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Dan Shauger Full Swing – William Wetere

 

Some aspects of Dan Shaugers golf instruction method. When you learn the full swing one of the most important elements to learn is balance.

The best golf instruction tip I can suggest you do is after you have read or watched a golf instruction book or DVD, make sure that there is a teacher who can provide you with one on one lessons.

I can’t stress enough that one on one lessons are the fastest way to get ahead with your golf instruction. What normally happens is that many golfers will purchase the latest instruction DVD or book and then try to learn by themselves the instruction written about.

The danger that you will find is that your interpretation of what the golf instructor is asking you to do maybe wildly different from what you can actually achieve. You may have flaws that you are not aware of that may stop you performing the various actions required to achieve a good golf swing.

One common flaw especially in men is that they tend to lift their shoulders involuntarily which causes all sorts of problems.

Unless you have the ability to study and copy exactly what the golf instruction DVD or Book is telling you to do you are doomed for failure and frustration. See your golf instructor is the glue that binds everything together, but only if they are on the same page as you when it comes to learning golf.

Look at it this way. If you buy a car like a Ford dealer and then you take your Ford to a Toyota dealership for servicing or repairs, yes the Toyota dealership can do most of the work competently but the Ford Dealership is the expert on Fords.

So my golf instruction tip to you is to buy books that you have a great chance of being taught by the author or accredited teachers of that author. This way you are learning a “golf instruction system.”

With the amount of lessons that I have done it is amazing how many golfers say they wished they had come earlier. As we are able to get them on the road to golfing success much quicker, and this is especially true if they have brought either a book or DVD.

For a few dollars and an hour of your time you will have a better overall concept of what you are trying to achieve with your golf swing. You will also be able to confirm whether what you are doing is on the same page as the instructor.

To me that is the real key. Reading golf instruction books is fun I agree, but you face problems as mentioned above.

So find a golf instruction system like “How to Kill the Ball” taught by Dan Shauger and his network of teachers around the world. Believe me this is the best golf instruction tip for you to enjoy golf.

 

Dan Shauger Full Swing – William Wetere

Moe Norman Mental Golf Secrets

Moe Norman Mental Golf Secrets that he shares in this video is absolutely gold. Moe talks about how today’s golfers are so engrossed in technique they are all getting it wrong.

The art of using the mind and imagination has gone……..or golfers and instructors don’t understand it therefore don’t teach it, or if they do teach it they get it wrong.

You will be seriously impressed with this video from Moe Norman. Incredible simplicity that will change the way you play golf and possibly the way you will look at life.

 

From Wikipedia Moe Norman

Born in Kitchener, Ontario, Canada, Norman developed his golf from childhood at the Rockway municipal course in that city, starting as a caddy in his pre-teen years. He refined his skills competing against talented area players such as Gary Cowan and Gerry Kesselring.

He won back-to-back Canadian Amateur Championships in 1955 and 1956. He turned professional in 1957 and played briefly on the PGA Tour, but due to shyness, bullying he encountered from certain pros, and a preference to stay in Canada, he stayed primarily in Ontario rather than travel extensively outside Canada.

In the 80s, Norman also played several events on the Senior PGA Tour.

Norman’s play, along with his way of dressing, were both described as unconventional. He devised what is known as “The Norman Swing” —- rigid arms extended far from his body, a very wide stance with minimal knee bend, shorter-than-usual backswing and extended follow-through with minimal hand action, which produced amazingly accurate ball placement.

 

He played extremely fast, sometimes not slowing to line up his putts. He was inducted into the Canadian Golf Hall of Fame in 1995. He was self-taught and never took a golf lesson.

Norman was known for sometimes unconventional behavior on the course. It is said that on one hole his caddy told him he could get to the green with a driver and a 9-iron. Naturally, he hit off the tee with his 9-iron and then hit the green with his driver.

In another event, rather than lay up short of a creek hazard which could not be carried, he bounced his drive across the bridge which crossed the creek.

Norman’s skills as a ball striker are legendary. Sam Snead, himself one of the all-time greatest golfers, described Norman as the greatest striker of the ball. In January 2005, Tiger Woods, the biggest golf star of the modern era, told Golf Digest’s Jaime Diaz that only two golfers in history have “owned their swings”: Moe Norman and Ben Hogan. Stated Woods, “I want to own mine.”

