Baddleley wins LA Open!
Aaron Baddleley breaks out of a long slump and plays great golf to best the field this week.
Isn’t it interesting when a player who hasn’t won or played great golf for sometime remarks in the media interviews that he’s gone back to his “old” swing and reunites with his high school golf coach or instructor. And then goes onto win the tournament that week with a stellar performance like what Aaron Baddeley did at Riviera CC here in the LA Open here.
I see this phenomena a lot with pros who achieve either quick success on the PGA tour like “Bads”did early on or have a later super success. It reminds me of Curtis Strange winning two back to back US Opens in the late eigthies and chooses to change his swing afterwards. What were the results? Never got back to where he was. Some players can do it like Nick Faldo did and perhaps Tiger Woods has done like-wise but why is Tiger still reworking his swing after being the best in the world for 1o years and yes he has had knee surgery and he does swing too hard still.
I also recall “the comeback” of Mark Brooks who went on to win the PGA Championship some years ago. I would imagime Kevin Na, who finished third, most likely doesn’t know of Brooks, but much like Aaron here, he too went back to his swing of old and his high school golf teacher and got back on track too. And they both WON! I am sure there are a number of other stories like this out there.
I don’t recall Jack Nicklaus, Arnold Palmer and Ben Hogan working on making swing changes with different techniques. At a certain point the player gains his own mastery of technique and it’s a game of mental focus and visualization in hitting shots from there.
You see winning has its own formula to success and it has a lot to do with doing what you do best and not deviating from that. And that carries into the caution of not changing your golf swing to the newest swing methods and gurus suggesting it’s the best thing since ‘slice-bread’. It can be a temptation and a curse when you change away from what you do best. Players have different abilities and styles that is for sure.
I have always worked on making the player’s strengths better and in doing so the weaknesses seem less. And in Baddeley’s case changing away from a natural swing and style that flows wasn’t the right thing to do trying to adopt to the’ Stack and Tilt’ method.
It’s a bit tricky but you have to be able to recognize what to work on and not to head off chasing the wrong “rainbow”. Sticking to what works is best with your swing when you focus on fundamentals but when you start changing some basics around you’re heading for trouble. You want to improve your scoring game and recovery shots for sure not changing your swing to something that feels unnatural. A player has his own unique style or signature. Then its all about learning to score, and of course the mental game of being able to intend the shot to the target.
I specialize in getting players back on track and the ability to score so if you need help in this or are friends with an advanced player or pro, I have the ability to help him get it back working again with a little bit of magic thrown in as well and winning again at their game like ‘Bads’ here. Welcome back.
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