Golf Swing Biomechanics, the lost Ben Hogan golf swing instruction secret and mental golf secret
not found at any golf academy or golf school anywhere in the world.
Is Technical Golf Swing Instruction Letting You Down on the Golf Course?
Golf Swing Inconsistent?
Learn the Ben Hogan golf swing secret.
Find the fairway in 15 minutes.
How a new twist on the golf stance and setup can straighten out your golf swing.
Tracy Reed Golf Biomechanic, Coach, and Mental Game Specialist currently teaching golfers across 51 countries a radical new approach tthat keeps their golf swing working consistently on the golf course for more accuracy, distance and lower scores..
5129 Davinci Way
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How A Radical Twist to Ben Hogan's Golf Swing Secret Fixes The #1 Game Killing Mistake That 95%
of Golfers Don't Even Know They Make...
To Quickly And Easily Create A Golf Game That Commands Respect From Your Fellow Golfers
Tracy Reed here...
I'd like to share with you the radical approach to Ben Hogan's golf swing secret that that has corrected the golf swing issues of over 10,000 golfers world-wide...
Just as important as Hogan's secret is WHY I'm sharing it with you for free...
I've been part of the golf instruction industry for over 25 years. First as an unknowing victim and then once I wised up, as a solution.
At first I was a victim to technical golf instruction that didn't help. The instruction seemed to go on forever and yes, I'd improve temporarily, but within just a few weeks I'd be back to where I started or maybe slightly better (If I was lucky).
What I finally realized is that modern golf instruction continues to create the need for golfers to keep searching for the next new method to fix the same old problems. And each new fix creates different problems which of course means more golf lessons... And on and on...
Until you give up because nothing works! Which is where I was and I imagine you may be right now...
A victim of technical instruction, embarrassed to play golf with anyone I knew, making excuses whenever I played, and ready to give up!
Tracy Reed is a Golf Biomechanic, and a former Military Interrogator who has taught over 10,000 golfers in 51 countries a much simpler and more reliable method to play consistent golf with less practice and less frustration.
If you find yourself in a similar situation, Take your time and read the rest of this page and view the video. If you see value, try the free lessons. if you see improvement, you might just contact me for further help. It's really that simple.
Much like many other golfers in the same situation, I tried every bit of golf instruction I could get my hands on to improve and become a consistently better golfer. I also saw very good instructors, but in the end, when I stepped up to hit a shot, I never knew for sure where it would go.
I finally wised up. I was sick of wasting my time taking lessons that didn't really help. I set out to find out WHY golf instruction couldn't help with consistency.
I just wanted to have a good golf game so that other golfers would want me in their foursome and invite me to join them on the weekends.
The answer? After years of searching (they keep this information locked up tight) I discovered that if you want a game that is consistent from day to day, technical instruction CANNOT do that!
The pros know that but nobody's going to tell you (and this disgusts me) because, YOU are the ATM for many of these "professional" golf instructors.
I refused to accept inconsistency in my game and I decided to do something about it...
Now, after 20+ years of research and testing what I discovered as one of Hogan's two secrets, I promise that you no longer have to accept inconsistency or the long drawn out series of golf lessons with only the hope of improvement as part of your golf game any more.
Hogan's secret will have you hitting golf shots consistently almost over night...
And since this isn't technique based instruction, Hogan's secret applies to nearly all swing methods.
So you don't need a new golf swing either.(I know...radical!) Hogan's secret will fix your golf swing... And it will become truly YOUR golf swing.
When I realized the power of my discovery, I created Golf Swing Controlbased on the simple genius of this one secret as a way the average golfer can greatly improve his or her golf game without the lengthy technical golf lessons that cost too much and do too little to help.
But more than just helping golfers, after spending good money after bad on instruction that didn't work, I wanted to turn the Golf Instruction Industry on its head.
Think about it; traditional golf instruction is complicated with a variety of systems all designed to make you use a particular golf swing. How can 1 golf swing fit everyone? Every person has a slightly different body structure from everyone else. As a biomechanic, I can attest that there are so many variables, its staggering!
But there is a question that modern golf instructors CANNOT answer and it is really what drove me to create Golf Swing Control. That question is: "How do I know if I'm doing it right once I'm on my own?" The one ingredient of ANY kind of instruction, the "How" is completely missing from modern golf instruction (which keeps you coming back until YOU wise up to their "system".
