You know what kind of golf they could still be playing in their 50’s, if they swung with a mechanically-correct model, the way Nicklaus and Snead did, and the way Vijay Singh has done?
Improving impact will get you more distance, and faster, than trying to increase club impact speed.
I just got off a video call with Jerry “Big Toilet” Crowell, PGA.
He called me with the “video chat” function now available on FB Messenger (how cool is that? For someone born in 1970, this is some ‘Star Trek’ stuff here) as he was hitting balls and noticed that his club speed was higher after our discussion on the pivot last evening.
Now, just remember that only a couple of years ago, he was at 110 mph cruising speed and about 114 mph top club impact speed with his driver.
I met someone while I was in Southern California last Friday.
Ken Joersz (or “KJ,” as I call him) has been a Head Professional at the Four Seasons’ Hualalai Resort in Hawaii, as well as having held the position of Head Pro at PGA West in La Quinta, CA, and finally Head Pro at Pelican Hill G.C. in Newport Beach, CA.
Still enjoying the thrill of having caddied for a pro in a PGA Tour qualifier… doesn’t get much better than that for a golf blogger, let me tell ya…
I have some advice for someone who’s thinking of caddying – it is not as easy as it seems, and you’d better be able to read some putts, and you’d better know your player’s swing.
Well, the bad news is that BT’s round of 73 at Bear Creek G.C. in Murietta C.A. was three strokes shy of Brian Smock (former PGA Tour player), who snagged the single spot to the PGA Tour Farmer’s Insurance Open.
The good news?
Lots of that. While I discuss, there are some pics of BT warming up this morning before I turned my phone off for the round.
I posted back in September that Wax Golf’s own Jerry “BT” Crowell had been voted the Teacher of the Year in the SCPGA’s Inland Empire Chapter.
And then, to prove he’s no slouch in the playing department, he took a 2-day SCPGA Senior competition a couple of weeks later, winning by an 8 stroke margin.