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GC Swing Tips

Alas - if imitation is the sincerest form of flattery - I give you GC Swing Tips...

With the PGA Tour in LaLa land this week, is it not fitting that Master Carlin show up to help you with your golf? If he can't guide you (with a CS assist, post quote, of course) to better performance on the links (and life), who, alas, can?

"Think of how stupid the average person is, and realize half of them are stupider than that."

And vulnerable, impressionable and insecure - especially when it comes to how to better hit a golf ball.  Downright desperate at times, even players and teachers of a high pedigree.  Yet the fact of the matter is that the sheer physics of what, and how, the golf ball travels, has not changed in eons. 

All sorts of different combinations of movements can, in fact, create a functional, dynamic and repetitive motion.  So: why do some insist on putting every human in that same "my way is the best way" swing bucket?  One can only look to the heavens for the answer - or at positions of the best players in the world since the dawn of time, to see & understand the myriad of ways to get it done...

Click on our skyward-looking GC above to view the action of "Mr. X."  Miller Barber still holds the record for most combined starts on the PGA and PGA Champions Tours (1,297), won 43 times professionally, and hoisted three Senior U.S. Opens trophies. 

"Weather forecast for tonight: dark. Continued dark overnight, with widely scattered light by morning."

No s _ _ t, Sherlock.  How can things that are so simple, be rendered so complicated?

Are you trying to create more speed when the clubhead collides with the ball (me too)?  Then get things moving in that direction as soon as possible in transition and starting down.  The mass on the end of the stick in your hands is less than a quarter of second from impact when it starts changing direction - so why would you send it on a cross-country tour en route to the backside of the ball? 

That's an odd forecast, indeed.  Click on dumbfounded George just above and watch a super clear, super slow mo clip of Rickie Fowler, who raised the trophy in PHX a few weeks back.  Do me a favor: trace a line in your head - or with a pen, pencil or side of your dumbphone - of the path of clubhead (notice the butt of the club/hand path as well...) as it starts towards the ball. 

What do you see?  "Dark overnight, with widely scattered light by morning."

"Just because you got the monkey off your back doesn't mean the circus has left town."

You think because you've made a few of the newer, better, 'modified' swings that help your golf ball better behave on the practice grounds - that presto chango - all will fall immediately into place when you're under the gun (when it matters), on the golf course?

And did someone fool you into thinking that this was a Doppler-radar sponsored long-drive contest, not a rather complex game, called "golf?"

Uh... take a good look at my man GC's face above for my take... 

The process - and yes, it is a process, boys & girls, even in this day and age where instant gratification is the norm, and our attention spans are shorter than a gimme - learning a new motion takes time and proper repetition.  Not mindless, endlessly distracted sort of reps - but the high quality, context-specific sort. 

Did you really think the #'s, data and results you achieved (#skillbuilding???) on a flat, artificial surface with tons of do-overs and ZERO consequence, were going to transfer to the golf course?  Why, you could very well train a monkey to hit a golf ball in such conditions...

It's why I created my signature Train2Trust programs (click on GC's mug above to learn more).  To save you precious time and energy - so you can go make a meaningful difference in the big game, the real circus - the game of life. 

Coaching & Guidance


In search of something more than a swing tip or two for the masses?  I understand, and can help.

At Eugene Country Club, or at a golf park near you.


"We have multiplied our possessions but reduced our values. We talk too much, love too seldom, and hate too often. We’ve learned how to make a living but not a life. We’ve added years to life, not life to years."

-- George Carlin

          ~ CS ~
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