THE LONG GAME PROGRAM INDEX

The LONG GAME PROGRAM User Manual is 73 pages long.    Below you are going to see the titles for all the chapters in the manual.   At the end of the first chapter, you will see a list of power leaks.   It should be your goal to be able identify and eliminate power leaks from your golf swing.   The information in the videos and the User Manual are designed to do exactly this.

Chapter 2 is QUESTIONS AND ANSWERS. Here you will see the list of questions that are answered throughout the program.    You will see the question and see what page in the User Manual that the question is answered on.   Question 3 is How does the brain learn the golf swing at different ages?    This question is so important to the adult golfer that you need to see this now. This question has it's own link on this web site under the link HOW THE BRAIN LEARNS.

When you read this answer you are going to discover exactly why learning the golf swing as an adult is so much more difficult than learning it as a teenager. This should eliminate a lot of frustration that all of you adult golfers have experienced from taking golf lessons and not being able to get your body to learn and perform what the golf instructor was trying to teach you.

Here are the first 4 pages of the LONG GAME PROGRAM User Manual. This will give you a better idea of some of the subjects that are covered in this program. When you buy the program, you will be able to see the titles of each video.

The LONG GAME PROGRAM User Manual

CONTENTS

Chapter                                                                                                           Page

1         What is The LONG GAME PROGRAM and What is The Default Swing?       1

2         Questions and Answers                                                                          4

3         Romancing The Brain                                                                             32

4         Comfort is Overrated                                                                             43

5         Course Management                                                                              50

6         The Key to Accurate Distance                                                                 56

7         Diagnostic Swing Chart                                                                          60

8         Is Your Driver Helping or Hurting Your Game?                                        63

9         Things That Create A Powerful and Consistent Swing                             68

10         Playing With Your Best Friend Can Cost You Strokes                             69

11         Swing Thought VS Feel                                                                         70

12         The Perception Of Learning                                                                  71

13         Developing Hand Eye Coordination                                                      72



CHAPTER 1 What is The LONG GAME PROGRAM and what is the DEFAULT SWING?

If you have started to play golf after the age of 35, I am going to classify you as an adult golfer. When you are an adult golfer, your biggest obstacle to learning to play well is your own brain. When I am talking about your brain, I am primarily talking about the part of your brain that manages and monitors your vital organs and it also stores and retrieves motor memory. This is not the thinking and reasoning part of your brain that you use to solve other issues.

As an adult golfer, this management part of your brain can be used in two ways. If you ignore this part of your brain, it can become your biggest opponent in trying to learn to play golf with power and consistency. If you learn to understand how this part of your brain works, and you learn how this part of your brain is communicating with you, it can become a great ally in this venture.

When you are a teenager, this part of the brain is responsible for shaping your golf swing. It makes muscle assignments so that your body can create the most powerful and efficient movement possible in order to hit the ball long and straight without a swing thought. When you are young, this part of your brain teaches YOU to swing the club. This swing that you learn from playing a lot of golf as a teenager is called the DEFAULT SWING. If you want to consistently get access to this default swing as an adult, you are going to have to remind your brain of what it would have taught you as a teen.

As an adult, you have to get your brain's permission to use a new golf swing. Not knowing how your brain works as an adult, is the single largest reason that golf is so difficult to learn as an adult. Learning to use the tools that your current body has is the challenge. As an adult golfer, you have to teach or remind YOUR brain what you want it to store and retrieve from motor memory. The less damage that you have done to your brain and body, the easier it is to develop, identify and use that default swing.

For the adult golfer, the information in your brain that allows you to get access to that default swing is protected. If you want to see your default swing more than once a month, you need to unlock your brains' code. I am not going to ask you to believe the things that I am presenting to you because this is not learning. You must UNDERSTAND the concepts that I or anyone is presenting to you and they must make sense in order for your brain to allow you to put anything in motor memory. This new learning process is not going to be about you going to the driving range and hitting large buckets of balls. As an adult golfer, that does not help get the motor memory learning switch back on.

