Machine gun Rick. We all know him, right? You’ve seen him on the range. He’s pounding 500 balls every minute? You may be machine gun Rick. To practice, and to actually improve, this isn’t very productive. I’m not learning anything. I’m just pounding balls. This is maybe a decent workout, there’s a lot more productive ways to spend my time, though.
If you’re serious about getting good at golf, and you really want to understand what it is you’re doing, and actually want to improve when you’re out here spending your time, then you’ve got to slow down and try and work on movements. The movements that you’re trying to learn can’t be learned at full speed.
Think about this for a second: what on earth, in your life, of all the things that you’ve learned, did you learn starting out going full speed? Nothing. You learned how to drive a car, if you learned how to drive on a manual transmission you probably did it in a parking lot going really slow. You stalled, you jerked the transmission around a lot, you couldn’t get it to figure out, but after a little bit of practice, you got it.
Then, you went to the race, right? Now, of course not, but that’s what golfers do all the time. They try to do something, they read a tip, they go out and pound a million balls on the range, then they go out and try and play on the course. That’s no different than you learning how to drive a manual transmission, then me throwing you in a race car and putting you on a race track. It’s not going to work. You’re just going to end up crashing and burning, so when you’re working on something slow down and work through the movement. It’s not going to take nearly as long if you actually slow down at the beginning.
I always tell people, “Those who go the slowest at the beginning end up there the fastest at the end,” and if that makes sense to you, then Rotary Swing is the right approach for you, because we take everything, we break it down into simple, digestible chunks, simple movements that you can focus on, and more important, they’re all designed to be done at home in front of a mirror. You don’t need to be out here pounding balls, so if you’re tired of being machine gun Rick and wasting your time pounding balls, take a look at this bonus video. It’s going to really help you out.