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Phil McGleno

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  1. @ncates00 he is working with an instructor-You could help the people who are not working with an instructor. In the past few days-You have tried to help @cipher , @RFKFREAK, @Antneye, @Lugowskins, and three of those four are working with instructors or @iacas I think. There is lots of guys here-That are not working with anyone who might love some help.
  2. Oh my. I would write more but I am going to write a letter right now and do not want to delay.
  3. Since this is from the guy who stole a whole book-I will not believe this is his either. Also-Do not love the trail elbow position at the top.-Appears to be well around by the seam.
  4. For f***s sake-You do not know if it was a good business decision. You are just bitching about something. Um the poll would be about: Does Your Course Charge Extra to Ride Solo?
  5. @Double Mocha Man I look forward to your future topics where you complain about: stamps prices going up sales tax on shipping night-time movies costing more than matinees Good god man-You are just complaining about something. This entire topic is basically you bitching-WIthout knowing anything- About a course making a business decision that they think will benefit them. Can we lock the topic now?-This feels like it should have been a tweet-not a forum topic. You asked a question-But didn't even make a poll.
  6. It does. But you know your body and the golf swing so well- I'm puzzled as to why you can't hit a draw.
  7. Maybe you should get a lesson.
  8. You seem to think that if you take a few opportunities to learn a little bit to get you started-That you can do the job others train their whole lives for and who do this for a living. So what do you do-And are you comfortable with someone else saying that they can do it after you teach them for a few hours and they watch a few YouTube videos? Some means plural-The only person saying that is you. There is no evidence to support your claim.-PGA Tour players by and large have instructors and get instruction. The better the player the more likely it is that they got instruction-And that they will get instruction in the next year or two. Yah some guys will get to scratch on their own or whatever-But that is not a reason to advise it for everyone. You have nothing to support your claim. You are saying that you can not only do the same job as people who do this for their lives,people who spend 40+ hours per week thinking about this stuff-you are saying you can do it BETTER teaching yourself. I am with the others who have said this is a stupid opinion.-You are a 17. Maybe you will be the one in 10,000 who get to scratch on their own-But odds are you will not.
  9. I've had about four or five occasions to hire a lawyer-I guess I should just represent myself in court from now on since I essentially have my own law degree.-What do you do for a living @knott?-Surely someone knows enough about doing what you do after watching a few YouTube videos.
  10. So I have a bunch of thoughts-And I am going to take time to write them out. I voted a 3.-But I wanted to vote 2.5. If the scales are every 20% then this is nowhere near the bottom 20% of lessons, and is better than the bottom 40% of lessons. It is not in the top 20 or 40, so that puts it in the middle.-I guess since there is no 0 3 is right. So let me be clear about that-I do not think this was in any way a bad lesson. I liked that Chuck was personable.-THe guy liked him and he liked the guy. They had a good rapport and got along well.-They had a few laughs and the student seemed to enjoy the time. That is that though-So while I do not think it was a bad lesson I do not think it was a good lesson. Quickly-If I can do this right: What does this guy take away from the lesson? Both physically-video pictures notes-and otherwise-What is his biggest thing to work on and how does he work on it? Very little seemingly done here. The guy worked on four or 5 things right? My goodness what is the focus? The guy got different instruction-the opposite-from another instructor in Rotary Swing? Very little use of anything but what Chuck says he saw. Disagree with several of the mechanics parts. Left knee not moving back, not moving forward, closed/square at impact, resisting the turn with the hips-More. What was the student there for? Ball flight? Speed? Did Chuck ever ask? So closed at impact. Right foot flat? And yet do not slide the hips forward?-Come on-That is going to make the hips go forward most. That is off the top of my head.-Others in this topic already got some other things.
  11. Probably did not like that we discovered he is a 4.7-I think he is just making up the results as he has not shot the scores he has said he shot himself either. Probably did not like that we discovered he is a 4.7-I think he is just making up the results as he has not shot the scores he has said he shot himself either.