Late in his life, Norman found better financial security when Titleist, a major golf manufacturer, signed him to a lifetime contract to perform golf exhibitions across Canada after he allegedly told a reporter, “Titleist never did nothing for me.”

Norman died in a Kitchener hospital from congestive heart failure, having suffered from the condition since heart bypass surgery six years earlier. He also had a heart attack two years before his death.

 

 

Career highlights

  • Canadian Amateur Championship winner (1955, 1956)
  • 55 career Canadian Tour and other Canadian event victories;
  • Canadian PGA Championship winner (1966, 1974)
  • Canadian PGA Seniors’ Championship winner (1979–1985, 1987)
  • 33 course records
  • 17 holes-in-one
  • Several exhibition rounds under 60 (perfect round)
  • Inducted into the Canadian Golf Hall of Fame in 1995
  • Inducted into the Ontario Sports Hall of Fame in 1999
  • Inducted into the Canada’s Sports Hall of Fame in 2006

Two appearances by invitation as an amateur in the Masters Tournament: 1956 scored 75-78 then withdrew; 1957 scored 77-74 to miss the cut by one stroke.

PGA Career
According to ESPN, Norman played the PGA Tour beginning in 1959. After a tournament in New Orleans, PGA officials gave Norman a dressing down regarding his playing antics. Feeling let down by the PGA’s attitude towards him, Norman returned to Canada to play golf.

According to the PGA Tour web site, the following is Norman’s record on the PGA Tour:

  • 27 total events played, with 25 cuts made
  • 1 top ten finish and 7 top 25 finishes
  • $7,139 in tournament prize money
  • Additionally, Norman played on the Senior PGA Tour events from 1981 to 1984. According to the PGA Tour web site, the following is Norman’s record on the Senior PGA Tour
  • 5 total events played, making the cut in all 5 events
  • 1 top three finish and 2 top ten finishes
  • $22,983 in tournament prize money
  • A tie for third at the Peter Jackson Champions tournament in 1982, finishing with scores of 70-69-69-69, and winning $10,133 in prize money

Books and film about Moe Norman

Moe Norman’s golf achievements and eccentric personality inspired many articles and three biographic books: The Feeling of Greatness – The Moe Norman Story, by Tim O’Connor (ISBN 1-57028-086-X) and Moe Norman: The Canadian Golfing Legend with the Perfect Swing, by Stan Sauerwein (ISBN 978-1-55153-953-9) and “Moe and Me Encounters with Moe Norman, Golf’s Mysterious Genius” by Lorne Rubenstein (ISBN 1-77041-053-8) and The Single Plane Golf Swing, Play Better Golf the Moe Norman Way (ISBN 978-1-61254-192-1).

 

The Moe Norman Mental golf video secrets are FREE and we should all be very grateful for Moe Normans insight to playing better golf and being better people

 

Moe Norman Mental Golf Secrets

How to Understand The Mental Side Of Golf

Visit Tracy Reeds Mental Golf website Bio Focus to understand the mental side of golf. I have been using Tracy’s teachings to help me while I have not been able to play golf. I have just followed his visualisation techniques away from the golf course and the results have been absolutely brilliant.

If you use Tracy’s teachings in your golf game you will see and feel a significant difference. You don’t need to change your swing at all. However after doing the balancing exercises and mental drills you may feel like your swing has changed as you become aware of your balance.

Your body won’t let you go to where you want to if your balance is wrong. That’s one of the major keys to learning a great consistent golf swing.

To understand why golf swing breakdowns occur on the golf course, you should understand how the mind and body communicate to create and control body movement.

To start, whenever you wish to move any part of your body, the conscious mind sends the message to the subconscious motor control center to make the movement.

Next, the subconscious mind calls up a set of instructions stored in memory for the movement and loads them to send to the body muscles through the motor nerve fibers.

Once the movement starts, proprioceptors in the muscles sense the movement and send bio-feedback back to the subconscious to let it know what is happening.

The subconscious compares the feedback with the original instructions, makes any needed adjustments, and sends out updated information to improve accuracy of body movement.

