NEW Mike Malaska, Fixing Over the Top ONCE AND FOR ALL!Feb 27, 2020
thanks for seeing you remember this guy yeah we are good to see you good to see you dude we meet again it was
mike11 months ago i saw you here so almost a year actually it's exactly 11 months because I think I. i was looking at my ticket the last time i was here on october 23, 2016 what has changed in your mind in the way that in your philosophy or what have you seen now that you have opened your moleska quiet golf well what is really interesting is that we have I've noticed that viewer people like to see the typical person swing, see what they do, and then get an idea that okay, they're on top.
I mean it's easy to see that kind of thing, but what am I? I'm going to do to fix it, so you'd like to see what the solutions are, which to me is great because people are starting to learn cause and effect. I mean, it's one thing to identify, you know you're regressing, you're past the Up, you're cutting the ball, but what's really causing it, yeah, you know, past. Is the face open or is your path astray? I mean, that's pretty easy to see, but there's a mental thing and there's a physical thing and they like to see the process of what I do with people, well, let's get right into it. questions from viewers and everything else.
I'm going to adjust the mic on your mic so it doesn't stick out too much in the wind, okay, great. I think YouTube is the number one most difficult problem. Golf is over the top when I swing it's like you know my wife might say Oh Brendan you were over the top but everyone says oh the fix is easy. I don't like the term shallow shaft why is that? and then let's move on to the top and the best way to get by right when it comes to i want the stick to come in shallow and at the right angle of approach in case someone like a total newbie what do we mean by sha?
Follow the show when they start talking about the shallow shaft. They want people to come up here and they want the first move to let the shaft drop this way to tilt it back to prevent the club from going to the right and I agree that it doesn't. I don't want the club to come off, but is it the shaft you're trying to flatten or is it your body sequence that flattens your arms and allows the club to enter the ball at the correct angle of approach? I mean can you? I can get the club into the ball a lot of different ways I can do spins and have the club really behind me and I can convert it It can get into the ball the right way I can get my arms in shallower and the club work and over my hands on the ball and we have the same numbers on the court man so what's the most effective you can do but I've found that during my teaching and playing career what I'm doing seems to be more beneficial to me for the good players that I'm working with to be consistent and the least amount of stress on their bodies but they can still hit it so far that you're not losing speed, you're creating it in a different way, you know, so everyone wants that this shaft to be shallower they want the correct approach angle on the ball because all of us know there are certain numbers where you want to get the angle of the approach path face to maximize r the flattening factor in what you're trying to do there's just different ways to do it ok let's talk about the top I know when I tried to flatten the shaft before all it does is the chef gets shallower , but my hands get steeper so every time I try to do this right there you come out here and I've developed a meaning nice kinda horrible Move in my swing where this happens kinda good and my God I hate it so , where is the most common cause and also the most common cure for and over the top or out of sequence? kind of swing well first I've spent 40 years doing this and probably 25 or 30 years in corporate America a teaching for most people that are playing the game yes and a high level player but the average person the first thing that causes it to cross the line is they tend to cut the ball so they lose it to the right and you hit one so the average person stands up they come here and they twist their shoulders and they go like this and the ball goes out to the right and short and very weak and very weak how the stick is looking if you look at that divot so vivid y'all gonna get our GoPro I mean the divot is crossing the ball you guys can see the alignment stick and yeah and that's it, they go to the tea box, they see that chop everywhere, that's cool, so the question is: they're over the top, how do they fix that right after they've done it? golf schools and working with people thousands and thousands of people i have tried in different ways yes the first thing i think you need to correct is to correct your ability to square the face most of the time your grip is off , so when they come into the ball the face is open they cut it and then they try to do their right side and their body tries to catch the face so even though they don't feel athletic they are being extremely athletic because they are reacting athletically to this. open face and it would be like they just hit two slices and immediately their body knows I have to do something to get them back in line correctly and what their instinct is to catch the face because they think they have heard your shoulders and hips control the face they start to twist the shoulders and hips and usually the upper body way before the lower body ok so they go out of sequence trying to square the face so the first thing I do with everyone is to work on their grips and get their grips maybe a little bit stronger and have them feel the face turn around so all of a sudden now they grip better they can make the face work a little bit better and they go through over and where the ball is going well. they pull it off the hook so they fixed the grab and they did it they had the same sequence and now they're demoing now they're doing a dead left so if you kept that same if I kept that exact same face and said okay , now that ball went to the left and caught a little bit, but I don't want it to go there. the club goes less deep into the ball and sensing that I'm going to hit the ball a little more to the right wouldn't be that hard to do because now you're confident in the fact that the ball isn't going to go to the right, okay? so your route will be fixed ok so you fix the route first or you fix the face.
I can tell you all these years that if people don't have face control, they're not going to fix the route. It doesn't make sense, that's in my opinion. it pretty much makes no sense because they're going out on the golf course and they might look better on video but they're out golfing Of course without face control the ball goes sideways and they're terrible if they get the face control, whatever they're doing, they can start making the clubface make the ball move or they want it to go, that makes everyone I work with better. get more control no matter what you're doing with your shots it improves ball control so as a teacher you can fix someone's grip in a minute and a half but changing someone's sweet sequence can be like the one of a lifetime. works well, so what is the key to be well?
We've got a good grip where we'll assume it's hard to take, but what's the key to improving that sequence and so many people who are basically from the top turning well? if most of all if i take a ball and put a ball in his hand i say, okay i want you to take this back and i want you to throw the ball in there, yeah no one does that, no they just don't. So all of a sudden if you take out a play r who has never played golf and they do that and then you put it in slow motion that looks pretty good is yes yes or if you have them just hold a club here and throw a ball into the ground down here like this yes no one, no one twists.
