I made mention yesterday of how Tiger Woods’ major winning ways basically came to a screeching halt when he left Hank Haney(although he was already in some trouble with his shifting address bias with HH) and embraced what I call the “Voodoo Biomechanics” of another coach.
Essentially, this is how I define something as “voodoo” anything – if you can’t find it anywhere but in the place it’s being sold, then there’s a strong chance it is voodoo.
BT sent me this great find yesterday, and it left me wondering. The link he sent me was to a book the he found listed on GoogleBooks.
While I won’t buy the book by James Douglas Edgar, a British golfer and writer (1884-1921) nor recommend it (I don’t have a problem with my hips, so I’m not curious), I wonder if this book had anything to do with the development of the modern style “restricted hip” golf swing.
Rant alert. Sometimes you just have to clear your throat and make an obvious point.
I was discussing the swing this afternoon with Jerry “Big Toilet” Crowell and something came up that has been bugging the stuffing out of me since I became intimately acquainted with the “modern golf swing.”
This is simply: It is madness to try to perfect a golf swing model which the human body is not designed to copy.
Originally 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.