Category Archives: DJ Watts Golf Archive

Rickie Fowler Over The Years

rickie_fowlerI went back and checked my blogging archives – I’ve been blogging on the golf swing with various site URLs, beginning with Smash Golf, then DJ Watts Golf and now, Wax Golf.

I was surprised that I’ve written as much as I have about Rickie Fowler, but then, his swing years ago couldn’t be ignored if one were focused on mechanically-correct action.

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Rickie Fowler – Making Bad Worse

rickie_fowlerOriginally posted on the DJ Watts Golf Blog April 21, 2013

Rickie Fowler’s quote from this clip – “I’ve always fought a little back pain.”

His next quote is the best, however:

I’ve always had lower back pain. It’s always going to be there, so…”

“Yikes…” is all I can say…

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The Modern Swing Must Go

modern-golferOriginally posted at DJ Watts Golf on March 13, 2013.

I don’t know any other way to put it, but the Modern Golf Swing has to go.  It is unreliable and doesn’t work.  There’s no other way to put it.

There is no other action or motion on this earth that is taught to people where they turn their torsos against a resisting lower body and then apply huge twisting forces to them in the opposite direction.

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Rickie Fowler – That Was Fast…

Originally published on the DJ Watts Golf Blog October 12, 2012

I said not even five months ago, when I wrote the blog on Rickie Fowler’s swing mechanics and possible back issues that I don’t like to do this, because it seems as if I’m rooting for trouble.

Of course, that couldn’t be further from the case.  All I do is ask myself, “How would my back/knees/hips feel if I tried to swing like that?”

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Countdown On Rickie Fowler

Originally published on the DJ Watts Golf Blog May 21, 2012

I don’t like to say things about peoples’ physical futures, because it can sound like I’m rooting for bad things to happen.

I blogged about Rory McIlroy, for example, back in ’10 when he began to get more television time, and I predicted back problems based on his swing.

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“Pull & Push” The Golf Swing

Originally Published August 11, 2011 on the DJ Watts Golf Blog

Note: The title was originally “Push & Pull,” however after receiving an email from a reader on the subject, I agree that the term should be “Pull & Push” based on the sequence of actions in this motion

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Ken posted a great comment the other day that got me thinking to my old Swing Theory Golf Blog days, and I wrote a post on Harrison Sport’s blog section with the memories of the Push and Pull aspect of the swing.

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What’s My Swing Speed?

dj finish rear view

Originally posted on the DJ Watts Golf blog June 22, 2011

It was raining today, and Steve’s question about my ball flight and loft took me to Golf Town, where I was looking to get a swing speed radar, that device that can measure club head speed and ball speed.

Unfortunately, they didn’t have this product (though I know they did last year), so I wandered over to the clubs section to check out the Drivers.

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