What's worse: This subtle "brainwashing by omission" has gone on so long that golfers have come to accept this fact as a normal part of golf instruction!
It's no wonder so many people quit in total frustration!
Any golfer should be able to go to the golf course and warm up without worrying that their golf swing will fall apart during the round. Golf Swing Control provides golfers with the simple tools needed to play their best golf without having to remember 35 technical parts to their golf swing.
Hogan's secret greatly simplifies golf swing instruction and answers the question, "How do I know if I'm doing it right when I'm on my own?"
Hogan's real secret.
It's been argued that Hogan's golf swing secret was in his wrists, his right knee action, his left knee action, his rotary motion, the swing plane, etc. And now, the Stack and Tilt claims to be Hogan's secret.
Over 25 years, I've been through them all and I can tell you that watching Hogan's golf swing, you'll see every one of those parts. You can try them together or apart and you'll still have the same inconsistency issues when you play on the golf course because that was Hogan's golf swing... Hogan's golf swing was just the tool he used to play golf...
But that isn't why Hogan won so much and it's not why he was famous...
And here's the real secret... If you apply Hogan's secret of consistency to your golf swing, it fixes most golf swing mistakes automatically!
Click on the video to see Ben Hogan's golf swing secret and then stick around, because I'll explain just how this secret works to cure your slice and adds power and consistency.
One more thing(in case you missed it) - further down I'm going to show you how to get this cure for free.
Over 25 years, I've seen just about every swing flaw you can imagine, but in every case, if you pay attention to the details of my twist on Hogan's secret each flaw can be corrected SO IT DOESN'T COME BACK to haunt you every season.
Golf Swing Control is so straight forward that golf instructors refuse to acknowledge it, which means they won't teach it to you. I believe that is flat out wrong and I set out over 15 years ago to challenge the status quo in the golf instruction industry and show golfers that there really is an easier way to learn to play golf well in a short amount of time without shelling out your life savings to get there. ( I know... radical!)
What I Discovered that is important for your golf game: Whenever I show ANY golfer Hogan's secret and they start using it in their golf game, their own golf swing slowly adapts to fit their body and becomes more efficient. Golfers who were losing golf balls on the front 9, are counting fairways and using only one golf ball for the back 9.
And that's just the start of what Hogan' secret and Golf Swing Control does for your golf game...
Even the best golf academies in the country overlook this crucial element of the golf swing. I recently walked 9 holes with a college recruit who spent the last 5 years at a big name golf academy and I must say, his golf swing was as good as it gets. The problem was that he still missed crucial shots. When I asked him what he learned about balance, he said he was sure he didn't have a balance problem. When I pressed the question, he couldn't tell me much about balance. Yet, every shot he missed, I predicted to my co-coach the miss AND where the ball would go before the ball was struck... And I was only watching the golfer's balance.
Once I showed this golfer how simple balance was to achieve before the shot, he didn't miss any more shots. It took 5 minutes on the golf course to fix this golfer's ONLY issue, so why don't the big academies teach this one simple element of Hogan's secret ?
How does having Hogan's secret cure a slice and add power and consistency to your golf game?
Let's start with the slice...
First, why do you slice?
A slice is caused by hitting the golf ball with a club face that is traveling out to in, or from outside the target line to inside the target line. If the ball starts out on target, it means the face was square to the target and if the ball starts right, it means the face was open.
That's the technical stuff, which doesn't mean much until you can change it, so let me try to simplify and get to the core issue that you CAN FIX...
Remember the law of dynamic balance from the video? Well, for slicers, the reason they slice is that during the downswing, the upper body starts the downswing before the lower body... The lower body should start first, but most slicers have NO CHOICE... Because they usually start their swing out of balance and once the body starts moving the brain locks up the lower body for fear that you will lose balance.
What amazes me every time I show a slicer Hogan's secret to correct their stance is watching their body automatically start correcting the golf swing and club path without any thought or effort by the golfer.
After years of doing only this to start during lessons, I can assure you, you'll be amazed when you start paying better attention to the details of this simple secret.
Further down, you'll have the opportunity to sign up to get free lessons that will show you how to find that perfect stance every time.
How about power?
