Now golf is hardly one of the more important things in the overall scheme of life, and rightly so. Therefore, independent research is not performed like in medical science, where one group of golfers may take swing lessons and use other swing aids, while the other “placebo” group is kept from all but a golf club and some golf balls, to see who develops the better swings (if a good swing can even be defined) and at what rate. Will golfers who leave their fast tempos alone because of high-strung personalities swing better, or will jittery personality-type players who use some tempo trainer obtain better results? Will those who employ golf instructors that constantly “fine-tune” their swings retain higher, longer lasting swing confidence levels through inevitable stretches of playing poorly? Or will those who work alone learn, adapt, and progress through more deeply gained insights and experiences, potentially resulting in more belief and inner peace about their golf swings, particularly under competitive stress? How does one explain the fact that many “ugly” swingers can score and generally play better than others who have so-called “textbook” motions? How much should golfers dwell on their swings, and will too much focusing on that aspect prevent or least delay the learning of other necessary skills that need to be accomplished in order to play golf decently? And naturally, probably the most important question of all for mere humans, both amateur and professional alike, is when will that success finally occur? As no comprehensive and legitimate data exists to the best of my knowledge concerning these and many other golfing queries and solutions, individuals are left to sort out all of the information and claims made by various entities, deprived of definitive evidence.
My goal thus far has been to offer some additional perspectives that perhaps have never been revealed or publicized before about swinging a golf club. Within a then broader framework from which to choose, one may better formulate a plan of action for teaching themselves or others how to effectively swing a golf club (and maintain that swing) for a lifetime of competent achievement. Answering the presented questions honestly while weighing all contemplated options will result in making the most informed decision(s) for oneself. Such decisions may be very individualized and can still culminate in great success.
Despite my knowing that a golf swing is not at all complex, am I still capable of dissecting it into its tiniest details, expounding on the cause and effect of various actions and reactions and thus further guiding one toward understanding a golf swing’s final formation? Of course I am. I will turn next, however, to other critical errors that first need to be corrected in the overall learning of playing golf well. It will be found that individualized swing traits truly do not need to be brooded over as much as previously prescribed, and that golf swings are often ignorantly blamed for one’s failure at the game when other causes are in fact responsible. So perhaps I will dissect golf swing trivialities some other time. I will wrap up a few final swinging thoughts for now in my next entry.