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Why is Lee Comeaux a Golf Genius?

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Discussion started by Doug Burke, on 7 years ago
Lee has the god given ability to simultaneously hit the ball as purely as I have seen or heard, swing purely, and be able to explain it purely in an efficient way. I have watched countless episodes of Lessons from the Pros on the Golf Channel where touring pros explain what they are thinking, feeling, hearing and doing, taken many lessons from the "best" teachers out there, watched the "best" Professional Golfers play and practice during tournaments, read countless golf books, and spent my whole life learning how to be the best I can be at hitting a golf ball pure. In all that time, I have never seen anyone with the combination of brilliance that Lee possesses. Lee has inspired many of us on this site to believe that we can play our best golf too by understanding and then doing it. Lee is willing to share with us what he thinks, feels, hears, and sees about the Golf Swing with no fear and with complete honesty and integrity. He is also able to hit a golf ball pure like no other. When I play tournament golf, the focus is on getting the ball into the hole in as few strokes as possible and it doesn't matter what you are thinking, feeling, hearing or seeing during that time as long as you get the job done. It takes someone like Lee who wants to own his game to the extent that he knows everything about what the human mind and body is really doing to accomplish this and not singularly focused on just a number although he has shot 60 on consecutive days. I would like to hear from others out there who feel the same way and can give us a better insight into why Lee Comeaux is a Golf Genius.
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Doug Burke
Doug Burke
Like you said your ball and your club don't care what I am doing, but you do care. This is a big difference between competition and playing for fun. I believe the following and the stats on the PGA Tour bear this out. The proximity to the hole will lengthen as your approach shot lengthens. Your make percentage will increase as your putt length increases. As the club gets longer (35" for a wedge and 45" for a driver), you will hit it more crooked and have less distance control. You can hit it straighter and with more distance control when you are using less effort (80% vs 100%). When you take all these facts into account, I believe length SHOULD be an advantage. As you said, where I can beat you is by getting into your head by hitting my 3 wood closer than your wedge, being a better putter, being better around the greens, holing a long putt when you are in there 3 foot, and a whole host of other ways. However, I can never get my drive out where you are, I can never hit my 8 iron as far as you hit your 8 iron, I can't hit an easy 8 iron 160 yards, I can't reach the 560 yard Par 5 so if all else is equal (i.e. mentally), then you statistically have the advantage. However, I have beaten many long bombers for exactly the reasons you stated, but it shouldn't be that way if they would just realize these facts and not let the steady plodders get into their heads. When you don't have length, you want length because length is power. I may be thinking about it wrong, but I have facts to backup my beliefs. When I get into a competition, I am just focused on getting the ball into the hole in as few shots as possible and when you have 100+ players trying to do the same, then all you should be doing is focusing on what you are doing and not worrying about what others are doing. In a head-to-head money match, then you are going to pay very close attention to what the other guy is doing and turn his weakness into your strength (i.e. I am hitting first so let me get this 6 iron close and watch him chunk his wedge into the bunker). You have the physical advantage so you should always have the mental advantage if you really believe what I just said. I am OK with this fact, but I am trying to close the gap of your advantage (or anyone else who hits it longer).
7 years ago
Lee Comeaux
Lee Comeaux
Your looking at it wrong. From my point of view its like this. I blow it 100 by ya I have wedge you have 3 iron you hit it 10 feet I then feel like I HAVE to hit it closer and then dont. Before we putt mentally you are beating me, then you make I miss now you OWN me. Believe me its what goes on in peoples heads everyday and if you look at the TOUR money leaders and look at driving distance. Now on to the next hole. Its 320 with water right for you its not an option just down the middle wedge putt. For me its going against my strengths and making me play uncomfortable forcing me to go head to head. And the whole time the golfball had no clue how far or what club hit it. And did not care. If you can hit a 6 iron is a wedge with a longer shaft thats all.
7 years ago
Doug Burke
Doug Burke
Lee,
I wanted to add my thoughts on distance and why it is important toward shooting a lower score. If you had to make birdie on your 440 yd Par 4, you would likely hit the longest drive that you could get in the fairway leaving yourself the gap wedge. For me, I would have a 6 iron. You would have a much better chance to get it within the make zone on the putt (i.e. 80% within 10ft and 40% within 5 feet is the PGA tour average). I would rather have the gap wedge. The distance advantage doesn't end there. On a 560 yard par 5, you would have a 3 iron with a chance to get it into the make zone. I have no chance of doing that because I can't reach the green in two. Basically, you have an advantage on every hole. You may decide to hit a 3W off the tee and be right next to my drive, but then you have 2 less clubs going into the green so you still have the advantage. When you have distance, you can contemplate all of these different strategies, but when you don't, you have to find another way to get it into the hole in less strokes. The only way I can beat you is if you hit it crooked or can't control your distance. If you hit it straight and the right distance and we putt the same, then you are going to win. If you hit it straight and the right distance and I putt better, then I have a chance to win. I like your concept of knowing the total distance of your shot (i.e. I can fly a 7 iron 163 yards and the green is releasing 5 yards for a total of 168 yards), but I believe you have to admit that distance can be an advantage. You have given me the excitement of believing I can hit it further, control the distance, and also hit it straight. I don't believe I will ever hit it further than you, but I can close the advantage that you have.
7 years ago
Lee Comeaux
Lee Comeaux
The goal of finding a GOLF MOTION is one that does a few things.

