Hi again Todd
Having watched the inside (Inside the Single Plane Swing) again this morning there is just so much to learn and gain from your latest work – the camera work and production overall is first class – I am just blown away by it to be honest – this is groundbreaking stuff.
I think the direction you are going by saying more strongly to people that they are building a new swing rather than fixing is absolutely the way to go and it does change one’s thinking –it is like building a new house, you must look at all the parts and get a good foundation to start with
For me, the refocusing on building concept has allowed me to review and redefine what I am doing with my swing. It has been 18 months since I first learned about Moe’s swing. But it has really only been since I went to the 3 day camp last year in late October last year that I really started to understand what is needed to be done – but I now know that even going to that I was initially just trying to change/fix my swing (and I wanted to do it as quickly as possible) but it does actually mean “re-programming” myself which I think once one appreciates that is what is needed it all changes. I saw a video recently on how the Korean women practice and they take up to a minute to go through 1 swing!!
So, recently I have rethought how to go about things, and I am now ‘chunking’ the various parts of the swing and trying to perfect each part. I remember learning about this concept as a high school teacher. We often used to teach our students to understand what chunking was and why it was so important and then teach them how to chunk – and then show them that it can be done to anything – it reorients thinking and gives more energy as there is a way forward. You guys don’t use that term, but it is what you are doing – This is what is so valuable (and different) about what you guys are doing. I compare what I am doing now to what I did going to a club pro before and try to fix my swing without really knowing why and I see it with my friends going to lessons every few weeks now with no real improvement (sometimes some sudden improvement).
I now realize that while I spent a fair time initially in the setup position, grip, etc. I didn’t spend enough time for example on the takeaway and each other part of the swing. As I now revisit each part in this already the results are more consistent, and this has energized me greatly as I know what I need to do (in chunks) and why I need to do it that way – to learn more slowly with particular focus and purpose – so thanks again