Simple Golfing Solutions Instructions
The Simple Solutions System concept is designed around a target concept which effectively addresses 4 critical positions of the golf swing and our product that puts your swing in the optimum position for each. There are hundreds of training aids on the market that are single-solution fixes. The Simple solution actually replaces most of them by addressing the root causes and positions that affect many maladies all at once. It is simple: Sometimes one solution solves many problems. When used properly, in all four target zones, the Simple Solution will help you develop a powerful and repeatable golf swing with less effort than any training aid ever developed.
There are 10 positions of the swing where you can use the Simple Solution to build a repeatable swing. Combining this with proper motion drills, and you will create a golf swing that you can repeat under pressure.
- #1 SETUP – At setup, have the Simple Solution attached to the club so that the device touches your trail arm while taking a good grip. To ensure proper posture, take your grip and stand up normally. Bend from the knees like you are beginning a squat into the ground, and then bend over from the waist to put the golf club behind the ball. When the club is behind the ball make sure the Simple Solution laser is pointing at your belt buckle or slightly in front of it. DO NOT HAVE THE LASER POINT TO THE RIGHT OF THE BELT BUCKLE. Setting up this way will make certain you are engaging the ground correctly, which will help you create the proper motion during the swing.
- Two Keys – Laser to belt buckle and Simple Solution on right arm
- #2 TAKEAWAY – During takeaway simply turn your body away from the target maintaining contact with the trail arm and keeping the laser near your belt buckle. This will create a one-piece takeaway which will set up for a proper downswing and impact. If you take the club too far to the inside you will feel the Simple Solution touch the left arm and the laser will reach the target line BEFORE the club is parallel to the ground. If the club is taken too far outside, the laser will slide down the leg as opposed to the proper way. Ideally the laser will stay near the belt buckle for the first 6-12 inches of the takeaway and when the club is parallel to the ground the laser will have passed the body and have moved toward the target line (DON’T LET THE LASER EVER GET OUTSIDE THE TARGET LINE)
- Two Keys – Maintain contact with the right arm and keep laser pointed to the belt buckle for the first 6-12 inches of the backswing.
- #3 MID-BACKSWING – When the left arm reaches parallel to the ground you will have contact on the right arm still, and depending on the way you hinge the golf club you may feel the club touch the left arm slightly, which is OK. The most important element in this part of the golf swing is to have the laser point back to the target line. Slightly inside is better than having the laser be outside the target line. That is a big red flag.
- Two Keys – Maintain contact with the right arm and point laser to the target line.
- #4 TOP OF THE BACKSWING – At the top of the backswing you will feel the Simple Solution still having contact with the right arm. Depending on the hinge type of your individual golf swing, you may have a slight cup of the left hand or a flat left hand. Some of you may have a slightly “flying” right elbow at the top as well. Depending on your body’s range of motion of the shoulder and other factors this may happen. However, the Simple Solution will help you maintain a great position at the top of the backswing while still having the individuality that makes all great ball strikers.Here are a few examples – Jack Nicklaus had a flying right elbow and still won a record 18 major championships. Dustin Johnson has a bowed left wrist at the top of the backswing and is still on the PGA Tour. Nick Faldo had a slightly cupped left wrist at the top. These were all great ball strikers, and it emphasizes the fact that there is an acceptable range for everyone based upon the individual’s biomechanics.
- Maintain contact with the right arm and get left wrist into a fairly flat position (remember there is an acceptable range)
- #5 EARLY DOWNSWING – This is probably one of the most important parts of the golf swing, especially combining #3-#5. If you start the downswing correctly, momentum will carry you through impact without much manipulation. However, if you do not start correctly it will be tough to recover in the 1/3 of a second that the downswing happens in. In the early downswing portion of the swing, make sure that you maintain contact with the right arm, however in the stage as the pressure shifts in your feet to the left foot you will want to begin feeling the Simple Solution move to the left arm. This gets the left wrist into a flatter position, which is a common move in a lot of ball strikers. This needs to happen before the left arm gets parallel to the ground and the laser points back to the target line.
