Workshop puts spotlight on new concepts
Recently, I spent three days in Palm Springs, Calif.,
at a PGA teaching summit, called Extraordinary Golf. This is a concept
being developed by a teaching pro, Fred Shoemaker. His basic premise is
that each of us has the innate ability to play the best golf we can play
by simply experiencing our current swing and working toward
experiencing the correctness we are looking to accomplish.
Ill give you a personal example that may help understand the concept.
I had my swing taped (we can now do that at Cozy Acres) and was then asked
what I saw. I shared two things in my swing that were concerns and focused
on the issue I thought was the most pronounced. It was apparent to me
my leverage angel (the release of the hands too early in the
swing) was a serious issue. It had caused me a problem of consistently
solid contact and lack of distance.
l. I took my regular swing in slow motion to see if I could determine
when the early release began.
Im still working on it and have begun to teach this concept. As
golfers, we are constantly looking for the quick fix, secret swing thought,
latest tip that will take us to the next level. I encourage you to look
for ways to experience the issue in your swing that you want to change.
Dale Crafton is the owner and instructor at Cozy Acres Golf Complex, 4040 Old State Rd. 62, Madison, Ind. He recently completed his PGA pro certification. Call him at (812) 273-3137.