Category Archives: Brandel Chamblee

Something Missing In Modern Golf Swing Theory

The main difference between MCS and Modern Golf Swing theory, of course, is that the MCS swing theory has an over-riding principle when it comes the swing.

That principle is that a swing model must be mechanically-sound, or else it shouldn’t be used, let alone taught or encouraged.

That is an element sorely missing in Modern Golf Swing Theory, as coaches and players alike will freely admit many times that the model they use is harmful to the body.

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Moe Norman’s “Master Move” = The MCS “Drop & Pop”

I got a request from a Wax Nation reader to talk about Moe Norman’s so-called “Master Move,” which he explains, albeit in a tortured way, at the beginning of the video clip below.

He calls it his “vertical drop and horizontal tug,” and while the first part of that description is very, very correct, I would not suggest paying any attention to the second part about “horizontal tug.”

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Brandel Chamblee Asks A Question… The Answers Are Stunning (Updated)

**Update At Bottom

A tip of the hat to everyone who emailed me on this… I actually read it shortly after it was posted, in my morning golf sites browsing.

You’ll all remember how enthused I was about Brandel Chamblee’s book last year on the classic golf swing, “Anatomy of Greatness,” and he has returned with a piece he wrote for GolfWRX.

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Mickelson: Wrap The Modern Swing In a Back Brace

phil-mickelsonThanks to Pat G. for sending me the link.

Wow, I’m loving this from Phil Mickelson!

I just mentioned in this morning’s earlier posting that Phil Mickelson, the second in career majors among active players (if you count Tiger Woods as “active,” which is a stretch, but whatever), is a classic golf swing adherent.

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Gary Player Nails It On The Classic Golf Swing

player setupI read a very interesting comment by Gary Player yesterday from the GeoffShackelford blog, and I think it illustrates perfectly the dilemma faced by Modern Golf Swing advocates – they have to admit that players are breaking down swinging this way.

I didn’t hear the original comments by either Brandel Chamblee or Frank Nobilo, but I can assume that Player was responding to the implication that players are over the hill after 30, whomever did so.

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Forbes – “Anatomy” Most Important Golf Book Of Our Generation?

forbesYou can check out Forbes Magazine online and read an article by contributor Larry Omsted, who asks that pertinent question:

Is Brandel Chamblee’s “The Anatomy of Greatness” the most important golf book in our generation?

The answer, simply, is “Yes.”

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Justin Rose Sipping From the Holy Grail?

RoseI was sent this swing gif. by DKondo this past weekend, and apologies for the picture quality, but he noticed something and grabbed a clip on his phone while watching the Bay Hill Invitational.

He also remarked to me that Justin Rose had a couple of “longest drives” on certain holes.

This is interesting, because Rose has never been known as a power swinger, but don’t look now – the man with the same coach as Tiger Woods and the center-biased planted-heel swing model, may have begun to sip from the Holy Grail

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Chamblee’s “Anatomy” Surpasses “Five Lessons”

chamblee book1Good Sunday morning, friends.

There’s something about which I wrote recently that I must revisit.

I will tell you all why I was so enthused about Brandel Chamblee’s soon-to-be-released book on the golf swing, “Anatomy of Greatness.”

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Review: Brandel Chamblee’s “The Anatomy of Greatness” – Buy It Now

chamblee book coverI imagine Jack Nicklaus has reason to smile broadly today.

And I imagine that the ghosts of Hogan, Snead, Nelson and Bobby Jones have stopped spinning, at least for the time being.

I have been reading Brandel Chamblee’s newly released (and sure-fire bestseller) book on the swing, “The Anatomy of Greatness,” having been sent a copy by his publisher Classics of Golf with a request for my thoughts on it.

As for disclosure, I have received nothing for my agreement to review the book, and it wouldn’t matter – if I hadn’t received the book, I’d have surely browsed through it at the store, and would have run home with it.

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How MCS Is/Was Brandel Chamblee?

chamblee impactMCS stands of course for “Mechanically Correct Swing.”

I’ve been writing on the golf swing for years, and anguishing over the swings of purported swing gurus and coaches, but I’ve never looked at former PGA Tour champion Brandel Chamblee’s swing.

So, perhaps what’s good for the goose is good for the gander, but since Mr. Chamblee is a proponent of the classic golf swing, I kinda already knew what I was going to see when I looked him up.

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