The one simple thing that every single golfer should do right now is take out “golf tip” from their vocabulary.
There is no such thing as a quick fix in golf. No magic wand or solution. Golf tips are pointless. Hence, ploughing your way through YouTube videos is just a recipe for disaster and ongoing frustration.
How to get anyone to learn a new movement is key and this comes from the brain, nowhere else. This is the same for everybody not just the few. It’s not about thrashing thousands of balls on a range either which I have to say I have been guilty of in the distant past when that’s what everybody did.
There has to be an intelligent reason, process, not 'range golf' as I call it, which by the way, is the biggest reason why golfers lose interest in the game. Frustration. As Gary Player once said “the more I practise the luckier I get” that is not such a great quote but equally in his defence, that’s all we knew at the time.
Yes, repetition is key but only repetition of the right movements, based predominantly on the laws of physics and the athletic ability of the golfer. Kinaesthetic awareness or self awareness is what we need to understand and that begins with how to correctly move your body, before a club or ball is introduced. Which is also critical for injury prevention. (see Paul's testimonial below from Google Business)
Paul Kowalski 3 weeks ago
After resisting booking golf lessons for many years after some previous negative experiences, just 2 lessons with Simon have already resolved my main issue of lower back pain whilst playing and also given me some key pointers which have already improved my swing.
Were you aware it takes 3,000 - 5,000 repetitive movements to override an old movement. Fact.
Not by any means unachievable but requires work, rather than purchasing a new driver for a quick fix. Hence the reason I will not give my customers 2-3 lessons a week. My recommendation is more likely to be 1 a month. The good news is that it’s simplicity that wins, not 25 mixed up swing thoughts.
I don’t do golf tips and never will.
Less is more!
Also, inside is just as beneficial as outside especially in the early days if not more so. Outside it’s easy for the beginner to focus too much on what the ball is doing and react to the result. I am fortunate to have an indoor studio which is a great asset. Move away from the old school philosophy and let’s get into 2021.
I’m looking forward to seeing you all back on the golf course soon. I am now taking bookings for March and April as I’m confident we will be back in business by then.