Lesson #3: The Balanced Setup Routine – The Most Crucial Part of the Swing
Jack Nicklaus said that the proper setup is 99% of the golf swing. He is right. Here’s why:
The setup routine is crucial because of the Law of Dynamic Balance. Simply stated; For humans, if you start movement out of balance, your mind will do whatever it must to get you back in balance.
Translation: If you’re not in balance when you set up, the body will forget the golf swing and try to re-balance you, which will throw off the golf swing.
The Law of Dynamic Balance is responsible for the majority of mistakes made by golfers at every level.
BUT… If you start your golf swing from a balanced position. your mind will keep you in balance and just about guarantee a center strike on the golf club.
So, if you do not start your golf swing from a properly balanced setup, you have little chance for consistency. Before you can use intent to create uncanny accuracy, all possible mistakes must be eliminated from your golf swing.
By guaranteeing perfect balance, this setup routine removes the mistakes that keep 95% of golfers from ever attaining their highest level of golf.
THIS setup routine is a whole different animal than you’ve seen before. It took 10 years to develop because it is designed to ELIMINATE most of the mistakes that most golfers make during their golf swing and create for you YOUR NATURAL GOLF SWING.
The breakthrough is that I explain not only what to do, but WHY and HOW it works to make the rest of your golf game better.
If previous golf swing instruction has screwed you up, this one lesson can fix most of the problems that golf poor instruction caused, if you pay attention to the details.
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The setup routine will make or break your golf swing and therefore, your golf game. This is the most important element to a successful game if you engage all of your senses during the setup.
|99% of the golf students I work with make the mistakes that cause their problems during setup.More than just getting ready to hit the golf ball, the stance is where all of the functions that go into hitting a perfect shot get set up, which is why I call it the setup rather than the stance.During the setup you must do the following thing to consistently hit your best shots and score your best on the golf course:
Once the setup is correct and the proper senses are engaged, the rest of the swing becomes a very easy process, provided you use your senses correctly, which is what Bio-Visual Focus will show you how to do.
You must pay very close attention to every detail in the setup. It took me over 10 years to get this right. Anything that wasn’t needed, I threw out long ago. Every detail that remains has a very important part in your success on the golf course.
Most mistakes I see are where details are left out of the setup routine. So, if you want to progress quickly pay strict attention to every detail. If there is something that bothers you about the setup, ask me about it and I will explain its importance so you understand it more clearly.
If the setup routine doesn’t seem to be helping, you are unknowingly skipping a detail. Contact me and we can discuss the situation to figure out what is missing. If you get the setup routine correct, the rest of the golf swing IMMEDIATELY starts to fall into place.
The setup routine engages the Bio-feedback loop you will use to control your movement and the visual loop that you use to create and guide your shot. Once these are engaged, you will be able to focus on every shot without interruption from either your own conscious thoughts or any outside distraction.
PRACTICE the setup routine until you can perform it with very little thought. A good way to “cheat” at practice is to practice for 15 – 30 minutes before bed and then go to sleep. Your mind will continue to practice during your sleep.
DON’T FORGET to email me on the contact me page so I can make sure you haven’t inadvertently skipped any of the details in this setup.