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  • Re: i used the 3 skills and nailed it!

    Originally posted by golfseeker View Post
    Here is my last question on this 3skills thread. If this is such a remarkable technique for teaching the golf swing why have I not seen it reported in any of the current golf magazines?

    Surely some reporter would have picked up on it by now.
    I wonder that myself. It has simplified my game so much that I really do recommend it. I wonder if the powers that be don't want it to be that simple and want to sell lots of lessons, instruction and gadgets!
    Brian

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    • Re: i used the 3 skills and nailed it!

      Not especially a 3 Skiller myself, though I've picked on some stuff from the book but to answer your question:

      a) It has been picked up but I think in a UK only magazine

      b) I'd suggest that the big beasts of teaching, the Golf Channel, the large circulation glossy monthly's, the big OEMS are all in a pretty incestuous commercial relationship that is dificult to break into.

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      • Re: i used the 3 skills and nailed it!

        hi
        if you look at the number of tapes Dalton McCray sold and then AG Bonner and lately Leadbetter interactive DVDs. all sold in huge numbers due to the golf channel pushing them, and all 3 did helped a huge mumber of peole but most did not stick with it but the people that did stick with it did improve greatly and it the same with 3SK i think, if you stick with it then you will improve. you need a target to aim for a goal to aim for, sadly to many of us we give up and dont give it a chance work, it the same with a lot of golf aids, most will and do help but we dont give them long enough to help us.
        if you try 3SKs then you have to give it time and you have to put the work in to make it work.
        its not something magic it a method of getting you to to hit the ball cleanly.
        it would be great if you could get a golf instructor to work with you when you use a book like this, sadly you never seem to find one that will work with on books or DVDs you have bought.
        chees
        bill

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        • Re: i used the 3 skills and nailed it!

          golfpunk magazine are looking to do a monthly 3skills feature,

          scott currie at boysnope manchester has bought the book and is incorporating it into his coaching

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          • Re: i used the 3 skills and nailed it!

            Great point that Bill,

            Every pro I mention it to seems to think this would put him out of a job so boo hoos it straight off.

            It like they don't want to listen, perhaps its 'I'm a pro and your not syndrome' so what do I know.............!!!

            Started chatting to a girl at our range who has just started work there and she was hitting balls and asked me if Liam played anywhere etc and she said Lanceshire have a great county set-up, cutting a long story short, she said she had county coaching and I mentioned that I refuse to let anyone at the county coach Liam any 'swing changes', she look horrified, and said everyone needs swing changes........!!!

            Is this what they teach them...???


            Ian.

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            • Re: i used the 3 skills and nailed it!

              hi Ian
              i remember back in the 80s and i was playing off 16 and my pro convinced me i would never play well using Trevino's open system and he talked me into playing with a closed stance and hitting a draw, i did get down to 4 handicap over the next 10 years but could never control the draw like i wanted to. i damaged my spine and gave up golf for years but went back to it a few year ago and found hitting a draw gave me back pain and i tried the open Trevinos system and no back pain, i was suprised that it came back to me so easely and my best round was 7 over last year and as luck would have it i played with the pro that got me to change to a draw, i took great delight in beating him by 3 shot that day and did slag him about how i would never be able to play using Trevinos system of hitting a ball.
              If you look at Moe Norman and Lee trevino, they played that way so they could put the club square on the back of the ball time after time. how you set up to control the flight of the ball is as important as putting the club square on the back of the ball. reading from a book is hard as you often tend to put your slant on how you read diffrent part, it would be great to have hands on help to make sure your grasping the important parts.
              i have a system i understand inside out and know why i have to do this and why i cant do that, i play what i think is good golf and i have fun with it and i can do something now that i could nerver do when i was drawing the ball and that have control of how much fade i put on a ball, i can take 10 yard off a shot by putting on more fade and have it land so soft. but you have to understand the system you use and why some things work with a one plane swing that wont work with a two plane swing, to many people dont know or even want to know and then dont understand when they hit a bad shot and turn and ask what did i do wrong only to get 3 diffrent answers.
              its great you and Brian and the many other on here are having such improvents using 3sk. its great when things start working and you confedence in your playing get to a point where you dont think about your swing only the course infront of you.
              cheers
              bill

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              • Re: i used the 3 skills and nailed it!

                Hi Guys!
                I haven't wrote on this thread for ages... There are so many pages!
                But if anyone remembers, last time I was saying how I had the book, and enjoyed it so much I went down to Hersham just before Christmas to get a few signed copies for my friends and family. I've also had quite a few more lessons and have really been enjoying it. Joe is a pretty cool guy for coming up with this revolutionary, but so-simple-it's-almost-too-obvious approach. But I've been having lessons with Kevin McDonald, who also really knows the method inside out. It helps he is a really fun teacher, wacky sense of humour but very approachable. I'm getting on really well, and my mates are asking me, "How on earth do you keep improving so quickly? You only just started!"

                I think a lot of people who don't play golf assume its too hard/boring. But the three skills get rid of that, they make it fun and easy. I've even dragged my teenage daughters to the range - and once I gave them a few tips they were quite enjoying themselves! I think I might get them a few birthday 3skills lesson vouchers! Haha! I think they might enjoy it... Kevin's good with people - entertaining them with hitting balls well far and straight off his knees, on one leg, eyes closed, whatever really. Quite a nutter, but very funny!

