By Adam Young
Anyone who has successfully made a change in their golf swing understands that what they feel they are doing and what they are actually doing can be worlds apart.
This can cause havoc when making a change, because we can often believe that we are doing what we are supposed to. I have seen countless people (in fact, very close to 50% of people) completely mis-read where they have struck on the face – thinking they have hit the toe of the club when they have actually hit the shank.
Imagine the problem these people have when they now try to fix the issue. This is why golfers often get worse when practicing more – because they haven’t a clue what is actually happening.
So, what can we do about this?
In my teaching, one of the most powerful tools I use is simply giving the student quality feedback.
In fact, I see so many golfers improve instantly, purely as a result of the feedback, without any intervention having to be made by myself. As an example, this week I had a single figure handicap player complaining of inconsistency and poor feeling at impact. As I started my info gathering part of the session by looking at his strike (using a dry erase marker pen), he quickly noticed that he was striking everything out of the toe of the club.
Within minutes, he was able to self-adjust and shift the pattern more towards the sweet spot. Trackman showed us that he gained 10 yards of carry distance, as well as tightening the dispersion in all dimensions.
Why wasn’t he able to do this…
Read the rest of what Adam has to say about Feedback in the October 2016 Monthly Handicap Improver here: