Lesson #2 (pt I & II): Correcting Movement in the Visual Mind
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Do these two exercises separately do get maximum effect.
It is important to note that in changing how you walk I DID NOT ask you to focus on your walking form. I used feel points the brain and whole body would react to and your walking form improved.
If I were to try teaching you how to walk properly based on form it would go something like this…
Start by stepping off with either foot. You want to lift your knee 35 degrees and lean forward 17 degrees at the same time. As you lean forward, roll across the back foot and bend your knee 22 degrees. As soon as the stepping foot touches the ground on the heel, push off with the back foot and pick the foot up bringing the knee to 72 degrees until the foot passes the now planted front foot. Once the back foot passes the planted foot, allow the knee to extend to 30 degrees in preparation to land that foot…
And a good walking tip (golf tips?) would be something like: Don’t forget to roll your knee outward slightly when stepping past the planted foot…
How long would it take you to learn to walk that way? Forever! Can you imagine seeing magazines dedicated to teaching you better walking form?
Yet, that is STILL how golf is taught during mainstream instruction!!!
After seeing how trying to learn based on form looks for walking, does it make sense to focus on golf swing form to fix your golf game?
Instead of trying to explain form, I focused on the process or internal function that creates your movement in relation to the force of gravity. You used gravity feel points that your brain and whole body reacted to and your walking form improved right away. How much practice did it take?
You don’t have to focus on golf swing form to fix your golf swing.
You should notice a few things:
- Notice your posture.
- Notice how much more efficiently you walk.
- Notice that your back muscles are relaxed instead of tight.
- And finally, notice the weight under your feet is the same as it was for lesson 2.
If you don’t get this step right away, keep working on it until you do. If you can’t get this step, it means you will only be able to use the control that comes from the bio-feedback loop, which can get you to a scratch game but not much beyond that.
A note about Lesson 3:
To get to scratch and beyond, you must first have a balanced consistent golf swing. Step one of that process is a setup that will eliminate most of the mistakes that cause you grief right now. The next step, the setup routine, took over 10 years to develop and in the last 11 years, I’ve never seen it fail – AS LONG AS YOU PAY ATTENTION TO DETAIL.
This may see extreme, but 11 years of experience tells me that 90% of golfers who try this setup without me beside them will try to take shortcuts and wonder why it doesn’t work. In every case where I see the golfer personally, when I correct their shortcuts, the setup routine does what I say it will do.
If you want the results you’re looking for, the setup routine in the next lesson will do it, if you slow down and pay attention.
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