Most Golfers that want to improve their golf swing often go on a roller coaster ride of ups and downs. Once they finally start to get a feeling of hitting the golf ball great … and getting close to the summit of golf swing perfection … out of nowhere, for no apparent reason, their golf swing starts to go downhill.
It gets to the point of you screaming – “I wish this ride would finally end. I need to get off this roller coaster!”
The good news is that there is a process that can allow you to reach the top … but also limit how steep the decline is. Meaning as your golf swing is on a good streak … allowing yourself to keep it on that good streak for a longer period of time. Then, when old habits start to creep in again … being able to recognize these bad habits before they become habit again.
Whereas most Golfers that come to see us for our 3 day Program are riding a roller coaster filled with inclines and steeper declines … the Golfer that learns the GMS Program doesn’t see steep declines. Yes, there are some ups and downs … but they stay much more level throughout the ride.
The key to playing better golf is being able to understand “your golf swing” so that you can make a correction after one bad shot … as opposed to going entire rounds or weeks or months before discovering what’s wrong with your golf swing.
Now, you must understand what I mean by “your golf swing”. This is not saying you must understand all the golf swing tips you read about in Golf Digest or see and hear about on the Golf Channel. And it is definitely not all the golf tips that you hear over and over and over from other struggling Golfers.
Each person has their own golf swing. It’s the golf swing that your body allows you to make … along with the golf swing you see in your mind. And once you find “your golf swing” … that’s when golf starts to become fun! And although you may have tried to find “your golf swing” in a golf magazine or local 30 minute golf lesson … how did that work for you?
As the typical Golfer often tries to seek help by taking a series of typical golf lessons – most Golfers get worse. Which then has the person giving the lesson trying to cover-up their lack of coaching skills by using the infamous “but you’ve got to get worse before you get better.”
And then after getting worse … without seeing “better” anywhere on the horizon … you decide golf lessons aren’t for you. So you now get a subscription to Golf Digest because they have golf swing tips from the best Golf Instructors in the world, as well as PGA Tour Players.
Yet, some of those golf tips work and some don’t. But as far as results … you’re still just as inconsistent as you always were.
So after some more time struggling with inconsistency – you say: “maybe I’ll try a different teacher and get another golf lesson.” As you approach your first golf lesson … there is hope and optimism … but it gets worse and worse as you finish only 4 lessons of your 6 lesson series.
Which now brings you to the conclusion on your ability to improve: “It must just be me. I’ve taken all these golf lessons from Professionals. I’ve tried all the best techniques they write about in Golf Magazine. Yet I can’t improve. Maybe I just don’t have the ability to become a good Golfer.”
However, you shouldn’t put the blame on yourself. The reason you didn’t improve during your attempts at golf lessons were more about your Instructor not being to help you with “your golf swing”. That Instructor (like over 90% of Golf Instructors) is stuck to one method that he/she teaches to all his/her students. And yes — I know that every Instructor says they can adapt to their Golfers needs – but their actions and lack of results speak louder than their words.
If you watched that Instructor teach another Golfer … you’d hear them tell that other Golfer the same things they told you!
Basically when you go for a typical golf lesson – you’re at the mercy of that Instructor’s personal preferences of what they want to see in the golf swing. If his/her preferences match your abilities – you will succeed. But as it happens over 90% of the time – when they don’t match … you’ve just wasted your time, optimism and money again.
So in reality, you have almost as good a chance of going into the convenience store, purchasing a scratch off lottery ticket, and scratching yourself into Warren Buffet … than you have of choosing a Golf Instructor that can teach you … “your golf swing”.
So if you want to finally see improvement – you have two choices: keep scratching “lottery tickets” by going to random Golf Instructors that live near your home … or commit to GMS where the improvement of our Golfers confirm that we’re able to allow you to improve using “your golf swing”.
The Monkey has more ups and downs than the world’s tallest roller coaster
The Player enjoys the consistency of a smooth golf swing
Go ahead … be a Player!
Marc Solomon – Your Instructor For Life