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 – and it’s pretty well clear now that Tiger is d.o.ne.

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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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Anatomy Of A Harpoon – The Planted Heel

tiger como1Originally posted February 15, 2015

You’ll find a lot of people saying, “I’m very flexible, so I don’t have to float my heel to get a full back swing pivot.”

And you’ll see a lot of those people in traction one day, most likely.

Because just getting a full shoulder turn with a planted heel is not the point of a golf swing – the point of the golf swing is to swing the golf club to strike the ball sitting there in front of you.

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Jordan Spieth – Lefty “Puller,” Needs A Floating Pivot

jordan-spieth-driver-post-impactOriginally posted July 2015, re-posted in light of Jordan’s current swing woes

It wasn’t until I cracked the riddle of the right-handed swing (using the right hand or “power” hand in a right-handed golf swing, meaning you’re “throwing” or “pushing” with the lower hand on the club) that I began to see clearly why certain swingers do things that others don’t.

I’m left-handed, as you know by now, with a peculiar habit – I play sports right-handed, which means I swing rightie in golf, baseball, hockey – but I use my left arm to control the stroke.

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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 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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