Learning to swing a golf club is a very mysterious thing. Golf club swinging reminds me of learning to roll-up a kayak. Both of these things, "golf club swinging" and "rolling up a kayak" are very difficult to understand.
Learning to roll kayaks
Back in 1978, my son David and I were learning how to kayak in the rivers of the Sierra Nevada. In order to safely kayak, we had to learn how to remain in a capsized kayak and roll the kayak back up into a vertical position. In order to learn "rolling up", we went to the Sierra Club classes that were given in a swimming pool in the City of Cupertino by the Loma Prieta Paddlers, part of the Sierra Club [link].
Both my son David and I were not able to easily grasp what was going on when we tipped our kayak over and attempted to get our paddle in position to roll up. We spent hours at home on our backs on the floor, trying to figure out how "rolling-up" was supposed to be done. Finally, we both learned how to roll our kayaks. Then, we spent many years exploring the rivers of the west.
It takes time
I understand that learning how to swing a golf club properly is going to take me quite a bit of time. At the encouragement of my friend John, I've enrolled in a beginning golf class sponsored by the Grossmont Adult School. This class starts in July. I am very much looking forward to it.
Also, John has arranged for a private lesson by the instructor of that golf class. John, his wife Mimi and I will receive that private instruction this coming Thursday. Very exciting!
In the meantime, I've been spending considerable time watching a video on YouTube in order to learn the "One plane backswing" [link].