As promised, I’m writing a post on the golf swing of the great Arnold Palmer, and although I said it wouldn’t be pretty, that really only applies to AP’s follow-through action.
You know what kind of golf they could still be playing in their 50’s, if they swung with a mechanically-correct model, the way Nicklaus and Snead did, and the way Vijay Singh has done?
Well, I still wouldn’t buy stock in Spieth, but I’d be considering unloading my Jason Day stock if I had it, because Jason has gone down again, withdrawing from the BMW Championship with a bad back.
Tiger Woods apparently tried once (and is probably still now trying) to blame his left knee woes on “stuff I did as a kid,” and not on his modern golf swing models which have wrecked the left side of his body.
It’s not just the knee – if you see the history of Tiger’s injuries, you will see a distinct and unavoidable pattern of left side body issues, all coming from that planted-heel back swing and everything that comes along with swinging this way from an early age.
*An Archived Posting From December 06, 2015
I was looking for a good swing clip of Tony Finau today for whatever reason – I wasn’t going to profile his swing or anything, although he’s a prodigiously long hitter.
I was just looking to see what he pivot action looks like, and it’s not bad, but the one thing I learned about anything today while looking at Finau’s “Golf Digest” analysis was – and this is embarrassing to have to point out, I assure you – the swing gurus to the PGA Tour players don’t understand the release action of a proper golf swing…
You know how the modern swing gurus are always talking about “athletic” this and “athletic” that?
Well, how about watching a real athlete (Heisman Trophy winner Tim Tebow), and how he swings a golf club?
Originally Posted Nov 28 2015 – Memories of ’07!
I actually have swings on video going back to 1998 when I recorded some swings while trying to learn a conventional golf swing.
As far as my swing research years (June 2005 to 2015), I have most of the video from 2005-08 on VHS video and not digital files, but…
There is a swing I converted into a file format years ago, from the autumn of 2007, when my swing research really began to take off.