I’ve told before how I walked away from the game in ’98 after a couple of summers of range work and playing, getting down to actually breaking 80 on a former Canadian Tour event course (of course, the greens were nowhere near as fast as when they were hosting).
There’s no other way to put it. Tiger Woods has no clue what he’s doing with the golf swing, and that’s because he is listening to a guy who has no clue what he’s talking about when it comes to the golf swing.
If you think that Foley’s Folly is not the subject of merriment in circles where people actually know a thing or two about body mechanics and swing motion, I can show you a few pictures that would jump out at you, if you know what I mean.
I was going to write a post about the above statement, but now I’m thinking about how people forget everything they know at times when they’re standing over their ball. I’ll get to that earlier statement later.
It’s not just forgetting something – there are legions of swingers and actual instructors who have invented new (and far from proper or perfect) ways to swing because they don’t know how to do it right.
On a more serious note, I wish I could tell you all what’s going on over here at WaxGolf. I’m currently in the midst of a site re-design, and it’s one I’m not doing myself… so it’s going to look great when it’s done sometime this month.
As well, everything is changing in 2014, some changes that I had forecast (concentrating on the swing instead of golf as a game), and there will be some great new features.
Now, I’m not much into knowing all the little muscles and actions that constitute a proper motion – I don’t have to know what muscles I’m using to walk, I simply walk and my muscles take care of the rest.
For swinging, when you get to a certain skill level, you will swing the same way – you will swing, and the muscles you use will do the rest.
It seems contradictory, but the idea of a mental image in the golf swing is crucial, and this is my personal theory – we are not reacting to something, and so cannot rely on instincts and reflex, which is how we play most games or sports. We react to the ball, we don’t attack a stationary ball – one thing that comes to mind as an example is place-kicking in football – think of how obsessed kickers are with technique and form.
My friends, I’ve had a little problem with the special DVDs that I had burned and ready to go out – I chose a different labeling route instead of the usual Lightscribe technique and when it came time to label the DVDs before mailing – it turned out horribly.
I was contemplating the time and perhaps sending them out as was, but I couldn’t do it – these DVDs are going for the most part to people who have supported the blog and effort for some time, and I want the DVDs, while not of a quality to win technical awards, to at least look palatable.