Michelle Wie was doing something with her swing last year that caused her to have to suffer through a handful of left-side injuries, not the least of which was her left hip bursitis condition.
At one point, she was hobbling around in a medical boot, and she has left that wide-stanced, hip-busting move of last year behind.
Unfortunately, either Golf.com is blissfully unaware that Michelle has moved on from this ridiculous stance and torso-twisting back swing, or they have just said “to hell with it” and continue to feature the same swing in this month’s issue, long after Michelle abandoned it in search of something less damaging to her body:
First and foremost, notice how the article purports to help you “Knock It Close To The Pin,” while they show an out-dated driver swing from Ms. Wie.
Next, why not also mention that this same swing shown above gave her bursitis, and a bunch of other left-side injuries, and that she isn’t even swinging this way anymore?
None of the above information is relevant to Golf.com’s instruction piece?
This picture above shows Michelle’s new stance with an iron, by the way. Much better than the stance above, but then:
Still so horrifically restricted in the hips on the back swing pivot. But nothing – nothing – is as bad as the stance and pivot in the clip that Golf.com has resurrected to hurt yet more people who might listen to them.
Good news for Michelle though…
She’s walking again, having left that silly swing model behind – but you won’t be for long if you take Golf.com’s swing advice seriously.