#1 – While learning and improving one must give up their belief in common sense. Everything in golf is exactly the opposite of what we believe to be commonsensical.
#2 – Better ball striking comes from understanding the principle of leverage and efficient (simple and free) movement. The less something pivots and rotates on a given joint in the body the less likely the club is to swing out of the intended path.
#3 – Leverage is created from the ground up. Our lower body is our foundation for creating speed and power. Our larger muscles are located mostly in the lower body – glutes, hamstrings and quads. Our feet are pivots points between the ground and the club that hold the key to our ability to rotate and create speed and power.
#4 – Talent can be grown. Plain and simple. Following slow deliberate moves with positive, negative and neutral feedback gives your brain the energy currents to develop physical knowledge. This is why God gave us myelin.
#5 – The use of technology is paramount. Mirrors, lasers, robots, 3D tracking, radars are a necessity in the modern learning of golf.
BONUS Tenet: Playing the game… on a golf course… is not the same as swinging and working during a lesson. One must give up control of anything that has to do with their swing during a round of golf. The only control you have during a round of golf is over your attitude and effort. So HIT IT, FIND IT, HIT IT AGAIN and HAVE A GREAT TIME!