Let’s begin the new year by going over some basics….
First, we must understand that the brain, in it’s attempt to help out, tends to destroy a the golf swing in 2 ways:
1. Through proprioception, we tend to HUNT the golf ball. This hunting or striking instinct is great for killing a snake. It’s probably the number one reason why almost all golfers struggle at the game.
A high priority for every golfer should be to learn how to swing through a ball…. Never at a ball….
2. In the brain’s attempt to get the most power out of a shot, we tend to flex the arms and shoulders on every downswing….. This flexing of the arms and shoulders always throws the club off path (due to Newton’s 3rd law of physics) which demands another compensation or luck in order for the ball to end up close to it’s intended target. It’s inefficient at best, massively destructive in most cases….
THERE ABSOLUTELY IS a way to tame that inner beast in the downswing! It’s called THE HEAVE!!! If the powerful core (your back) throws the heavy arms (yes, the arms of an average sized adult male weight about 30 pounds….) into a swing that has enough force to sustain the entire golf swing, the brain senses that there is enough energy to move the ball powerfully with path integrity! That means that the arms are left to simply fall, and be carried around consistently by gravity and rotation…..
Don’t believe me? It’s easy to see in many of the world’s best athletes…. In golf, we marvel at the ease in which Freddy Couples, Ernie Els, and Rory McIlroy swing. They are swinging with great power, but also with extreme efficiency!
KNOW that it is not a mystery! KNOW that you can train the body to avoid the brain’s instincts. The answer lies in the GRAVITY DRILLS. A tiny percentage of golfers (I mean .001% tiny) can either stumble into an effortless swing, or hit enough balls everyday to overcome inefficiencies…. Everyone can improve their games with consistent and systematic training in the drills.
Why are the drills so important? Because of the 2 brain basics I discussed above. You will always fight those instincts unless you can basically BEAT THEM out of you with the GRAVITY DRILLS.
Get to work! Train in the drills! Ask me questions! We can make 2012 the best golfing year yet!