I had someone with whom I’m working on his swing ask me, when I told him that squatting in the setup will interfere with hip turn, that it seemed to him that this was what I was doing during the down swing.
For those of you who watched golf in the 80’s and 90’s, you’ll remember well the 1991 Masters Champion Ian Woosnam, the “Wee Welshman” who was among the longer drivers in the game whilst standing just 5’5″ tall.
If you look at his swing from above, you can see that it wasn’t just his great Classic Golf Swing action that gave him power, it was the tight and leveraged action within that model.
Originally Posted Dec 12, 2015. Re-posted in honor of Tom Watson as he announces his retirement at 69 from Champions Tour major play.
I’ve said before that golf will never be taken seriously as a “sport” (although it was for a brief period during the height of the Tiger Woods era) because it doesn’t follow the same athletic principles.
I like to share uplifting stories, and you’ll remember WAX Nation that I mentioned to Fred Greene during our interview for his “Golfsmarter”podcast that when people tell me that I’ve helped them keep playing or begin playing golf again after back issues or other, it makes it all worth while.
I’ve corresponded for a time with a PGA of America instructor out in Arizona, and earlier in the week he emailed me with a great story about the MCS Golf Swing.