I'll try the Mike Jessica one, so I'm aiming the ball where the ball would be? no way if that's your homework yeah you're going to swing that's not my golf swing I wish it was but I can feel that's not what I'm doing we'll see but that's the homework I you're trying to create right there that's what a golf swing is what you just did there which is why most people have a golf swing in them it's instinct yeah what we've done in our industry is taking most of the instinct out of golf and trying to teach people how to walk when they already know how to walk we haven't related it to movement patterns that they Done I know that's a pattern that most people they are quite successful.
Are you doing that? This is where the problem arises. We have decided that we need to analyze each movement in a golf swing and break it down into the club. this is emotion what you just did was emotion based on all your years of athletics and it's a pretty easy move it's not complicated we've done a very good job of extremely complicating something that didn't have to go that far yes in the last year I've had some success as we were talking about last year i had some success with the flamingo drill one of the things you suggested that other people have and i have on the channel i had at least 200 reviews of oh here's why the flamingo drill works and here's why this It's not like that and I'm like I'm really happy that I found something that works I really don't care too much why you're right so if you do that drill you just did there that's fine so if I put a ball on a tee here you take this ball and you put your stick in there you're just going to throw it down here alright yeah so pretend like you and just nice and easy and just throw it good just throw it there okay okay now get ready for the ball yeah put your hand on the stick very easy just do the same thing so direct the momentum of the stick or throw the club head at the ball do the exact same thing i mean why isn't this rocket science for god sake you know it's pure ok so you just said how are we going to get me to still struggle with my change of direction yeah we just fixed you you made a swing well that's the next question I had before we got to you guys more than your guys questions i have a note i've been on in the last year i've been with about 20 different teachers interviewing them about their different c
oncepts and things right and a lot of the teachers have made me do an exercise or something where i've hit like flush shots.
I'm like, oh my gosh, you know, and then I think I know golf cured or whatever, right, there's some kind of disconnect between, say, a thing I did with a teacher two weeks ago. I had great success step by step. hit yeah and i was throwing it yeah but there's kind of a disconnect between drills because i'm pretty good between drills and golf swing like all the things that i want to happen in slow motion or in my golf swing is happening in a lot of these different exercises, but how do we know if we incorporate it into our game?
Okay, the first thing you asked in regards to practice, so the first thing you have to do is the biggest difference. Agree, the biggest difference. between the range and the golf course it's not me It's not the goal it's not the score those are all parts yeah the most important thing is to tie between shots look at the range I mean I can stand here and swing the stick the way you want me to, give me three or four. balls because I'm good with my hand I'll see how to square my face yeah okay but now if I suddenly hit one or two pretty good and you make me stop and put at least a minute between each ball mm -hmm now let's find out how much I understand and if I can duplicate this, okay, so what's wrong with you?
You do those drills and you start doing them and the drill puts the club in a position and all of a sudden you see if the clubs here my hands do this if the clubs here and you get it square with the ball you go and this is great yeah then you go to first tee well it's been 10 minutes since you hit a ball now you have a different Club it's been time between that and you have your old reflexes and your old belief system about who you think you are. you're supposed to be doing yeah look this isn't just changing someone's swing you have to change their understanding of the task they are trying to create so your brain is a foreman what is the task if you have a bad task and you think that's what it's supposed to happen keep the angle in your wrists change your weight if you think that's what it's supposed to do under pressure your body will do what you think it has to do to keep it up safe that's how you that's how your body works it's called fight or flight so you can't just have someone hit the balls and hit them better they have to understand intellectually and c
onceptually underneath and why this is going to work under pressure, then your subconscious under pressure says: I'm going to use that by default because I want to be sure, but if your subconscious still doesn't believe it or understand it, there's no, I don't care how many balls you hit you walk over there you exert a little d e pressure you are going to do what you think your instincts think is right because right now I feel like intellects talking to so many teachers andyou know across the gamut, but I Intellectually have a pretty good idea of what I want to do, but there's something along the lines of what you said in my prehistoric lizard brain that still thinks this is really going to be the thing that's going to kill it, no, I know, intellectually it's not, I know. but it's so hard to make a change that party you know consciously consciously no yes but your subconscious still has a built in task or belief system it's just no no no no this is what's going to work yes that's why you also have to be you have to be willing to make adjustments and try different things and see what works for you yeah you know I said no the same concepts are not going to work for everyone so the most important thing is what I would say to everyone regardless of the meeting. what are you working on is this what you want to do now we've spent a minute and a half or two minutes talking good now can i stand there now after those two minutes and swing and hit the ball pretty much right?
I want to hit it, you know, if I can get it right, then I probably have a pretty good sense of what I'm doing because I put in the time in between. I've been a bit distracted now that you're coming here so it's been a minute since my drill right now so now you might want to do a booster drill so you can put a club on the golf course not hit a ball , you could sit a month in a legal on that, yeah, and feel what that feels like to just react and shoot, yeah, now go up and just throw the clubhead or direct the momentum of the clubhead into the ball of the same way reproduce the other shot very well yeah ok so we gave you an exercise and put you under a time constraint and you still did well now if you miss hit it you have another minute e to figure out how to do an adjustment see part of learning to play golf which i am there are so many people talking about how to swing a golf club ok but once you have any type of swing that doubles up to a certain point yeah how do you play golf? post notifications button which is that little bell because I'm going to start doing more live videos with some of these guys and the only way you're going to be able to be a part of those live videos is if you see what's happening which is the push button post notifications and you will be able to see much more content i recorded on this trip and the trip i did in 2016 be better golf done that and dont forget
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