I am anticipating that the coming winter season will be the greatest winter season I or my long-time readers have experienced since I began blogging about the golf swing back in the late summer of 2007, about two years after having begun my swing research.
I was pleased to receive a call this morning from long-time Wax Member jmwald, who is also the gentleman whose long drive clubs you see me swinging from time to time. As a side note, expect to see those SMT drivers more in the next year…
You all know I hate the modern swing, but with the modern swing of one person currently ranked #1 in the world with a bullet, Rory McIlroy just seems to keep improving his swing in ways that are not typical of the modern golf swing.
Is it too much to hope that perhaps today’s pros are swinging back towards the mechanically-sound principles found in the classic era swings? I would be delighted, for one.
It has been a glorious day for me, my friends. I was swinging the swing stick for the 3rd or 4th time this afternoon, still marveling at now neatly the swing plane falls into its proper slot with the correct down swing sequencing when it happened.
Before I tell you all what “it” was, I want to apologize to my long-time readers – it shouldn’t have taken me this long, but in my defense, I am a left-handed person swinging right-handed.
We all knew that Tiger Woods was going to make his return (again) from his back injury at his own tournament, but there is some buzz afoot as well that Tiger may have abandoned his Olympic weight-lifting routine and gone the way of… a slimmer physique with less muscle.
That is good news, certainly, as you swing a golf club more with technique than with muscle power. The second way leads to incorrect form and eventually injury (not rocket science).
Many people consider the 2000-2001 version of Tiger Woods to be the best, but I prefer the amateur and ’97 just-turned-pro Tiger Woods swing above all the other models he’s had.
To say that he had to change his swing from then is to just not understand mechanics, because the amateur Tiger had the soundest mechanical model for a swing he’s ever had.
The snapping left knee? He had it under Butch, under Haney and Foley, so I don’t see how the swing changes he’s made over the years were done to protect the knee. From the waist down, every swing model he’s had involved the hyper-extending left knee.