Monthly Archives: September 2014

Fred Couples – The Back Cruncher

couples-bOriginally published July 24, 2010 on the Smash Golf blog

I mentioned Fred Couples and his back-crunching swing last week while musing on the origins of the flat-footed golf swing.

I’m sure that whatever I had to say about Freddie’s swing four years ago in a previous blog would hold true today…

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Remember This Guy? (Anthony Kim)

anthony-kim-impact**Originally posted on the Smash Golf Blog July 30, ’09 – Updated at DJ Watts Golf Blog March 2011

If you’ve wondered where Anthony Kim has been, he’s not even playing golf right now, according to his agent back in April of this year.

This is what can happen with a mechanically-flawed swing.  It takes a great deal of talent to overcome it, and even then, injuries and inconsistent play (“I’ve lost my mojo”) are just around the corner.

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Apologies to Jason Day – Back Injury

????????????????I really didn’t set out to jinx Jason Day, who withdrew yesterday from the BMW Championship with a back injury.  I really hate it when I look at a golfer’s swing and point out things that may spell physical trouble down the line – and then it happens.

I didn’t even know about this until the Big Toilet sent me a text yesterday, as I was occupied with other matters.  But yes, Jason Day’s hard-ripping swing action has come home to roost in the form of a back injury.

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Jason Day – Almost As Good As It Gets

????????????????I’ve wanted to take a look at Jason Day’s swing for some time as he is a young and talented power swinger on the PGA Tour, but recent injury problems with his thumb kept him out of play for a bit, and it wasn’t logical to look at his swing while he nursed an injury anyways.

He seems to have recovered, and I found a slow motion face-on swing of his, and my initial suspicions were confirmed – Day will likely run into lower back and/or leading knee issues as he gets older, if not sooner.

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