We could sit here and write thousands of words to say how our team is the best place to learn the game, but we’d rather just show you. We’d like to introduce you to Will Erb. He came to us in January of 2019, with a desire to get better at golf. With Wonsuk at the helm, we’ve made great strides over the course of just 30 days. Although it would be easy for us to take all the credit for his development, the reality is Will really committed to the takeaways from each lesson and came back fully owning the concepts we asked him to grasp. Without further adieu, let’s take a look. We are going to continue to update this page to chronicle his growth.
Day 0 - Out of Order
Take a look at this video. There are good things here, but the key issue is the sequencing. So while it looks like Will is generating speed, it’s coming from a place that is not-replicable: his hands. So note the pivot speed vs. the hand speed.
Also, the hand path on the way down is steeper than on the backswing. We would say his p5 is steeper than his P3. The more time you spend with us, the more you will learn how big of an issue that is in the golf swing.
Lesson 1 - Handpath 101.
Although conventional wisdom says we fix the sequencing first, we need to engrain the feel of the hands in the swing. Why? Because if we change the sequence of the downswing and pair that to a steep hand path, Will will be hitting very poor shots, which will prevent him from trusting the changes.
So we started with shallowing out his hand path on the downswing. From the top you will see the arms look as if they are dropping vertically in the transition.
Lesson 2 - Finally Rotating First
Will is now comfortable with the reduced roll of the hands and arms in the downswing. Now we focus on starting to get that rotation and proper sequencing in the swing. We are still at a reduced speed, but the timing is getting there.
Lesson 3 - One Month Later - Look at the Club Twirl
We like to focus on how much space the hands and arms have through the impact zone to move. The way to see that is to see that there is a dramatically reduced amount of standing up at impact. Look at how much more confident that club twirl is. Although we are say that slightly in jest, the truth is because the body is leading the club through impact, he now feels what a good move through the ball is, and the club twirl, well it can’t be helped.