And when I asked him, "How? He only knew "What" I had to do. I couldn't figure out how to turn his "what" into my "how" and make the move the way he wanted me to do it. So take a minute and think about these next questions. If you are where I was, keep reading because the real answers you've been seeking are here The results of my plus year journey to answer these seemingly simple questions led me to be able to do for golfers exactly what you read above And you can learn how it works without having to jump through all the hoops I had to just to find this information.
Why golf is a four letter word Standing on the 16th teebox, one off the lead. After so many years of struggle, I was going to finally break through! My driver was on automatic, I was firing on all cylinders, and I felt like I could finally trust my swing. An easy drive with a short approach for birdie plus a birdie on 18 could win this tournament. Moments later I was watching in disbelief as my drive sailed out of bounds!
I composed myself and re-teed. A bogie would still give me a chance. And seconds later I felt the blood drain from my body as I watched my re-tee go out of bounds on the same line as the first shot Stunned, I think I knocked a 5-iron down the fairway I don't remember much after that except that I felt numb for days. I just kept mumbling to myself, "I was so close! How could this happen? How does it happen? After I emerged from the fog, I vowed I would figure out how to prevent those crazy, demoralizing, out-of-the-blue shots And it darned near killed me.
Years prior I started out like many golfers do A friend invited me out to play and I instantly fell in love with the game. Along the way I hit a couple of decent shots and I was sure I would be able to quickly improve. As a kid, I always thought the whole idea behind golf was stupid, but not any more. Once I was hooked on the game, I tried every bit of golf instruction I could get my hands on to improve and become a consistently better golfer.
I spent s of hours on the driving range intrigued that I couldn't hit two balls the same way. That intrigue quickly turned into frustration. I played many aggravating rounds wondering if maybe I was missing something, but one look at my library of books and videos would say different. Even with lessons from top pros, I would still see my game slip back to its old ways within weeks.
That doubt before every shot was killing my love of golf. And I must confess I'm not proud of it, but I was that mad. I even broke a few clubs but deep down, I knew there was something I was missing and all of the instruction I took just wasn't fixing it! I felt like this guy Then shortly after I had vowed to quit the game, it happened by accident, or maybe it was fate My roommate asked me to help him with his golf swing remember, I was THAT guy because he was playing in a company tournament the following week.
I agreed and we went to a new driving range in town. It was the grand opening. When we got to the range, the pro invited us to enter a small putting contest he was having on the bent grass putting course. My prize was 3 lessons with the pro. I thought "Oh crap, here we go again! The following week I attended my first lesson, which was nothing like any lesson I ever had. We talked for the first 15 minutes before I even warmed up. Once I was warmed up, Robert, the pro, put me on video and within 15 minutes answered every question I had about my swing. In 15 minutes I understood something no other pro could successfully spot or explain!
I had to ask,"What is the difference between you and every other instructor who couldn't see what you saw or explain it to me? After a few weeks of applying the biomechanics I learned from Robert, I was showing off, making trick shots such as long draws with a wedge or flopping a 3-iron, I could hit any shot in the book on command. There was only one problem I wasn't scoring any better on the golf course.
He watched me hit balls again and had a few minor suggestions based on what he saw And at that moment it hit me like Newton's apple! He was making suggestions based on What he saw on the outside but I had to make the corrections based on What I felt on the inside! There was a MAJOR gap there that required interpretation, and I can say from experience that every golfer interprets golf instruction a little differently.
THAT was why different golfers who get the same instruction don't respond the same way and why their results vary so much! How in the world do you bridge THAT communications gap? Aikido and Golf While all of this was going on I was also taking Aikido, the martial art that Steven Segal is a master of. Aikido is the art of using an opponants own force to redirect his force without applying your own. Sounds funny and it takes years to understand fully. Aikido requires an understanding of balance and a sensitivity to feeling other peoples forces when you "join with them" as they say.
You know when you are doing Aikido properly because you don't exert your own strength. What stuck out for me that I learned about balance in Aikido was that balance is a reaction to gravity and gravity doesn't change Therefore, your body's reaction to gravity is always consistent. I wondered, "Could my inconsistency on the golf course really be as simple as a balance issue? It wasn't easy as there really is almost no in depth golf instruction concerning balance.
