|Jim McLellan (.)|
While you were comatose...This is what happened to our game. $100+ for golf lessons. $500 for a driver, exorbitant prices for carts and green fees....if you can get a tee time. Golf course personnel who "do you a favor" to let you play "their course." All day shot to play 18 holes.
...And...Arrogant golf pros who convince you that a series, or two, of golf lessons, at hundreds of dollars a series, will make a difference. Do these lessons have benefit?....Hell Yes, for the golf pro. The golfer is more confused and frustrated after the "pro" is finished fleecing him of his kids college education money. Does the golf pro care? Not if your check clears!
Pick up any golf magazine. What are you looking at? Fashion! Aloof, nose in the air, gotta have this gotta have that crap. The golf magazine is as real as Tinker Bell. Are you buying it, are you buying the equipment, the dress, the hype, the status, the insanity? What do golf schools that cost thousands of dollars a week (to stay at some posh, plush hotel) do for your game?
Let your wife shop while the golf school pros throw "tip" after tip after tip at you. Tons of tips Dude, Hey you want your moneys worth, don't you? At least your wife will have something to show for her shopping. She will not have a bag of bad habits at the end of your bad dream vacation, but you will, I guarantee it.
What has happened to this wonderful game of ours? More high tech, freeze frame "instruction nonsense, and you 'went for it." Lets see your swing. Looks like a bunch of junk yard parts to me. No power, inconsistent, and down right goofy looking.
Can you fix your swing yourself if something goes wrong? You have thousands of dollars invested, seems like you should have something to show for your empty pockets. You have read 317,039 tips on how to cure your slice and you still slice.
You have read 749,208,488 tips on how to get more power and you can't hit the damn thing out of your shadow. And you know what?......you think the next tip will finally reveal the secret you've been missing.
My prediction: You will probably die a Liz Borden clone. But, you will have nice looking clothes (for Spike Jones), a very costly set of chimney cleaners, skin cancer, a red balance in you check book, and cirrhosis trying to keep up with the local golf pro sitting next to you at the 19th hole.
Your best golf lesson? No lesson. My gift to you? Brain surgery....forget everything you think you know about the golf swing. Because, Bunkie, if you know "a lot" about the golf swing your swing stinks. Yes, stinks.
Why, because the more you know about the golf swing the more contrived, artificial, inconsistent, powerless, ridiculous it becomes. Stop for a moment ...think about it...you read, you study, you spend money, you suck!
You are walking along on the ice, and the next thing you know you are flat on your butt. You are driving down a neighborhood street, a ball bounces out between two cars. How many feet does your car travel before your foot hits the brake?
The golf swing takes two seconds. From the top of the backswing to the ball is somewhere between a forth and a fifth of a second. As fast as it takes you to fall on ice....How much time do you have to think?
Yet, Dr. Einstein, you believe that if you keep doing what you have been doing you will learn to play golf.
Keep buying the mags, forking out your money to the golf pro so he can show you his shell game, buy the threads, play at the expensive golf courses, buy the clubs made of Kryptonite. Support this billion dollar industry. They are laughing at you all the way to the bank!
They're coming to take me away ha ha, They're coming to take me away
January 8, 2000
To learn more about Jim McLellan's simple approach to learning your best golf swing in the shortest period of time, visit his site at www.mcgolf.com.