You are always hearing Modern Golf Swing advocates compare the golf swing to various types of throwing, and the PGA Tour showed on their Instagram how the Modern swing principles are bogus, with (of course) a clip of someone showing great form throwing.
Grayson Murray must have had a bad hole on Friday (I wasn’t following this week’s Tour event on television), because what he did after holing out wasn’t exactly a celebration.
He threw his ball into the green-side pond, and there are some things you can see in his great form that show how faulty the leading foot twisting and jumping are when you are actually performing an athletic motion properly.
Now, that’s a pretty good throw, as the comments on the Instagram posting indicate, but you will also see something that is far closer to the Classic Golf Swing in terms of motion than the Modern Golf Swing type of action, which I’ve said before you will only see in golf.
Nowhere else in sports will you see the so-called the Modern Golf principles because they aren’t valid principles.
So, looking more closely at this throw:
There are three things in the MCS Golf Swing model that Grayson does here which aren’t in the modern principles:
- Notice how he doesn’t try to throw flat-footed, but rather takes a step toward the direction in which he’s going to throw, and that means as he cocks his arm to throw, his weight is on the right foot while the left foot (heel for golf) is off the ground,
- He plants firmly on the leading foot and transfers his weight fully to the foot on the throw and follow-through and
- He releases that trailing foot on the throw while the leading foot remains fully planted
So, that would compare very favorably to this below, would it not?
Just asking the question – I can drive a ball over 350 yards on a good pop, and I don’t work out or train daily in order to do so, I just swing the way I would throw – so why aren’t the Modern Golf Swing principles the same as they are for throwing with regards to the hips, legs and feet, when modern golf instructors and analysts are always making comparisons to throwing?
And how is it that Classic Golf Swing principles more closely follow the throwing motion than Modern, if the Modern is the way to do it?
Perhaps, could it be, that the Modern Golf Swing principles are completely bogus, which is why you won’t see that type of action (flat-footed wind-up, jumping/twisting leading foot and no release of the trailing foot) anywhere else in sports?
Something that should give anyone studying kinesiology or biomechanics pause, wouldn’t you say?
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