  12. So @Bump-n-MI who are they because your facts are not adding up here. We have a few LPGA/Symetra players at my course and in my area. Standing game with the +1/+2 crowd-Some of whom backed the players financially-Is to let the women play from 6250 while the guys play 6820 tees. Guys are about 2:1 to win. Two thirds of the time. Does not matter the game - straight up singles, best ball, scramble, worst ball, hi-lo-to. Also I have not met many genuine scratch players who are a 4.7 index. So who are these players? I think we determined LPGA Tour players are about +6 like PGA Tour players and guys in general are about six shots better than women. National Course Rating Database Gold: 71.1 for men, 77.6 for women. So the +2.8 should be shooting often around 69-72 and the women will shoot 73 or so since they are not even LPGA Tour players they are not +6. An actual scratch player-Not a 4.7- would play them pretty closely on average.
  13. Great job refraining!-Instead you made an incredibly insensitive comment and pre-emptively attacked yourself on behalf of 'the other side' when this is an issue on which we should all be on the same side. I do not want my grandkids to live in a world where someone will be killed almost solely because he or she is black.-Where someone like Breonna Taylor can be murdered by police who don't even have their body cams on.--Where someone like George Floyd can beg that he can not breathe and a policeman stays with his knee on his neck for nine minutes for the non-violent possible offense of giving a counterfeit $20 bill. I do not know enough about the BLM movement to know if I agree with all that they want-But I doubt many people agree with ALL of the platform. Does not mean you can not support the parts you do agree with.
  14. I have taken some time to write this post. I am trying not to use my usual style and am trying to make it more general and readable and understandable. As many know George Gankas has risen from mediocrity to achieve sudden fame, booking his $500/hour lessons out to June - though probably not anymore with COVID-19 and California - because Matt Wolff rose to fame and because his Instagram account shows a bunch of already very good players hitting the ball hard. Now of course George has actually been teaching for 25 years and is probably almost the same guy he is now as he was five years ago when he was unknown by most but that is just how golf is. I am not jealous of George - He is not taking students from me. I do not dislike George either - Though his surfer boy 'EMBH' attitude does rub me the wrong way, he cares about good information and is passionate about making golfers better, so he is okay in my book from that POV. But I do have some very real issues with his swing philosophy and I will attempt to talk about them here to start a discussion. My list of complaints - and I will go into more detail later on - is: Does not tuck his shirt in. Wears socks with sandals. EMBH. I am just kidding - but now seriously. First bear in mind this is from having seen much of Instagram, hearing from things, videos and speaking engagements, podcast interviews, etc. I have watched a LOT of GG content, directly from GG himself, I have not spent weeks watching him teach and some of this might be older or he might not do it as much as he says. A little like Stack-n-Tilt where something that has some value is WAAAY overdone to the point it can become an obstacle. A little goes a long way, and a lot is too much. None of what we are apparently calling 'flow' now with several manual movements in an effort to make it 'reactive' or something. Overdoes rounding of lumbar spine at setup. Trail knee extends too much too soon and hips over rotate on the backswing. You can see some guys with straight trail leg by P2. Hands get too deep too soon. Can cause two big problems (let me see if I can do this right): Hinders too much left bend. Notice some guys move the head down and forward on takeaway. Limits mobility with the arms and torso. Arms do not have any room towards the top so arms have to lift and shift outward. IMO b/c of the last couple notes, Gankas has been advising to add in more manual spine extension to finish the backswing. So you have a manual move on top of a manual move to compensate for each other. This extension on the backswing also gets pressure too far forward too soon, players get a 'loaded left' look at P2.5 to P3. If the pressure and mass does not load right it can not 'fall' forward in transition. Body shift and rotation sequence is backwards: George likes upper/lower body to stay back P4 to P6, then open up big time early and then moves lower center forward from P6 to P7 as the hip thrusts forward and up. Elite players tend to do the opposite, upper body is 'closed' in relation to lower body in transition as body shifts forward in order to spike pressure at P5. Most players are mostly done going forward with the body by P5.5 because they are going more up and around. Wants dual external rotation of hips in downswing. Does not happen even though his early Instagram was littered with players practicing this in some sort of hyper-perverted Sam Snead Squat thing. From