A great amount of power for the golf swing comes from the proper coil and release of the core and leg muscles. If you are out of balance, the legs can't move when they should, so they aren't in a position to build power and can't contribute their part to the power picture.
Hogan's secret allows your leg muscles to coil and release power at the proper time during the golf swing.
Well, there are an infinite number of out of balance ways to move, but there is only one path your body moves in when you're in balance. When you start and move in dynamic balance, the body always moves on that path. Hogan's secret shows you how to take advantage of this simple law of nature to create absolute consistency in your golf game.
I have proven all of this with 1000's of golfers around the globe AND this works when applied to just about every swing method, yet I can't convince but one or two teaching professionals world-wide about the importance of these principles in building a golf swing that lasts and remains consistent.
Doesn't it make you wonder about their priorities? Do they teach to help you improve, or is it just an added income?
That's the question that drove me to discover Golf Swing Control.
Golf Swing Control is a complete system designed to help the average golfer quickly improve and understand their own golf game in a very simple manner without all of the technical practice.
If you want a golf game that will get you invited to play more often, this is the easiest and fastest way to get there.
So give Golf Swing Control a good test drive and let me know how well it works for you.
This is not your normal instruction so I ask that you do not think of it the like normal golf swing instruction. This training works 99% of the time. I know because I've tested it for years with thousands of golfers, but it only works if you look at it as if you were starting out for the first time.
If you want to purchase the Golf Swing Control Manual at half price for a limited time, Click the following link:
While you're here, take time to check out the links on the left side of the page for more information to help your golf game.
If you have any questions, email me or give me a call - 239-227-7989.
When I met Tracy Reed, it became evident that he had the ability to organize information while creating an atmosphere for processing body awareness. He has strong motivational skills, which I have employed as a golf coach on the developmental tours where aspiring golf pros are honing their skills to reach the next level.
Robert De Leon
Myrtle Beach, SC
Satisfied Golf Swing Control Golfers...
I tried to get out of the bet as I'm working on my game...
I don't even know where to start. I sent off for your manual Monday night the 9th, got home Thursday from work and there it was. I started to read it when I went to bed that night and by midnight, I was out in the front yard swinging the club. Your setup routine really got a grip of me from the start.
I have been playing golf for a long while and the best I have shot is an 88 from the championship tees. My norm is about 90 - 93. Well, I got a phone call this morning at 8am (Sunday 15th) from one of the guys I play with. He said, "I have 2 tee times at 9:30 do you want to play?"
Well sure I did. I got to the course and the other guys are all low handicaps. They all asked what the bet was as we went to the first tee, and as norm its $20 a man winner takes all. I tried to get out of the bet as I'm working on my game, but all I got was a whole lot of boos, so I said ok, I'm in.
Well, from the first tee I never looked back. Your setup routine, along with the dynamic balance put me in a whole new zone. I was hitting my driver 260+ and picking the line I wanted every time. I hit one drive into the green side bunker, 337 yards, (a slight pull left) but the thing that stands out the most for my game was the visualization.
It put the ball where I wanted it all day long. I was playing off a 19 handicap and one of the guys with me was playing off 7. Well, I shot a 78, and so did he. I creamed them all....no one else came close.
Jamie, the 7 handicap asked me at the end, "How did you turn it around like that! You really gave me a game there!"
I said its only going to get better from here, and the best thing of all is.....I'm only on page 56 of the manual and I still have the ball I started with on the first tee!
Thanks for letting me enjoy my game again,
He wasn't sure, so he just tried the setup routine...
......I hit balls today and used the setup technique on the website. All I can say is WOW!
I was hitting the ball consistently on the sweet spot and hitting really nice golf shots. I used some Titleist club fitting stickers my club has and that is how I was noticing how pure I was striking the ball. I could also feel when it wasn't right and when a shot didn't go where I had intended, I could feel why.
Just on that alone I offer my thanks.
The secret of the transition from the backswing to the downswing... In a single paragraph...
When 6 Top instructors could not answer it in person... And it worked!
...I have attendedMclean in NYC, Leadbetter in South Carolina, Gravity Golf in Florida, Golf Tek in Atlanta and Pennick in Austin and gone to that golf camp in Tampa that teaches you on their course for not one, but two weeks.
