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Friday, June 15, 2012
Think of an accordion door that can collapse. It can never consistently close properly. Think of a porch swing. How smooth do you suppose the swing would "swing" if the chain didn't stay straight?
A straight left arm not only has many positive functions, but it looks cool. A bent left arm is a sign of a beginner or a golfer who never took having a nice swing seriously. Besides it looks crappy.
Here is THE secret trick between you and me. If you tell your buddies how you suddenly over came the aggravating bent left arm, they will continue to whup your butt. Promise not to tell? Scout's Honor? Sign here___________ and proceed below.
1). Take a comfortable address position with your left arm comfortably straight. There should be no tension and the left arm should be straight (not stiff) but loose and relaxed . . . but (again) STRAIGHT.
2). Swing the club straight up, in front of your face, and directly over the top of your head.
3). Look up and notice that your left arm has remained straight. You are looking between your elbows, your hands are directly over your head, your left arm relaxed but straight.
4). Turn your left shoulder to the right . . . & point it slightly behind the ball. Make sure you let your hips turn, your left heel comes off the ground and there is no tension in your swing. If you feel tension, turn more.
5). You will notice that you have no problem keeping your left arm straight. Repeat this drill until it is very natural to keep your left arm straight.
6). Take you normal swing. If the left arm bends, repeat the steps above until it doesn't.
Keeping the left arm straight is easy and you should have it licked in a very short period of time.
I trust you to honor our agreement. Tell no one!
The Anti-Pro/The Maverick
Friday, June 1, 2012
A ball slices because:
1). the club face is open at the wreck (impact)
2). the club face is traveling across the ball...(outside-in) to the intended target,
3). an order of fries & biggie drink combo...
( for those of you w/o a sense of humor, it's a combination of 1 & 2 above)
IF the ball slices, you are not rolling. If the ball hooks, swing faster until the ball goes straight or hooks a little__ Your choice.
Any questions ?...post your comments to this blog and I'll respond appropriately with my personal answer!
Saturday, January 2, 2010
What's your excuse for not practicing? Hanni from Norway takes advantage of minus 10 degree weather to hone his magnificent golf swing. He is truly a stellar example of a student who is destined for greatness. Hanni finds the time to devote serious practice to his swing, when he's not performing his trade as an accomplished airline pilot or helping his lovely wife raise their three beautiful children!...or doing dozens of other things, he does very well. He was concerned that he might not be proficient enough in English (he speaks several languages) to write his story correctly. I'll give him an A+. What do you think? Here's his story. It's a winner!
Let me hereby make an attempt to help other golfers who are searching for their potential golf-swing, but still feel very confused. I have been on a wild and crazy emotional rollercoaster ride the last 10 years, subjected to countless DVDs/”golf-professionals” advice/books/magazines always contradicting each other, something I believe has been the case for very many others golfers held hostage by the golf industry.
I am 43 years, with a golf-handicap of 5, live in Norway (yes Europe-Scandinavia), an Airline Pilot that passionately loves the game people call golf.
Why would I stand outside this time a year with temperatures now below -10˚ C/10˚F wearing Sam Snead’s hat listening to waltz-time music on my iPod and swinging a golf-club?
I am actually stealing “Jim McLellan’s” golf-swing!
Inspired by the book “Dream on” written by J. Richardson, that referred me to the one and only amazing “Golf Maverick” Jim McLellan, I have found how and where to perfect my new perfect golf-swing! At home!
Having watched Jim McLellan’s amazing DVD countless times for almost 2 months, I have finally found applicable answers for questions that have haunted my mind with foolish swing-thoughts and restricted my body from swinging like it should!
I see now that finding ones perfect golf-swing is much more similar to how children learn their first language, than education yourself to become a brain surgeon. (Both my parents are doctors!)
I have written down the “code” I use for stealing “the absolute perfect swing” which I am sure also can be applied to many other challenges in life.
Set your golf GOAL and frequently remind yourself. Mine has been to become a scratch golfer!
PASSION is required and the more passionate one is, the easier it is to stay focused on the GOAL.
BELIEVE in yourself!
Get the RIGHT INFORMATION from Jim! He gives you all that is necessary, not too much, as that will only complicate things for you! You will figure out the rest yourself!
