Tuesday, 31 May 2011
What's the benefit, where's the difference?
Well, many a moon ago the talented golfers among us developed golf swings capable of securing the most priceless of golfing silverware. They were forced to succeed with the heaviest of equipment and softest of little white balls, their goal was simple. Each had one defining motivation, one of rich motivational force and heavy weighted feeling. In order to achieve their goals they had to find away to swing, turn and shift their weight into a golf swing of consistent repetition, one free of forceful force and totally absorbent to forceful feeling. In short, they were free to create a feeling of free flowing force due in most to the now seen as heavy feeling weight so widely accepted as the norm amongst club makers the golfing world over. The thing that made these guys swing was the thing that hinders those that now seek it as a pleasure. Currently based in Asia, I am forced to deal with a growing wealth of players each led to believe the more lighter the weight of their equipment the more likely they are to create a swing of consistent repetition.
Let me be the first to shout and scream letters 'NO!!!!!'
Ever tried swinging a piece of string with no weight?
Its pretty pointless!
Well of course it will swing but how effectively consistent that swinging movement is on a repeatable scale, back and forth from side to side is somewhat hindered without the gravity defining force of a heavy weighted object. Go ahead, try it. Go swing some string, see how inconsistent its swinging motion is and how varied its lowest point of swing is. Then attach a weight of some kind, anything will do. What I can assure you is a more consistently free swinging motion that consistently finds its way back and through the same point of low swing, time and time again. This swing depends much less on the motivational force of the swinger and much more on the force of the weight it is holding onto.
The weight is the force that pulls the string to its greatest length, its going with gravity and falling into its grasp as it desperately tries to pull the holding string away from its anchor. This simple, logical and forceful element exists within all effective swinging motions. Its the key ingredient to all who have a feel for it, its the remedy that treats the reason, the dom that connects the free, its the art of a great golf swing.
In short, the weight on the end of this piece of string is the force that creates all elements of consistent, free flowing movement within this single piece of string. The key to unleashing it is a simple matter of letting it go, yes, letting it go. Allow the force of the weight that you hold to simply take over and you have entered the world of free swinging motion, you have allowed the golf swing to find you and simply do its thing.
Feel the force of a heavy weighted swing, not a light weighted piece of string!
Enjoy the game./
Monday, 16 May 2011
The greats of the past on machines that are now.
Back in the day,: Who would you want to be?
Jack, Sam, Ben or Bobby?
To of owned a swing you most definetly would. Heavy clubs, thick rough, slow greens and testing lifestyles. You quickly learned to develop the required body action to successfully swing, turn and shift into and through every swing.
Controlling the golf ball you did through logic and one single desire: TO WIN.
Lets take a look at the current life and times of the games so called greatest, a man born in an era of the most advanced technology and unsurpassed human knowledge. So they say!
Mr Eldrick Tiger Woods is currently exposing the great danger so many of the worlds leading players have unfortunately fallen into. He is currently seeing the worst run of form in his so far exquisite career. Having recently withdrawn from the PGA of Americas so called 5th major championship he has been forced to accept the pitfalls of perseverance when challenging the passage of the greater powers above. The golfing gods who selected him as a man worthy of the right to influence such a broad spectrum of the worlds population through the game of golf. He has now fallen victim to his own persistent need to progress and develop way beyond his natural god given talent.
Is it time we accept that Mr Woods is in fact no more human than either you or I?
Is it time we all stopped following the so called master of all things ball and stick?
Is it not about time we all stand still for just one second and accept the act of improvement should never go beyond that of what's natural to our current bodies self makeup?
If we look at what this guy is doing and what is currently unfolding, can we not accept the fact that this fine athlete has in fact gone to far in an effort to create something way beyond that of a human force.
Has he not attempted to progress that little step to far?
In an effort to progress the game and himself way beyond his own being, has Tiger Woods punished himself and body to a point of no return?
Years now spent in the gym, conditioning, developing a body of un-humain proportion has finally said no more and decided to bite this American superstar where nobody else can or ever will feel it.
Maybe this point of reference is what will ultimately define his greatness as one soulful entity.
Or maybe this is the elastic that brings him back to earth with an almighty bang!
And a whollop!
Who really cares, but the suited stiff's in the USPGA Office of high commission?
I don't, so why would you.
Enjoy your golf and the game rolls on.
Where is it?
Where's it at?
Is it the end?
Or halfway at?
At what point in the swing do we make contact with the golf ball?
This is the simple question I ask each and everyone of my pupils on a daily basis.
Tell me this, is it at the end or is it in the middle of the golf swing?
Well answer me that.
For this golfing guy sees many a golfing newcomer attempting to end their golfing action at a point as close to the point of impact as humanly possible. The result is of course one full of golfing nightmares and golf swinging disasters.
The point to raise and ultimately highlight is the need to appreciate the golf swing is a swing, a swing has no end but a single point of free flowing execution, it simply is a force defying motivation of gravity pulling expression. It cares not for a small white ball, just one single motivation, its free, free to swing and that it shall freely do and happily take strike of anything that may get in its way.
That thing in its way is of course a small white ball, (or yellow if you like the big cheques of a company named Srixon!!!!!).