- Two Keys – Start to move the Simple Solution to the left arm while still maintaining contact on the right arm if possible, and get the laser back to the target line.
- #6 LATE DOWNSWING – When the club returns to parallel to the ground on the way down, you will feel the Simple Solution on your left arm as you approach impact. This will ensure your left wrist is in the correct position and the clubface is square. It is extremely difficult to not square the face if you maintain contact on both arms as you come through impact. Your weight should be mostly on the left side at this point in the golf swing and you should be posting up through the golf ball to properly pivot around your lead leg.
- Get the Simple Solution to the left arm at this point in the golf swing. This will allow you to properly “uncock” the wrists through impact.
- IMPACT – The moment of truth as some call it, impact is the make it or break it place in the golf swing. With proper impact the Simple Solution will have moved toward the left arm and most golfers will feel the device on the arm. Golfers with a broader chest may not be able to get completely there. However, if you feel the device on the right arm, you will have POOR impact. Also the laser should point toward your front pocket or in front of the belt buckle.
- This could be the most important part of the Simple Solution understanding the difference between ADDRESS and IMPACT. Two Keys – Simple Solution should be on the lead arm (or at least off the trail arm for those with a broader chest) and laser should point to your left pocket.
- MID-FOLLOW THROUGH – The Simple Solution should stay between both arms during the release. After you uncock through impact you should remain uncocked all the way through as you turn the body. As the club reaches parallel to the ground, you will recock the wrists to point the laser back to the target line. This is a great drill that Ted Sheftic does to ensure the left wrist does not collapse through impact.
- Two Keys – Simple Solution should be between the arms as you recock the wrists through mid follow through and the laser should point back to the target line in front of the ball.
- FINISH – If the right hand works correctly the Simple Solution will now be on the right arm again and the right shoulder should be closer to the target than the left (for the right handed golfer).
- REBOUND – This portion of the swing is often forgotten about. Greg Norman was the best driver of the golf ball to ever play, and every swing he would finish and then rebound with the club in front of his body while he was still facing the target and in perfect balance. This last position you will want the Simple Solution between your arms and bring the laser and butt of the club to your belly button and hold for 3 seconds.
By using the Simple Solution you will very easily create proper CLUBHEAD LAG on the downswing to create power, perfect PLANE to create straighter shots, perfect IMPACT to create consistency, and help you PIVOT correctly. You will use the body efficiently as well. These are 4 common traits of the best ball strikers in the world.
- Transition Drill – Making a backswing then returning the laser to the target line and putting pressure into the ground of the left foot while staying turned away from the target. This will ensure the proper transition sequence and allow the hips to begin before the shoulders.
- Impact Motion Drill – WHILE HITTING BALLS – To ensure the proper impact and footwork we will break it down but incorporate motion. Setup correctly and get the proper takeaway, as you come back feel the pressure changing in your feet from the right to the left as you DOWN COCK the wrists (this moves the Simple Solution from the right wrist to the left to prepare for impact)…. With the pressure into the lead foot properly all you have to do is release the hips and uncock down into impact. At the end of the drill your weight should be into the left side, hips should be turned about 45 degrees toward the target, the Simple Solution should be on the left arm, and there should be a straight line from the left shoulder to the clubhead.
- Hinge Drill – Depending on how the right elbow moves in the golf swing (I will use examples of Tour players that do this) you could hinge vertically, diagonally, or horizontally. I will show a hinge drill that will give you the proper feedback for each hinge and how you will recognize if you hinge that way in the golf swing. You should do this naturally based upon how you grip the golf club.
Here is a list of things I believe this device will correct:
- Setup position and help you grip the club correctly
- Proper Hinge and allows acceptable ranges to encourage swing individuality
- Top of the backswing without allowing a position that you cannot recover from
- Proper wrist movement of the downswing to create power
- Impact and understanding the difference between address and impact
- Proper timing of the release
- Powerful finish position with fully released wrists
- Gives you the proper feedback when you do it correctly AND when you do it incorrectly