Let’s Talk Some Golf
My mission is to offer top quality golf instructions to beginners, intermediates and advanced players with educational drills and exercises that deliver results in a fast and easy to understand manner.
I feel generations of Golfers have received instruction that has lots of info but no structure or system to pull it all together. Instruction is all over the map, creating confusion.
Many have experienced the chaos that results from information that’s both contradictory and misleading. Others, have been taught a method. Method teaching has no place in golf instruction.
I fully accept everyone is different but too not have a system to work with and the swing components mapped out is very dangerous and detrimental to the student. I think the point people miss (at times in a convenient manner) is that systematic coaching IS NOT method coaching, I do not get everyone to swing it the same I use the system to identify the key issue, broaden the players understanding and implement efficient change.
Having a model (mapped out by a perfect pro model) allows all concerned to have a common understanding of the moves required and a ‘place to go’ when discussing change, by using our P-System for comparison by position in the swing we can demonstrate the key elements. Overall players on the PGA Tour swings may look like they swing different, but in reality, they all exhibit the same key elements.
EVERY TOP PLAYER IN THE HISTORY OF GOLF, NO EXCEPTION, EXTENDS AND TILTS IN THE OPPOSITE DIRECTION OF THE TURN.
A very bold statement, but 100% factual, and I’ll bet none of you have ever heard that before. Well your about to learn why those two elements are the keys to making a great golf swing. The biggest difference between poor golfers and great golfers is ball-striking. It’s not putting, it’s far easier to make putts from 10 feet than 48 feet. Arnold Palmer once complained to his Dad about his putting and his Dad responded, “Start hitting it closer to the hole’. The best players in the world hit it farther and with more accuracy than poor players. They miss-it better.
Golf instruction books, videos, and lessons for the last hundred years have been misleading and contradictory and, in many cases, downright wrong. Even the basic Ball Flight Laws, that dictate the direction the ball starts its initial flight and how it curves have been published with incorrect information.
The clear majority of golfers slice their drivers and long clubs and sometimes all clubs or they slice their woods and pull their irons. They hit thin shots, top-it and fat-it in various degrees on every shot.
In 1992 Theodore Jorgensen, a physicist, published a ground- breaking book The Physics of Golf. In his book, he explained what he referred to as the “D” plane which explained this misconception.
Why is this important? Simply stated, if everyone was taught the ball-flight laws correctly, we would have generations of golfers drawing the ball instead of slicing. Golf would be a different game. Instead, most instruction in the past and today teach movements in the swing that lead not only to a slice but also to hitting the ground behind the ball. This has inhibited the development of players and the game itself.
For decades, golfers have been learning the wrong things, their games have not been improving. Why is this happening? For one, there has been no consensus on the basic physics of the game, such as what makes the ball go where it goes. Plus, there has been no universal language for golfers to communicate the moves they’re making or the shots they’re hitting. Consequently, they’re forced to use vague clichés, like “I swung too fast” or “I looked up,” or other bits of handed-down jargon or as Ben Hogan said, “bromides that don’t matter.”
These impediments have made the barrier of entry into golf unnecessarily high. Golfers routinely leave the game out of frustration, lack of direction, regression, or improvement that comes too slowly or not at all.
My system is based on geometric principles that are familiar to all, and not on the technique of a random champion golfer or even a generation of successful golfers. It so happens that many players already exhibit the correct swing geometry, whether they know it or not, but modern instruction has not helped them to find it. Too often, PGA Tour Players, relate what they feel vs. what they really do! Feel vs. real, so to speak.
There are many commonalties among the world’s best players. My teaching, is not based on a single Tour players swing, but rather a tool for measuring the difference between what good players do and poor players do. In my instruction, I not only explain the differences between a good shot and a poor shot, but also the causes of each and more importantly how you can fix your swing to create better results.
I came to my conclusions and devised the system through many years of tutorship and instruction from the world’s best instructors, throwing out things that made no sense based on the rules of Physics, Geometry, and the basic motions of the human body and adopting those that did make sense. I found evidence of these principles in the game’s best players, past and present.
In my blogs you may read and see things you may have never heard of before, or might contradict many of the precepts and ideas you thought to be sacred, but if many of those things were in fact true, then why don’t they work?