I have read Pennick, Hogan, Mclean, Leadbetter, Woods, and Faldo's books. I have watched the Golf Channel religiously. I subscribe to both Golf Mag and Golf Digest.
The point I am making is that I searched the entire golf instruction industry for the answer to the question that you gave me in a paragraph.
Until you, no one else could give me the simple movement solution you did and I obviously could not "find" it on my own....
You made something that has eluded me, and any instructor who has ever evaluated me, come together in an instant.
Maybe I was on the verge of a "breakthrough", but it wouldn't have happened without your insight.
...during tournaments I could never break 80...
I'm 15 years old and golf every single day. Occasionally I would fire some rounds in the low 70s, but during tournaments I could never break 80.
I first read your information about a week ago and the first day I tried your setup routine. I was hitting the ball awesome, consistently.
From that day I had 4 days to prepare for my tournament. All 4 days of practice I shot in the mid to low 70s. Then the real test came. The first day of the tournament I played great. I hit 13 greens, missed only 2 fairways, and was averaging about 270 per drive. My driving distance went up about 50 yards and I hit 8 more greens than my average. I shot a 77 missing 4 birdies inside ten feet, 3 3-putts, and 3 missed 3-footers. I could have easily shot under par.
The second day I putted a little better and struck the ball about the same. I shot a 74 missing 3 3-footers and won my tournament by 7 strokes. I had finally broke 80 in a tournament.
Thanks for helping me win a trophy and a $320 gift certificate to the pro shop!
At first I said no, but he persisted...
I was wowed today.
I was practicing at my local driving range and one of my teachers (this guy gave me one 30 minutes lesson once) was going to the course with another guy. It's a 9 holes course, all Par 3. Anyway, I was just warming up and he turned to me and said, "Jo, come play with us." I had just arrived and made probably less then 10 warm up shots with my 8 iron. At first I said no, but he persisted so I went off with them.
Thank you so much for these routines. I didn't slice a single shot today.
I was wowed at a 145 meters PAR 3 hole, when I hit my 6 Iron against a strong wind and the ball landed on the green and stopped immediately, digging a small hole in it. I scored 3 strokes on that hole and my teacher scored 4. He looked at me and said, "You're handicap 28 my a$$!".
This was already the best hole of my short golf life. You cannot imagine the wind! I finished an amazing +7, my teacher +2, and the other guy, handicap 15 finished +12!
Your manual is my bible! Thank you so much for this REALLY impressive and valuable info.
Is Golf Instruction Messing Up Your Game?
Tracy, I wanted to pass on a GREAT story that happened to me today at the range.
I was going through my routine, hitting some good shots, and the person next to me was receiving an hour of instruction. He wasn't getting anywhere, and to be real honest the instruction wasn't very good.
Well, when I'd glance over and watch this guy swing I could SEE his right foot rolling over and his right knee straightening and going to the right and then I could SEE his weight dramatically shift to outside his left foot and his left knee would swing out.
His instructor outfitted him with some weird contraption and told him to swing it back because, "he had to build muscle memory." When he did this, you could still SEE his balance way off. Basically, the instructor was saying EVERYTHING that you don't! It was sadly comical. The instruction was going nowhere.
You could tell the poor sap was frustrated (I know I've been there).
So his instruction finishes and he decides he's going to hit another bucket to work on it all . He turns to me and says, "I see you hit the ball pretty well, do you notice anything?" (I promise this story is real) I say, suppressing laughter because a mere four days ago I was in the same boat as this guy, "Why don't you try this......."
To nobody's surprise but this guy's, he sends a beautiful 8-iron shot high in the air and straight. I then proceeded to tell him my story about how your's is the greatest golf instruction I've ever received and 4 days ago my shots were uglier than his and I gave him the web site address. Now he's hitting some good looking golf shots.
Now here's the kicker...he pulls out his wallet and offers ME $70 and says, "I just paid that bastard in there $70 and he didn't do a damn thing so I might as well pay it to somebody that helped!" I politely refused and told him to visit your site.
If going from a hack to a "golf instructor" in 4-days isn't the best testimony to your instruction, then I don't know what is!!!
The mindset that separates professional golfers from amateurs.
"I've worked with Tracy for years and had nothing but success. His visualization techniques are the best I have ever seen, and his ground breaking Dynamic Balance routines are something that every golfer, whether beginner or professional should use."
