[quote=Jibster;978104]LP,Most of the clients that walk in the door already have a reverse pivot coupled with a tilt to flip type hitting motion to some degree or another, and as a result have poor consistency and don’t experience any quality ball striking. I think those folks if trying to apply the S’nT will definitely hit it worse. So in those terms, if the whole golfing universe adopts the S'nT it will keep me in business for a long time w/ plenty of unhappy golfers to help.
On another note, I strive to teach fact-based instruction and am happy to answer any questions you or any of the forum folks have concerning tips, swing thoughts/moves, etc. if I have the experience. I'm here to help.
Great news, a golf pro at Epic! As golf instruction is a mannerly profession, I promise, always, to treat discussions with full respect!
Thanks for your analysis of SnT and it's impact on the swings of Weir and Baddely. Golf instructors have long recognized that "feel" and "real" are not always in synch and video sure confirms those thoughts. I remember the Golf Channel's Jim McLean doing a video review of Ben Hogan's swing and pointing out that Hogan did not achieve positions that he advocated in his 5 Lessons book. Your thinking that aspects of SnT can be beneficial on a very selected basis as warranted by the swing issues is right-on IMHO. The pro at my club ( who I do not take lessons from ) always states that he is delighted by new swing techniques as members try them, get screwed up and come to him to get straightend out. But then, he also loves Winn grips because they wear out and need replacement at a premium price. Follow the money trail!
Jim McLean uses the term "death move" to describe a swing movement that is so detrimental that it's almost impossible to recover from and hit a good shot. The pro I worked with found two "death moves" I was making and self-taught SnT would not have fixed either. Over the past few weeks, I've been reworking my swing using my notes from that lesson and sections from a McLean book that call out my specific issues. The results have been very encouraging, but, there's no magic cure for a few years of inattention to my swing. I'm a lifelong hands flipper trying to develop a dead hands swing. Thankfully, fast twitch hand muscles play no part in ski technique.
A final thought about a comment that Weir and Baddely are paid pros doing SnT for the money. The following may be most niave words I've ever written, but, I don't think the highest level pro's modify or endorse their swings just for the money. Don't get me wrong, when it comes to clubs, balls, training aides, rangefinders... whatever, they are very willing to take the commercial endorsements. Some look like walking billboards. But give your swing to someone for money -- No way. I sure hope that Weir and Baddely, et al, went to the SnT pros with the full intent of making themselves more competitive.
Again, thanks for the comments