CAN HANK HANEY TEACH RUSH LIMBAUGH
A BETTER WAY TO HIT A GOLF BALL?
Hank Haney is regarded by Golf Digest and many other golfing publications as one of the leading instructors in teaching students a better way to hit a golf ball.
Hank Haney’s latest project on the Golf Channel is to teach Rush Limbaugh how to improve his golf game.
His earlier projects were to improve the golf swings of Charles Blakely and Ray Romero.
Unfortunately, it appears that neither Charles Blakely nor Ray Romero significantly improved their golf game as a result of Hank Haney’s instruction—at least from what was presented on the Golf Channel.
Predictably, Hank Haney will have no better success in working with Rush Limbaugh than he had with Chuck Blakely and Ray Romero.
Hank Haney teaches the muscle memory type of instruction. So do most other instructors, including David Leadbetter and Butch Harmon.
The muscle memory type of instruction is supposed to teach the muscles to remember how to swing the golf club to square the clubface to the ball at impact on a swing path that matches the target line— if the objective is to hit the ball on a straight path directly to the target.
The muscle memory type of instruction is most unreliable.
Even assuming golfers have the time, money and patience of becoming “range rats,” by spending several hours a day at a practice facility, there is no guarantee they will improve their golf game.
Research validates the instance either an interlocking, overlapping or baseball type of grip is formed on a club the wrists will rotate the clubface to an effective open alignment. In addition, the elbows (elbow line) will rotate to the inside of the shoulders (shoulder line) to create an out-to-in-path of the clubface the moment such a conventional style of grip is formed on a club.
Research also shows the clubface alignment and the swing path of the clubface will change with each body movement once the grip is formed on the club.
Considering several body movements during the setup proceedings after a grip is formed on a club, the alignment and swing path of the clubface could change from its inherent slice alignment to a hook, pull, push, pull-hook or push-slice alignment by the completion of the setup proceedings, all of which will be unknown to the golfer, including Rush Limbaugh. Likewise, all of which will be unknown to Chuck Blakely and Ray Romero.
Without knowing to which alignment and swing path the clubface has rotated by the completion of the setup proceedings, it doesn’t matter how well you may have taught your muscles to swing the clubface during the golf swing. If the clubface has rotated to some alignment and swing path other than what you trained your muscles to remember, you most likely will mis-hit your golf shot.
Indeed, unless you lock-in a straight ball flight alignment during your setup routine you have less than one chance out of one hundred of hitting a perfectly straight golf shot to your target.
The simple solution is to center the sweet spot of the clubface as near as possible to the back of the ball, assume a comfortable stance and posture to the ball, align the shoulders parallel with the target line, lock-in a straight ball light alignment by using one of the techniques featured at http://lockedingolf.com , keep a steady head and execute a simple golf swing. Then watch your ball fly on a path straight to your target.
It would take Rush Limbaugh no more than 10 minutes, at the most, to learn how to hit his golf ball as straight-as-an-arrow, one shot after another, if he simply used one of the techniques featured at http://locked-ingolf.com.
The same goes for Chuck Blakely, Ray Romero and anyone else who wants to learn how to hit a golf ball straight to a target.
Copyright 2011 by Gordon Jackson