Coincidences are a part of living. Some people think they’re just random, meaningless occurrences. While others see them as meaningful.
In fact, Carl Jung saw coincidences as meaningful … especially when they’re continual. He said “ When coincidences pile up in this way, one cannot help being impressed by them - for the greater the number of terms in such a series, or the more unusual its character, the more improbable it becomes.”
Well, the other night while hosting a golf event … I was showing some guys my theory of the golf swing as a throwing motion. I demonstrated the movement of a shortstop throwing a ball sidearm to first base. That I believe is the heart of the golf swing.
So … to my amazement … these guys brought over their buddy - “Snappy Gilmore”. Wow! My son had sent me videos of “Snappy” and his unusual golf swing. Check him out online … it’s pretty amazing.
“Snappy” has perfected the one-armed golf swing. He takes the club back with his right-hand … and lifts it up over his head while shutting the face … and flipping the clubbed back at the target … then dropping it down and rerouting it all in one motion as he snaps the club through the ball … hitting it hard and far … and usually straight. He can also fade it … and draw it.
Do you think we had any fun talking about the right-handed, whipping, throwing motion?
Jung gave a name to this type of coincidence - synchronicity.
We all need this type of whipping action in our golf swing.
Legendary golf instructor Tommy Armour said that the greatest fault of amateur golfers was not using their right hand - it’s why he thought that their swings were weak.
I would agree … but it’s because they don’t know how to use their right hand.
The problem is that they use their right shoulder.
There is no “whip” to their golf swing.
Hitting the ball with your right shoulder might feel “strong” … but there’s no speed … no whip.
Think of throwing a ball with your right shoulder. Try it. Not very good is it. Now … try throwing side-arm, with a loose arm and wrist … make it snap.
This motion will greatly improve your golf swing. You probably won’t rival “Snappy Gilmore” … but you don’t need to.
Maybe reading this blog is the coincidence … I mean synchronicity … that you’ve been looking for.
GM/Head PGA Professional
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Victoria, MN 55386