I haven’t been able to check out much of Monte Scheinblum’s blog, though I know a few of my Members are very complimentary.
First off, Monte is a teaching guy who has actually walked the walk (Long Drive Champion), so looking at his swing, I can see he’s not just a guy who hits a long ball and can’t tell you how to do it.
He’s also a good enough golfer, besides being a swing powerhouse, to have qualified to play in a PGA Tour event.
Updated with this comment from me in response to a comment from David:
“PS – I’m not saying today’s instructors are all deliberately selling snake oil. But when you get to a certain level, you should know this is a bogus swing method.
So I can break modern golf instructors down into two camps: They are either A) Guys who don’t know enough about a proper golf swing to teach the swing at all or B) Guys who know better but want to complicate it so they’re never out of work.
I don’t think much of either group, but at least one of them is honest… in a way…”
I had said that I couldn’t think of a passage off-hand to reference John Christensen’s new book “Perfect Swing, Imperfect Lies” about the life of Mike Austin. I have thought of the perfect passage, and not because it relates to Mike Austin, but as it relates to the state of modern golf instruction.