With diligence, trial, error and further testing, I cracked the code. The setup routine I had developed over the next few years was based on balance feedback, and when followed in detail, created a perfectly balanced stance and fixed those faults. I showed some friends and a few pros my setup and was amazed at the immediate results.
Suddenly golfers were asking ME to teach them how balance works with golf. BY now I had completely lost the "that guy" attitude, so I was a little overwhelmed. I agreed to help golfers who asked me so I could continue testing and tweaking the application of balance to golf. Soon I realized there was a definite but invisible link between biomechanics and balance. Once my methods proved to have consistent effective results , I realized I was no longer teaching the golf swing.
The golfers I helped told me their golf swing had changed, but it changed from the inside-out. I didn't change their golf swing; Their golf swing adapted to fit their body structure because of the "intangibles" we were working on. The whole experience made me realize that there is a whole new world outside of golf swing theory that makes a much bigger difference for a golfer's game. I had another problem though An old Army injury showed up one evening while I was playing tennis with my wife.
I had to stretch to return a shot and suddenly lost the feeling in my right leg. My back had been nagging me for a while but I didn't think much of it until the moment they helped me off of the court. Two days later my new Chiropractor looked at the x-ray. Will I be able to play golf again? I don't know, it depends on whether we can get your back straight again.
It may be a while. I can't make those kind of promises, but I will do my best. Thank God for biomechanics and balance! The back injury slowed down my progress greatly, but I was determined to finish what I started. And the pros I was helping were asking for more Not playing golf for the better part of a year gave me an opportunity to stand back and see the game in a different light. I was still working with other golfers to help them. Sometimes they would call me and ask questions. In my mind, I would see and feel what they were asking.
It startled me at first but I realized I didn't have to be beside them to be able to explain with accuracy where they needed to focus to get over the current obstacle. I realized I didn't need to bridge the gap between what a coach sees on the outside and what the golfer feels on the inside any more I was no longer talking about the golf swing to the pros I was helping Over the next three years I coached over golfers on the internet completely free to further prove my theories and continue researching what I now call the "Intangibles" of golf that make the difference between success and failure.
Once the questions slowed down and the "WOW" emails became more commonplace, I decided to write everything I learned during the Free newsletter project into a book. It only took eight months to write and edit Golf Swing Control and I think there may still be a few errors I keep missing in there.
I wasn't real wild about the name Golf Swing Control, but for the life of me, I couldn't think of anything else to call it! So where am I today? My golf instruction has extended from balance to all of the side affects of balance.
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I have discovered that balance is the key that unlocks the subconscious and in golf, the subconscious will do some amazing things for your game when you get to that point. Balance has opened the door to a whole world of intangible elements that completely change how I teach the game and vastly accelerate the results my students see.
Personally, well my back injury still limits my golf, and practice is very limited, but it's not a problem because I don't practice my golf swing. I practice the "How", the intangible elements that go into making a golf shot on the course and I practice those intangibles at home for about 30 minutes a few nights a week. And here's the big Paradox - Practicing the intangibles is what creates your most powerful, consistent golf swing that exactly fits your body structure.
What I'm saying is that current mainstream golf swing instruction is probably slowing down your progress if your goal to master your golf game. So I play on the weekends, only one round, with about 15 balls for warm up. By swing 3 or 5, I am ready and I'm just fine-tuning some of my inner visualizations to up my game I can imagine how deadly I would be if I could play more often But it's not to be.
I still give the scratch golfers a serious run for their money, and when the breaks go my way?.. I take their money. And they don't understand how I do it playing only once per week. So yes, I live this, and it works for me and the students who understand why it works So what can you expect from Golf Swing Control? Here are the basics. The first and most important key to consistency is balance and dynamic balance. If you move in balance during your golf swing there is only one backswing plane your club will follow.
Swing out of balance and that number quickly goes up to infinity! I will show you how to guarantee perfect balance every time you step up to the golf ball. Balance is also the secret key to visualization.
When you swing in balance, your mind is not distracted trying to rebalance your body, so it allows you to use the subconscious to visualize your shot. Swing in balance and you will discover the natural golf swing that fits your personal body structure. Setting up and swinging in balance allows your body to use all available strength to add distance to your shots.