Jim says PRACTICE like crazy! So do it! Make it enjoyable with music. A driving range is not required! Winter, no problem look at me! It will require some physical effort, so your body/health will profit! Swing weighted clubs! Watch great golf-swings again and again, videotape yourself and compare.
Sam Snead’s stationary Hat and the iPod playing waltz-time music will eventually make your swing feel and look great - Rhythm, timing ++ will all come by itself as a result after lots of practice!
One more thing:
My secret for success in life has been learning to truly enjoy doing things that you know are good for your wellbeing in the long run. Like taking care of your body, educating oneself, helping others …
Thanks Jim, I am forever grateful!
Your student from far away,
Jim McLellan The Anti-Pro...Diet Guru
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Saturday, September 5, 2009
This from one of our golf students with a sense of humor!
Golf Made Simple US Patent Issued In 1975
Golf Made Simple…not with this machine!
According to the inventor, this giant training arch allows "the swing to be accommodated even in a sport having a swing as complex as that of golf wherein the club may travel through a continuously changing swing plane and which changes may themselves change depending upon the particular club or the various parameters dictating the required shot to be executed, even when the same club is utilized from shot to shot", end quote. You may want to re-read that a couple of times to grasp the full potential of the St. Louis arch of the golf world. And, the aforementioned changing changes are accommodated by hydraulic fluid, valves, electrical sensors and actuators. This thing is just too complex to explain in a paragraph or two, or three, or four. But we do know you have to wear a helmet like device and your odds of being able to relax and develop a natural swing are almost zip.
aka/The Anti Pro/ The Maverick
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Saturday, July 25, 2009
A recent visit to the emergency room, at world famous Vanderbilt Hospital, taught me mega tons. I wasn't there for me. I was there to be with our daughter in law who is expecting our grand baby. She and baby are just dandy, thanks for asking.
As I sat for hours by the emergency room door, I was witness to tons of blubber wallering through the door. The trimmest person (over 10 y/o) was a good 30 pounds over weight. The average was 80#s and some were sneaking up on a shocking 400#s of body weight. MOST of what got them to the ER was___ they were FAT. _____followed closely by alcohol and drug problems & an excuse to get off work.
These people, apparently, had no control over what they threw down the bottomless pit located in the front of their head. Long ago they discovered that the hinge in the middle of the arm was cleverly designed to bend and shovel in anything that would go down and stay down. They had NO idea what was on the end of their fork. They were forking themselves to death.
We Scots have a fondness for sweets (& Scotch)...gave it up years ago. But not sweets....I hurry through the meal to get to the dessert...yummy. My mouths watering just thinking about that cherry pie and chocolate chip ice cream. But there's a catch. I was sporting a pot, gut, fat stomach, protrusion, impedimenta, lard....that my wife pointed out was becoming__ unbecoming. She referred to me as my Uncle Ronnie. A great uncle but with a grand gut. His doctor informed him that he should diet and Uncle asked him, "Why, what color is it?"
The by-product of my sweet tooth was producing adverse results in both my Greek God appearance and general well being aka/health. I did something about it. I didn't have to give up my desserts. Believe this or not, I have a chocolate sundae after lunch, pie and ice cream EVERY night. In the last 7 weeks I've lost 13 pounds. How did you do that?" you ask. Here's how.
I decided to pay attention to what was on the end of my fork. It's soooo simple it will put every expensive diet plan out of business. AND just when you thought I was an expert on GOLF only.
Here, dear reader ... the Anti-Pro's sure fire, eye popping, rubber burning, nitro powered, fail safe plan to, once and for all, rediscover that gorgeous body hidden under layers of ugly lard.
Step one....Buy the right scale. TANITA (found at amazon.com or you may find one on EBay.) Weigh every morning, totally naked. Keep a written record.
Step two...Write down everything you eat for 3 days. Look up the calories.
Step three. Understand that it takes 500 calories less per day to lose a pound a week.
Step four....See how you can find 500 calories every day that you will never miss.
Step 5....When dining out split the meal with you wife. OR get a to-go box at the start of the meal and divide your meal in half. Makes a good lunch for the next day.
Step 6...Drink 8 oz of water 20 minutes before you eat.
Step 7....Brush your teeth as soon as you can after a meal.
Hint! Want to look several pounds thinner, instantly? Every time you are waiting for the traffic light to turn green___try to "touch" your spine with your belly button. Several times during the day, "suck" your stomach in and hold it for as long as you can. It's a very good habit to establish!
