Monthly Archives: June 2016

Restricted Hips – Shankaroni (Jon Rahm)

john rahm shank impactAnyone catch the Quicken Loans National last weekend?

I happened to watch it here and there and, incredibly, I was watching it live on TV when Jon Rahm hit the first ever Shot Tracker shank caught on televised golf coverage.

It wasn’t pretty… if you have any qualms about watching shanks, you can stop right here…

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Shane Lowry’s U.S. Open To Lose

Lowry-Bridgestone-InvitationalIt’s an unfortunate way to phrase it, but nonetheless true – with a four-stroke lead going into Sunday’s final round at Oakmont, the ’16 U.S. Open is Shane Lowry’s to lose.

The Irishman put up a 65 in the 3rd round to vault over the entire field, and he’s in great shape to take this with an an-par or 68-69 round.

It would be hard to see anyone making up that much ground if Lowry doesn’t implode.

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Classic Golf Swing In Division I College – Looking Good…

blake extensionSo, I really have to post a swing video clip of Blake Elliott, whom as I mentioned I consulted with on his swing a couple of weeks back on my trip to Southern California.

The question will invariably arise in the wake of Brandel Chamblee’s book on the Classic Golf Swing and how terrible the Modern Golf Swing is – “OK, so where are the classic golf swingers?”

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Position Is Key To A Consistent Golf Swing

addr-topIf there is one thing you should work on with regards to your golf swing, and especially if you are an MCS (or trying to be MCS) swinger is – position.

Like the 3 Most Important Things In Real Estate, the similar refrain for the golf swing would be that those 3 Most Important Things are 1. Position, 2. Position and 3. Position.

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Congrats Brooke Henderson – Major Winner!

brooke-henderson18 year old Canadian LPGA player Brooke Henderson is now officially a star on the ladies’ Tour.

After winning her first Tour title last year at the age of 17, she yesterday beat Lydia Ko to win her 2nd title and obviously, her first major, the KPMG Womens’s PGA Championship. Continue reading

“I’m Going Back To The Tee…”

blake rancho california 5 teeI’ve been taking a little break from things after returning from California on Saturday evening.  After a week of intensive swing consultation, it’s nice to unpack and just relax a little.

One thing that came back to mind was how amazed I was that Blake Elliott could generate the distances he got with his driver.  I’ve always felt that my driver distances were a little short of what they should be, based on my irons and wedges – and Blake showed me I was correct.

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140 Lbs & 300+ Yard Drives? Leverage…

blake top seqIt’s all about technique, not brute muscle power, if you’re looking to increase your speed and distance in your golf swing.

I told you all about Blake’s specs – 5’10” and about 140 lbs (a generous estimate, he says himself on his mass), and how he was pumping out drive after drive over 300 yards – including the show-stopper, his 330+ yard pop from the Black (Tour) tee box, uphill and into the sea breeze on Torrey Pines South course’s 12th hole (Par 4, over 500 yards).

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66 Practice Round At Rancho California?!?

received_1041185075962623That’s right. It’s an unoffical 6 under 66 (you have to stroke every one to say it’s officical) because we were working on the swing and shot selection, and he didn’t putt out a couple of gimme’s as we headed to the next hole (18 holes in a little over 2.5 hrs).

Still, even if he’d missed them, he shoots an iron-clad 68 on a 7,000 yard setup the day after we worked on some specialy shots.

Probably 7,100-7,200 yards because he hit every tee shot from the back of the black tees with one foot in the rough, practically.

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