The Real Secret of Golf

The Real Secret of Golf

 Most golfers eschew good, hard and correct practice and instead indulge themselves in the age old quest for the Holy Grail – the secret of golf.

People thought that Ben Hogan – revered as the greatest ball striker of all time – had a secret that explained his phenomenal striking ability. Much has been debated about this. Some claim that it was his cupped left wrist at the top that allowed Mr. Hogan to “release” his hands as hard as he wanted without hooking the ball.

Still others claim that it was his unusual hip action on his backswing that resembled a reverse pivot that allowed him to make a strong move into the ball on his downswing.

Mr. Hogan was not the only one whom the masses thought were hiding a secret. Scores have also been written about Tiger Woods’ whiplash hip action as the key to smashing 300 yard drives. Sergio Garcia’s “buggy whip” swing action was the key to increasing distance. Homer Kelley said the secret was “clubhead lag”. They may all be true.

If you are the prototypical average golfer who watches The Golf Channel and reads Golf Digest occasionally, then you can testify to seeing at least one article which claims to have finally unlocked the secret code to better golf.

“The illiterate of the 21st century will not be those who cannot read and write, but those who cannot learn, unlearn, and relearn.” – Alvin Toffler, Futurist


The real secret to golf in my opinion is the ability to learn, unlearn and relearn.

There can be no progress in one’s golf swing without the ability to do these three things.

These three things are truly the key to learning the secrets of golf, now that’s some food for thought.



About Justin Tang

Justin Tang has been teaching golf for over 6 years. In 2005 he became certified in Arizona by Chuck Evans (GSED) becoming the 1st authorized Medicus Instructor in Asia.

He holds an Honours degree from the University of London where he topped his cohort in Applied Psychology, winning the prestigious John Mann Award. He also holds a diploma in Engineering.

His involvement and association with Homer Kelley’s The Golfing Machine (TGM) began in 2000 after being frustrated with the lack of progress in his game and the amount of misinformation surrounding golf instruction.

In 2007, he was also certified by Mal Tongue, former coach to US Open champion, Michael Campbell, under the Cymicon Instructor’s program in New Zealand.

He has also spent time with world class PGA instructors the likes of Ben Doyle (GSED), Gregg McHatton (GSED), Lynn Blake (GSED), Dana Dahlquist, Dennis Alberts, Bob McDonald, Shane Scott, John Erickson and Norrie Wright (GSED).

He continues to be held in high regard as an expert in the philosophies of TGM and his blog can be found at

Justin has been conducting his “Secrets of The Golfing Machine” workshops since 2005 to select, often elite students both in Singapore as well as regionally and in the USA. These 5 day seminars combine the principles of TGM and the science of learning into a powerful yet simple to understand manner in a way that you can use immediately.

Its one thing knowing WHAT to do in the golf swing, another thing knowing HOW to do it and yet another DOING it all the time. After attending this seminar, you will be equipped with the tools to be your own best coach!

One thought on “The Real Secret of Golf

  1. I love your quote of learn, unlearn and relearn. I spent a career as a Construction Civil Engineer and a frustrated student of golf. I have a pretty good book titled: “how I discovered The True Secret of Golf.” It is pretty awesome book. It was reviewed by the Oregon State University Mens Golf Team coach in manuscript form and he said it was a good book. I asked “But is it right?” and he responded that it is exactly right and he has never read the swing explained this way. Anyway, be well Justin Tang!! Drop me a line.

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