Gary Brewer II, PGA Professional
"I have had more success, higher finishes, and bigger paychecks in the 2 months since I worked with Tracy than I did in the previous 4 years... and the results have been almost instantaneous."
If your goal is a better, more consistent game with better ball striking and fewer mistakes, read on...
Nick never expected to break 80...
After only 1 hour with Tracy, Nick shot a 67 his first time out
after an 8 month layoff due to an injury.
I am a golfer playing off a 3 handicap who plays on average once every 5 weeks, so it sometimes difficult to maintain the handicap. However, I regularly get comments from my fellow peers asking how I maintain a good strike/control whilst playing minimal golf.
I have read many books over the years, and all have been of benefit, but I think the way you have explained the effectiveness of the swing is simple and easy to digest.
I now enjoy my golf more than ever, having developed a mental attitude that used to come as second nature when I was playing a lot of amateur golf in my younger days.
The benefits have been forthcoming, winning back to back club championships (at my local course) and the handicap match play title in the same year.
I used to play golf with Phil Price at junior level (European PGA pro)back in the 80's and almost feel that I could now give him a run for his money!
Maybe you don't need any more instruction...
I just wanted to start off by saying that I am progressing very nicely. I am making shots like never before. I went from 220-250 off of the tee to 270-290 almost religiously. I cracked one 329 the other day as well (although it was down hill). My iron play has dramatically changed as well; on target and a lot longer.
I thought I was a good player before this but now I realize there is much more out there.
Too old to improve your golf game?
The Golf Swing Control manual has been a revelation to my golf game. I am a 15.8 index but not for long. I am hitting the ball off the tee 50 yards further than I ever have in my life and my irons are now 10-15 yards longer.
The funny part is that I am 63 and playing the longest golf of my life.
I am now hitting my drives 280+ and in the fairway. My length is now allowing me to hit 9s and PWs rather than 5 or 6s.
Well that is it from Northern Illinois. The weather is finally getting warm after a miserable winter and it is time to lower my index to single digits.
Thanks for connecting to my brain,
"Dropped from an 18 handicap, struggling to catch a par now and then... down to scratch golf."
At the end of the golf season last fall, shooting sub par was as easy as walking down the street to get a beer (this IS Milwaukee).
I played no less than 5 rounds a week for three weeks right before it turned cold (a guy has to have his priorities in order). Each time I played during that streak, I was below par by anywhere from two to three strokes (depending on the course). I didn't lose a single golf ball for the entire run.
My shot was so smooth and so effortless that I tried hitting over a water obstacle to shorten a long par 5 one day. That very same hole previously cost me three golf balls and six strokes over three separate rounds this past spring. The tee shot for that hole has to be no less than 320 yards (a conservative estimate). There's not many golfers that haven't tried and failed to overcome the water on that hole. I can still feel the shot because it was like nothing I've ever felt before. An easy as pie swing that was as smooth as glass. When the ball left I thought I could hear it sizzle. When it landed and finished its roll out, I was WAY out past the water sitting in the fairway about 60 yards from the green looking at an eagle approach (yes sir, I eagled THAT hole).
It gets better...the last round I played before everything closed down for the winter was up at Fire Ridge (North of Milwaukee). I played in the short grass the entire round. Killed another eagle and put down five birdies. Best of all, no bogey holes for the entire round (that's seven under par). The longest putt I had was a 30 footer, uphill, against the grain on 15 and I drained it like a sink.
My score at the end of the round was 65. That 18 hole score was better than my all time best 66, 22 years ago and this was a tougher course.
I know that you get letters all the time telling you how much of an improvement your golf philosophy makes in someone's game. Just wanted you to know that what you have taken the time to share with us hacks out here works as advertised.
Your philosophy works like nothing else I've ever tried or read about and I am just glad you took the time to share it with the rest of us. That is what's important in all this.
Looking forward to hot weather, fast greens,
I'm not asking you to abandon traditional instruction...
Tracy, I put my reputation on the line Saturday and decided that the first thing that I would address with each pupil at the clinic was their balance throughout the swing.
Normally, the first thing I address is their grip, then stance, then posture, etc...
I must admit that they got results quicker using the dynamic balance approach than I get normally.
And the magnitude of the improvement was such that they were amazed at their shot consistency.
