When the Picture Doesn't Match

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Today I’m going to share with you that sometimes the biggest obstacle to making a change is the mental concept (conscious or sub-conscious) of how to hit the ball. I’ve seen lately how changing mental concepts of impact, target and the swing as a whole can make a huge shift.

One of the ways I have been able to understand my swing better is by using TrackMan radar.
I first came into contact with TrackMan at a seminar in Sweden two years ago. Along with being a recovering perfectionist, I am also a seminar junkie. But I am not planning to recover from that;)
TrackMan numbers representing ball and club dynamics were just like 3D graphs of golf swings to me initially- too much information. But I thought: “here is something I need to learn. “
When I stopped playing full-time at the end of 2009, I was so incredibly frustrated about my game. I didn’t hit my irons well enough to compete. I couldn’t figure it out. For a while, I didn’t enjoy golf like I had, even though I got a job at a beautiful country club. But after a while, I fell back in love with the game. And from that place, I started studying. I knew that the things I had achieved as a golfer weren’t necessarily going to make me a good coach.

I finished my LPGA teaching certification. I studied the body/swing connection. I went to a lot of seminars and workshops. I took lessons from teachers I respected. I learned about sequence, short game and putting. I learned about pelvic graphs and side tilt. I read personal development books. But it wasn’t until I got on a launch monitor for the first time, that I started to understand why I had a hard time controlling my iron shots. I started to relate to my swing in a new way. I gained clarity.

I’m pleased to be able to offer TrackMan and video feedback in my lessons. For a beginner, it saves a lot of time going through the initial pangs of learning golf. For an intermediate player, it offers new understanding of why the ball is going where it is going. For an advanced player, it will make practice more focused and productive. I’ve seen dramatic improvement in all levels of players who have used TrackMan.


Golfingly yours,