P3.75 to P4.25, trail hip in good players moves from more internal to less internal (which is movement in the external direction-Yes) but then goes internal to neutral from there. The front hip goes internal on downswing. You can even see some Tour pros plant the front heel more forward than where it was at setup. If it actually went external in the lead hip the golfer would just spin out and have nothing to plant and push against. If you went external there you could not properly engage the muscles up the left side. Trail elbow does not actually go external with many pros at all. Most pros the elbow slightly trails trails the rear hip on the downswing and pros tend to have some trail shoulder retraction early in the transition. By P4.5 pros will not have the forearm 'in front' or more vertical than the torso tilt. George says the arms shifting out shallows the shaft. While it can it can also make the shaft get steeper or do anything else too. You can overcome the pretty weak force that shifting the hands out shallows the shaft very easily. I see people shift the arms out and steepen EVERY damn day on my lesson tee. Plus with GEARS or 3D we know the butt of the club early transition tends to move more vertically down and then moves out. It follows the movement of the body/torso: it lowers 'closed' and then starts opening up. If you have to shift arms out and go ER, how is Rory one of the most shallow players and Noren one of the steepest? Dislike manually feeling more rotation on the downswing by rotating faster and more. I do not have a problem with this in general - Dustin Johnson has to do this, but he is also a freak in a good way. But do not teach it to everyone. Not all great players are super open at impact and those who are, mostly a result of what came before. Look at Matt Wolff, who does the opposite of many of these things (https://www.instagram.com/p/B73nK0iA2xz, https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r2keCNyqEhQ😞 Hands track straight back on takeaway to mid backswing. Do not gain super depth. Trail hip does not over-rotate. Gets his right hip high and internally rotates into the hip. Unweights the lead foot instead of staying centered or left. Dual internal rotation of the hips. Here are some stills. Hands don't get overly deep: No real external rotation or outward shifting hands here: Internal rotated hips, left heel planted forward of where it was at setup: Some of these photos are https://www.instagram.com/p/BbVfT7NgkH5 and https://www.instagram.com/p/B1peRirlSqM and https://www.instagram.com/p/Bz6xE86FzGs. They will not embed because his account is private right now. 1. A little like Stack-n-Tilt where something that has some value is WAAAY overdone to the point it can become an obstacle. A little goes a long way, and a lot is too much. I do not have to say too much more about this and I do not have pictures to show it, but an example might be the Sam Snead Squat thing. It is overdone. Other things he does are a good thing that is taken past where it is good and beyond. 2. None of what we are apparently calling 'flow' now with several manual movements in an effort to make it 'reactive' or something. Countless examples of this. Look at the Matt Wolfe video FO up above. Compare to say Rory or Justin Thomas videos. See the first set of three images below too. 3. Overdoes rounding of lumbar spine at setup. Look for the hips to be a bit too level and the butt tucked under a bit too much. Not saying you want to have a flat back here and some of the more recent videos and Instagram posts look better. 4. Trail knee extends too much too soon and hips over rotate on the backswing. You can see some guys with straight trail leg by P2. Can find a ton of those on his Instagram. https://www.instagram.com/p/B_nKvxGjRPymAtMS8EM0ZnRFPt9RRNIMtMPG-E0/ for example. 5. Hands get too deep too soon. Can cause two big problems (let me see if I can do this right): 6. IMO b/c of the last couple notes, Gankas has been advising to add in more manual spine extension to finish the backswing. So you have a manual move on top of a manual move to compensate for each other. https://www.instagram.com/p/B_jRb3QjHPm10S7SxFLnr3BHVfQ8FKlN38ElGw0/ 7. This extension on the backswing also gets pressure too far forward too soon, players get a 'loaded left' look at P2.5 to P3. If the pressure and mass does not load right it can not 'fall' forward in transition. Too many to post. You will see a lot of GG students staying very centered then falling back during the downswing and then finishing forward late. This is similar to 2 but I thought it deserved its own post. Might be the same thing though. 8. Body shift and rotation sequence is backwards: George likes upper/lower body to stay back P4 to P6, then open up big time early and then moves lower center forward from P6 to P7 as the hip thrusts forward and up. Elite players tend to do the opposite, upper body is 'closed' in relation to lower body in transition as body shifts forward in order to spike pressure at P5. Most players are mostly done going forward with the body by P5.5 because they are going more up and around. Also similar to 2 and 7. Just more detail. You can condense these a bit if you want, but really, 8 is a bit different too because it is not about pressure but about the rotation and the translation and when those are 'primary' in the golf swing. 