One of the most overlooked and under appreciated aspects of the golf swing is the set up. The setup controls everything, the path of the club, the angle of attack to the golf ball, what the club face is doing through impact, and it can even predict what kind of shot the person is about to hit. It baffles our mind as to why is the setup so overlooked when it comes to modern golf instruction? I want you to imagine something...
Imagine you have 10,000 dominoes in front you. I want you to summon your inner child and build the most amazing, incredible, unique line of dominos that you can think of. You know what I mean, standing them up right next to one another so eventually with a slight push of a finger you could create a chain reaction and send all 10,000 falling down in progression. It takes time and patience to create such an elaborate track, but finally you finish and now it is the moment of truth. You stand back and get ready to bask in the glory of your creation, as you extend your index finger and slightly nudge the first one getting ready for the great tidal wave of momentum to take place and.....nothing happens.
It appears that in your excitement and exuberance to create the most brilliant 10,000 domino track man has ever seen you overlooked the placement of the first domino in line, and you had it a little to far from the second, or angled it slightly wrong. The result? The beautiful amazing track you spent all that time and energy building didn't work properly because the first domino was set up wrong. You can probably guess where I'm going with this.
At the Porzak Golf Academy we look at the setup for any shot: drive, chip or putt as not only as the first domino in the line of thousands, but the setup is so important that we actually consider it the first three dominos! No matter how much time, effort, or creativity you spend working on your golf swing or golf shot, if you are set up wrong you are simply not going to get the results you are looking for.
Every new student lesson we have at the academy starts in exactly the same place addressing the first three dominos of setup, setup, and setup. Once we get our students understanding what constitutes a good setup and what effect it will have on their swing, only then do we begin to move down the line. But here is the beauty of it, once we get those first three dominos set up perfect often times it seems that so many of the other dominos "fall" into place and the effort required to execute the shot your are intending becomes much much easier.
So ask yourself this, in your effort to get your best results on the golf course how much time do you or your teaching pro spend discussing how to setup for the shot at hand? If your answer is not that much then you may very well be the one that ends up spending all that time, emotion, and energy and not seeing the results you want.
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