As you’ll see, some of what I write is not new. What is new is the establishment of true fundamentals and the explanations of how they function and a system that allows for everyone to use the pieces that apply to them. This is not a method or cookie cutter approach, just hard cold facts based on Geometry and Physics. I teach an organized system of how to play golf.
You will finally learn the True Fundamentals of the Golf Swing. Remember, geometry and physics are the same for everyone; the anatomy of the individual player’s body dictates the actual swing mechanics.
Over decades of research, I was able, to identify a good swing and to recognize all-of its pieces. It has been said that the essence of science is classification; through classification we can unlock the pattern for playing golf simply and in an organized way.
In these blogs I will share with you the keys or secrets of the games greats, What, are these keys or secrets? If you knew, how would they affect your game?
These blogs will reveal what the world’s best players do. There are Many Commonalities Among the Game’s Greatest Players. Most golfers aren’t aware of this, the common thinking is that they all swing different. However,in reality by spending countless hours studying hundreds of the game’s greatest golfers, I can say they all look different swinging but the basic bio-mechanics, geometry, and physics is almost the same. Looking at these players allowed us to identify and differentiate their preferences and their commonalities.
Every player MUST know the pieces that apply to their swing and implement them from the shortest chip to the longest drive if they are to have a powerful, repeating golf stroke. They must have a clear understanding of what they are trying to do and why. They not only must learn the audial presentation, but the visual as well, and the kinesthetic through a training aid or a drill to FEEL the correct motion
The problem with the majority of golfers is that they don’t know what to do. Their friends, family, and maybe even well-meaning Golf Professionals have given them a lot of advice & tips. They tell them that they are “looking up”, “bending their left arm”, “rising up through the shot with their body”, “not bending their knees enough”, “swinging too fast”, “coming over the top” and host of other swing faults. None of these have anything to do with why you’re hitting the ball poorly and these are the same people that shoot the same scores you do! What could they possibly tell you that would improve your game? Many of the things thought to be fundamentals have nothing to do with improving your game.
The information you are about to receive is not theory or conjecture but science. Oh, you say, this sounds complicated. Well it isn’t, it is simply the laws of Force and Motion that govern our entire lives and day to day living. Once you understand these simple laws your golf game will forever change…for the better! So, you ask, what are the true and correct fundamentals?
THE TRUE FUNDAMENTALS OF THE GOLF SWING:
- The ability to hit the ground in the same place every time and forward of the ball to insure clean contact.
- The ability to create enough power or distance to enjoy and play the game.
- The ability to match the clubface to the swing path to control the curvature of the ball to keep it in play.
These are The True Fundamentals of the Golf Swing, to achieve these 3 fundamentals, you must learn the pieces or keys that produce these results. The great news is these fundamentals are achievable by all golfers. It will change your game in a profound way.
I have written 2 book’s:
- 10 KEYS: BASIC ELEMENTS OF THE GOLF SWING&10 LESSONS: THE TRUE FUNDAMENTALS OF THE GOLF SWING.
- 1O KEYS IS DESIGNED FOR THE BEGINNER TO INTERMEDIATE PLAYER, WHILE 10 LESSONS IS DESIGNED FOR BETTER PLAYERS, LOW HANDICAP PLAYERS, PROFESSIONALS, PGA OR LPGA TOUR PLAYERS & TECHIES.
BETTER GOLF IS NOT INSTANT, IT REQUIRES AN UNDERSTANDING OF YOUR ISSUES AND AN APPLICATION OF THE KEY PIECES YOU NEED TO APPLY.
I GIVE LIVE LESSONS IN THE PALM SPRINGS, CA AREA OR ONLINE COACHING TO ANYONE REGARDLESS OF WHERE YOU LIVE.
Good Golfing Lies Ahead,
Bob Grisset Bob Grissett Golf Director of Instruction The Club at Morningside GolfTips Magazine Top 25 Instructors in America Voted #1 Instructor in So. Cal by Southland Golf firstname.lastname@example.org www.bobgrissettgolf.com 310-990-4653 www.golftipsmag.com @golftipsmag golftipsmag