Golf Instruction

My golf instruction career started back in January 2007. I Traveled to Los Angeles and spent time with Dan Shauger an apprentice to the legendary long driver Mike Austin.

I also become a qualified Putting Zone Coach from Geoff Mangum who in my opinion is the best Putting Coach in the world.

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I must admit that this was a little daunting as I was a 13 Handicap at the time but I had a thirst for knowledge and thought that these long driving guys knew something about the golf swing that no one else knew, or they were doing something different.

But the proof for me was that I got down to a 3 handicap which I never thought would be possible.

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I returned to New Zealand and set up my website and my Golf Instruction Youtube channel and started uploading my video lessons.

The golf instruction business is a tough market to break into, especially as the main body for golf the PGA is such a dominant force based on distribution and also a lack of any other real competition.

However I managed to attract a Japanese Golfer to fly from Tokyo to New Zealand for a weeks worth of golf lessons with me.

 

Yutaka from Japan invited me back to Japan to do some lessons with some of his friends. I was also able to play on the Golf Courses and shot a great round of 71 on a par 70.

However after many lessons and videos one thing still bugged me……and what bugged me was how to get golfers to become more consistent at golf. Golf instruction had become a little too technical and while at times results were great and golfers saw instant improvement it still wasn’t really enough.

So what I started to do was to research other golf swing systems and some mental golf programs

My first change in the golf swing was to try the Count Yogi system……..

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The simplicity of this book for most people would be too simple…….he doesn’t actually write too much on golf instruction. Yes there is the basics of grip and he has images to show you that, stance he demonstrates that as well.

 

At around 2 minutes 16 you will see his golf swing in action. It is actually a beautiful flowing action. He says many times to be muscle less and boneless so you feel light as possible with NO tension what so ever.

I followed this instruction for 12 months and still maintained my handicap…….

But again not totally happy I started looking further a field at other systems…….The Bill Mehlhorn Golf Instruction looked natural and very promising.

Here Robert Shave is showing the cutting the grass technique for your golf swing

 

Again put this golf swing into motion and still shot under 80 consistently…….but again not happy with my control of the golf swing.

By chance I remembered a guy that I had contacted about 15 years ago about his golf swing system called Golf Swing Control…….the guys name was Tracy Reed.

Back then Tracy was teaching his dynamic balance techniques…….I remembered doing it but it felt very different and odd back then. No one else was teaching this so it was a little before it’s time. Even today you would suggest what Tracy talks about is a little outside the box.

But watch this video about how to be more consistent in Golf and listen and see what Tracy has to say about balance in the golf swing.

 

As I said he is a little different in his golf instruction. But since I have adopted his balance system for golf I finally believe I have found the perfect combination. I actually went and did a lesson for a friend using only what Tracy talks about in the video. 80% balance and feel and about 20% technical…….best lesson I have ever done and one of the fastest results from a high handicapper I have seen.

In my own golf swing I have never swung the golf club in such a balanced manner. I am not saying the golf instruction taught to me by Dan Shauger has no place. I am saying any golf instruction can be greatly enhanced by incorporating Tracy Reeds physical and mental ideas into your golf game.

Balance in the golf swing is the most important element to get right. However there are very few golf instructors who would have a clue about teaching proper balance, and this is where things start to go down hill.

Lee Comeaux is also such a golfer who has one of the most efficient golf swings you will ever see………

In my view if you want to get better at golf get rid of the technical golf instruction and go to an instructor that teachers feel and balance.

Cmotion Muscle Groups Pushback Golf

We don’t move in one plane we move in 3 planes at the same time , horizontal, vertical, and diagonal. Cmotion players look like they are moving in one plane but that is not reality. The pivot point that you are looking to find is somewhere in the middle of the 3 planes.

There is no pivot on either leg or around the spine. To have a pivot requires a weight shift, there is no weight shift. In the follow through most of the body weight moves to the left side, but that’s a result of centrifugal force which is created by the right hand push slap to impact. Hope that helped, thanks for the question.

If there is a pivot point it would be at the top of the neck which would allow the color bone to move horizontal to Mother Earth, and the movement is slight. This is what I feel.

