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Eddie Fernandes has made big changes to his swing (and his power and consistency have gone up) by mastering the key moves in slow motion before he speeds them up. Everyone should use this kind of slow motion training to make real changes to their swing!

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Lucas Wald is a former touring professional turned instructor. Lucas has been recognized by Golf Digest as one of the Best Young Teachers in America (2016-2017) and the Best Teacher in Arkansas (2017). His notable students include Harris English, Brad Faxon, Brandel Chamblee, Jeff Flagg (2014 World Long Drive Champion), Eddie Fernandes (2018 World Long Drive Champion, Master Division), and Victoria Lovelady (Ladies European Tour). Lucas has been sought out by some of the biggest names in the game for his groundbreaking research on the golf swing, and he’s known for his student case studies – with juniors, adult amateurs, and tour pros – that show that significant improvement in power and ball striking is possible in golfers of all levels. Check out his website - lucaswaldgolf.com - and be sure to follow Lucas on social media.

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  1. geohogan

    Dec 13, 2018 at 2:21 pm

    The placebo effect works successfully more than 30 % of the time.
    If that is good enough for most golf instructors, it will probably be good enough for you.

    Then believe slow motion, internal focus on position of body parts will improve your golf swing and do it religiously. Placebo effect is more dependent upon doing it religiously
    rather than repetitions. Amen.

  2. shawn

    Dec 10, 2018 at 5:20 pm

    OK duffers… here’s the Hogan ‘secret’ to this slow motion drill. Before you can do a proper slow motion drill you must first have a proper fast motion swing. This slow motion ‘drill’ is useless to help learn the fast motion drill because the two are dynamically and neurally different. It only confirms you have a proper fast motion drill and may help mentally. Don’t waste your time if you think it will repair your faulty homemade swing. End of story.

  3. shawn

    Dec 10, 2018 at 11:00 am

    Slow motion training does NOT lead to more power and consistency according to biomechanical research. So why do hack instructors promote such misleading information? Clickbait for the gullible?

  4. Ray

    Dec 9, 2018 at 10:07 pm

    Looks amazing. Total Sadlowski in slow-mo. Amazing flexibility in that turn with no momentum to help. Impressive. Does he have the fast twitch to run in full speed??

    • shawn

      Dec 10, 2018 at 5:15 pm

      Good point, Ray, because this slow motion ‘drill’ is fraudulent and a show-off display of body control mimicking the golf swing. The neuromuscular pathways are not the same for slow and fast golf swings. So what’s the value of this ‘drill’ other than showing off to the uncoordinated ignorant m a s ses?

  5. stevek

    Dec 9, 2018 at 8:04 pm

    Swinging slow motion has no relation to a fast swing because different muscles and neural pathways are used for each swing speed. So what is the value of swinging a golf club slowly? Now if he was slowly swinging a weighted steel rod that might be useful for muscle toning.

  6. ogo

    Dec 9, 2018 at 6:59 pm

    Forum Swearbot Filter Alert: The filthy word “repe t i t ion” is deleted!!!!!!!!

  7. ogo

    Dec 9, 2018 at 4:53 pm

    What a pile of utter rubbish being promoted by a couple of ignoramus ball beaters pretending to understand kinematics and kinetics and ingraining the neuromuscular system. They are biomechanical quacks!!!!

    • john jarosky

      Dec 9, 2018 at 5:22 pm

      Really ogo? Youtube ‘Ben Hogan Coleman video’. Mr Hogan did this exact drill for most of his career and then after.

      • ogo

        Dec 9, 2018 at 6:54 pm

        Okay, john…. how many repetitions per day and how many days must you do this slow-motion ‘training’ before it is engrammed into your neuromuscular system?
        100 times daily for 100 days… for 10,000 repetitions maybe? As for Hogan, it appears this ‘drill’ was useless if he had to do it for most of his career.

      • ogo

        Dec 9, 2018 at 6:56 pm

        Okay, john…. how many repet i tions per day and how many days must you do this slow-motion ‘training’ before it is engrammed into your neuromuscular system? 100 times daily for 100 days… for 10,000 reps maybe? As for Hogan, it appears this ‘drill’ was useless if he had to do it for most of his career.

        • John Jarosky

          Dec 10, 2018 at 10:49 am

          The two guys on the video are sharing information they feel will help improve golfers. Its a fantastic drill for sequencing and club face awareness and why Ben Hogan practiced it for 50 plus years. That alone at least places some validity to what they are saying. Great…it’s not for you. Move on to the next article. Its not my place to say your comments are both arrogant and ignorant. I’m sure people can see that for themselves.

          • shawn

            Dec 10, 2018 at 11:04 am

            There is no proof that slow motion training will help golfers improve. Hogan’s swing must have been fragile if he used this ‘drill’ for 50 years, or he was an obsessive-compulsive neurotic doing useless habitual habits. The opinions of the two instructors is superficial and incomplete.

            • john jarosky

              Dec 10, 2018 at 11:19 am

              Shawn, fair enough and in a way really that is not my argument. Is there really ‘proof ‘ of anything when it comes to golf swing mechanics? The Hall of Fame is full of different backswings for example. My personal belief is if you believe something will work in your golf training, there is a very good chance you’ll see improvement. And this is one of those drills that has some merit at the very least. Would Ben Hogan have been Ben Hogan without this drill? Probably. The reaction of some people on a video that has had merit to one of the greatest players to ever play the game is quite humorous and makes the comments sometimes better than subject discussed.

              • shawn

                Dec 10, 2018 at 5:04 pm

                John says: “My personal belief is if you believe something will work in your golf training, there is a very good chance you’ll see improvement.”
                But this slow motion ‘drill’ is not ‘training’. It’s useless repit i tion that looks good so it must be good. Wrong, wrong, wrong. You are invoking the “mind over matter” argument and that’s what most rec golfers with homemade swings believe if some unqualified instructor and a neurotic pro does it too. The video is innocent at best and unprofessional at worse, or both.

              • geohogan

                Dec 13, 2018 at 2:12 pm

                @john jarosky
                One example of proof is Dr Gabrielle Wulf research corroborated by others in the her field, that external focus has positive results in motor skill performance
                in comparison to internal focus(on body positions, fast or slow motion)

                People dont realize, that the subconscious controls all complex movement, by a complex preprogram, built by billions of neurons. A singular intent(external focus) initiates each preprogram.

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