For a lot of years the typical golf hour was like that. You go to the driving range with your clubs, get balls, take your 7 iron out of the bag and try to make a ball straighter than the next. Eventually, your pro comes along and you have a small talk about your problems and then you work with your pro at the outer shape of your swing to find the perfect swing.
You will get information on how to "use earlier wrists" or "to get more from the inside to the ball" to improve your technical movement. You try to implement it consciously ‐ and hopefully everything will work as expected.
This may be the conventional way and certainly would have been very common for many years. But as you know, one does not get any better with technical thoughts. If you go onto the course after the lesson, you often have a checklist in your head that you work through but at the course it will not really get any better.
The Reason? We golfers have very little understood how the brain actually works and, above all, how it learns movements. We do not learn how we think. Just because I think of swinging more from the inside to the ball does not mean that I can simply implement this automatically. Motoric movements are easiliey learned through experience and try out.
This is best to compare with the way in which children learn to go or ride a bicycle. Everything is tasted and through experiences they become more competent. In golf there is no difference, and only because we are grown does not mean that we can suddenly learn more motoric movements than children. This does not mean that you have to try everything wildly to get some knowledge from it.
Golf is a sport of tasks. On a round of golf you have to solve somewhere between 70 and 100 different tasks. Some people solve them quite well, others unfortunately less well, so we often lose punches on the course. It makes no sense to simply improve the basic technique in general, if one already knows which skills are missing. Modern golf training should be specific so you have a high "return on investment" for your exercise.
In our golf schools, we have been offering course analysis for over ten years. Thus, we see what competences you are missing and can jointly create a profile and develop an exercise plan. If you have chosen skills that you want to improve, the way you train is crucial.
A prevailing ball flight curve does not have to be bad, because for example Rory McIlroy plays with a pronounced draw and Martin Kaymer with a pronounced fade. The decisive factor is that you can control your ball flight curve or control it consciously. We do not try to change your swing to swing quite differently than before, but to work with your swing to achieve more variations.
The same is also true for people who want to start with golf. For a new golfer it is important to learn the skills which are imoortant for golfing and not to get to know the technical aspects in depth.
Therefore, we are optimistic about the project "Beginner to Winner". In one year we want to bring a bloody beginner to a handicap under 10. And we create this with our new learning method. Through motorized and variable training, this will be possible in 2017.
In the near future, you will find comprehensive information on these training units and our program "Beginner to winner".