While the other fundamentals are still very important to the golf swing, and I will never abandon them. I will be using your techniques with all my students from now on.
13+ years chasing a golf swing...
After 13+ years of chasing a golf swing, for the first time I feel like I know what to look for and feel in my golf swing.
Your information makes sense, your drills are helpful, and the way you hammer home the same consistent message is much appreciated. What is interesting is my focus is better and centered on the right thing and my practices are more productive...
I feel like a student studying hard and learning about something that excites me.
Thanks for the direction and support.
PS: I am having more fun practicing and golfing than I have in a long time.
John Butcher shot an opening round 65 to win his Club Championship just 2 weeks after starting Golf Swing Control.....
I am a delighted customer....
I spent more time with my setup routine and visualization techniques than anything else. But what you managed to teach me in the course of a few days over the Internet is simply amazing!
I couldn't quite figure out why I wasn't getting that "spank the back of the ball" feeling with my driver and that little draw that comes from a well-struck inside-out swing. Well, it's back. And if I lose it on the course, I can make and feel the adjustments to get back on track.
Thanks for everything. Best,
Bill won The Kentucky State Seniors his first time out.....
What can I say? When I started your program, I was inconsistent to say the least but had a goal to reach 3 handicap from a 5. My last 6 scores are 72 from the tips (7000 yard course), 72, 74 with a triple bogey (dumb mental mistake), 69 and 70.
My index is now 2.7 and I have more confidence that I am going down even more, possibly scratch. Every aspect from driving, iron play, chipping, putting and bunker play has improved immeasurably.
This is getting fun again and I am 57 years old. I have never driven the ball as far as I am now. I am 5'8" and 155 lbs and out-drive my playing competitors who are much, much bigger than me. They can't believe what they see but are getting use to it.
Thanks so much for your efforts as I am having the ball of my life.
Excited in Ireland.....
Just a quick update on where my game is.
For the past 10 weeks, I am getting much more consistent and am regularly playing to my handicap of 13. However the last 2 rounds have been very special.
I shot 7 over 79 gross on a course I never played before. This included two bad double bogeys on 9 and 18. Then last Sunday, I shot 36 points for 15 holes in the club winter competition, with no score on the 1st hole. I played 2 to 11 in 2 under par!
Thanks for all the help. I can't wait for the new season to start next March.
Roy dropped 11 strokes after a 6 year layoff from golf.....
Great Book. The 1st time I tried it, I shot 86 which was 11-12 strokes under what I've been shooting recently since I re-started playing after laying off 6 yrs.....Then a 90 and then only 7 over on 9 holes.
What I find SO GREAT is that the power generated is unbelievable and again like you said... after the magic move... the swing is over so quickly with astonishing results and WITH NO EFFORT AT ALL. I cannot believe how easily I am hitting all my clubs and with EFFORTLESS POWER.
No more hitting buckets of balls to keep my swing...just those swing exercises you recommend and a couple times at the range. That is the reason I am happy. I don't have to struggle with this game and I can still be a decent player without having to play so often.
Legally blind and played golf for only a year...
...After receiving your Golf Swing Control Course, I did as you advised and read through it without doing the drills. Since reading it I have played two rounds on two of the most difficult par three courses where I live. One course is long by design and the other, due to the wind Gods.
Thanks to the Golf Swing Control Course I shot a 32 and a 33, (5 and 6 over par) concentrating on nothing but balance. My pitching and chipping have improved dramatically, but more impressive to me is how confident I feel standing over a shot.
What my score does not indicate is the fact that I am legally blind and have played golf for only a year.
I play with a coach who lines me up on the tee and advises me on wind, hole placement and any other matters of importance. She lines up my putts after I have walked them for distance. I mention this because my coach was not available for the two rounds I spoke of earlier. I played with two neighbors who have been golfing for three months and neither had ever helped me play.
But, the fact is without your Course I would never have had the confidence to feel comfortable playing without my golf coach.
The Villages, FL
I have received your Golf Swing Control Course and it is great!
It is the perfect learning tool.
You have the wonderful ability as an author to take words and transform them into pictures in the mind for easy learning. And of course, make it simple to transform into a perfect golf swing. It's truly exciting. I couldn't put it down. It is a most valuable tool for finally doing it the right way on the golf course and being able to get the true feel of how it should be done.