The setup routine you will learn is biomechanically balanced to help you prevent injuries from swinging the golf club. I did it so I could keep playing after my injury sidelined me And balance is just the start The testimonies below are just a small sample of the letters of gratitude I have received for Golf Swing Control.
- I Hate You, Grover Cleveland.
- La arena errante. Poemas 1992/1998 (Biblioteca Era) (Spanish Edition).
- Ben Hogan golf swing secret will help any golf swing in 15 minutes.;
I am always humbled when I receive another one. If your golf game is as frustrating for you as mine was for me, it doesn't have to be and it take little time to get where you can enjoy real golf I've taken the long jouney to find the missing pieces so you can stop asking yourself "How? Give Golf Swing Control a good test drive and let me know how well it works for you. Why golf instruction ultimately fails. I am a privacy nut, which means your email address is safe with me, and NOBODY will be sending you emails or advertisements you didn't ask for.
This is not your normal instruction so I ask that you do not think of it the like normal golf swing instruction. I know because I've tested it for years with thousands of golfers, but it only works if you look at it as if you were starting out for the first time. I have some videos in the free newsletters that will get you started, but the course IS the Manual For a while, when the course was called "The Ultimate Golf System", I had videos because the marketers who produced the videos convinced me that I needed them.
Once the course was out, I noticed an astonishing trend. Many of the golfers who bought the program complained it wasn't helping. I realized that the videos were recreating the very GAP I was working to close. Many golfers were watching the videos without reading the manual They were looking at the instruction from the instructor's point of view But the golfers who followed the instructions and read the manual first understood the "How" and got faster, better results.
So to prevent you from recreating the very GAP you need to conquer, there are no videos. Trust me, you are better off not looking at videos until you can "see" the golf swing from the inside-out by understanding the "how". If you want to purchase the Golf Swing Control Manual at half price for a limited time, Click the following link: I'm ready to get the Golf Swing Control Manual. While you're here, take time to check out the links on the left side of the page for more information to help your golf game. When I met Tracy Reed, it became evident that he had the ability to organize information while creating an atmosphere for processing body awareness.
He has strong motivational skills, which I have employed as a golf coach on the developmental tours where aspiring golf pros are honing their skills to reach the next level. Tracy, I don't even know where to start. I sent off for your manual Monday night the 9th, got home Thursday from work and there it was. I started to read it when I went to bed that night and by midnight, I was out in the front yard swinging the club.
Your setup routine really got a grip of me from the start. I have been playing golf for a long while and the best I have shot is an 88 from the championship tees. My norm is about 90 - Well, I got a phone call this morning at 8am Sunday 15th from one of the guys I play with. He said, "I have 2 tee times at 9: I got to the course and the other guys are all low handicaps. I tried to get out of the bet as I'm working on my game, but all I got was a whole lot of boos, so I said ok, I'm in.
Well, from the first tee I never looked back. Your setup routine, along with the dynamic balance put me in a whole new zone. I hit one drive into the green side bunker, yards, a slight pull left but the thing that stands out the most for my game was the visualization. It put the ball where I wanted it all day long. I was playing off a 19 handicap and one of the guys with me was playing off 7.
Well, I shot a 78, and so did he. I creamed them all Jamie, the 7 handicap asked me at the end, "How did you turn it around like that!
You really gave me a game there! I'm only on page 56 of the manual and I still have the ball I started with on the first tee! I hit balls today and used the setup technique on the website. All I can say is WOW! I was hitting the ball consistently on the sweet spot and hitting really nice golf shots.
I used some Titleist club fitting stickers my club has and that is how I was noticing how pure I was striking the ball. I could also feel when it wasn't right and when a shot didn't go where I had intended, I could feel why. Just on that alone I offer my thanks. The secret of the transition from the backswing to the downswing In a single paragraph When 6 Top instructors could not answer it in person I have watched the Golf Channel religiously. I subscribe to both Golf Mag and Golf Digest.
The point I am making is that I searched the entire golf instruction industry for the answer to the question that you gave me in a paragraph. Until you, no one else could give me the simple movement solution you did and I obviously could not "find" it on my own You made something that has eluded me, and any instructor who has ever evaluated me, come together in an instant. Maybe I was on the verge of a "breakthrough", but it wouldn't have happened without your insight.
