Especially in the short game and with driver.
When someone you have been teaching asks for a playing lesson, implements what you have been teaching them and they make more birdies than you and beat you…and they are not a PGA Tour player.
Happened last night. He made 4 birdies and shot even while we worked on stuff the whole 18.
Everyone, no matter how good the player, has flaw(s) in their swing that has a direct affect on the score. On good days they manage it, on bad days they don’t. I call it the tipping point flaw.
Problem is, we are all either blind to what our flaw is and/or what the tipping point is…and most importantly finding the best way to keep that flaw from reaching the tipping point.
I know that’s what kept me off the tour. Not knowing what it was and obviously not knowing how to manage it.
You search and search, trying to correct flaws that are not actually flaws, or don’t wreak havoc like we assume they do because they are not on the “perfect golf swing” checklist…and you end up causing more damage, some irreparable. This is why you need someone who knows what they are looking at, helping you with your game and not some cookie cutter looking to prefect your move by nitpicking it to death.
There is a better than 50-50 chance I discovered mine. My lateral upper body move and matching ball position. Somewhere in between Stack and Tilt and my long drive swing is an amount of lateral upper body movement off the ball that works for me. It is not a pinhole, it’s a window. I was told to eliminate it completely and that ruined my feel and game. That was outside the window too. I just need to stay near the middle of the window, so I don’t reach the tipping point where I have too much lateral movement, or less likely…not enough.
Don’t know where it is yet, but I am now searching. There is only upside here. If it is not the fatal flaw, finding my optimum level of movement will only help.
Can’t have too much or too little.
That is the key to each person to find their optimum golf. Find the fatal flaw and learn how to manage it properly.
I have been asked to do online lessons for The Golf Channel.