Thank you Tracy for finally putting it all into a form that can be learned.
Dr. Bradley Semegon
...fighting years of poor swing habits...
...I've gone through the book and I like it. I have at least a half dozen swing books, and I subscribe to a couple of golf magazines. The basic full swing as described in these books is correct, but each author uses his own words to give the reader an image of what point he is trying to teach.
I find that your description is the best and most detailed that I have seen. It fills in a lot of gaps that the other books skip over. Great job.
As for my game, I am fighting years of poor swing habits and as I seek to rebuild my swing, I am inconsistent. When I do execute the swing the way I am trying to, it feels great and my goal is to capture that feeling. Your book has given me renewed inspiration to keep at it.
I used to struggle with the game because I really did not understand the mechanics...
...I worked with your book from Sept to early October. (It's getting too cold to play outside now). I used to struggle with the game because I really did not understand the mechanics of the swing.
Not only do I understand the mechanics now, but you have also highlighted all the subtle points of a golf swing that really make the mechanics work.
I truly believe you have captured this complex swing in its simplest steps.
I am going to work through the winter on my swing so I may have some questions but so far I am still trying to integrate your concepts into the swing. The scores are improving but the best part is that I am not so frustrated by the game.
It is a wonderful book and I hope you have much success with it.
I started reading your book and could not put it down for hours. You are the first person I have taken lessons from that has a complete understanding of the golf swing and how to play the game.
I have a 13 handicap and shot 5 over par today on a very difficult golf course. I kept one thought in mind, balance, balance, balance!! I hit the ball so pure, straight, and long.
I still have a minor problem moving off the ball on the backswing but I am sure your book will answer that question.
THIS IS THE BEST MONEY I HAVE EVER SPENT ON LEARNING HOW TO PLAY THE GAME OF GOLF.
Thanks so much.
Charles F. Bridgeman
But will the results last?
Last winter I attended a very well known golf school for 5 days. The results were amazing, but they seemed to disappear once I left the school.
Your program has been a godsend. I cannot tell you how much it has helped me and how quickly it helped. The results are repeatable and consistent.
I have been so impressed with your program that I have suggested it to many friends. I hope that they get as much benefit as I did.
Keep up the good work.
So is it really worth it?......
I have read the books of every major instructor in the country. I have also taken lessons from some of the top teachers notably Harmon and Ballard. As a solid 7 handicap, using your book finally helped me break through.
I have had your book 2 days and I already have grasped it and can do it.
It came faster for me because some of the stuff is what Jimmy Ballard showed me, which is great stuff. The problem I had with Jimmy was that I could hit it straight but not long. Now I know why.....
I went to the driving range and did what you said and the ball exploded off the club face. I have many friends on the PGA tour and have played rounds with many of them. So I know what "tour" shots look like. I personally have hit many great shots, but your method has me knocking the fire out of the ball every single time. My old swing focused on guiding the hands to the right position at impact. With your method the golf ball is gone so fast I could not do that if I tried.
I just wanted to say thank you and I will be telling my friends about your book.
Thank you for everything.
I consider myself a complete golf novice...
Your information is amazing! It's like magic!
I consider myself a complete golf novice. I started like you. Somebody suggested I should try it. I did and I was hooked. I took 3 golf lessons (most of the information I have already forgotten) I have played a few times on some 9 hole golf courses and 1 time on a municipal golf course, which was more frustrating than I want to admit; but still had fun. For the most part I was happy if I just hit the golf ball at all.
I have read your first 4 chapters and have applied them to my golf swing and without fail I hit the golf ball dead on every time...
Novice Golfer in Santa Barbara
He has "It" in just 2 weeks......
I just wanted to update you on my progress. I ordered the manual and before it could come I had the 3 worst rounds of my career. I was playing 5-6 times a week and decided to give it a rest. I took 2 weeks off and read the entire manual twice just to make sure I didn't miss anything. I started working with the drills and re-reading the parts I felt were most important.
So after my 2-week break I came back on fire! I shot 68, 72, and 73 last weekend.
My handicap has dropped from a 7 to a 4 in under 2 weeks.
I missed the course record by 1 stroke, due to a missed eagle that came up less than an inch short.
I hit 94% greens and 98% fairways on my last round. I have also lost the fade that has been there for nearly 18 years.
