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I HAVE BEEN PLAYING CONVENTIONAL GOLF FOR ABOUT 4 YRS WITH MODERATE SUCCESS, AND WAS

CONSIDERING TRYING THE NATURAL GOLF SYSTEM.

 

I HAVE ACCESS TO A N.G. CERTIFIED INSTRUCTOR, BUT WANTED TO FIND OUT ALITTLE MORE ABOUT

IT BEFORE I COMMIT TO MAKING A CHANGE.

 

DOES IT WORK LIKE IT SAYS IT DOES...?????

 

WHAT ARE THE PROS & CONS OF THIS SYSTEM...????

 

DOES ANYONE PLAY WITH SOMEONE USING THIS SYSTEM...?????....DOES IT WORK FOR THEM....????

 

ALL COMMENTS ARE WELCOME

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My instructor teaches Natural Golf. I actually use portions of the swing in my own. I can definately hit it straighter and farther because there are less moving parts to my swing. I didn't go all the way with the changes, but I incorporated the a lot of it. One portion was the grip that I did NOT use because no matter how I held the club, it felt like it was going to fly out of my hand (I use an interlocking grip). BUT, it does work. Give it a shot. After about 3 or 4 lessons, you'll know if you like it or not.

DRIVER:  Callaway Rogue ST 10.5

FAIRWAYS:  Callaway Rogue ST 3, 9, 11 Fairway Woods

HYBRIDS:  Callaway Big Bertha 3 Hybrid, Rogue ST 4 Hybrid

IRONS:  Callaway Rogue ST 4-AW

WEDGES:  Callaway Jaws Raw 50 S Grind, 54 S Grind, 58 Z Grind 

PUTTER:  Odyssey Toulon Las Vegas

BACKUPS:  Odyssey Toulon Garage Le Mans Tri-Hot 5K Double Wide, MannKrafted Custom, Slighter Custom

BALL:  Testing

A man has to have options!

 

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I think saying it's a joke is little harsh. I have a friend who had trouble swinging conventionally, took a few lessons in Natural golf, and he now enjoys the game and can shoot in the 90's. I will say I've tried to talk him into changing, that I'd help him switch, but he's committed. It does look unusual, split grip, long shafts, addresses the ball with the club back at his right foot, big jumbo looking grips. Each to his own I say. I know of one Tour player (probably former) who uses it, can't remember the name, but the guy was tops in driving accuracy. I wouldn't recommend it personally, unless you've seriously tried lessons without improvement. I think if it were a superior method, you'd see it blossom more than it has. MY .02.

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Natural Golf is a joke. My dad was the assistant pro at a golf course and the teaching professional there taught Natural Golf and its a joke

Well there you have it! We can all rest easily now knowing natural golf is a joke because GehenHerzog's dad was the assistant pro at a golf course and the teaching pro there taught natural golf and its a joke.

 

If your going to make statements like that put some facts behind it please.

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THANKS FOR THE IMPUT (BOTH POSITIVE AND NEGATIVE)

 

I DID TRY IT THIS PAST WEEKEND IN A 3-HOUR GROUP LESSON WITH TWO OTHER PEOPLE, AND

WHILE IT IS QUITE DIFFERENT FROM THE CONVENTIONAL METHODS OF GOLF INSTRUCTION,

IT DOES WORK. ONE OF THE STUDENTS THERE WHO HAD NEVER PLAYED GOLF BEFORE WAS, BY THE END

OF THE LESSON, HITTING THE BALL VERY SOLIDLY AND STRAIGHT AS AN ARROW.

 

BUT, AS FOR ME IT JUST DID NOT FEEL "NATURAL" (SORRY FOR THE PUN)

 

TO END ON A POSITIVE NOTE, I HAD PICKED UP A BOOK TITLED "THE SECRETS OF THE GOLF SWING"

BY JOHN DUNIGAN AND TRIED SEVERAL OF THE METHODS/DRILLS FROM HIS BOOK.

 

I MUST SAY THAT IN THE SHORT TIME I HAVE HAD THIS BOOK, I AM HITTING THE BALL LONGER, AND

FOR THE FIRST TIME ACCUALLY HITTING A DRAW.

 

IF YOU ARE SEARCHING, LIKE MYSELF, FOR A GOLF SWING YOU "OWN" YOU MAY WANT TO READ IT.

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Natural golf has its limitations. It can help a 100+ shooter get into the 90's quickly. But I think beyond that its tough going.

 

I too learned from a guy who taught a hybrid natural golf swing. I incorporated parts of it into my swing until I reached a plateau shooting in the mid 80's. As I deviated away from it and toward a more traditional swing I reduced my handicap to as low as a 7 index.

 

At this point I have rejected all that is natural golf except for a shorter than normal backswing. When my game goes south on me its usually because I'm reverting in some way.

 

The limitations I can see with natural golf is that it relies on hand timing for power and not enough on things that are easier to own, like a good weight shift and proper downswing initiation. With my swing today if my timing is a little off it causes only slight issues which I can correct with a couple of practice swings. With natural golf it could be weeks until the timing came back to me.

 

No knock on natural golf. I know it has worked for a lot of people. It just didn't work for me.

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