One can learn only observing his ways is game ,his practice and not by listening to what he say His golf hit is name THALLUWA- prove this simple way of pushing the ball can make champions.That is what his father Nadasena did to be legendary golfer in Sri Lanka .THALLUWA is Push hit it is easy as A.B ,C
Mithun does not give lessons .How ever If one ask questions he will answer. Still he Did not answer the question of Damaru Golf--what is the reason for success.Please Give a short answer.
Mithun STARTED TO WONDER .Damaru Golf wondered whether Mithun consider him self as successful. That,s the modesty of Mithun. Damaru Golf instead evaluated reasons for his success.
|winning is a way of life not an event for celebration|
He appears chubby stumpy, not very athletic young man.Under this cover of totally deceiving looks -Mithun Perera is a Mighty golfer who has tamed giants on the course .Exhibit how golf is played with ease.Yes Easy, relaxed, spontaneous.Done instinctively-- Proving game of golf is not a chess like thoughtful act by a spontaneous act with skills within
The style of Mithun is not by learning rocket science discipline, stance,grip,ball position,swing plane, head body position and all not for him or all that comes to play auto for him. not by conscious measurements.His father Nandasena ,s famous advice to any member is just push the balls -do not worry to much about how!it is done or how should be done JUST PUSH OR THALLUWA
Mithun hit the ball with feel , instincts , inherent talent honed polished in a very joyful manner. With dedicated intense interest reaching limits breaking limits is auto Only within limits inherent to the individual .
The style is his ,that will not suite another So is withe the style of Tiger. It is Tigers.
Similarly one must develop a style inherent to self and not try to borrow from another. Mithun certainly is blessed withe the genes of Nandasena. Both have similar structure both have similar style of play.All they do is pushing the ball very intelligently.they have identical walking style too.Both are masters in putting and chipping.
In brief he push -THALLU- the ball to where it should be- naturally almost always with a smiling face. The so called focus- he does not understand.Nor any special mental training.He relies on his deep seated invisible interest on getting target.
|MITHUN -THE WAY TO HIT|
On the tee He place the ball then hit with no time taken to think.or pre-routine acts.Similarly ON the fairways he simply land the ball to the target not an ounce of pre-routine.
Total golfing sense is the guiding principle. no theories, no book like methods , Alignment ,stance,body position ball position is all by sense of feel that come instantly to a man who grew up with golf clubs, balls, and the nearby golf course.His father was a legend in Sri Lanka SAID He did not teach his son ( Note- skills cannot be imparted /sold,bought but must be acquired) but he acquired by himself stubbornly. His first episode of golf was his shocking creeping to the Nuwara Eliya Golf Club putting green with his fathers putter not informing any one at the age of TWO with wobbly walk . This act amply proves his inherent talent and desire for the game.
Since then all progress was auto as he continued to play -Royal Colombo Golf realizing the potential this kid special privileges were bestowed to play as he please.
They are not disappointed today as he is has become indeed a proud product of Royal Colombo Golf Club.
|natural golf hit of Mithun|
when the hit is natural it stays that way all the time
His forte is golfing sense, the way he feel where to place the ball -well- for the next shot he is not intimidated by the long hitting partners instead he stays steady on the course with his push like hit. Damaru Golf has never seen an OB by Mithun.
Mithun never had any formal golf training. Never sought any help either despite RCGC offering him free renowned pros for assistance.
Damru Golf noted one evening ,Mithun with a foreign pro at the driving range. Curiosity of Damru Golf did not stop till the question was answered ?
what did U learn ? what improvements did U make.?
He had a simple answer that was not surprising at all. Mithun said i have never had my swing recorded before never knew how i hit ,so went to him for recording to see how i hit !. Did it improve No just wanted to know was the answer . Do you want to make any changes? he said NO?
his golf swing is far from what book describe as the correct golf swing That does not bother him nor his relatively short distance,as he is so confident of getting the ball to where he wants with ease any time any place.Nothing bothers him
He has no special meals as mother say mostly Dhal Rice Fish Vegetable and Fruits. Nothing special as food nor any thing special as golfer. Just a normal life like any other.
Today he is a formidable player Judging by the form Mithun is likely to make this 2014 a turning point in the history of Asian Golf.
Whatever the size , whatever the method what ever the physical structure, whatever the distance -Mithun will be a winner
It is a pleasure indeed to see him roll on the fairways like a tiny ball from far with a deadly precision of hitting ball to target.Once coconut the Asian tour Thai Golfer said to Damaru Golf (DG) Mithun is the straightest hitter of the ball in the world. DG agrees this what one can do with a push hit.Once the direction of the hit is made by a push one needs only to master the distance. No fanciful golf shots are needed. Stay on the fairway- go- green on regulations in long holes place the ball by the pin make the birdie While the long hitters pass him at the tee but reach green with same number of shots to make two puts or more.Not Mithun
That is the game of golf -hitting ball to the target correct target.
|Mithun smiles all the time win or lose|
More... on equipment said to Damaru Golf I prefer my old clubs i do not think every new club gives a better hit ! correct said Damaru Golf what matters is how you feel the club.If you found any club that make you feel good stay with it as long as possible.IT IS NOT A COMMON SIGHT TO SEE TOP PRO S with worn out club heads-
On ,What is needed to to improve Sri Lanka's professional golf.
Mithun said action of Any person interested in developing the game who understand the game the needs- and above all who has all the time needed to provide conditions favorable for the talent to mature in to world standards. I am lucky as my father was there to help.He is my best adviser.
I talk to him every day.He is not bothered whether i win or not DamarU GolF Believes Mithun will stay firmly on the ground despite fame and riches to come now that he has beaten current Asian tour no 3 Lahiri .That win with admirable scores will indeed be a turning point in his carrier.