Serious about a well toned mid-section? Check out AbNabber, 2 Posts back. Most effective exercise device since the earth cooled.
It is so ridiculously easy you will wonder how you ever let yourself turn into a gigantic monster! The Anti-Pro food plan will never have you feeling deprived and works like a charm. What have you got to lose?
Jim McLellan The Anti-Pro...Diet Guru
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Saturday, July 18, 2009
How many double eagles (albatrosses for those outside the U.S) have you seen with your very own eyes? Chances are none. Vegas odds makers put the chance, of the average golfer scoring a double eagle, at around 6 million to one. That's 6,000,000 to just ONE.
In the afternoon of April 7, 1935, the Squire, Gene Sarazen, accompanied by his Caddie, "Stovepipe," came to the par-5, 485 yard, 15th tee at Augusta National Golf Club. He was trailing Craig Wood by 3 strokes. Wood was finished with his final round and was waiting in the clubhouse with a score of 282. Gene’s drive, off the tee, went 250 yards and found the fairway. He had 235 yards to go to the pin on the green. There is a pond that separates the fairway from the green that crosses directly in front making a "run up" to the pin impossible. After talking with "Stovepipe" Gene selected his 4-wood for the extra loft it delivers for his second drive from the fairway. He swung the 4-wood and stuck a low line drive that delivered a shot that peaked 30 yards in the air. It was long enough to carry the pond guarding the green, bounced once and rolled to the cup . . . gently hit the pin and fell in. Gene Sarazen had scored a "double eagle" duce, three under par, to tie Craig Wood who waited in the Clubhouse. "The shot heard around the world." The first double eagle recorded during tournament play. Approximately 20 people witnessed the feat. One of them was Augusta Nationals founder, Bobby Jones.
Tiger Woods and Phil Mickelson have yet to make a double eagle since joining the tour. Phil Burling of Aurora, Ohio has done what these "two hackers" haven't been able to accomplish. &&&, dear reader, he has cut over a dozen strokes off his game in the meantime. In his own words, here is his story.
Dear Jim: Two years ago I purchased your DVDs and have been following your advice ever since. I have seen a great improvement in my game. I was averaging in the low to mid 90s, now I average in the low 80s. Hopefully, I will be shooting in the 70s soon; I have been so close numerous times! In addition, I used to average 200 yards off the tee, now I am averaging around 260 yards. You are right the golf swing is simple and you don’t need to be thinking about 100 things during the swing.
I will never forget yesterday (July 11, 2009). My regular league was playing Hawks Nest (Ohio State’s ATI course in Creston, OH). The first hole is a 474 yard par 5 and I hit a 270 yard drive followed by a 200 yard 3 hybrid into the cup for a double eagle. Obviously, I was ecstatic! And it was the first double eagle that my playing partners have witnessed. They were just as ecstatic as I was. We didn’t get to finish the round because of a thunderstorm, but it could have been my first round breaking 80. I don’t think I would have ever accomplished such a feat without your DVDs.
This is from Dave Diehl, one of my playing partners that day: We were playing in a threesome: Phil Burling, Gerry Flinn and myself, Dave Diehl. The first hole was a par five, I believe 470 yards +. Gerry and I hit our normal drives and Phil bombed his drive 70 yards + past us. I dubbed my second shot and hit my third about 50 yards from the green. Phil's drive put him about 200 or so yards from the green so he waited for the green to clear before hitting his second shot. I was riding in a cart so I drove half way to the green to watch his approach. His second shot was a slow steady riser and when it hit ground, it rolled, rolled, and rolled - directly towards the green. There is a small mound in front of this green so as the ball rolled on I could not tell where it had stopped. Excited, I drove my cart towards the green and still saw no ball. Close to the green I jumped out and ran towards the green looking both short and long of the pin for the ball - still no luck. Upon reaching the green, I went directly to the hole and of surprise and amazement, I saw a ball in the hole. I looked back to Phil and Gerry who were still over 100 yards from the green and pointed three times down to the hole. They were elated as so was I. Gerry captured this moment with a picture of Phil showing two fingers with his captured hole in the background. This is the first time I have ever seen a double eagle for real after playing golf for over 40 years. Again Phil, great shot - great golf hole !!
Hole in Ones are a dime a dozen. Double Eagles are a rare bird that you may never see. Way to go Phil Burling! May we all be so fortunate.