Like most of my students I allowed the desire for short term gains to influence the overall journey. In other words I kept changing paths, for awhile I was strictly conventional, then a bit of stack and tilt crept in, followed by a relapse into "natural golf". I ended up with a swing focusing on style rather than substance. Some how I forgot the purpose of the journey was to prove that the simple "Turn - Turn" swing could get a golfer to the best golf of their life.
I spent a little time on the range yesterday going back to the beginning. Neutral set-up, turn turn swing, rhythm and tempo. Results were great. On the flag with my wedge and in flip flops too!
I think it is important to examine was caused me to alter my path. DISTANCE!!!
Like everyone else I started looking for more distance instead of lower scores, disaster. So I reread the early part of my book, and remembered that distance was the last of the key outcomes.
- Smooth full turn around a fixed axis, creating powerful weight shift with the proper sequence of movement.
- Consistent rhythm and tempo
- Controlling the bottom of the swing arc. . .hitting the ground exactly where I want.
- Predicting and controlling the balls flight.
- Distance. Be long enough and just long enough.
There are no short cuts.