Thanks to Pat G. for sending me the link.
Wow, I’m loving this from Phil Mickelson!
I just mentioned in this morning’s earlier posting that Phil Mickelson, the second in career majors among active players (if you count Tiger Woods as “active,” which is a stretch, but whatever), is a classic golf swing adherent.
And he couldn’t have said it better if he tried, in this from GolfDigest online:
“You can play golf for a lifetime and injury-free if you swing the club like Bobby Jones did, like Ernest Jones used to teach — where it’s a swinging motion rather than a violent movement,” Mickelson said from Augusta.
“A lot of the young guys get hurt as they create this violent, connected movement, and I don’t believe that’s the proper way to swing the golf club.”
Mickelson said his freer move — a style championed by commentator Brandel Chamblee in his new book, “The Anatomy of Greatness” — is why he’s been able to play relatively injury-free into his mid-40s, and he worries about a generation of young players copying the aggressive lashes they see on tour telecasts.
Here is the link to Brandel’s book, if you don’t already have this awesome piece of classic golf history:
I believe the tide is turning, my friends!
Phil mentions this all at 6:00 in this video clip, as well.
Let’s help keep it going – get Brandel’s book if you don’t have it, and enjoy a very good read on the basic premise of the classic golf swing.
And leave that Modern Golf Swing in a back brace, as Phil quips…