August 09, 2018 at 12:54 PM
By Darius V
Darius VBarrie, ON
Many of you will recall some of my previous posts regarding my issue with the dreaded Hosel Rockets...
I tried a number of things and got tips and suggestions from a variety of players that I trust as I tried to find a way to get beyond my issues. The problem just got worse and worse until I ultimately hit rock bottom. I play to an 8 handicap and normally shoot between 75 and 85 depending on the course and weather conditions. On Friday 13th I was out with my regular group and fired off a 73 (on the front nine) and things got moderately better on the back to finish the round with a smooth 130 !!!
That night I smartened up and reached out for professional help !
I managed to book a session with Henry Brunton who is one of Canada's top teachers and happens to have a teaching facility at Eagles Nest next to the Titleist National Fitting Centre. I a matter of 5 minutes with me, he identified my problem and gave me a drill to work on which was specific to my issue. He told me to work on that drill and go to the range and work on it and nothing else until I could hit the ball again. After over 23 hours on the range during the course of the following 6 days I had things back on track. My game is now back and dare I say, even better than before this issue arose. Now I am truly enjoying the benefits of my new AP3's and focussing on where to hit the ball instead of wondering where it might go.
I cannot stress it enough that if anyone has an issue in their swing that they are trying to fix, don't waste time trying to fix it on your own. Get professional help !!! Until I saw Mr. Brunton, I tried fix after fix after fix until it finally got to the point where all the fixes combined together and completely left me baffle-gaffed. It took a professional and a lot of hard work to undo all of that tweaking. My advice is that if you are finding your swing is going astray, save yourself a lot of time and aggravation and do it right the first time :) We go to experts like Mitch to get fit for the right clubs and shafts... It only makes sense to go to a professional to ensure we get the best out of those fantastic clubs.
Todd JCalgary, Alberta
Fred TEdmonton, AB Canada
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