Most golf instructors are basically very good naturally talented
golfers who have played the game since they were very young.
However, because of this natural ability I believe that
they fail to understand that most golfers do not have this natural
ability and have to learn the basic principles of the golf swing.
For example, they probably did not need to be taught to watch the ball with intensity until the precise moment the club head
strikes the ball -- they did not have to be taught to use the
power of the hips to lead the rotational movement of the compact
upper body unit during the down swing movement -- they did not
need to be taught to keep the head behind the ball position until well after the ball has been struck,
and so on.
Naturally talented golfers do most of these things automatically
and therefore assume that all golfers perform the golf swing in
a similar manner and this is why many of the points that I make
within my website will never be considered by these golf instructors.
This is where my website is different, I began playing at
a late stage and for many years I struggled with my game, but
gradually I have identified certain aspects of the golf swing that
has dramatically improved the quality of my game, such as the
things mentioned above.
Because these basic principles are not published, over the years I have analysed the golf swing and subsequently taught myself to keep
the head firmly held
in the original address position and in the Fixed
Frontal condition until well after the ball has been struck,
I also learnt to stop the hips from swaying, and most of all, I understood that it was imperative to watch the ball until the precise
moment the club head makes contact.
As I said, these are just a few items that are never mentioned
by these golf instructors, but I can assure you that if you can
learn to perform these basic principles, the quality of your shots
will improve dramatically.
These are aspects of the golf swing that these naturally talented
golfers do automatically but once you are made aware of these
basic principles, you can also acquire these skills.
A point to ponder?
Do these top instructors actually give advice to their
students that they should watch the ball until the club head makes contact with the ball.?
If you asked every golfer of the world if they
watched the ball during the down swing movement, every one would
However although all golfers say they watch
the ball during the down swing movement, not many understand how critical this action is to playing very good golf.
For instance, although all golfers watch
the ball during the down swing movement, the better class
golfers watch the golf ball until the club head makes contact
with the ball for the majority of shots, but they also focus on
the back edge of the golf ball.
The top professional and top amateur golfers actually see
the physical contact between the club head and the ball with nearly
every shot, whilst also focusing on a more defined area of the
back edge of the golf ball.
The very best golfers, only very rarely fail to actually see
the physical contact between the club head and the ball, whilst
focusing on a definite point on the back edge of the golf ball.
So my analysis is that the longer you are able to maintain
your focus on the back edge of the golf ball as the down swing
movement is performed and then actually see the physical contact
between the club head and the golf ball, the better golfer you