Before you do anything else, You need to take a walk with the sole intention of keeping your best posture during the whole walk. It’s very important to do this simple exercise because it parallels how you are currently swinging the golf club.
Make the walk long enough so that you must work to maintain your focus on your posture. Then answer these questions.
- What thoughts were you using to keep your posture working properly?
- How do you know if your posture was correct?
- Did your muscles fatigue during this process or even cramp up?
- Did this seem natural?
If you aren’t sure if your posture was perfect and /or your muscles fatigued while doing this exercise, then lesson 1 will hit home.
Lesson 1 addresses a very important part of your golf swing – What is your golf swing REALLY doing? I’ve seen so many golfers who didn’t believe what they saw on the video, often stating, “My golf swing doesn’t feel ANYTHING like that!”
So how can you possibly correct your golf swing if it feels nothing like it looks?
The answer lies in where you are feeling your golf swing. If you are trying to feel your muscles, it’s like shooting a fast moving target. Your muscle state and the related feel is constantly changing just as they do when you are walking and trying to maintain posture.
There IS however, one feel that never changes. That feel is your body’s reaction to gravity. It is called balance feedback and it is felt under the bottoms of your feet.
This first video demonstrates how feeling real movement works using balance feedback. The process is called Active Awareness.
I demonstrate how this works using the simple task of walking. Like your golf swing, you probably are not truly aware of how you really walk, so the first step is awareness through balance feedback.
An important note about balance…
Most golf instructors only touch on balance. They’ll tell you to “get comfortable” or “get balanced” but not much more. The problem is, Balance isn’t a simple matter. There are many factors that are involved in balance.
But most important to remember:
If your body isn’t in balance, it will try to self-correct once you start movement. Even if you body is only slightly out of balance (that you can’t tell), your mind will engage to try to correct it. Sounds like a plus, but the process of balance correction actually takes away from your golf swing.
When you practice your golf swing on the range for hours and feel like no two swings feel the same, it’s because every pass at the ball was a little out of balance.
This is the big take-away: IN balance, your body will always repeat the same golf swing .
When you have completed each lesson on video, make sure you take the time to read the material on the page as well.
Although this lesson seems relatively simple, it is of vital importance if you wish to achieve your highest level golf game.
The question here is: Were you able to pinpoint where the majority of the weight was felt under your feet at different times as you walked?
If you could, it means that you saw the images that your subconscious sees during movement. This exercise shows how easy it is to connect with the subconscious mind, which is step 1 of the Bio-Visual Focus process for your golf swing.
After all, you can’t correct what you can’t accurately feel!
If you weren’t able to pinpoint where your weight was moving as you walked, keep trying. Closing your eyes will also help.
This exercise helped a member with little feeling in their feet after a hip operation to not only regain feeling, but to get back out on the golf course and play after years with no hope for doing so.
|DON’T FORGET to email Tracy on the “Contact Us” page after each lesson and report your results to him to get the most from each lesson.|