Category Archives: DJ Watts Golf Archive

Jimmy Thomson, Monster Long Driver

Originally posted on DJ Watts Golf blog Feb 15, 2012

I dug this old post up from the former blog, as looking at JT’s address and swing motion here are nearly bang-on with the MCS model and address position, especially the current MCS as shown in the MPS “B” or Playing Swing video.  

Hello to JM, who sent me this book to look at back then!

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Don’t Throw The Club At The Target

Drv2 July 26 (1)This is something I keep seeing in instructional videos on TV.

Why are you throwing the club at the target?  Is the ball anywhere near that release point?

NO, it’s NOT

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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 I can’t wait for the Modern Golf Swing era to end.

It is harmful because it doesn’t use mechanically-sound principles.

There’s no other way to put it.

Or I can put it this way:

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Ryan Winther 2012 Remax Long Drive Champ

Originally posted at DJ Watts Golf on October 31, 2012

I was just looking at Ryan Winther (Winner 2012 Remax Long Drive) and see some things that are very similar in the way I myself swing a club.

Not everyone looks the same when they swing, even using the same technical principles. This is because of infinite variations between any two people (even two relatively the same size) in weight, strength, agility, athletic aptitude, etc.

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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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Bubba Watson, Revolutionary?

(Originally posted on the DJ Watts Golf blog and bumped  on April 8, 2012 to honor Bubba’s awesome 2012 Masters victory)

I’ve written before about Bubba Watson (how can one talk about the golf swing and not mention Bubba?), regarding his classic rather than modern golf swing technique.

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Releasing/Throwing is NOT Flipping Or Casting

Originally posted at DJ Watts Golf on October 29, 2011.

I’ve got some photographic proof here that the “throw” or “Full Release” and not trying to create artificial lag in the swing do not lead to the “flipping/casting” that many higher-handicap golfers perform.

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“Pull & Push” The Golf Swing

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

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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