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McIrishman...thank you!

September 6 2011 at 3:43 PM
Sally  (Login Golfpro2011)

For the most inspiring post I have ever seen on any internet forum.

I believe in simplicity. I teach simplicity. My students want simplicity. I refuse to join the chorus of ridulous concepts like swing plane and lag. Not they are not important and at some point in our teaching we may need to dwell on it, and worthy of discussion from a purely intellectual standpoint, but if we are good teachers, the student will achieve these on his own. The minute you bring up plane or lag, you run the risk of fixating the student on position. And once the student becomes fixated on position, we lose flow, we introduce a virus into the processor, and it is very difficult to wean the student from this thought process. I have been there, don't ever want to go back down that road, and if I can spare my students this perilous detour, I am doing my job well.

Your "Two Swings" post has inspired me and I have read it over ten times. First, it shows an open mindedness and maturity in your approach to golf. You embrace change and are open to other views, as compared to so many who feel this need to guard sacred theories. They are only protecting themelves and their own needs, there are a lot of people in golf with agendas, and a lot of them frankly need help, with all their silly dogmatism. Secondly, your pictures and descriptions of this improved swing of yours, well anyone could understand it and implement it immediately. Your language is concise and not condescending. You do not use silly engineering terms and abstractions, all these do is try to make the writer seem more intelligent, you do not rely on this, because you offer amazing substance in this post. Substance that transcends the need for silly lingo. It is the type of thing you could take to the range immediately and really work on, without a lot of extraneous thoughts. Thirdly, from a technical sense, I applaud your emphasis on the setup. This is very much the setup I embrace. Setup is 90% of the game, and the way you turned your head and closed your stance, makes it very difficult to swing over the top and the proper swing plane becomes incredibly easy to visualize and feel, without even knowing what a swing plane is.

Every so often you come across something and see amazing genius in the face of utter simplicity. Thank you for what you have written, it has inspired me, and you should share this on other forums, goodness would it ever be appreciated and enhance your credibility as someone who wants others to be better.

God bless you!


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