"The Secret" to the perfect golf swing is still elusive
On the cover of Golf Magazine’s February issue is yet another headline touting a “secret move” that is guaranteed to give you more distance. Peter Kostis calls it the “new” X-factor.
Essentially, this big “secret” consists of beginning your downswing by your turning your hips quickly and powerfully forward, thus creating more torque in your torso before unwinding towards the ball.
Um, forgive me if I yawn, but isn’t this pretty much common knowledge? Sure, most of us regular weekend hacks don’t always do it, and it can’t help to remind us to pay attention to it. But come on, it’s about as big a “secret” as the fact that lessons and practice will lower your handicap.
Come to think of it, golf is loaded with “secrets,” from the club membership of Augusta National to the most famous one of all, Ben Hogan’s secret. I once reviewed a book by that very name, in fact.
Another book aiming to enlighten the masses on the topic of Hogan’s secret is due out soon. The author is Mike Cortson, a PGA Tour player manager and attorney turned golf instructor. He’s based his book on his conversations with John Schlee, purportedly Hogan’s only student.
Another “secret,” or truly “THE SECRET?” I’ll be reviewing Cortson’s book later this year, so keep an eye open for my take on it.
Until then, if any of you care to share your “secret” to the golf swing (or the perfect Bloody Mary recipe—in fact, the two might be related …), feel free to share.
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If Lee Trevino had never existed, the "experts" would be telling someone with such a swing that he could never succeed. Moreover, Nicklaus was unorthodox in certain ways, too (i.e. -- he picked the club up very quickly and steeply).
It's all nonsense.
I just made that up except the part about Moe having hit at least five million balls in his entire life.
The only perfect swing I know of is the one that works by any means.
So yeah, it's all (I do mean all of it, not just some parts of it that fit within other parts of it, I mean all of it) nonsense but as long as it sells, it will be sold.
I happen to know the secret of walking, I'll publish a book and sell it for quite a bit of money. It'll include such concepts as the one plane leg throw, the two plane ankle flip and the use of the hands to balance the whole body as you walk down the street. It'll make me millions, I tell you.
You may think it's impossible now but I promise you'll be able to walk perfectly with your eyes closed after you read this book! It will be targetting mostly those of you that haven't yet started walking so it'll include many technical terms to describe the motions but it'll be done so you can understand what I'm teaching. Those who have problems walking will still find valuable tips and tricks so that you can fix your walk in a jiffy. Even walking pros migh find useful information that could help them become better walkers in the future.
Walk to work or walk to school. Walk to the shopping mall or walk up a mountain. It's all possible with this book. You can even read the book as you are practicing your walking by holding it with one hand or the other hand or both! Think about it, the freedom to do whatever you wish as you walk in perfect step. I'll include some music that will teach you rhythm so you can exercise your walk like the rappers do.
How much garbage do I need to suffer until I find that elusive secret to the perfect golf swing?
You want to know the true secret of the golf swing?
Practice and find out.
I worked with John Schlee for about 7 years and I have a book coming out the end of September 2006 called, "The Secret of Hogan's Swing". It's up for prerelease sale on Amazon. Check it out, it already has some good reviews.
Ben said he gave everything, held nothing back and he was a man of his word, but not everything was in words.
Golfone can tell you everything about a golf swing and how it works.
He is a little fat man, you may laugh or think if this man is going to help my game or not.
In a 2 hour lesson depending on your skill level you will learn 3 or more swings, he shows you how all swings are related.
Not only will you learn them, but you are able to play them.
I posted the forum he hangs out on and check out the myths to the swing and how golf instructors try to tie in all swings by the way they play.
Golfone breaks down the three types of swings, upright/vertical, Angled or rounded swing, flat/horizontal swing.
Only the angle and flat swing plays the same.
The guy has dyslexia, some call him a Servant of Golf, I call him Truly Amazing, Amazing he is.
I never have to worry about my backswing angle or plane, it happens from the way he teaches you to grip the club and setup to the ball and each swing type has minor adjustments, most people are just 1/8th inch off from playing their best game.
It is not what you think.