Another time ago, I sent a 30 second, paid for, advertisement to the Golf Channel. In the clip I mentioned that the golf swing was quite simple, only took two seconds and was too fast to think. I also mentioned that golf instructors made the golf swing too difficult. The spokesman at the GC informed me, in no uncertain terms, “We won’t be running your clip Mr. McLellan, for the simple reason that it might offend some of our PGA instructors.”
Some of you may know the story of Preston Tucker who built a wonderful automobile of the same name in the late forties & was “squeezed” out of the car business by the big three. More on this maverick in another post.
. . . and then there is my good friend John Richardson of Northern Ireland who in one short year went from shooting 103 to scratch, (that’s par). Although his spectacular accomplishment surpasses today’s household name golf professionals, John is finding that there are many aloof “real golf instructors” who dismiss John as not having the qualifications to teach. They were unable to do what John did and they are telling him he needs to become certified before he gets “Real”. Give me a break!
The “good old boys” network whether in Washington DC, your local court house, city or state politics, large manufactures, or the all mighty PGA, abhors mavericks for THEY are a REAL
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Hi Jim, I recently bought your DVD swiftly followed by the swingrite and the
Mcswinger AND yes they do work don’t they!
I just wanted to say I absolutely love your approach to learning the golf swing.
I’m coming back to the game after a 10 year lay off, I did book a
course of 6 lessons but cancelled them after watching your DVD.
I already had two of the lessons and I got worse! THE PRO changed the ball position and I kept thinning my 9 iron (never done that in my life! I play off 9 so
it shouldn’t happen)
Now I know the correct ball position (watching your DVD) I’m now hitting great shots with the 9 iron (and all other clubs) and gained extra yards with all clubs!
I marvel at the attitude & philosophy that seems to weave through the tapestry of the English golfer. I know I would be comfortable in your company.
Thanks for your letter. All best
wishes for your continued joy of our game.
Keep me posted on your progress.
This David has realized how big of a Goliath the golf industry can be.
Dave! There is a group of astute thinking golfers who fully understand that Goliath has an
unsatiable appetite. He can buy an infinite supply of “food” by keeping the golfer in a state of confusion.