An Unmet Need
Here’s the problem that so many golfers have experienced countless times…they make a swing and their instructor identifies one or more flaws in their setup or swing. He tells them what it is, why it’s important and what they need to do to fix it. After many tries of doing what “feels” to be the same as the instructor is painstakingly describing, it improves with his feedback. To the golfer it feels like a radical adjustment, but when they see it on video it is almost imperceptible. And what they see is completely different than what they felt. It surprises them every time.
The instructor then gives the golfer some things to work on before the next time they see him, which is typically a week or more. They faithfully try to do as instructed, but after a short time odds are they are not doing things the same way he taught them, but they don’t know it. Meanwhile, they go out and play golf and get lost in what was 26 and is now 27 swing thoughts. The wheels come off and they start sequentially going through their swing thoughts in hopes of resurrecting one that worked for them in the past to get them through the round with at least their dignity, if not their wallet. Any of this sound familiar?
This was my golf life and the reason I’ve been thinking about finding a better way for the last 20 years. To be fair, there have been training aids that helped me, instructors who taught me things that I could apply, and with practice and more time on the golf course I improved. However, most of the scoring improvement came from short game changes, not ball striking. Sure, it’s fun to make a 20-foot putt for a birdie, but there’s nothing like the feeling of striking a golf ball the way it is meant to be struck. Do that once or twice in a round and you’re hooked. You know it when you feel it, but you don’t know how you did it or how to repeat it.
There had to be a better way to learn how to become a great ball striker and significantly increase power…something completely different and transformational. I believe there is…the Pro-Transition Swing and Hip Trainers.
Using an analogy of disease vs. symptoms, current teaching methods typically treat the student’s symptoms (over the top, casting, early extension, no lag, etc.) and not the disease that is creating these symptoms. This is due in part because the student has no way to feel real-time if they are making the right movements or not. Unless the underlying disease is cured, the golfer will forever suffer from a circular pattern of symptoms and frustration. To cure the underlying disease, an efficient and repeatable motor pattern that results in the golfer getting to the ideal impact position every time must be learned. There is simply no other way to create accuracy, consistency and effortless power in a golf swing.
Regardless of old-fashioned or modern swing, body shape, tempo, swing plane, or even age, all great ball strikers have one thing in common…Impact Position.
The Chain of Movements
The transition and downswing are composed of a chain of movements. If any link is missing or in the wrong order, the golfer will not get to the ideal impact position. While the illustration below shows these essential links, using the Pro-Transition Swing and Hip Trainers teaches each of these links automatically without the golfer having to understand or think about them.
Pro-Transition Swing Trainer and Hip Trainer
The Pro-Transition Swing and Hip Trainers are designed to assist the instructor in teaching and the student in learning how to get to the ideal impact position every time. The trainers accommodate any size adult or child with adjustable hip, rear end and shoulder guides that give real-time feedback along with regressive resistance that promotes the correct transition and downswing sequence and motor pattern. These are not “training aids” that address one or two swing flaws. This equipment is designed to help the instructor cure the disease that causes the student’s swing flaws before they ever occur.
This approach is transformational. No other products or techniques have ever allowed the golfer to feel what is happening throughout their transition and downswing as it’s actually happening…not video, not motion capture and not even a coach’s critique. Like a music student hitting a wrong note when learning to play the piano, the golfer will know instantaneously if they are or are not executing the transition and downswing in a way that gets them to the ideal impact position. This is how our brains are wired to learn and retain motor patterns most efficiently.