The Modern Swing Must Go

modern-golferOriginally posted at DJ Watts Golf on March 13, 2013.

I don’t know any other way to put it, but the Modern Golf Swing has to go.  It is unreliable and doesn’t work.  There’s no other way to put it.

There is no other action or motion on this earth that is taught to people where they turn their torsos against a resisting lower body and then apply huge twisting forces to them in the opposite direction.

All for the purposes of swinging a 13 oz golf club.

Why is it that classic swing golfers can still hit a tee shot at Augusta National in their 70’s and 80’s when Fred Couples and Tiger Woods will need wheelchairs at that age, forget about hitting a drive on the first day?

You can’t tell me that golfers such as Jack Nicklaus, Tom Watson, Bubba Watson, and every golfer before the 1980’s (take out Ben Hogan, who had lower leg issues after his near-fatal car wreck) didn’t swing and don’t swing differently now from the way the swing is taught today.

Why aren’t people teaching what Bobby Jones taught?  Or the way he would have swung? He swung properly, classic style. Byron Nelson? Sam Snead? Again, Jack Nicklaus?  The greatest golfer of all time, and his swing isn’t something to emulate?

Really?  I’d like to have seen that memo when it went out…

Jack Nicklaus retired from golf with the same golf swing that he had essentially, at 10 years of age.  Funny, it worked for him, and it was easy enough for him to groove at a pretty young age.

Tiger Woods is still figuring out the modern golf swing.  It’s been about 25 years now.  Trust me, he’ll still be figuring in five years.  It can’t be done.

Watch this physical therapist describe what not do do in a golf swing – notice how every thing he attacks is part of the modern golf swing – flexed knees, twisting lower back, crouched posture, wide stance – listen to the doctor.

Tthink of all the injuries you’ve incurred over the years, swinging a 13 oz golf club.

And start to re-think the way you swing the golf club.