Reverse every natural instinct and do the opposite of what you are inclined to do, and you will probably come very close to having a perfect golf swing. -Ben Hogan
So if Ben Hogan believed this, it must mean that the golf swing is not a natural motion. The most powerful swing or the most consistent swing requires a lot more than walking up to the tee an’ let’er rip.
It took me 50 years to realize that I had to commit to learning a new swing. Actually my wife was consistently whooping my butt in golf and I had to do something about it. I was motivated. Making a resolution for yourself is the most important part of improving your game.
We are approaching a 1000 GOLFSTRs sold on-line in the first year of sales. Reactions from our customers have taught us a few things:
1/ Golfers who buy GOLFSTR have made a commitment to make a real change in their game. They want to lower their scores.
2/ Very few GOLFSTRs are returned but I can tell by the comments that they were looking for the instant fix. They are not committed to make a change to a Straight Leading Arm in the Back-Swing. Hogan points out that the golf swing is not natural and it requires effort to learn it.
3/ Changing to a straight leading arm in the back-swing is just a good starting point. It also requires adjustment of many other bad habits. That’s exactly why we decided to offer this weekly blog.
4/ The best feature of GOLFSTR is that you can wear it as you play a round of golf. See improvement as you play. It builds muscle memory and that is way we call it the portable pro.
Make your New Year’s resolution for an improved swing with Ben Hogan in mind.
Wishing a Happy New Year to All. Hit’em long and straight.