Category Archives: Flying Foot Syndrome

Positive Attack Angle With Negative Shaft Angle

I have said – and will be showing in the upcoming “MCS – The Kinetic Chain” video – how you can create excellent positive Attack Angle (hitting “up” into the ball with the Driver) when you are properly set up with the MCS Golf Swing model.

That of course is how the modern driver is supposed to be utilized.

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BMW Championship Thread – Volvik Long Drive Edition

Today is a busy work day for me, so I’ll just offer a few thoughts as everyone gets ready for the season’s penultimate event, the BMW Championship.

I got an email from a WAX Golf reader who has experience in long driving and is very knowledgeable on biomechanics and the golf swing.

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Modern Golf Now Using The Shot Put As Their “Swing” Model?

I asked a rhetorical question the other day if a baseball swing is “using the ground” in the same manner the Modern Golf Swing proponents say you get power by leaving the ground.

I also used a javelin throw – but silly me, it seems the the way you’re supposed to get power is by emulating the track & field event known as the shot put!

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Modern Golf Experts – Does A Baseball Swing or Javelin Throw “Use The Ground?”

It never occurred to me to point out the simple proof of the “using the ground” fallacy you hear all the time in Modern Golf Swing analysis.

If you can find me another motion better than a baseball swing or javelin throw as an example of leveraging against the ground to swing or throw something, then I’d love to see it.

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Beware The New Modern Golf “Vertical Lift” Bunk

Another de-bunking here, as I heard a couple of times on the PGA Championship broadcast that players like Justin Thomas get “vertical lift” by having a high trailing heel and having the front foot leave the ground at impact.

Of course, I’ve made my view clear that I think the analysts on TV have no clue why a player does the “flying foot,” so you hear a lot of bunk concerning this.

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Busted – “Flying Foot” & “Using The Ground” Analysis Debunked On Air

I think it was Gary Koch, and I wish I had been recording yesterday’s Rd. 4 of the Players Championship when Danny Lee found water on the short par four 12th hole.

Basically, Lee hit it left into the water guarding the green, had to drop and made bogey on the hole that measured only 299 yards from the tee box.

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“Using The Ground” + Position = Power & Launch Angle

We’ve been over the whole nonsensical claim advanced on television that the “Flying Foot Syndrome” golfers – those who can’t keep a stable leading foot through impact – are “using the ground” when they swing.

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Another “Using The Ground” Flying Foot Myth – Debunked

I got an email from a WAX Nation reader (hey there, R.H.) who had asked me about a video he watched where the “pro” move is to have the hands moving upward at impact, creating a more level or shallower “swing bottom,” to increase consistency in ball-striking.

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The Masters Day 4 – Patrick Reed Brings It Home

(Updated At Bottom With Swing Analysis)

This is likely the best shot Rory McIlroy will have to complete his Grand Slam quest in some time, because how many times will he be 1 shot back of the lead through 2 holes of the Final Round of the Masters?

Not saying he won’t get it done if he falls short today, but you only get so many chances and he’s in prime position to do it.

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