Have you ever struggled to change your swing path?
In a lesson yesterday... I had a golfer whose swing path was moving 30 degrees left of the target line after impact (and sometimes more).
As you can imagine this reduced his distance drastically and caused his driver to have a lot of side spin to the right.
By the end of the lesson he was executing swings where the club was moving as little as 5 to 10 degrees left of the target line after impact.
Seeing the smile on his face when he saw how much further the ball went and how much straighter it flew... Is one of the best parts of my job (see smile below).
How did we get so much change in a single hour session?
We used a two-step process.
#1. I made sure he had a very clear picture of exactly what we wanted his club head to do in the impact area.
#2. We focused only on his success in changing the path and did not pay attention to how the ball was flying.
When you have a clear picture of the change and you focus just on the look and feel of the process of the change... the results will follow.
It goes without saying that it will take a volume of repetitions and some follow-up sessions to get this new path to become the dominant habit.
But yesterday's session was a great start.