From: Alan Baker on
In article <f2j6n5h40p4v2ap738af02rsa25e4e5mmd(a)>,
David Laville <dlaville(a)> wrote:

> On Mon, 08 Feb 2010 16:58:16 -0800, Alan Baker <alangbaker(a)>
> wrote:
> >> So what did you learn that stopped the chunks?
> >
> >What good contact should feel like.
> >
> >Because I'd had the wrong idea in my head about how to achieve good
> >contact when I first took up the game, it took something as radical as
> >changing to S&T to let me change my preconceptions.
> >
> >Despite knowing what was required intellectually, it never felt like it
> >was going to work.
> Huh? First you said you had the wrong idea in your head than you
> followed it with "Despite knowing what was required intellectually".

Yes, David. Time passes.

"When I took up the game" is 20 years in the past, but a lot of what you
learn first is hard to change even when you come to understand
*intellectually* that it's wrong.

> Was that a contradiction or were you again trying to impress upon
> everyone you're intelligent?


> > By switching to S&T for while, *nothing* felt like it
> >would work at first, so my only option was to just read the instruction
> >and go with it. But once I got the correct feel of impact, I was able to
> >keep that without having to keep doing the rest of it.
> Could you please be a little more specific about what it was in S&T
> that eliminated your chunks?

Because you never move off the ball in S&T, your swing's centre is
always in front (closer to the target) of the ball. If your swings
centre point is never behind the ball, then it's very difficult to do
anything but hit down on ball.

Alan Baker
Vancouver, British Columbia