Hey, guys and girls, I travel and am in all-day meetings every few weeks, and during the week - business.
First, thanks, Dalton for the offer. We will do something.
Second, this is not a debate.
This thread began over two years ago, and said nothing at all, other than Dalton is a great teacher. No one refutes that statement. His students do not. The rest of us cannot, because we don't know Dalton or what he teaches. It's even difficult to find much on youtube.
The purpose of the board is to promote discussion about golf, including techniques, patterns, methods, etc.
As a member of golf boards for more than 12 years, and having administered a board in the past, this thread seemed like a way of selling Dalton. We had a lot of 1-2 post members on this thread with this thread being their first post, and no one willing to say anything. To board veterans, that smells of spam.
My purpose in this thread was not to learn about Dalton, but to have the guys who are interested in what he does, discuss his methods, techniques, etc. to promote discussion. It is what we do here:
5 Simple Keys Video Thread: http://thesandtrap.com/t/61376/5sk-video-thread
Quickie Pitching Video Thread: http://thesandtrap.com/t/39411/quickie-pitching-video
Hitting Up or Down with the Driver: http://thesandtrap.com/t/44307/hitting-up-or-down-with-the-driver-in-an-inline-pattern
The above are examples of discussion.
Over the weekend, Steve Draper came on here, thought he'd offended people, etc, but we were merely attempting to get him to discuss Dalton. It seemed like there was a two year disconnect with Dalton's students as to what we do on a golf discussion board. The members merely asked the new guys to discuss Dalton so we could learn and his students could discuss what worked or did not work for them, i.e., the "meat."
Personally, I am not interested in Hank Haney, Jim Hardy, Butch Harmon or their methods. The point is I have instructors and a road map to my swing. When I meet with the guys who have taught me - Mike, Erik, Dana Dahlquist, we work on that road map. I am happy with my progress.
I agree with Dalton as to most golf instruction - generally, it is poor. I have found high quality instructors as named above. It took a long time to find "my guys" and I'm not willing to part with them, although they may be willing to part with me.
Dalton, you will find that members with a couple of thousand posts, have a lot of things to say about the game. Apparently, we love golf. We research, experiment, discuss. The comments I make on this board are no different than the many hundreds, or thousands, of other members on this board with a large number of posts.
So if y'all want to discuss, do so.