As I mentioned yesterday, this trip to California was to consult with a friend and Wax Member’s son (Blake), who is a Division I college player just finishing his freshman year at MvcNeese State and who was looking for more consistency in his golf swing.
We’ve been working on his stance and mechanics, and Day 2 into it, I saw some impressive things.
I don’t get impressed much watching people hit balls. I have enjoyed watching Big Toilet play and hit balls, and I told him today that if we can Blake anywhere near his technique with regards to the swing mechanics – I can’t even predict what he’ll do with the ball at that point.
That deafening sound is the media silence that has descended on the coverage of the “Game-Changer” and “Future of Golf” wunderkind otherwise known as Bryson DeChambeau.
Again, as with Jordan Spieth, my intention is not bash or attack Bryson, for whom I feel a good deal of compassion – after all of that hype and attention approaching the ’16 Masters and the end of his amateur career, he has completely lost whatever mojo he had to garner that focus.
I posted a little clip the other day showing how the MCS “Perfect Pivot” stance and mechanics are essentially the same for all clubs from wedge to driver, and the video showed swings facing the camera.
Here are some DTL swings with the same clubs, wedge, 7i, 5i and driver, and you’ll see the same thing from that angle – the stance and mechanics are essentially the same.
If you think Denial is just a river in Egypt, then you’ll love what I found online this morning while searching for some Jordan Spieth information – but this was just too much to pass over.
You’ll recall that last year, if anyone mentioned Spieth’s horrific swing mechanics (other than Peter Kostis of course, who is effusive in his praise of Spieth’s “power move” here), the answer was invariably, “Hey, he doesn’t need a swing with that putting…”
Of course, the best laid schemes gang aft agley, and the time crunch meant that I had to confine the “Perfect Pivot” video to explaining and demonstrating Ben Hogan’s pivot in combination with the MCS address position (the Fundamentals Trifecta or simply “Formula”) for the proper mechanics.
I found out yesterday that Jordan Spieth has a swing coach, who is not only there by his side when he’s practicing, but is also shadowing him around the course now, perhaps toting a rucksack packed with duct tape and band-aids.
Color me gob-smacked.
So, the first point I’ll make is that I don’t blog to make friends, nor to garner admirers – I write what I think about the golf swing and on swing mechanics, and my opinion is merely that – but it’s mine.