SHAWN, IN THE PAST YEAR OR SO I HAVE PURCHASED FROM YOU,:HUMP DAY GOLF TIPS AND ALSO HOW TO BUILD A REPEATING SWING:. I ALSO WAIT AND WATCH YOUR HUMP DAY EVERY WEEK ON WEDNESDAY. I JUST PLAYED MY BI-WEEKLY GAME OF GOLF TO-DAY AND AS USUAL I AM VERY DISSAPOINTED WITH MYSELF AND AM SERIOUSLY THINKING OF QUITING THE GAME. EVERYONE I PLAY WITH SAYS THE SAME THING TO ME AND THAT IS THAT I AM NOT KEEPING MY HEAD DOWN. I DO TRY TO KEEP IT DOWN BUT IT SEEMS IMPOSIBLE FOR ME. ONCE TO-DAY I EVEN WHIFFED THE BALL COMPLETELY. THE REASON I AM WRITING THIS LETTER TO YOU IS THAT I DON’T BELIEVE YOU HAVE EVER TAUGHT ANYTHING ABOUT KEEPING YOUR HEAD DOWN. I HAVE NOT EVEN BEEN CLOSE TO BREAKING 120. PITYFULL AND DISGUSTING RIGHT. DO YOU THINK YOU COULD HELP ME?
Frank–thanks for the note. I’m going to be honest with you. First–being a golfer that truly isn’t committed, and playing bi-weekly–your expectations are way out of line. This is a sport of a life time and you must make it a life style–not a hobby. And if you are listening to your friends on your golf advices. I have to ask, how’s that working for you. Bottom line–you need to commit to getting better and not just giving it a try twice a month. I can’t help someone that is not willing to work on their game on a regular basis. Its very much like going to the gym to work out twice a month–you will never see results regardless. When you are ready to commit I will be willing to help. Hope you make the change. All the best. Shawn
sounds like frank needs to get on this site and join the group that submits video’s of their swing. video is the only way to see how to fix his problems.
I didn’t think the response to this obviously frustrated student was very helpful at all. First of all, biweekly can mean either twice a week or once every two weeks so it would be Important for the instructor to learn which of those two definitions the writer is using. If he is playing twice a week than I can understand his frustration. Encouragement and direction rather than a judgemental response would have been preferable.
Matt–you have a good point. Unfortunately someone that plays biweekly and shoots 120 doesn’t work on their game and never has and never will–its obvious. Quick fixes wont help people shooting 120+.
Unfortunately golfers of this level never took the time to learn the foundations and language that would allow them to make progress. I do this 7 days a week 365 days a year with over 150 young athletes. The first phase is training to learn. Its the most painful and most difficult to teach and learn the language. Second phase is training to compete. This is where we train the players how to actually train in skills, that leads them to compete–whether its at your club, against friends, tournaments, or family. The final stage is training to win. These players train harder than players training to compete. This game is a life-style and requires so much more time and effort than any sport or leisure activity. Bottom line the fundamental have to be learned in the beginning. And the fundamentals never change–its the attention to the fundamental that do.
I have purchased 2 of Shawn’s programs since the beginning of this year and avidly watch the Wednesday hump day tips. I used to play off 13 30 years ago but due to severe fracture of my left femur 7 years ago, resulting in a plate being inserted from my knee to my hip, plus six pins inserted around my knee I have struggled. On top of that as a result of my balance being destroyed in my left ear from a viral infection last year my recovery has been slowed. However, working hard at Shawn’s lessons from the ground up on his repeating swing blueprint and 2 step videos I am now starting to see a huge improvement in my swing. Even my golf pro who I go to for lessons has noticed how well I swing now. I often make gross par on many holes but my main problem is still my loss of balance (medical) that sometimes kicks in but this is something I have to live with. I keep working hard to groove my swing and I am really proud of it but it only comes with constantly working at my game, especially the short game, so I suggest to you Frank don’t try to run before you can walk. Many thanks Shawn for what you have done for me.
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