Category Archives: Kinesiology of Golf

On Kinesiology (Why Things Work And Don’t Work)

tiger-woods-acl-reconstructive-surgeryOriginally posted September 17, 2015 – Re-Posted as this goes great with yesterday’s posting

The main problem people have with golf swings is that they don’t realize that kinesiology is more than just the study of human motion.

If you look at the actual definition of kinesiology, say from the wikipedia version of the word, you’ll see that kinesiology actually involves much more than the basic (mechanical) motion.

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Tiger Woods’ Downfall – Chasing Voodoo Biomechanics

foley-tigerNote: Originally Posted September 22, 2015

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.

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Origin of the Modern Golf Swing “Restricted Hips?”

gatetogolfBT 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.

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The Layman’s Guide To Biomechanics

????????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.

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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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