If a swing is mechanically-sound or correct, then of course you will see certain things in it – for example, you need a free and full hip turn without any attempt to restrict it, for a swing to be mechanically-correct.
I mean, how many times do you have to do the same thing over expecting different results, and here’s an even more pertinent question – how many times do you have to talk about the “old days” without realizing you’re missing something, in order to just be not that bright?
If you hear that Tiger Woods hit a 360 yard drive yesterday, just remember it was downhill, downwind, and that Mike Weir once had a 400 yard drive recorded on the Plantation Course in Hawaii… just saying…
Because I just got a look at the new Tiger Woods swing with a driver, and it’s – I am trying to find something positive here – not as bad as before, albeit with a lot less power than he used to have.
Here is one thing to give anyone who feels they lack power, a bit of hope – you don’t have to have extraordinary athletic skill, nor do you have to build tons of muscle, in order to give your golf swing more power.
It is all in the mechanics, and of course, someone who swings with mechanical-correctness will have an advantage, but there are also tons of swingers/players out there who put good power on the ball – at the expense of their bodies.
I have been preoccupied with the projects I’ve mentioned since the end of the summer (the upcoming Amazon eBook, MCS Beyond Perfect Pivot video, which is the last of any video I will produce for my Wax Golf followers, and any future Amazon video project), and I haven’t had much time to reflect on the coming year, which I believe will be special.
The initial project was delayed due to my having to actually finish the Short Game and then begin work on the Beyond PP.
That said, my first eBook on the golf swing for Amazon is nearly completed, and I hope to publish around the beginning of December.
It’s been a while since Michelle Wie last won an event (nearly 2.5 years since her 2014 U.S. Open win), and she appears more likely to continue her ride on the injury train than to return to winning form anytime soon.
It’s a maddening thing to watch someone with such obvious and lofty athletic ability (like Tiger Woods in better days) absolutely wrecking their bodies with improper technique, and when targettom sent me the below Instagram clip, I felt a headache coming on.
I was browsing through GolfDigest, wondering what horrors I would find within the current online edition, and I wasn’t disappointed – and I don’t think GD will ever ask me to contribute to their content, which would be more a compliment than insult at this point.
I found yet more Modern Golf Swing “Fail!” in the form of a nonsensical analysis of how to “swing like a girl,” wherein more examples are given of male swingers (3) than of female (zero, which sort of
reverses destroys the assertion, don’t you think?), and of course the accompanying bafflegab that you come to expect from modern swing circles.
It’s been a long time since the last win by a Canadian in a PGA Tour event
(I believe the last time was Mike Wier in 2007), (correction – Nick Taylor won the Sanderson Farms Championship in November 2014, and I don’t know why I have no recollection of this event), but rookie Tour player Mackenzie Hughes has taken the RSM Classic in a playoff this morning.
A 2-time Canadian Amateur Champion (hello, Moe Norman!), he also becomes the first Tour rookie in 20 years to go wire-to-wire for a win. All in all, a great showing from the Dundas, Ontario native.
He joins fellow Canuck Brooke Henderson of the LPGA Tour as another hot young player from North of the border.
The reason? Of course, it’s because I will be transitioning to offering MCS Swing Theory on Amazon, and it doesn’t make much sense to have multiple sites offering essentially the same thing, so anything offered here on Wax Golf after the New Year will be whatever is on Amazon… and it will not be anything that I have removed from downloading on this site.