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.
The 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.
Thanks 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 Leadbetterforced 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.
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.
It’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.
I 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 reversesdestroys the assertion, don’t you think?), and of course the accompanying bafflegab that you come to expect from modern swing circles.
These 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.