Tuesday, September 20, 2011

TRANSFERRING WEIGHT IS THE PROBLEM --- NOT A SOLUTION TO THE PROBLEM --- OF CREATING A CONSISTENT GOLF SWING


There’s a kind of nonchalance built into the conventional golf swing.  Imagine 4 “gentlemen” or “gentlewomen” heading out to the cow pasture for a little “pasture pool” (which is where it originated and acquired that moniker).  No one intended to work up a sweat.  They may have had a few modest wagers on the round. . .but everything about the game of golf was intended to be just another pastime for those bored out of their skulls with their day.

Today. . .we want to launch the ball into orbit.  And when we get into our forties and fifties and sixties and seventies and eighties. . .and the muscles are shrinking and the bones are brittle. . .well. . .many of us pay a price for all the long drives of our youth.  The ‘GOOSE’ is a swing intended to make it easier to apply power with less effort.  It’s an upper body swing. . .that eliminates the takeaway. . .the old weight transfer. . .and replaces it with something as simple as merely lifting the club into position.  Watch the intro video. . .the bridge lift. . .and the engineering principle of counterbalancing the lifting effort.

If we just used a single club for a whole round. . .we could master the amount of weight transfer and become consistent with our shots.  But we not only use several different clubs during a round. . .but we apply different amounts of power to many different shots. . .right?  We hit a pretty good drive. . .then a bad iron.  We struggle for consistency.  And we struggle to apply the right amount of power to a given shot.  And we do this throughout every round we play.

I learned years ago that the body has billions of memory cells scattered about.  They’re not all in the brain.  There are neurons in our gut. . .down our spine. . .etc.  Reason this out. . .if we can get more of those powerful cells involved in our golf swing. . .shouldn’t that help us perform better?  Yes. . .say the new scientists involved with biophysics.  These people have helped thousands of professionals throw a baseball more efficiently. . .throw harder by levering their bodies more effectively.  And they’ve helped runners run faster. . .basketball players to shoot more consistently. . .etc.  I used a number of their ideas in the development of the ‘GOOSE.’


For example. . .we all know that swinging something side to side. . .like a golf club. . .is somewhat awkward. . .when compared with throwing a baseball straight ahead.  I used to go see the San Francisco Giants play baseball.  Watched Willie Mays for years.  Then one day I got a chance to talk with him.  He said his upper body was stronger. . .but his “wheels” were gone.  We all know the legs go first.  Ask Michael Jordan.  Today. . .they’re talking about an athlete being old when they’re in the early 30s.  
So. . .I started experimenting with an upper body swing.  I was in my early 60s when I started.  If I could somehow create a swing technique that was more forward facing. . .I might have something.  I realized after I’d gotten it down that I could make it feel like it was forward facing. . .while at the same time rotating around and into a full finish. . .because I was rotating my body through the ball.  But the initiation of the swing feels something like chopping down with an axe. . .which is really helpful.  We can lever our upper body. . .arms. . .back. . .and finally hands. . . down and through the ball. . .and apply a lot of power. . .with less overall effort.
Learning the ‘GOOSE’ is not hard. . .but it does take a little getting used to. . . because we’re so used to the old weight transfer and the rhythm needed to get back to the starting point where we apply power to the golf ball.  By taking it slow. . . letting the muscles feel it out. . .it doesn’t take long to start putting some hurt to the ball. . .without a lot of stress on those knees. . .hips. . .and lower back issues many of us face.

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