Originally Posted by kevink2
All this ball flight law stuff is getting quite old and tiring... back to the topic of Martin Hall, he was a European tour player and is rated as one of America's top instructors. I appreciate the fact that he is trying to simplify things- putting things in easily understood terms that one can transfer on to the course when actually playing a round, and issues are arising. If one is stuck thinking about so many mechanical factors during the swing, the body will become confused- you see it on the range/course everyday, people running through the list of thousands of swing thoughts before they take the club back. Having one simple thought, maybe two, is about the most one can think of in the middle of a swing. IMO he's trying to get one to play the game, shoot at the flag, and have fun- not be a golf robot with too much data clouding one's mind.
You can simplify things I am all for it but it dosnt matter if your a tour player or not due to most of those are cluless anyhow in regard to learning and swings.
My favorite with Hall is when he teaches swingplane and Holly hit it so much left after the drill and clearly it dont work to make a good golf swing.
You dont need to think and have swing thougts when swinging, even when your learning and re-tooling to a new swing.
If you simplify the learning and dont understand how the brain and perception works and then also teach swings that is complicated and timing dependent it wont help with simplifying...
Its then likely to confuse the reader or the one watching.