9. Wants dual external rotation of hips in downswing. Does not happen even though his early Instagram was littered with players practicing this in some sort of hyper-perverted Sam Snead Squat thing. From P3.75 to P4.25, trail hip in good players moves from more internal to less internal (which is movement in the external direction-Yes) but then goes internal to neutral from there. The front hip goes internal on downswing. You can even see some Tour pros plant the front heel more forward than where it was at setup. If it actually went external in the lead hip the golfer would just spin out and have nothing to plant and push against. If you went external there you could not properly engage the muscles up the left side. So many buckets between the knees especially in early Instagram posts. 10. Trail elbow does not actually go external with many pros at all. Most pros the elbow slightly trails trails the rear hip on the downswing and pros tend to have some trail shoulder retraction early in the transition. By P4.5 pros will not have the forearm 'in front' or more vertical than the torso tilt. 11. George says the arms shifting out shallows the shaft. While it can it can also make the shaft get steeper or do anything else too. You can overcome the pretty weak force that shifting the hands out shallows the shaft very easily. I see people shift the arms out and steepen EVERY damn day on my lesson tee. Plus with GEARS or 3D we know the butt of the club early transition tends to move more vertically down and then moves out. It follows the movement of the body/torso: it lowers 'closed' and then starts opening up. If you have to shift arms out and go ER, how is Rory one of the most shallow players and Noren one of the steepest? Note the handle actually goes behind him more and close to vertical then and yet Matt shallows the club. 12. Dislike manually feeling more rotation on the downswing by rotating faster and more. I do not have a problem with this in general - Dustin Johnson has to do this, but he is also a freak in a good way. But do not teach it to everyone. Not all great players are super open at impact and those who are, mostly a result of what came before. Look at other player videos on YouTube. Good things about George: Setup: armpits over the top of the knee over the balls of the feet. Does not set up like old Adam Scott with straight back. Generally better to be neutral or internal with trail elbow on backswing than external. Eat the ball cue in transition. Thank you to certain people behind the scenes in a PM for encouraging me to post this. And to take the time to make it good. I am posting this to have a discussion. I like a lot of what George teaches, but I do take issue with the things I listed up above.
  15. Because this topic is stupid and self-involved.-Again how the hell should anyone know what your game is going to be like in six years? Just because a few people replied does not mean the topic is worth having. But hey while we are at it I will take the lottery numbers for March 22, 2021. Lashed out?-Please kid you are soft if this is lashing out. I think this whole thread is stupid.
  16. And I am welcome to post here too-I think it is a dumb topic. Hey kid-Where do you think I will be in my life in six years? I mean-You should be able to answer because you know virtually nothing about me. There is one person here who cares about your golf game-YOU.
  17. @dagolfer18-Man please tell me why any of us should care where YOUR game will be in six years?-You do not know what will happen in those six years-ANd we know even LESS than you do
  18. Can not take the time to quote the different parts of your wall of text but- 1-Your Hogan and Tiger swings do not look like Hogan and Tiger.-Agree with @klineka on that. 2-You are open minded?-Not true. 3-Your friends are probably poking fun at you.
  19. The point is to post your swing and what you are working on-Not you pretending to mimic the swings of others.
  20. Driving and iron game-And it is not even close. You will not score that low.-BUt you will score MUCH lower than if you were the worst driver/iron player. @dagolfer18 -It is probably too late for your grandpa to change but it is not too late for you to learn.
  21. Ha ha ha ha-Wake up on the crabby side of the bed today dood? Duke is not far from me and in no way is it "tricky" so I get why he is asking. And before you go on a rant about how I am not a real "pro"-just go look up the freaking definition. I am a golf professional just like @iacas and a former professional golfer-Which he has never claimed to be at all.
  22. The reviews on YouTube for this product are bad- and by bad I just mean the reviews themselves. Not their opinions of the PlaneMate. The reviews are quite favorable-Very positive. They're just poor videos. I have three.-I loan one out constantly to students who need it. One is mine and the other I use in lessons a few times a week.
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