William Wetere & Allan Duncan Gross Winners

SUNDAY—Waikato Foursomes– 2015

Women — Gross Champions 273 Alma Goodwin & Ani Bahler

Net Champions 219 Raewyn & Toni Coleman

Net overall 2nd. 223 Petsy Ralph & Dale Spiers

DIVISION 1

Men– Gross Champions 214 Matt Schofield & Justin Morris

Gross R/up 228 Mathew White & Aaron van der Poel

Net Champions 211 Herewini Hohepa & Adam Dyet

DIVISION 2

William Wetere & Allan Duncan

 

Men– Gross Champions 245 William Wetere & Allan Duncan

Gross R/up 255 Atu Te Ao &Ste Williamson Net Champions 209 Jacob Kingi & Oliver Vincent

Overall Men’s Nett
Net R/up 1 215 Ray Dearing & Rob Cox

Net R/up 2 216 Tim Crotty & Jim Kirkham

Net R/up 3 216 Roger Mita & Murray Jones

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A well organised tournament with an array of splendid prizes, plus a well groomed course deserving of better support, attracted a moderate field of keen competitive golfers who braved the forecasted unsettling weather conditions for both days The scoring was indeed competitive and all prize winners were subjected to strong challenges in all divisions.

JH Latest Davinci Code Swing Updates

It’s called angular momentum and I call it standing the shaft up and through or let the grip kick into the right forearm and or point at the armpit of the right.

Welcome to Cmotion it’s because your doing that the push back happens.

Next you will experience cup unders scoop throughers scoop uppers and your divots will become smiley face

Hey Captain, No one does it better than you…but your ‘other’ mechanics compliment this facet perfectly…. Davinci Code  doesn’t masquerade in any manner or form as  a derivative of ‘CMotion’  because it just doesn’t have the same flow/momentum  mechanics that  CMotion does… its a very definite ‘positioning’ process compared to CMotion which is orbital mechanics inertia resultant ….. there is only ‘One’ CMotion…                                            cheers JH

Its just easy looks great JH and the pivots in front of the right pelvis wall it’s always gonna be there cannot change that fact even if you start from the top it makes another corner in front the right pelvis wall

Natural Formation For A Conventional Golf Swing

JH, I’ll continue as you suggest to work on shorter swings with increased grip pressure and a deliberate release. Somewhere in that Mike Austin video someone asks him about either just letting the arms fall at the ball or delaying the release (audio was very bad at that point) but he strongly disagreed and seemed to indicate he vigorously started throwing away elbow angle and then the wrist cock very early.

So whether I look at his teaching, Monte’s S. teaching, Tony Luczak, Lee Comeaux, or your Davinci, everybody is talking about getting some form of right arm cast going early.

So I may end up having to do it regardless of the direction I go but maybe just more slowly and smoothly through the ball than most.

Its just foreign when you start thinking about getting the club head going super early compared to what you have been exposed to for ever in conventional teaching… but if you think about it the earlier you get the club face releasing the more chance it has to be square or even a little closed at impact .

Just as an aside .. every person that ever came to me with the shanks I just applied one remedy/cure… get the toe of the club closing as soon as possible through impact… you cant shank if the hosel is moving ‘away’ from the ball which it does if you release the toe of the club way early… that simple action cured everyone of their shanks…..’everyone’…

Just hit some short shots and get the club head releasing what you think is ridiculously early whilst keeping the shoulders way closed … once you get the feel of the early release you will immediately understand why most impact/contact problems occur by not releasing the club head early enough.

Davinci Code Swing Additions And Options

I f your bad shot is a straight push way right two things are happening… your attack path to the ball is a bit to much in to out and you just haven’t got the toe of the club closing( releasing) through impact nearly enough… if your good shots start right then draw spin back you clearly have released the club head through impact… how ‘much’ the ball starts right is a result of how ‘much’ your attack path is in to out coming into the ball … you may have to modify the amount your shoulders are closed coming into impact if the ball starts a long way right before it comes back.

You could have the ball to far back in your stance at impact and the club is travelling to much on the in to out arc before it gets a chance to get more of a reasonable attack line to the ball at impact. Remember the club head not only needs to be released very early the release action of the hand needs to be a covering /closing motion with the fingers and palm ..but on an oblique up and over type direction.

The feeling in the trail hand should be as if you had a small discuss in your fingers and you wanted to throw the discuss slightly off vertical to the left and up towards an imaginary target at 45 degs to the target line … that could be hard to mentally conceptualise so I will cover it in the next explanation video… hope something here gets a result for you..

True Paradigm shifts are quite rare in any sport with regards to physical/biomechanical changes … I think Davinci Code mechanics could be the ‘Paradigm’ shift in the Golf Swing. cheers Jh

 

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