Jack Nicklaus had one of the best swings, technically, mechanically, ever seen on the PGA Tour. I mean, come on – how do you win 18 majors and over 70 Tour events during the golden age of golf’s classic swingers, without that?
I was going to look at what was really going on as opposed to what other said was going on.
As you know by now, my looking into Ben Hogan’s pivot mechanics was the key to developing the “floating pivot” in the MCS “Ultimate Leverage” swing model.
While he only won two Remax World Long Drive Championships, he did it while barely out of his teens, and with a frame that was 5’10” and 168 lbs…
I think the last time I was 168 lbs was in the 11th or 12th grade… and I was already 6′ tall, so even in the 11th grade, I would have been “bigger” than Jamie was when he won those titles in ’08 and ’09. Continue reading What Does The Greatest Long Driver Ever Know That You Don’t?
I’ve made reference to some of the drives I’ve hit on the course while conducting my research (max approx 380y, many between 330-360y), and those drives were likely produced with a negative angle of attack.
People should stop trying to reinvent the swing – we haven’t changed the way we move or swing, so the proper way to do it has already been demonstrated, and long ago, by the swingers of the classic era.
Namely, Bobby Jones and Ben Hogan, for the purposes of this posting.
It is not obvious, I had to full-screen the video, but you can see my first wedge shot landing about 2 feet right of the pin and bounding dead left past the flatstick off of something hard (approx 00:18).
I watched part of the David Leadbetter swing video from the blog posting on his new “A” Swing, and I heard that he’d done tons of work with biomechanics specialists on this swing.
That figures, I thought.