1. Does not cause pain
2. Uses the Bone structure more
3. Increase results
most important and really the only reason for me was.

4. HAVE IT FOR THE REST OF YOUR LIFE NO MATTER HOW OLD ONE IS.

This is what I think the main goal should be of a Golfer to understand how to find a motion that he can take anywhere anytime as long as they want to play. Its not fancy but it is the most simple reason a person should want to understand their motion. I just decided that that was more important than learning how to be a shot maker. In the end thats exactly what I became after all but it was the simple foundation it was built on that got me there. Eventhough I can hit any shot I can see in my mind the only one I think about is straight. Now a straight shot can fall one way or the other and then you must consider the forward motion after the ball lands as well. Most people think about working the ball and thats all, Compression is a after thought or a hope or even a mystery. Good motion takes care of all of it and practicing that motion with varying degrees of Intent or effort. I always practice hitting my clubs the least distance possible with the max being un important. One must also realize or accept that a club has limits as well as us. So If you hit say a 7 Iron 160 but you want it to go 170 then lower your trajectory and let it release the other 10. If you are trying to get more air miles out of the shot you may be at max at 160. Its about the distance the ball ends up NOT FLIES this must be understood. I try to make every one of my shots roll out like a putt now that does not always happen BUT most of the time it does.

Look at it this way go get a scorecard from any course you play start hole by hole if the first hole is lets say 440 yds then do the math on what sequence of clubs you can possibly hit.

here would be mine

1st shot 2nd shot = 440
4i 220 4i 220
3i 240 5i 200
3w 270 7i 170
D 320 pw or sw 120
or
3i 240 3i 200
3w 250 5i 190
D 280 8i 160
D 250 4i 190

So as you can see there are many ways to get the ball 440 yds in 2 shots you just have to understand which one is the easiest to do under pressure or just in general. There are other factors that effect that as well down the fairway that for this conversation are not in play just DISTANCE is in play. 440 is a long par 4 for most and if it were 360 par 4 then its another set of combinations.
7 years ago
Todd Rammer
Todd Rammer
I can also say I am hitting it solid after consulting with Lee. Better than ever! A huge benefit to me is the absence of pain! I don't complain about it here, because it's of no benefit to others...but I have a terrible lower back. Nerve issues. Since I have been working with Lee's ideas, I can hit balls all day. Not only is there no pain, but I'm not even stiff when I wake up in the mornings! I can see myself using this swing the rest of my life. Hitting it awesome + no pain = genius.

Lee is generous with his knowledge and is interested in seeing us all improve. That is a wonderful thing and I hope it comes back around to him tenfold.
7 years ago
Blake Burleson
Blake Burleson
Lee is like a fine wine to me, it has been in my celler for some time and I knew it was ther but, did not really understand how good it was until I popped the cork!

I think it is awesome that Lee is getting such a warm welcome and showing you the long sought after results so many of you have been longing for. I have been blessed to have such a great friend and talent to share my ideas with, I let Lee without question take my OPCS ideas, his own ideas and try them all on me. This past weekend I finally let it happen on Sunday, playing with Lee in our big money game around 40 players, I impressed myself big time. Just to refresh everyone's memory (I have NOT hit a range ball in over 2 months and Sunday I made 5 birdies plus holed out for Eagle on a par 5... Lots of great feeling shots and no matter if they shapped like I expected, they all turned out to be playable, except for 1 and it found it's way into a pond at the end of the fairway in front of the green. Funny thing is, I hit it just like I wanted or better and that pond is 340yards to reach, the ball 2 hop in!
7 years ago
 1lovegolf24
1lovegolf24
I can't say Lee is a genius. Unless you define genius as," an insatiable thirst for golf knowledge and a work ethic Tiger would admire, along with a passion for the sound and feel of the perfectly struck golf ball', then I would agree.

Let me say one thing about Lee, If I may, Lee impressed me because I knew how much he cared ,before I cared how much he knew. Good luck Lee, You've earned it. Mark
7 years ago
JASON RICHARDSON
JASON RICHARDSON
Well, that's easy, because he has figured it out! Martin has really helped me out tremendously, I would categorize him more as a Hogan type swing, Lee is more of a Moe type of swing, with all the benefits of the accuracy of Moe and the power of Hogan. As I have learned these two methods, it is obvious to me that Hogans swing is much more difficult to master and perfect, even Hogan himself said he he had to constantly hit balls. Moe on the other hand is simplicity at it's finest. So why not blend the two. That is where I am right now, trying to blend or I guess to state more accurately, blend myself into the swing. I am hitting it so good right now it is scary, I have continued to find my swing day after day. Sure I hit bad shots, but I have such a naturally motion right now, like Moe said " I never got it mixed up in my head what I wanted to do", I myself am understanding what I'm trying to do, and embracing my natural tendencies. What a beautiful journey this is. I am constantly thinking of the swing an how I can make it better. I love hitting golf balls and trying out new ideas. Lee, thanks for sharing your insights with all of us and being so generous with your knowledge, to say the least it has been enlightening. Now we will all take the longest walk in golf and that indeed will be the true test.
7 years ago