If you had access to a Long Ball Trainer this would make this learning process go much faster. This neuromuscular trainer turns on your motor memory switch in 60 seconds. Since most of you are not going to have access to this machine, I have devised a different method of getting that switch on without the use of the emulator. This process of getting your adult brain to be able to learn the default swing that lives in everyone, is about understanding.

This process is not going to be so much about you learning how to do something with your body that you have never done before. It is more about reminding your brain of the things that it would have taught you as a teenager. As an adult you have probably learned many things that are getting in the way of this default swing. It is much easier to remove the excessive movements that an adult golfer has learned to make and reveal the minimal necessary movements, than it is to try and teach you some extra thing to do with your body parts. To shoot in the 70's all the time you don't have to learn a new swing. You just have to peel back all the things that you THOUGHT would make your swing consistent and strong and allow your swing to be more simplistic.

There will be a lot of redundancy in what you read here. This is intentional because adults are distracted by many more things than a teen is. Adults can also read several pages of something and not remember any of it. This is why you are going to see the same things over and over and over and over...


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The LONG GAME PROGRAM is a program designed primarily for golfers that take up golf later in life. This program will provide solutions to learning YOUR default golf swing at an accelerated rate even if you are 60. Every once in a while, almost all adults will hit a drive that goes about 40 yards farther than their regular drives. That is your brain allowing you to see a bit of your default swing because you have made the swing without thinking about all the things you have been told you need to do. Sometimes this happens when you are mentally and emotionally exhausted and you don't care anymore.

This program is not about learning more things to put into your swing. It is more about developing a different swing that does not have all the bad things in it that you are probably doing. Before you can develop the default swing, you have to be aware of what your body is doing with your current swing and understand why this is happening. This means that you must be aware of which muscles your brain is using to cause all the bad things, to happen. This program will give you tools to train your brain to use the correct muscles and be aware of when it is using the incorrect muscles.

The DEFAULT SWING is the swing that your brain would have allowed you to develop if you had played a lot of golf as a teenager or younger. This swing gives you effortless power and accuracy without swing thoughts. If you go to a driving range and watch a high school golf team practicing, you will see the default swing is its purest form. You will notice that all these teenage swings look very similar. Any teenager that has been playing for several years will have an effortless, powerful and fluid swing.

These swings are not created from taking lessons from an instructor. This does not mean that instruction can't help a teenager. These swings are created from playing a lot of golf at this age. Is the default swing the same for everyone? It is when you are a teenager but, the older you are when you start to play, the more difficult it is to find your own default swing. Not having this swing also has to do with all the physical things that you have done with your body since you were a teenager and how you are using different body parts habitually.

Why is learning to play golf as an adult so much more difficult to learn than it is for a teenager? The short answer is that a teenager is getting help from his or her brain to learn the golf swing and the adult golfer is not getting any help from their brain. As a result of this, the adult golfer will develop physical and mental habits that interfere with the development and use of the default swing. The long answer is about what your brain is learning instead of this default swing and how you can change it.

There is a more detailed explanation for why golf is more difficult to learn as an adult and it is answered in Chapter 2, Questions and Answers under question 3, How does the brain learn the golf swing at different ages? The rest of the manual is designed to shed light on why this is so difficult. This program is designed to identify and explain what your body is doing to prevent you from getting to that swing and provide different solutions for you to access and use your version of the default swing all the time.

When you watch these teenage golfers, you will also notice that their swings look effortless and they all have a lot of range of motion. Even as an adult, you still have the tools in your brain to develop this swing. Unfortunately, for most adult golfers, you have probably developed some habits that have nothing in common with the default swing and you keep repeating those incorrect movements.

Here is a list of some of the effects from NOT learning to play golf as a teenager. This is a list of power leaks. Everything that you are doing in this list is interfering with your ability to have that thoughtless, accurate and powerful default swing. Some of these issues are exacerbated by your profession and the other sports that you have learned. The more you are able to identify these issues and work towards getting your brain to STOP doing these things, the closer you get to YOUR default swing.

