I was sent this swing gif. by DKondo this past weekend, and apologies for the picture quality, but he noticed something and grabbed a clip on his phone while watching the Bay Hill Invitational.
He also remarked to me that Justin Rose had a couple of “longest drives” on certain holes.
This is interesting, because Rose has never been known as a power swinger, but don’t look now – the man with the same coach as Tiger Woods and the center-biased planted-heel swing model, may have begun to sip from the Holy Grail…
Update:While the Summit is planned for the 4th, I will actually be in Arizona from April 1st through the 5th, so if anyone can’t make the Summit but wishes to do something swing-related, send me an email (see my contact page) or make a comment in the sign-up form, and I will see what we can do!
I’m pleased to announce that there will be a 2nd Wax Golf Southwest Summit at the Golf Club of Estrella on April 4th!
I’m going back to Arizona for a little more shooting on the upcoming “MCS – Perfect Pivot“ video, and Trevor Finton from Estrella G.C. graciously agreed to provide the venue for another Summit.
I received something in the mail today from a Wax Golf reader (thanks KS, and sorry that you had to rip that page out!) who apparently gets the Golf.com magazine in paper form, and I have been unable to find given the link to this article fromPeter Kostis.
However, I will state that I have tried to contact Peter Kostis several times through social media and actually even through an associate of his, whom you see on TV (his identity is not relevant to this posting).
Just to illustrate for you all how the proper golf swing is a full-body motion (you can say “one-piece” if you wish, as it includes more than just the take-away), and that you shouldn’t be “putting your back into it…”
Early Saturday morning, just sitting idly watching TV before bed on the 5th of March, I leaned to the side and something in my back went “Snap, Crackle & Pop,” and the pain was so sudden and intense that I actually groaned aloud as I settled back into the sofa with gritted teeth.
I imagine Jack Nicklaus has reason to smile broadly today.
And I imagine that the ghosts of Hogan, Snead, Nelson and Bobby Jones have stopped spinning, at least for the time being.
I have been reading Brandel Chamblee’s newly released (and sure-fire bestseller) book on the swing, “The Anatomy of Greatness,” having been sent a copy by his publisher Classics of Golfwith a request for my thoughts on it.
As for disclosure, I have received nothing for my agreement to review the book, and it wouldn’t matter – if I hadn’t received the book, I’d have surely browsed through it at the store, and would have run home with it.
I am please to have landed back in Toronto without a glitch last evening.
In stark contrast to returning from California in January, where it took nearly an hour to get out of the airport through customs and then encountering a flat tire in the parking garage in sub-freezing temps – I sailed through customs in 15 minutes and was home a little more than an hour after landing!