Monte Scheinblum won the National and World long driving championships in 1992. He was also the runner up in both 1991 and 1993. At 6-2 and under 200 lbs., he was as much as 100 lbs. smaller than the other competitors, so he had to use technique over brute strength to hit the ball farther. He has used that knowledge to help others achieve more distance...
Reasons golfers don’t get better
- If it doesn’t feel different, you haven’t made a change. In other words, when making a change in setup or swing, if you don’t feel a noticeable difference, you are still doing it the old way. It must feel at least slightly uncomfortable.
- Changes throw off your timing and feel, but that is OK. The object is to be better 6 months from now.
Tiger Woods was quoted as saying it takes 18 months of practicing every day for several hours to rebuild his swing and that is for the best player in the world. That is why we must be patient and makes changes slowly.
Rebuilding a swing according to a so called standard correct golf swing or swing system is far too difficult and time consuming for even the best of golfers. Swings should be individually based on each person’s anatomy and skill. Too much thinking is required in a small span of time to implement too much technical information. A golf swing takes just over one second and thinking about positions and movements will slow down club head speed and cause off line shots as well. Building a swing based on what you do well already is much easier and more effective. This works by training your body to automatically implement one key component at a time along with proper posture.
PGA Tour players will tell you that building your swing is about making yourself better 6 months from now, not by trying to use a “band aid” that may or may not make you play better tomorrow.
Working on one thing at a time will make you better, and make the game easier because every golfer is different. Everyone needs information at a different pace. Each lesson will be given as if I have never seen you before so there will be a lot of repetitive information. Just like with the best PGA Tour players, repetition until your body does things automatically is what makes you better. I have found this works with a driver, a putter or anything in between.
The website is here for your use. Don’t try and teach yourself things that you heard during a PGA Tour event or read in a magazine. Thinking you have the same swing problem as Tiger Woods is humorous to your friends and not productive to your game. Things you learn on TV or from a golfing buddy whose handicap is 5 shots lower than yours is also no help. That is like taking legal advice from someone watching Law & Order.
I have developed a theory centered around simple setup and posture fundamentals. Add to that a simple set of swing fundamentals that I have found need to be addressed one at a time. The object is to work out the things that are getting in your way, yet leave the individual components that help you hit good shots you make already. The goal is to arrive at a place where your golf swing no longer needs repair—only maintenance.
With my lessons, you will learn to automatically engage in a comfortable setup and then initiate only one swing thought at a time until repetitive muscle memory makes it unnecessary to think about it.
In time your setup and swing, personally tailored to your abilities, will be as automatic as breathing.