Going Back To Where It Started

I recently had the opportunity to go back to my alma mater and work with four of the current professional golf management students as they prepare for their playing ability test. It is always a great opportunity to help young golfers attempt to accomplish their goals. And this was a wonderful experience because these students will become my colleagues in just a few short years.

The instruction was performed at California University’s Professional Golf Management facility over two days. Where we discussed swing theories and changed motor patterns. No matter how many times it happens, I am always excited when students are eager to learn. When this is the case, the speed of improvement becomes rapid. The most satisfying part of the experience is seeing their faces when they see improvement.

The pictures attached feature before and after images, with the before on the left and the after on the right. The information we focused on most was creating a structure at address that would allow the right arm to create space in the backswing as well as working on teaching the lower body the correct slide and twist “slide 45” along with educating the right arm. When the right arm has space, you can drive it forward and approach impact from a simpler position. Opposed to when the right arm becomes trapped behind the body and the release become compromised. This reason alone is why I stress the concept of driving the weight deeper and left so that space can be created.

Overall, this was a great success and I look forward to watching these young men achieve their goals.