"When You aim for perfection, you discover its a moving target"- George Fisher
The Long Game
With "Visual" integrated practice and after a while your brain recognizes the movements of the swing and your brain starts to store pictures of what it shall do.
It is important that you see yourself and we have found that everybody is highly capable of making changes right away when they see themselves "seconds after" real-time as your brain now have the correct pictures of the corrections and swing. After a few hours, you do the swing you have “stored” in your brain. Magic? No, that’s the way the brain works.
Quick fixes and band-aid cures are not the answer! A good golf swing is one that repeats itself over and over again. 85% of the information the brain stores correctly come through the eyes. This rules out all verbal miscommunication. Good and advanced visual learning will come through the best sense-channel suitable for you.
We guarantee you a good experience. There are many ways of learning golf but there is
no simpler way for learning golf like this.
There is room for every learning style. They usually say that “seeing is believing”,
but I’d rather make it:
Seeing + Doing + Hearing gives Involvement and fantastic learning.
As an example here we have used Ernie Els.
A lot of people are taught a swing that does not suit them well. Once the "proper swing" for
you is found, learning can go on. Followed by the Learning Strategy we talked about earlier t
he results will be excellent.
So what basics do we have?
The Grip ( that has to be different for all of us)
Your hands are important as the are the only connection between you and the golf-club and
they shall bring the club back into a correct position at impact. If this is correct done the ball
will fly as intended.
We all need different grips so there is no standard grip. You will learn your own personalized grip and
understand why. This creates maximum leverage from your mechanics.
Turn & Take away
The Set Up
The set up includes: Grip - Aim - Alignment - Stance and Posture. We all need different Set Ups as our bodies are different. Your posture has to be in balance and your spine straight so you can turncorrectly with your knees sligtly flexed, giving you a perfect Ready-Position.
Turn & Take Away (Loading)
Downswing & Impact & Follow Through (this is ONE MOVEMENT, also called the forward swing).
Once you start to swing in YOUR plane, things get a lot easier
A good GRIP for Els.
Note: We all need to have
Here are some sequences from Ernie Els: once you have a correct grip, a good “ready-position” and can make a Turn & Take Away in your own “plane” you will come to a position at the top where you can “DOWNLOAD” easy.
- THE SETUP
The Set Up includes: Grip, Aim, Alignment, Stance and Posture. We all need different Set Ups as our bodies are different.
Your posture has to be in balance and your spine straight so you can turn correctly with knees slightly flexed, giving you a perfect “ready-position”. To the right you see a picture were “sternum” and the ball is in line, creating a perfect start position for the “load”.
- TOP POSITION
Comes automatically if your take away is started correct.
Turn & Take away
- THE MASTER CIRCLE
We need to focus on our “take-away”, which must follow the “Master Circle”. This seems to be complicated but when explained it is very easy and understandable. You can control your hands all the time so focus on them. You can make a correct circle with them AND you can do it with the club-head also….. learn and feel the MOMENTUM-TRANSFER - Hands and clubhead almost follow each other. Yellow line is backswing and red is downswing.
A good swing-plane goes from a position just inside the ball and through sternum (center of the wheels). The Blue line in the picture Good POSTURE.
THE BIG WHEEL
- THE BIG WHEEL
The top positions of your hands are also at the top of the swingplane at the top position at "LOAD" and prepare to get the momentum of energy out of your swing. Big wheel = fast perimeter-speed.
If correctly done, you will find yourself in perfect position at the top with weight correctly, either for the one plane or two plane swing and ready to execute a dynamic and powerful down swing (Forward Swing). The club head passes the impact area and your weight shifts automatically to your target side. Your “cheek” remains behind the ball and your arms are straight (extended) after impact completing your swing with a balanced follow through. Its all in the “Circle”. If you do the circle correct you cannot go wrong. In all golf shoots the balance, your swing plane and leverage or rotation, depending what type of swing you use are important. After constructive practice you will get a smooth and reliable motion.
