“But the golf swing isn’t a natural thing”

This is often the argument presented when I tell others that most modern instruction is too technical and doesn’t work too well*.

My response?

But learning is instinctive to us all.

So despite the fact that nobody is born with a golf club in their hand, we all possess an amazing capacity to learn.

Sadly, much of what we’re being told to do disrupts the process and makes the game way harder than it needs to be.

You can fight your natural learning system or you can appreciate it. The choice is yours.

I learned after the fact that Amanda was once ranked as one of the best junior players in the world.

Despite the cringe-worthy idea of a junior ranking system, my question is this:

Did she become a great player by following rules and swing instruction and adhering to the status quo or was it through her own natural ability in learning to hit the ball from point A to point B?

The golf world is full of frustrated past junior golf champions. And they’re frustrated not because they weren’t good enough or didn’t work hard or lacked talent.

They’re frustrated (and annoyed) because at some point along their development someone (or an entire industry perhaps) decided to mess with nature.

Golf coaching MUST become more focussed on making golf more fun, relaxed and easy and less about achieving some outdated, boring and ultimately, unnecessary, swing ideal.

* I’m not naïve enough to think that the traditional way is completely useless. There’s no doubt that is works for a very small percentage of golfers. But chances are this isn’t going to be you.

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