Welcome to Part 2 of 3 of understanding kinematic sequence in a way that I trust will lead many of you to arrive at an epiphany that can lead to a paradigm shift in your ball striking and in your enjoyment of this great game of golf.
Peter Croker, PGA-Australia, my mentor, joins me in a Zoom session to go through key insights from my Kinematic Sequence Report;
> in this way you will understand why after several decades of ambitiously trying to follow the mainstream approach I locked arms with Peter at the age of 57 to save my back and my ego.
> Maybe you are in a place similar to where I was 3 years ago and are ready to hear this message.
Click the picture above to see a video of me hitting 2 shots.
Second, here’s a brief introduction about Peter Croker, PGA-Australia;
> Peter is a ball striking legend in Australia, having won 20 PGA Australia tour events and founded his golf academy in the 1990s.
> Peter landed the cover of Golf Digest due to the simple, unique and powerfully effective techniques
> Peter played with, and learned from, and-or taught the great legends of golf; including Ben Hogan, Arnold Palmer, Peter Thomson (among past British Open champions), Greg Norman, Ian Baker Finch, Vijay Singh, et al.
While you have the concepts in mind that Peter and I went over in the above Zoom session, let’s take 20 seconds here to see me hit a couple of shots and see if you notice the key differences between how I move versus the mainstream approach.
In summary, the average Pro and I have the same sequence of movement, but the difference lies in how we achieve this movement;
> and understanding the details behind the differences between my-Croker “Hands Govern Hips” approach versus the mainstream “Hips Govern Hands” approach is the key to understanding how the Croker approach is the BEST approach for mere mortals:
- By BEST, I mean the way to move that is the least stressful to the body, and
- the way that is most dependable in that no timing is required…instead of trying to time the sequence of movement of one body part versus another.
- I am informing you of an approach here that relies on innate reflexive movement for timing-free ball striking.
There is absolute agreement between these 2 approaches in terms of the transition sequence;
> that is, hips first, shoulders second then arms and finally the hands into impact.
Your epiphany lies in understanding the different approaches to achieving that sequence,
> and when you do, then you will realize you have a choice to try a well-established proven technique that I think, like me, you will find to be much more dependable and much easier on your body.
In case you missed it or would like to see it again, in the following couple of short video clips I demonstrate the different approaches to achieving the same desired sequence.
> how the hands react reflexively to the free momentum of the club head,
> and how the body reacts reflexively to the hands’ reactions to the club head’s momentum.
> In this way you will learn how to “simply hit the damn ball” using innate, in-born reflexive actions versus trying to time various phases of a swing.
> and how that reflexive hand action initiates a gentle and early hip opening action,
> that is, with NO twisting and NO stretching and NO snapping-firing…
- and no timing…
- …watch in the video clip how my hip starts opening automatically in response to my hands reacting to the free momentum of the club head.
Okay, I’ll wrap up here by planting the seed for Part 3 where I demonstrate a few key at-home exercises that will build the strength and coordination needed to stay grounded and balanced and able to counter and move with the forces exerted on the hands and body throughout the golf swing.
Yours in better ball striking through reflexive movement,
Ted Williams, Certified Instructor – Croker Golf System
Feel free to write me with any comments or questions; TWilliams@MyGolfingStore.com