Mike Tammierillo Denver, CO. Tracy, I'm 15 years old and golf every single day. Occasionally I would fire some rounds in the low 70s, but during tournaments I could never break I first read your information about a week ago and the first day I tried your setup routine. I was hitting the ball awesome, consistently.
From that day I had 4 days to prepare for my tournament. All 4 days of practice I shot in the mid to low 70s. Then the real test came. The first day of the tournament I played great. I hit 13 greens, missed only 2 fairways, and was averaging about per drive. My driving distance went up about 50 yards and I hit 8 more greens than my average. I shot a 77 missing 4 birdies inside ten feet, 3 3-putts, and 3 missed 3-footers. I could have easily shot under par.
The second day I putted a little better and struck the ball about the same. I shot a 74 missing 3 3-footers and won my tournament by 7 strokes. I had finally broke 80 in a tournament. Hello Tracy, I was wowed today. I was practicing at my local driving range and one of my teachers this guy gave me one 30 minutes lesson once was going to the course with another guy. It's a 9 holes course, all Par 3.
Anyway, I was just warming up and he turned to me and said, "Jo, come play with us. At first I said no, but he persisted so I went off with them. Thank you so much for these routines. I didn't slice a single shot today. I was wowed at a meters PAR 3 hole, when I hit my 6 Iron against a strong wind and the ball landed on the green and stopped immediately, digging a small hole in it. I scored 3 strokes on that hole and my teacher scored 4.
This was already the best hole of my short golf life. You cannot imagine the wind! Your manual is my bible! I was going through my routine, hitting some good shots, and the person next to me was receiving an hour of instruction. He wasn't getting anywhere, and to be real honest the instruction wasn't very good.
Well, when I'd glance over and watch this guy swing I could SEE his right foot rolling over and his right knee straightening and going to the right and then I could SEE his weight dramatically shift to outside his left foot and his left knee would swing out. His instructor outfitted him with some weird contraption and told him to swing it back because, "he had to build muscle memory. It was sadly comical. The instruction was going nowhere. You could tell the poor sap was frustrated I know I've been there.
So his instruction finishes and he decides he's going to hit another bucket to work on it all. He turns to me and says, "I see you hit the ball pretty well, do you notice anything? I then proceeded to tell him my story about how your's is the greatest golf instruction I've ever received and 4 days ago my shots were uglier than his and I gave him the web site address.
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Now he's hitting some good looking golf shots. Now here's the kicker If going from a hack to a "golf instructor" in 4-days isn't the best testimony to your instruction, then I don't know what is!!! His visualization techniques are the best I have ever seen, and his ground breaking Dynamic Balance routines are something that every golfer, whether beginner or professional should use.
If your goal is a better, more consistent game with better ball striking and fewer mistakes, read on After only 1 hour with Tracy, Nick shot a 67 his first time out after an 8 month layoff due to an injury. Hi Tracy, I am a golfer playing off a 3 handicap who plays on average once every 5 weeks, so it sometimes difficult to maintain the handicap. I have read many books over the years, and all have been of benefit, but I think the way you have explained the effectiveness of the swing is simple and easy to digest.
I now enjoy my golf more than ever, having developed a mental attitude that used to come as second nature when I was playing a lot of amateur golf in my younger days. The benefits have been forthcoming, winning back to back club championships at my local course and the handicap match play title in the same year. I used to play golf with Phil Price at junior level European PGA pro back in the 80's and almost feel that I could now give him a run for his money! Hi Tracy, I just wanted to start off by saying that I am progressing very nicely.
I am making shots like never before. I went from off of the tee to almost religiously. I cracked one the other day as well although it was down hill. My iron play has dramatically changed as well; on target and a lot longer. I thought I was a good player before this but now I realize there is much more out there. I am hitting the ball off the tee 50 yards further than I ever have in my life and my irons are now yards longer. The funny part is that I am 63 and playing the longest golf of my life.
My length is now allowing me to hit 9s and PWs rather than 5 or 6s. Well that is it from Northern Illinois. The weather is finally getting warm after a miserable winter and it is time to lower my index to single digits. Thanks for connecting to my brain,.
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