Lees Comeaux….. thoughts on Golf
The goal of finding a GOLF MOTION is one that does a few things.
1. Does not cause pain
2. Uses the Bone structure more
3. Increase results
most important and really the only reason for me was.
4. HAVE IT FOR THE REST OF YOUR LIFE NO MATTER HOW OLD ONE IS.
This is what I think the main goal should be of a Golfer to understand how to find a motion that he can take anywhere anytime as long as they want to play. Its not fancy but it is the most simple reason a person should want to understand their motion. I just decided that that was more important than learning how to be a shot maker.
In the end thats exactly what I became after all but it was the simple foundation it was built on that got me there. Eventhough I can hit any shot I can see in my mind the only one I think about is straight. Now a straight shot can fall one way or the other and then you must consider the forward motion after the ball lands as well.
Most people think about working the ball and thats all, Compression is a after thought or a hope or even a mystery. Good motion takes care of all of it and practicing that motion with varying degrees of Intent or effort.
I always practice hitting my clubs the least distance possible with the max being un important. One must also realize or accept that a club has limits as well as us.
So If you hit say a 7 Iron 160 but you want it to go 170 then lower your trajectory and let it release the other 10. If you are trying to get more air miles out of the shot you may be at max at 160. Its about the distance the ball ends up NOT FLIES this must be understood. I try to make every one of my shots roll out like a putt now that does not always happen BUT most of the time it does.
Look at it this way go get a scorecard from any course you play start hole by hole if the first hole is lets say 440 yds then do the math on what sequence of clubs you can possibly hit.
here would be mine
1st shot 2nd shot = 440
4i 220 4i 220
3i 240 5i 200
3w 270 7i 170
D 320 pw or sw 120
3i 240 3i 200
3w 250 5i 190
D 280 8i 160
D 250 4i 190
So as you can see there are many ways to get the ball 440 yds in 2 shots you just have to understand which one is the easiest to do under pressure or just in general. There are other factors that effect that as well down the fairway that for this conversation are not in play just DISTANCE is in play. 440 is a long par 4 for most and if it were 360 par 4 then its another set of combinations.
This video is for players that swing with a general convention of traditional type swing mechanics… and I make that distinction in the video… its not relative to the Davinci Code mechanics and because I teach a lot of conventional mechanics to my general roster students it was a reinforcement of general compound reverse sequencing of the backswing to downswing.
You know I have heard the term ‘stuck’ for a long time now … Butch Harmon was the first to use the description and frankly I believe it was just something Butch conjured up so as to have a terminology that was associated with him and his notoriety.
I have stood beside Butch and listened to him demonstrate what getting stuck is … but I have never seen him do the process in anything but slow motion or half swing sequence which simply does not incorporate the dynamics of the mass of the body under displacement torque forces … or more simply put the body trying to shed itself or excessive torque build up .
I think if we want to use as a model Harmon’s opinion of getting ‘stuck’ in the Golf swing we should look no further than Ben Hogan… no one got the hips out of the way earlier than he did ..and he did it radially to the excess … and no one has come from such a more ‘supposedly ‘stuck’ position than he did… ( Sergio is actually coming from a more ‘Stuck’ position than Hogan) he did however do what I suggest players do in this video… and that is ‘shift’ before posting … I make absolute reference to that requirement in the video.
You will only become ‘stuck’ as Harmon says if you do not ‘shift’ before posting… so much is referred to in general Tour events these days by commentators to getting players getting ‘stuck’ and blaming it on what Harmon has suggested when clearly in almost all cases the swings are just poorly timed sequencing of the players general swing mechanics.
Ok I agree with you that there is a potential for the lesser quality swing mechanics player to just rip the lead hip around behind them without any lateral shifting before posting up on the lead hip/leg … but that is why I explain the need to shift before posting. I know exactly where you are coming from and I agree with what you say ‘can’ happen if players do not understand the correct process of sequential torque release in the downswing… the suggestion in the video is as are as are all my videos a superficial overview of the general required applied mechanics of a specific action or process…
You are clearly someone who understands the potentials for incorrect ‘thinking’ by players in their Golf swings… and for someone like me as teacher it is my responsibility to clear up the incorrect thinking application of the player by demonstrating the misconceptions of the process thinking with my explanation demonstrations… albeit in the abridged form that takes place in videos of this kind…. keep the content coming… its good stuff. cheers JH