Posted 07 June 2017 - 12:46 PM
I have recently been getting a lot of questions about my video instruction series, which consists of 13 individual
videos. The typical question is - "which video should I start with?".
There is no simple answer, because like all truly effective instruction, it all depends on the current skill level
of the student.
But here are a few guidelines to consider.
1. the Great Shot! Mastering the Craft of Ballstriking video instruction series is designed to be a developmental
self-directed learning program. Meaning that there is a proper sequence that should ideally be followed when learning
golf swing skills. Certain key fundamentals act as the foundation for fundamentals that come later in the sequence.
When those earlier fundamentals are missing or weak, it makes it difficult - or even impossible - to learn the later fundamentals
With that in mind, you can think of Module One and Two as the foundation fundamentals or elementary school.
Modules Three through Five similar to high school. Modules Six through Eight is like college.
2. the question of which should I do first, a remote lesson with Jim, or buy a video - is an easy one to answer.
The lesson is always going to be a better choice, because in that lesson I will identify precisely your top three swing flaws
and how to fix them. I will also identify which of the foundation fundamentals is missing or weak - especially grip, aim and Setup.
and baseline Balance and Tempo. If either of those areas is poor - you are wasting your time working on anything
3.as far as swing building, you always want to follow the law of cause and effect. I divide the swing into six mini-segments, starting
with Takeaway. No point in working on your Top of backswing position if your Takeaway is incorrect.
Best option for everyone is to start with a webcam live Remote Lesson with me, and then based on my analysis of your swing, I can then recommend
which videos to buy and study. Not everyone needs the entire 13 video program. Advanced players might start with Module Two on the arm swing illusion and
it's cure, and Module Four on the Pivot Mechanics, or Module Five on the Levers and Release.