Top positive review
Great book for those seeking a reliable, stress free swing
Reviewed in the United States on May 17, 2016
I love golf but it's a frustrating sport to learn. I come from a baseball background and have struggled with an arm dominated swing, usually resulting in right pushes and slices. The correct way to swing a golf club was not obvious to me and I struggled for a long time trying to swing more inside, always focused on what my arms and hands were doing during the swing. I compared my swing to what I saw pros doing and I was putting so much effort into my swing while they seemed to be hardly trying. I did not understand how that was possible and it inspired me to search out an easier, simpler way.
Within this book you will find a step by step process of rebuilding your swing from with a focus on easy repeatability. The methodology of Effortless is essentially a body turn with very relaxed arms. It's a surprisingly simple system. I honestly did not believe it would work until I tried it for myself. It's difficult to believe one can swing a club so well, with no loss in distance, with such little effort. The reason is simple and we all know it by now: the large muscles of the legs and back generate far more speed than the upper body alone. Effortless is a system to reliably generate momentum with the lower body while keeping your arms relaxed, which will generate a huge amount of club head speed. When I first set down this path I was comfortable with the idea of losing distance if I could just hit it straighter, but there's nothing about the Effortless system that compromises distance or accuracy.
Effortless, despite its brevity, leaves little room for misinterpretation. The writing is direct and as straightforward; it reminds me of Ben Hogan's no-nonsense style. A word of caution: each lesson is fundamental to those that follow it. It's tempting, but incorrect, to read through this book in a few sittings and try to apply it to your game. I made this mistake myself as I was anxious to improve. This approach will fail as it would with any golf instruction (book or otherwise). Many of the negative reviews gave the impression that they attempted to breeze through the material. Improvement will only come with patient study and a lot of practice. It takes time to transfer the written word to your mind, understand it fully, and commit that to muscle memory.
Effortless is the foundation of my game. It's more than just a book about how to swing a club; it's an approach to the game of golf that is free of stress. Many books can teach you how to swing a club better. Effortless will make you a capable ball striker and change your whole mindset on the course. This book will teach you how to be relaxed when you swing a club and that feeling will naturally translate to a more relaxed game overall. It's difficult to feel rushed or stressed when your swing is so pure and easy. If the idea of playing relaxed rounds of golf with a swing you can rely on appeals to you, buy this book now and never look back.