Functional Golf Instruction vs. Conventional Golf Instruction

Let’s talk about conventional golf instruction vs Functional Golf instruction.

You take a golf lesson and see some results, you start hitting the ball a little better and think, “Ok, this is it, I’ve got it!”

Returning to the course the next day, or perhaps a week later, only to find you’re right back to where you were before your golf lesson. In many cases, worse off.

This is how Conventional Golf Instruction (CGI) typically works.

In Functional Golf Instruction (FGI), the process looks a bit different. It’s more in line with how you learned other motor movements in life.

In a FGI lesson like what RotarySwing does, we don’t look at the “symptoms”. Unfortunately, that’s what most golfers are concerned with; ie ball flight.

We look at movement patterns. In fact, I often don’t even watch the ball flight at the beginning of a lesson. The body movement can tell the trained eye what’s going to happen to the ball the majority of the time. You don’t even have to actually see it.

Combine that with a well trained ear and the ball flight becomes very predictable without watching it.

The golf club does not swing itself, the muscles must contract to move bones at joints – that’s the golf swing in a nutshell.

So, in order to fix the ball flight, we must fix the movement of the club.

In order to fix the club movement, the only thing that can permanently change that is changing how the body moves.

When the body moves correctly, the club moves correctly and thus, the ball flies the way we intend it to.

However, CGI focuses almost exclusively on ball flight and never seeks to address the root cause of the problem.

This is like putting a band-aid over skin cancer.

RotarySwing operates exclusively in the FGI space. We diagnose the underlying disease, get at its root cause, and excise the cancer so that permanent change can take place.

Anything less than this is a waste of the golfer’s time and money. They’re just going to need to continually come back for lesson after lesson as the “band-aid” falls off. Then it just creates the need for another band-aid.

This is great for the golf instructor as he continues to get repeat business, but is a disservice for the golf student and the industry as a whole.

If you want to be a competent ball striker, you have to understand your swing holistically as many moving parts must blend together to create one fluid motion.

This is easier said than done for most because of the way they are being taught to swing the club.

With the AXIOM, I discovered a way to teach you how to move your body athletically throughout the entire swing. To swing the club with truly perfect mechanics all through one simple feel.

This one simple feeling can be learned in minutes! It works as a “miracle drug” to teach you proper mechanics without having to break the swing down into hundreds of little “micro-movements” which happen much to fast and dynamically to be useful to learn a proper swing.

Best of all, it combines the benefits of CGI learning (fast or even immediate positive results, even if they don’t last) with FGI (long lasting results that typically take longer to implement) as these two opposite worlds converge.

Most importantly, it allows any golfer to learn the swing solely by feel rather than having dozens of conflicting swing thoughts.

Your mind is free to experience the swing rather than having to try and piece together complex mechanical movements.

That’s what the AXIOM is all about! The ability to learn a mechanically perfect swing, solely by one simple feeling. At The same time revitalizing your athleticism and fluidity in your swing.

If you want to get out off the “hamster wheel” of Conventional Golf Instruction, try something unconventional – the AXIOM.

You might just discover this game is not nearly as difficult as you’ve been lead to believe…

Make sure you check out the Importance of Golf Positions – Backswing Plane vs Impact Plane

Chuck Quinton

is the founder of the RotarySwing Tour online golf instruction learning system. He played golf professionally for 8 years and has been teaching golf since 1995 and has worked with more than 100 playing professionals who have played on the PGA, and other major tours around the world.

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