Next is practicing that to find out if skills do transfer and if something is missing or if its complete.
Improvement is done trough applying difference to create variation to be aware of what one does and what one needs to do.
Made significant progress there to analyze what muscles needed to do things in what order. It has allowed a more specific sequence to be trained and one can then position oneself properly in the transition phase which is the most difficult thing to get right in golf.
I made improvement directly once I started to do that and transition and down swing is now getting continuous improvement by the day.
This also has shown me why its been so difficult with moving properly in the golf swing and why drills and concepts people talk about often isn’t near what happens.
Modeling building models is a bit like a huge puzzle, you have the image but then you have so many bits that doesn’t belong there that are extra and you need to sort those bits out that don’t belong in the framework of that puzzle image and its result/behavior.
Applying a template is a lot about sorting out what dont work and what does not work.
In Bruce Lees words, “Absorb what is useful, discard what is useless and add what is specifically your own”
The golf swing is similar to martial arts, we have our own style our own body build and our own timings. Today I made another such sorting happening, identifying what to do what worked and did some nice improvements.
Most go miserable trough life.
While we cant choose what happens around us and how it did affect us growing up we can do so today when grown up.
Work on it
Create variation for difference, analyze difference old and new, identify what your suppose to do, repeat it.
Yes, but its difficult.
You want to be able to hit a 200+ iron to middle of the green on demand.
That is kind of the level these guys operate at. Then you have many skills to master and then obviously the mental approach to hold the zone hit good shots on demand every time.
Thedanplan failed mainly due to he was hitting it short and crooked and hurt his back. His short game was good but the precision you want to have is beyond what amateurs knows. Playing with good national level pros or as I done going caddie shows how difficult it is even for those guys.
There has been those that started late age 21 or so and went and win on the PGA tour, some say they are talented but I disagree. They just knew what to do and didn’t get in their own way, they didn’t have a perfect swing or such, they learned to play trough feedback.
Feedback to adjust means difference and that means awkward and also frustration at times as your not able to do what you want to do.
Follow the feedback, use a good role model, master key skills, learn to enter a good playing state (zone) and play at your best is at the best level more about the mind than their mechanics even though, mechanics does matter.
You will also need a firewall against peoples negative attitudes due to people will give them their own failed mind set and you don’t want that you want positive honest feedback not a lot of shit. People cant handle their own failures and have to take them out on someone else to feel good about themselves.
You need a good plan, money and practice time and a vast enormous feedback circuit to improve from. I have myself change and continue to change trough feedback over the last 7 weeks and I started to hit shots I never been able to do before.
Longer, straighter and more consistently.
I still have a bit to go but with each session its closer each time to get there.