Monthly Archives: March 2016

Forbes – “Anatomy” Most Important Golf Book Of Our Generation?

forbesYou can check out Forbes Magazine online and read an article by contributor Larry Omsted, who asks that pertinent question:

Is Brandel Chamblee’s “The Anatomy of Greatness” the most important golf book in our generation?

The answer, simply, is “Yes.”

Continue reading

Tony Lema Demonstrates Why Jason Day Hurt His Back

jason dayI was watching the highlights yesterday, having missed the live coverage wherein Jason Day re-injured his back on a particularly vigorous cut on the 16th tee.

Earlier in the round against Graham McDowell, he had driven the 370 yard 5th hole with a big bomb, as well.

Continue reading

Justin Rose Sipping From the Holy Grail?

RoseI 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

Continue reading

Chamblee’s “Anatomy” Surpasses “Five Lessons”

chamblee book1Good Sunday morning, friends.

There’s something about which I wrote recently that I must revisit.

I will tell you all why I was so enthused about Brandel Chamblee’s soon-to-be-released book on the golf swing, “Anatomy of Greatness.”

Continue reading

Review: Brandel Chamblee’s “The Anatomy of Greatness” – Buy It Now

chamblee book coverI 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 Golf with 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.

Continue reading

Steve Elkington Shows The Hogan Pivot – Excellent

elk pivotI had posted earlier that although I’d always heard Steve Elkington had a great golf swing, I hadn’t yet conducted my swing research the last time I saw him swing.

So I wouldn’t have known the difference between a classic versus modern golf swing.

Then, when I finally got around to looking at Elk’s swing – oh yeah, not only a great swing, it’s of course a classic era golf swing.

Continue reading

Understanding “Arc”

arcsThere are two “arcs” in the swing which must be understood if one is going to swing optimally, as they are not as you see in video or pictures – they are an optical illusion, actually.

The first arc is the vertical arc which, as I have combined two pictures that show the blurred arc of the club head before and post-impact, to show you what is meant by “descending,” “level” and “ascending” impacts.

Continue reading