marcwhu, on 10 January 2019 - 10:44 AM, said:
juststeve, on 10 January 2019 - 07:46 AM, said:
marcwhu, on 09 January 2019 - 03:13 PM, said:
As a younger person (22), I have found Manuel's teachings to be incredibly effective in my own game. Having come from an extremely body orientated motion before without seeing results, this is a breath of fresh air.
Now for my question. On Monday, I went to see a well renowned coach in my area. He immediately pointed out that my wrist is cupped at the top of the backswing, and stated that that position makes consistency in ballstriking almost impossible. What was Manuel's belief on wrist positions at the top of the swing, if he even had any? Swinging the club with my hands to over my right shoulder naturally gets me in a cupped position. Could this be grip related?
Thanks in advance.
1. First thing. Stay away from instructors who do not teach Manny's swing if you want to follow Manny. What others teach might be valid but its not what Manny taught. Mixing the two is not good.
2. What would Manny say?
Manny would tell you that the wrist position at the top is dictated by two main factors. 1) how you place your hands on the club, , ie. strong, weak or neutral grip; and 2) the way your arms and hands are constructed. He would tell you these things differ from one person t the next and therefore there is no one correct wrist position for everyone.
You might be relieved to know that Manny's left wrist was slightly cupped a the end of his back swing and he hit the ball really well.
Thank you for the reply Steve.
1. As a devout follower of GolfWRX and all things instruction, I've found this very difficult. But I agree that it is necessary. The MDLT method obviously works, and there is no real reason for me to try anything else.
2. I did see that yes. Again, trying to focus on swinging the club rather than body positions should serve me well.
As an aspiring tournament golfer (to which level remains to be seen), is this method a viable option? Are there any tour pro's past or present who has stated they use MDLT's method? Apologies if this has been asked and answered already.
Your question about Pros raises another interesting question, what is the MLDT method? At it's core the method involves swinging the golf club, on a consistent arc, in the direction of the target. At that level virtually all of the tour pros use the method.
There is a second level that involves what to do to make the club swing on a consistent arc i the direction of the target. Manny believed, as to I that easiest way to do that is to swing the club back with the hands and forward with the arms in one continuous motion allowing the body to respond. That is what Manny taught people to do, however h was interesting in what the club did, not how it was done. Therefore if someone came to him who was moving the club properly and consistently by doing something else he wouldn't touch their swing, and he wouold't charge them either.
As to pros who were students of Manny, Tommy Aaron won a masters and Ted Purdy a Byron Nelson with a pure MDLT action. Many himself was an accomplished tournament golfer at the state level winning a number of Wisconsin Opens and Wisconsin PGAs. If you simply Google "Manuel de la Torre golf swing" you will quick find a short video of Manny,near 70 years old, hitting balls. Quite inspiring to watch.
To answer your question, there is nothing about his method that will prevent you from being as good a your talent and capacity for work will allow.