                Also another point is, I think a lot of you people on here, who've been playing a long time seem to find it hard to let go of all the teaching you've had already. I understand its hard to just forget years of what you've been told... but Kevin and Joe didn't learn golf they started the 3skills way (if you read the intro to Joe's book, he says he's looked into ALL sorts of coaching)... but still 3skills helps them and they are PGA proffesionals!

                Where is everyone from on this site? Because I was thinking if there was enough interest maybe one day there could be a 3skills Golf holiday... fly out to Portugal or somewhere nice like that maybe? any London airport would be convenient for me. Who else has been on a golf holiday? What do you reckon?
                I will have a word with the Hersham boys! It would be good if there was enough interest!


                Teddy G

                PS Did anyone see the latest Golf Punk magazine? They have a little 3skills tip on P29 I think!
                Last edited by TeddyG; 02-17-2008, 04:42 PM.

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                • Re: i used the 3 skills and nailed it!

                  Originally posted by Neil18 View Post
                  Evening chaps.

                  I have probably missed this somewhere, but are there any details around showing what the reasons for downward shaft bend are?

                  Hi Neil
                  It does make sense. Its to do with what the clubface looks like at impact. Applying downward pressure on the ball avoids "scooping" I think. But if you look in the book they have a lot of really good and clear diagrams.
                  If you think in a logical way, 3sk makes sense. Its based around Physics really - without being too complicated to pick up on straight away.

                  Teddy G

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                  • Re: i used the 3 skills and nailed it!

                    Hi teddy I think you might be interested in this?

                    http://www.golf-tuition-online.com/g...-gto-open.html


                    cheers Keith

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                    • Re: i used the 3 skills and nailed it!

                      Originally posted by golfseeker View Post
                      Here is my last question on this 3skills thread. If this is such a remarkable technique for teaching the golf swing why have I not seen it reported in any of the current golf magazines?

                      Surely some reporter would have picked up on it by now.


                      It has been on Setanta TV, and been in Golf Punk a few times. I get what you mean, but to be honest, I think sometimes these things do take a while to really take off.
                      Hersham is a good golf club, but quite difficult to see. A lot of people don't realise it is there because it's down a little cul-de-sac thing! I was a bit confused first time I travelled down there! Its worth going though, won't find teaching like that anywhere else.
                      Spread the word people, and hopefully some more media coverage will follow! Or maybe we should just keep it as our little secret? Then we can become better players while everyone else struggles!

                      Take it easy,
                      Teddy G

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                      • Re: i used the 3 skills and nailed it!

                        Just thought I would revive this thread as the season is about to start.

                        Following the 1st GTO day in August 2007, I have focused on this thery and nothing else, 7 months on and a new season is now upon us I feel like I am ready to take the world on.

                        I videoed my swing a few weeks ago, it has changed somewhat a little flater than before but much more powerful, after over 10years of golf swing changes and working on one thing then another and inevitably back again to something I have worked on before........I am sure most of you have been there, with 3SKs I haven't had a single swing thought for 7 months, more a whole body feeling and of course impact focus.

                        The reason for this is that I have just broke 70 for the first time, it was off the winter tees (grass) but shorter course and proper greens, with 5 birdies I shot a 68, 2 under.

                        Has everyone else stuck with this??????????


                        Ian.

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                          Ye av not had much golf due to back but i am sticking with it n i can feel more confident and i know i am strikin the ball better
                          Keith

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                          • Re: i used the 3 skills and nailed it!

                            yes ian, same for me.... not the breaking 70 bit ... well done!!!
                            but the lack of swing thoughts and the increase in distance , just wish the weather would settle so i could get on the course a bit more.

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                            • Re: i used the 3 skills and nailed it!

                              Originally posted by Ian Hancock View Post
                              Just thought I would revive this thread as the season is about to start.

                              Following the 1st GTO day in August 2007, I have focused on this thery and nothing else, 7 months on and a new season is now upon us I feel like I am ready to take the world on.

                              I videoed my swing a few weeks ago, it has changed somewhat a little flater than before but much more powerful, after over 10years of golf swing changes and working on one thing then another and inevitably back again to something I have worked on before........I am sure most of you have been there, with 3SKs I haven't had a single swing thought for 7 months, more a whole body feeling and of course impact focus.

                              The reason for this is that I have just broke 70 for the first time, it was off the winter tees (grass) but shorter course and proper greens, with 5 birdies I shot a 68, 2 under.

                              Has everyone else stuck with this??????????


                              Ian.
                              im sticking with it ian!
                              played st annes old links on friday in a society event in very testing conditions scored 35 points with 4 blobs! a rare sh*nk when well placed on a par 5 cost me a win!
                              generally im getting more FIR's and GIR's, my chipping and pitching has improved immensly but its off the tee where im most pleased. just missed out on the LD prize on friday, par 5, left to right crosswind i hit a storming 263yd draw

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                              • Re: i used the 3 skills and nailed it!

                                Originally posted by TeddyG View Post
                                It has been on Setanta TV, and been in Golf Punk a few times.
                                Teddy G
                                Could the 3 skills team get the Setanta TV feature up loaded to their site?

                                I think everyone would be impressed.

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