This loop of sending out information and checking feedback happens constantly during the golf swing, making thousands of “loops” every second.

For professional golfers who have hit thousands of golf balls, the golf swing that is stored in memory is quite clear. So the only place to look for unexplained mistakes is this communication loop between the mind and body.

If either side of the loop gets blocked, the communication is cut off and the instructions or possibly the corrected instructions never get to the muscles. When this happens the shot is compromised.

What blocks this communication? The answer that has been known for years is conscious thoughts. This why there is so much emphasis on the mental side of the game and why golfers want to get into the “zone.”

But if the traditional golf mental game training approaches worked, golfers wouldn’t have golf swing breakdowns on the golf course… But they do. There are two reasons why:

You cannot consciously remove conscious thoughts – doing so just creates a vacuum that draws in more conscious thoughts.

Traditional mental training focuses the golfer outside of the body on future thoughts (the target) – future and past thoughts are conscious thoughts that act as further distractions to the communication process between the mind and body during the golf shot.

Although hypnosis many times gets results, the golfer STILL has little knowledge of what went wrong when the wheels come off, meaning it could happen again at any time.

Bio-Visual Focus gives you access to see the communication that is going on during the golf swing and shows you how to improve the communication to eliminate unexplained golf swing breakdowns.

Bio-Visual Focus is NOT:

  • Golf swing training
  • Traditional golf mental training
  • Hypnosis
  • NLP
  • Bio-Visual Focus training:

Doesn’t affect any other golf training.
1.Vastly improves consistency, accuracy, and distance.
2.Builds the confidence needed to hold up under pressure.
3.Moves a trained golfer into the zone for every golf shot on the golf course.
4.Has the side affect of adapting your golf swing to fit your body structure AND makes it self correcting

Learning the mental side of golf from Tracy Reed will change your golf game over night. Yes if you take what he says about balance and how to visualise and apply it to your golf game……..you can’t help but be successful.

 

How to Understand The Mental Side Of Golf

Allan Dodgy Duncan Golf Swing

If you backed horses in a race then Allan “Dodgy” Duncan is one golfer you would back in a golf tournament. Here have a look at his golf swing

 

Not a bad golf swing with a driver…..but checkout his handicap swing and watch him duff it

 

That’s his secret……Dodgy Duncan makes it look good and he is and expert in holding back to keep a very competitive handicap. That’s why we call him dodgy Duncan. He even lets 70 year old’s beat him in match play events so he can win a tin of back beans at the next Vet tournament.

Not only that, his mathematics skills are some of the best you would ever witness……he can even predict a month in advance of what he will score for each round……just incredible how accurate he is. He even will tell you what he will score on certain holes and 9 times out of ten he is right.

 

He can swing with right and left hands

 

But to be fair to our mate he has helped us win a few tournaments…….well not really we end up carrying his sorry arse…….his mathematics and prediction skills seem to leave him……86 becomes 96 and a 4 becomes an 8…..you can tell by his age, that soon he may not even be able to remember stuff at all. That’s my prediction!!!

Queens town men winners William Wetere Robert Wetere Allan Duncan Brett Mulholland

Allan Dodgy Duncan

Weight Shift In The Golf Swing

Simple video lesson to understand weight shift in the golf swing. It is in my view the easiest thing to do. If you can concentrate on the proper weight shift you will have a very balanced golf swing.

The most important feeling you must have when shifting your weight is that you weight must feel in the bottom archers of your back foot…….right in the middle of your archers.

If you maintain your weight on the arch of that back foot you will have great stability. Now as you move into the forward swing your weight will shift from the arch of you back foot to under the toe of your front foot.

That is as simple as it has to be. But you must learn to feel the transfer of weight back and forward. The best drill I have found for this is to follow Tracy Reeds set up routine

Over the years as I have learnt more about “balance in the golf swing” I have incorporated dynamic balance into my set up routine.

The Routine… Step-By-Step

First I step up to the ball with the right foot and ground the club head behind the ball. I keep 90% of my weight on the ball of my right foot and tilt my upper body until my arms are hanging straight down.

Having the weight on one foot while placing the club forces the upper body to find the correct forward bend.
Once you get the angle of waist bend/forward upper body forward tilt, it is very important to keep it while you place the rest of your body.

