This makes me so mad…

Holdini shot me through this video and his comment was:

How to teach a kid how NOT to dance. I find this quite upsetting.

I agree 100%. This kind of teaching makes me furious. I feel sorry for this young kid. His swing flow has been completely disrupted and I don’t think he has a chance. It’s sad, because if he was allowed to hit the ball “his” way he’d do just fine. I nearly vomited near the end when Troy was stopped moments from taking the club away from the ball and then shown the “right” way. His next backswing was horrible and looks so artificial. Yuck! And it can’t be much fun having a domineering instructor bellowing at your every move.

Half way through you get to see a younger kid hitting some shots. His swing is much better. There’s flow there and he looks way more comfortable except for the artificial finish position. Sadly, I think he will end up in the same position as Troy if he keeps taking lessons from the same instructor.

On a way happier note, compare Troy’s swing with this little master.

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9 Comments

  • Lukey

    Reply Reply July 24, 2013

    Give me number 2 all the time.
    Cheers Lukey

  • Adam

    Reply Reply July 25, 2013

    Hit hard for maximum distance. When i swing easy my wedge goes 50 yards. When i swing hard it goes 160. One time i hit it 200. Counted the yards out. How to hit it accurate? Simply square the clubface when you hit the ball. Its really that simple.

  • Adam

    Reply Reply July 25, 2013

    People have to learn that any skill takes at least a year to improve on about 50%. Rven after 2 years youre still learning. Golf is the unbeatable game. No matter what you always and i mean always…lose. You can never win. Because this game is an extention of who you are. If youre smart youll play great golf. If youre strong youll be a long driver. If you have great feel in your hands you are great around the greens. Theres always room to improve though. This game is easy only when you take the entire factor of technical analysis and score out of the picture. Make it easy. Life is hard brvause people make it hard. Golf is difficult only when people make it so. Hitting a little white ball into a hole isn’t hard. You whack it and it either goes in or it doesnt. Get it there in the least amount of strokes.

    • Cameron

      Reply Reply July 25, 2013

      even after 50 years you’re still learning. You never stop…

  • Steady

    Reply Reply July 25, 2013

    Paralysis by analysis Vid 1.
    Vid 2 drop the ball move in swing. Does’nt get easier than that.

    • Cameron

      Reply Reply July 25, 2013

      Yep, it’s really good what that little fella does. He has also been well coached by his dad. I had another video/post of a young kid who is just brilliant at playing naturally. I couldn’t find it though – will keep hunting…

  • Scott Barrow

    Reply Reply July 25, 2013

    What I would be saying to the bloke in the first video is: Shut the fuck up mate. Just stop speaking.

    For god sake, please.

    • Cameron

      Reply Reply July 25, 2013

      Scotland: I thought you’d like that video…

      I think we both agree SB, that to be a great coach you need to know when to say nothing. Sometimes, you’ve got to stand back and let the learner work it out by himself. It takes courage for the coach to keep quiet, but it’s an essential skill to have. Our loud friend in this video still has a long way to go…

  • Holdini

    Reply Reply July 25, 2013

    Im sure that bloke was in my head on the 15th last week. He made me hook it o.b. In fact he is pesky. He is real. If he is real can we plough a two iron through his head and put this shit to rest for good?

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