Weight & Hip
DOWN and THROUGH
Spine angels Ernie Els and Tiger Woods. As near as 90° as possible, gives best rotation-effect
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Down Swing & Impact & Follow Through
The Aim —– In the set up the aim is …………..essential. The aim is absolutely one of the most important things as this affects the development of your swing. If you aim incorrect you will start to compensate, by doing wrong swing-movements. Then you will stand changeless as your brain develops the habit of a bad, incorrect swing. The longer you use it the more difficult it will be to correct. You know… bad habits die
hard. Remember that a correct AIM is a learn habit.
The same is valid for putting but it is much easier to see and understand if thought in the correct way
from the beginning. Normally we spend some time first on the putting green. To learn and correctly understand “The Aim”.
Basics is: A good Setup, Shoulder, Hips, Knees and Feet paralell with
the target line. It is a lot of information in this picture but you will remember all angels and the "whys"
THE NEED FOR SPEED- X-FACTOR
What is X-FACTOR?
When at the top of the swing you shall have separation between the upper and lower body . This is normally called the X-factor stretch. Separation between hip and shoulder (seen from the top) forms an X. The more separation you can achieve between your shoulders and hips, the faster you can uncoil at impact, so the bigger the separation is between the hip and the shoulder the higher speed you can achieve at impact. Long-hitters have up to 70 degrees difference between hips and shoulders, note that the position of the ”non target” knee MUST be correct for the coil. See : PDF collage pictures ”The Swing / Long Game.
If you are little older or not so well trained the NOS is very good..
Real Power combined
with excellent technic
POWER IN GOLF / INCREASE DISTANCE
We all would all like to have a powerful swing and hit the ball further. To add 10 – 25 meters from the tee changes the game a lot.
First a good program for Movability and Stretching, use professional instructors for this. There are quite many out around golf that have weekly courses for this but go to the real professionals and then:
The best way go get explosive and get distance is to do Olympic Weightlifting. Again, use professional help. Heavy weights ( minimum 95% of your max (100%) and no repetitions will reach the “white", type II explosive muscle fibers. White fibers contract extremely fast and with a lot of force but need long time for recuperation so planning is essential.
Again: go to experts for your personal program as it is a pre-stage of buid-up before you start with MAX.
Speedtraining with NOS and Speed Chains
The "Neuromuscular Overspeed Device", NOS, is a short golfclub with a golf-grip, and a very short chain at the end with a ball. by changing the lenght of the chain you can fine adjust the "ballweight". You can find information about this method and Speedchain on for example Youtube.
A NOS. Neuromuscular
The NOS (Neuromuscular Overspeed Device) also use the variable resistance that changes its weight during the swing phases. A typical NOS is slightly heavier than a normal driver but it can be swung faster. Helping the nervous system to connect faster. Therefore you can increase your speed up to 5 – 10 mph with just little training. A 10 mph speed increase with the Driver gives 20 meters extra in distance. We have club speed computers so we can follow your club head speed progress over time.
The Speed Chain is little more athletic and more advanced. Some can be a good help to start with before or during Olympic Weightlifting. You need to be welltrained before starting with speed-chains.
Source of this type of training comes from Mr Kelvin Miyahira, Mr Digby Sale and Vitesse Sport Technology US. Brooks, G.A, Fahey, T.D. & White, T.P. (1996). Exercise Physiology: Human Bioenergetics and Its Applications. (2nd ed.). Mountain View, California: Mayfield Publishing Co. Chu, D. (1998). Jumping into plyometrics (2nd ed.). Champaign, Illinois: Human Kinetics, Wikingpedia and Z2 golf. Swedish Golf Academy.
MASTERS SHOT MAKING
Once you have reached a fairly competent level of play, you will have the ability to implement a wide variety of shots on the course. This leads to a real advantage. Advanced shots can consists of anything from Draws to Fades or Low Shots into the wind to High Flying Shots. Players who don’t work on being able to shape the ball miss out a significant opportunity to lower their scores. When you are ready for this we will start, some shots are pretty easy. A lot comes back to the Ball Flight Laws.