Monthly Archives: April 2015

George Knudson – More Hogan Than Hogan

george knudson addrRe-posted

George Knudson is perhaps one of least-known ball-striking masters from the past PGA Tour eras.

He is a man Jack Nicklaus described as having “a million dollar swing and a ten-cent putter,” alluding to the fact that Knudson should have won much more than he did on Tour with the quality of his ball-striking.

Ben Hogan said Knudson had the “best swing of his generation,” which is high praise indeed, and some even ventured the opinion that Knudson’s swing was “more Hogan than Hogan.”

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Dustin Johnson’s Ball Speed

dustin numbersUpdated With Newer Swing Clip From June 11

I must confess, I’ll never lose that drive for the maximum distance and power, because I’ve always been a power swinger.

What I set out to figure out, around ten years ago, was how to make that power more consistent and repeatable, so that I could keep the ball in play and, even better, out of trouble with missed shots.

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Brandel Chamblee Spills The Beans – “Modern Swing Sucks”

floating heelPardon the phrasing in the title, but that’s the cold hard truth of it.

The modern swing, any model you want to choose from – if it involves a planted leading heel and restricted hips on the back swing, it is a bogus swing model.

Period.  And now, it seems the powers that be in the golf industry are loosening the reins ever so slightly to allow the analysts on TV to say the same thing.

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Re-Post – Remember Charles Barkley?

charlesbarkleyOriginally published on January 11, 2010 after the airing of the first “Haney Project.”  Just as relevant today, 5 years later, with the MCS swing theory and mechanics/athletic motion…

The only edit is replacing “Mike Austin” with “MCS” in the body of the posting. /update

With all due respect to Hank Haney and Charles Barkley himself, his problem with the golf swing is not a psychological thing. It had nothing to do with his head.

It has everything to do with the fact that he is a former world-class athlete.

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