The next step is the most important:
Look down range at your target, and keeping the upper body angle intact, place your left foot and then your right so that your weight is distributed behind the balls of your feet with about 65% of the weight on the arch of your right foot.

Move back and forth, foot to foot, in very small steps until the feet feel comfortable with the weight in the arches.
This movement should be made without swinging the hips, but rather keeping the hips centered and rocking foot to foot as you pickup and place you feet.

The feet should raise a few inches off of the ground each time. The key here is to consciously feel the weight distribution under your feet.

DO NOT look back at the ball until your feet are positioned and you feel comfortable!!!

AGAIN, all placement of the feet is performed while you are looking down range at your target. You should be imagining in your mind where the ball is to “see” where to place your feet. This jump starts the visualization process and keeps you relaxed for the swing.

Since your right hand is lower on the grip, your right shoulder should be lower than your left (right handers). This is accomplished by tilting the spine slightly to the right.

The arms should hang straight down directly under the shoulders because this is where gravity will fight to take them during the downswing. If you allow them to follow their natural path, you can direct more energy to the club head.

If you feel like your hands are too close to your body, (It should be about the width of your hand across your fingers away) it means you do not have the proper forward upper body tilt.

When you start the club in the right position, you don’t have to fight the laws of physics during the swing and you then have more energy to direct to the club head.

The reason you look away when you set your feet is so that you automatically get the right amount of knee bend and you automatically balance yourself.

Setting the spine angle to the right sets up the right side pivot point which reduces the tendency to slide the hips as you take away the golf club which allows a coiling on the right side where all of the energy is stored in the backswing.

IMPORTANT: If you center yourself and find that the club is no longer behind the ball, STEP BACK and start over.

The tendency is to just reach a little bit to put the club behind the ball which will create an off-balance condition and defeat the whole purpose of the routine.

  • Lastly, ball position is handled by remembering only three important rules:
  • The club head goes behind the ball.
  • The grip/handle should be ahead of the ball (with exception of the Driver). To get more exact, the bottom of the grip should be just ahead of the ball. And
  • Your hands should be lined up with your target side inner thigh. In that position, the club face should be lined up to the intended target line. If you get the setup and the club face lined up properly, the ball should fly on line.
  • Great Set Up……Use It

This routine should help you to start hitting the ball more consistently, no matter what pattern your shots have. The pattern can be corrected, once you have a consistent shot.

Learn the proper weight shift in the golf swing and you will have the best and most consistent golf swing. You need to master the art of balance in the golf swing to be more consistent.

As guys it is sometimes hard to feel things. But you need to feel the weight transfer as latter on we will teach you how to draw and cut a ball by just using weight transfer.

 

Weight Shift In The Golf Swing

William Wetere Scores Albatross

On the 6th June 2015 I scored my first ever Albatross on the 13th hole at Te Awamutu Golf course. The 13th is a Par 5 with a dog leg. Though only 404 metres it is still a challenge for most golfers to get there in 2.

I used a driver and a 21 degree hybrid for my 2nd shot. It hit the front of the green and ran up into the cup.

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I had a great day scoring a 2 over score of 72.

The Meaning Of an Albatross in Golf

Albatross is the term for three under par and is a continuation of the birdie and eagle theme, but is in fact a British term. Ab Smith said his group used the phrase ‘double eagle’ for three under, which is still the term most Americans and the name for their Double Eagle Club.

Three under par is a very rare score and an albatross is a very rare bird. The exact origin is unclear but the first known reference in 1929 indicates that it had been in use for some time before then. John G Ridland, who scored an ‘albatross’ in India in 1934, theorized that it was the introduction of steel shafted clubs in 1920s which made this score achievable enough to necessitate a name for it.

Durban CC Hole 18 LDurban Country Club 18th Hole site of first recorded albatross, a hole-in-one on 271 yard par-4
The first ‘albatross’ score reported as such in the press is from South Africa when E E Wooler scored a hole-in-one in the summer of 1931 on the 18th hole of the Durban Country Club which is a par-4. It cost £40 in drinks but, had he known that he was making history, he would not have minded.

Albatross scores from some famous golfers in Golf Tournaments

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William Wetere Albatross