GARRICK’S TEACHING PHILIOSOPHY

First and Foremost, Golf is more than a swing, stroke, or technique. There are million dollars golf swings that miss the cut each week on various tours. Golf, like any other sport, is a game of skill and skills will always trump styles.

Golf comes down to 3 basic but very important skills:

1) Ball Control

2) Decision Making

3) Emotional Control


Most of the lessons I give are focused on gaining more control of the ball. I challenge all golfers to be able to diagnose their specific error based on the ball flight. First, We need to determine what the bad ball flight is. Next, We need to understand what happens at impact to cause the ball to fly offline. Then we need to apply a correction to our swing to change that bad ball flight. The purpose of a swing is to produce a consistent impact and a consistent impact will produce a consistent flight. If we have a consistent and predictable ball flight, then we can play golf at a high level.

There are 6 Laws of Impact that every golfer should understand.

(Listed in my order of importance)

Laws of Impact

1)Solid Contact

2)Club Face Angle

3)Loft

4)Club Path

5)Angle of Attack

6)Speed

Each of these Laws has a greater influence in a specific portion of the ball flight. If you can diagnose which of these is causing your inconsistency, then you can correct your bad shot. Once you train the correction to a higher level of mastery, then you can expect your scores to drop!

In each lesson, you can expect to understand the error in the ball flight or roll (putting, and yes all Laws apply to putting as well), the impact that causes the error, and what YOU need to do to correct this error. Everyone is built differently, we all think differently, and have different styles of play. My goal is to find the best way for you to play the game, NOT force you into a rigid method!

 

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