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May 4 2009 at 3:43 PM

mcirishman57  (Login mcirishman57)
SAGF Members 2001


Response to The Problem with our DVD's

Todd says: "How do you put 5 years of learning into one hour of instruction? This would be impossible and this is the reason for the numerous DVD's and instructional material.... The DVD's include hundreds of lessons - each one containing dozens of instructional pieces of the helping you accomplish proper technique and club movement....Quite honesty, I would rather produce 100 DVD's or more - each one specifically focusing the student on fundamentals" WHEW! That is a lot to master for such a simple swing!

These statements are very telling...and contradictory. One the one hand you say you offer a simple easy swing of ease, one the other you say there is SOOOO much one must learn. 100's of lessons, each with dozens of pieces...sounds scary, daunting, anything but easy and simple.

For contrast - one such individual claimed to have put over 40 YEARS OF STUDY ON THE GOLF SWING, into one concise manual. In it he identified those moves and positions common to all great swings AND laid out a training program that would allow his students to acquire same. He made the claim that one could learn a "pro quality swing" ( his words ) at home - indoors or in the backyard. Even a casual study of any pro quality swing across the ages including Moe's, Hogan's, Nicklaus, Snead, Nelson, even Tiger shows that he was dead on in his description of the absolute requirements of a fine swing. In the positions and moves he describes as absolute and fundamental, THEY ALL LOOK THE SAME.

Once one master's these basic moves ( or in the case of GGA the 100's of lessons ) he must then go about the process of finding his own swing within this framework, and learn to play his own way, according to his own make up, needs, goals and desires. This was the real genius of Moe, not the way he swung. You can't put that on a DVD, or even 10,20 or more of them. Moe is on record about this too isn't he?

 
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