Category Archives: LPGA

Let’s Add Michelle Wie To The “What Ifs”

I got a late night email from targettom, who watches any and everything involving golf, to let me know that Michelle Wie has apparently suffered another “left side” injury, and it appears to be in the back and left hip area.

Color me surprised, which I might be if I hadn’t noticed a while back that everything with Michelle has to do with the left side, and for obvious reasons – her address stances are getting ever more tortured and her swings ever shorter, and all to no avail.

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Another “Expert” Says Jack Nicklaus Didn’t Know How To Swing

I had another blog post planned for today on Moe Norman’s “master move,” but this couldn’t wait.

If you want to know why I am perpetually sounding grumpy on my blog, it’s because of things like the clip I’m posting below the fold.  Thanks to Wax Nation member A.M. for forwarding it.

It features yet another expert who knows more than medical doctors and the greatest swingers ever to play the game.

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Michelle Wie Returns To The Leaderboard (Power Check)

michelle-wie-topI saw yesterday that Michelle Wie was in contention at long last again, taking the lead into the 4th round at the HSBC Women’s Champions in Singapore, and poised to win her first event in 3 years.

I checked the morning results and it seems she fell just short, shooting an even par 4th round to finish in 4th place, while Inbee Park took the title.

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Leadbetter Wonders Why He Got Fired… It’s Called “Exploitation”

lydia-ko-and-her-instructor-sean-hoganThe David Leadbetter situation is even uglier than I thought it was.

Apparently, he wasn’t even Lydia Ko’s main coach, which leads to the unfortunate conclusion (if you have another one, I’d love to hear it) that he was exploiting her for his own ends, and that’s as good a reason to have fired him as any.

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The Leadbetter Gambit – The A Swing Was An “Alternative”

a swingThanks to MichaelH. for reminding me of something about the A-Swing, which had completely slipped my mind…

My 3rd day posting about this issue, because it really rankles me.

I would love to know why David Leadbetter forced Lydia Ko into that ridiculous “A-Swing” of his, if it wasn’t for the obvious reason that comes to mind – that it was to make money off her by selling his swing with her as his “Top Gun” using it.

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David Leadbetter Throws The Ko Family Under The Bus

gd-headerAll I can say is, “Wow…”

David Leadbetter is keeping it classy following his discarding by Lydia Ko, putting all of the blame on her 2016 drop-off in performance (of course, it couldn’t be the A-Swing garbage he forced on her last year) on – get this – her parents.

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Top LPGA Player Leaves Leadbetter (Lydia Ko, Not M. Wie)

LPGA: Canadian Pacific Women's Open - Final RoundThe golf world is buzzing today about the top LPGA golfer who has left the David Leadbetter camp.

No, it isn’t Michelle Wie – it’s Lydia Ko, and not a moment too soon!  There’s not much to say about Lydia except that she’s one of those golfers you just have to watch play when they’re on TV.

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Michelle Wie Not Finished With The Madness

wie-addressIt’s been a while since Michelle Wie last won an event (nearly 2.5 years since her 2014 U.S. Open win), and she appears more likely to continue her ride on the injury train than to return to winning form anytime soon.

It’s a maddening thing to watch someone with such obvious and lofty athletic ability (like Tiger Woods in better days) absolutely wrecking their bodies with improper technique, and when targettom sent me the below Instagram clip, I felt a headache coming on.

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More Modern Swing Fail – Ariya Jutanugarn, Rory McIlroy “Swing Like Girls”

Britain Golf Womens OpenI was browsing through GolfDigest, wondering what horrors I would find within the current online edition, and I wasn’t disappointed – and I don’t think GD will ever ask me to contribute to their content, which would be more a compliment than insult at this point.

I found yet more Modern Golf Swing “Fail!” in the form of a nonsensical analysis of how to “swing like a girl,” wherein more examples are given of male swingers (3) than of female (zero, which sort of reverses destroys the assertion, don’t you think?), and of course the accompanying bafflegab that you come to expect from modern swing circles.

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Dustin Johnson & Brooke Henderson On A Roll…

hendersonThese are assorted post-Holiday thoughts, well, post-Holiday for Canada (July 1st National Holiday) while my American neighbors kick their national festivities into high gear today.

First things first – congrats to Canadian LPGA member Brooke Henderson, who at 18 years of age captured her 3rd LPGA Tour victory (including that major last month), and her 2nd straight Portland Classic title.

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