So far the only downside is I have discovered that I need to get my clubs fitted again. I plan on taking (and passing) the PGA Playing Ability Test in the fall of 2006.
Scott still isn't sure how I knew.....
Tracy, One word... Wow! That is pretty darn impressive. You are right on the money with the setup.....
But what really blows my mind is that you knew I was straightening up as I looked at the target. I thought you were nuts until I teed it up in my living room and went through the routine without thinking about it. Sure enough, knee bend while stepping up to the ball, and adjusting my height as I looked down the hall. Can't wait to give it a swing outside.
Fred Logan writes...
"After finishing your course, with review and practice at home, my first three rounds resulted in scores of 78, 75 and 76."
I started playing golf when I was 13. I am now 57. I've played on and off the whole time (mostly off during college and the first 15 or so years after that), but without much instruction. In the last few years I started paying close attention to watching the pros to improve my swing. The first thing I noticed was their feet. For the vast majority, except during the follow-thru, they didn't move as mine were! About 3 years ago I had an instructor put a small piece of wood under my right arch (I'm a right-hander) and told me to keep the pressure on that piece of wood because my right foot was rolling out during my backswing. That's when I started to realize the importance of keeping the weight on the arches. But...I wasn't instructed as to why and therefore didn't realize the huge important part that balance played in the entire swing.
Fast forward. I happened upon your course on the Net and watched your critique of Sergio Garcia's swing and his imbalance that resulted in a two-plane swing that he had to correct on his downswing. My mind lit up when I got to your website and listened to the free clips. I had already bought into the theory of a good swing coming from the ground up, but didn't know exactly why or how to visualize the components into an entire swing without consciously thinking of each part.
I ordered your course a few weeks ago and did exactly as you suggested. Completely read through all 215 pages before watching the DVD's. What I didn't expect was how completely I understood what you were talking about and how it all made such good sense. There is no mystery, just body mechanics and pure facts. I began to practice the setup, paying attention to my balance, arches, pre-setting the right hip, and the backswing. Before the course, I dreaded the take-away because I couldn't seem to ever get a coordinated feeling when starting the move. BUT, by pre-setting the right hip by slightly leaning to the right, the take-away immediately felt coordinated and "right" by simply turning the chest. In addition, being aware of the connection factor of your arms and chest makes the backswing nearly as automatic as the downswing when you simply turn your chest to start the backswing.
You mentioned your back problems in your blog. I had been a runner since 1984. Since that time, I've had 8 surgeries. Four knee surgeries (torn medial meniscus), one shoulder surgery (2 bones were not clearing and they were shaved back), a ruptured plantar fascia in my right foot (from 21 years of running), and two back surgeries. The plantar fascia surgery required 6 weeks on 2 crutches without ever allowing the right foot to touch the ground. In my first back surgery in 2005 the disc between L4 and L5 was trimmed. And to round out my back problems, a major back surgery in February of 2007 where the discs between L4-L5 and L5-S1 ruptured and I had to have a double fusion of the vertebrae with bone from my right hip. I now have 2 titanium rods and 6 screws still in my back. I kept breaking and they kept fixing me. I gave up the impact of running after the first back surgery in 2005 and took up swimming and limited weight lifting to continue strengthening my upper body and muscles surrounding my lower back.
With all those surgeries you would think I couldn't even swing a club. But through rehab, swimming and strength training I've kept in the game. My scores were consistently in the lower 80's. I could never reach the 70's. After finishing your course, with review and practice at home, my first three rounds resulted in scores of 78, 75 and 76. I can't tell you how much I appreciate the amount of work you have put into this and how easy it is to grasp and understand.
Many golfers have long since given up on improving their game and have resigned themselves to higher scores and frustrating rounds. I know because I have played with them and I'm sure you have as well. Your course isn't based on just your personal experience in the game, but rather with researched facts on how you can achieve a desired goal by understanding how the human body responds mentally and physically to visualized movements based on balance and proper mechanics. This is what sets your course apart from all the rest. Its not a compilation of "tricks and tips". Its a complete understanding of how and why our bodies and minds work as they do. Its the basis for understanding why and with understanding, you don't need a "trick" to improve, just practice doing what your body is built to accomplish by working in harmony with gravity and balance. Above all, it makes perfect sense.