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1.       Bad stance and posture
2.       Bad grip and grip position with the hands
3.       Grip is too tight
4.       Increasing the grip pressure during the take away
5.       Can't feel the position of the club during the swing
6.       Initiating the take a way with the front arm
7.       Bending the front arm on the takeaway
8.       Not removing the slack between the shoulders and hips on the take a way
9.       Increasing grip pressure on the downswing
10.     Pulling with the front arm on the downswing
11.     Using arms as main power source
12.     Increasing the slack between the shoulders and hips on the downswing
13.     Not enough weight shift in the downswing
14.     Not enough hip rotation in the downswing
15.     Not using the latissimus dorsi in the downswing
16.     Incorrect muscle firing sequence
17.     Coming over the top
18.     Casting with hands
19.     Casting with arms
20.     Reverse pivot
21.     Swing thoughts


About 90% of all golfers are doing at least 12 of the above things. None of the above issues exist in the default swing. The term SWING is part of the problem because it does not accurately describe what your body parts are doing in order to hit the ball. When you tell your brain to SWING the club, you are sending a confusing command to the brain. This command is more about using the arms than it is about using the rest of the body. When you confuse your brain, the learning process stops.

In this program, you will learn how your brain is interpreting the command to swing the club and you will learn why the brain makes different body parts move and prevents other parts from moving. If you are going to be able to control your body parts and create that default swing, you are going to have to understand some basic concepts of biology, biomechanics, kinesiology, neurology and physics.

Your brain already knows this information. It would have taught your body how to make this default swing with all these sciences in mind if you had played a lot of golf as a teenager. This is why learning this information as an adult is not foreign to your brain. You just need to understand how your brain works, as an adult, in order to get it to use this information.

Some of these processes are going to seem like you are rehabbing an injury because they involve retraining your brain to use specific muscles that you have never used before. It will involve creating new neural connections to get these muscles to function. You have the ability to do this, but you are going to need some patience and desire.

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CHAPTER 2 Questions and Answers

These questions and answers help you to understand how your brain works when you hit the ball. This also shows you what page this information is on.

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1.     5     What is the brain's primary function?
2.     6     How does the brain’s primary function and swing thoughts interfere with your game?
3.     6     How does the brain learn the golf swing at different ages?
4.     11   How is it possible to swing easier and hit the ball farther?
5.     12   What causes inconsistency in my game from one day to the next
6.     13   What percentage of golf is physical and what percent is mental?
7.     14   When is your capacity for learning motor skills at its highest?
8.     14   What causes inconsistency from one swing to the next?
9.     15   As an adult, can you learn, store and retrieve a good golf swing without hitting balls?
10.   15   How does someone’s attitude affect their ability to learn something new in their golf swing?
11.   16   How do someone’s emotions affect their ability to play golf?
12.   17   Do some people have more talent for learning and playing golf than others? Can geeks learn
               to play golf?
13.   18   Does the majority of the power in my swing come from my hands or my lower body?
14.   18   I have a wonderful practice swing but when I hit the ball it looks like I am chopping wood.
               What causes this swing to change?
15.   19   What initiates the retrieval of motor memory?
16.   20   How does the brain protect stored motor memory?
17.   20   How do you prevent the brain from retrieving motor memory concerning your current swing,                if you are trying to learn the default or any other swing?
18.   21   What things do I want to accomplish in the process of getting my body and hands to the at                the top position?
19.   21   Do you need to delete old motor memory in order to learn new motor memory?
20.   22   Is it easier to tweak my bad swing or to get a completely new swing all together?
21.   23   How does the brain learn and store position memory?/
22.   24   What can you do to get your brain to allow you to use your practice swing to hit the ball?
23.   25   What are the 5 levers in the downswing and why should they be used?
24.   25   Why is it that a golfer who is smaller and probably weaker than me, can hit the ball 30 yards                past me every time?
25.   25   Why do I run out of energy before I finish playing?
26.   26   What is the perfect swing and how do you get it?
27.   27   What is feel in golf and how important is it in my game?
28.   28   How similar is a golf swing to a baseball swing?
29.   29   What are the things that determine what a golf swing looks like?
30.   30   How important are the correct clubs for me to use?
31.   30   Some days when I am playing badly, none of the fixes seem to work. What is causing this?
32.   31   How am I going to remember all this information when I need to hit the ball?


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