Category Archives: LPGA

Golf Legend Mickey Wright Condemns The Modern Swing

This is incredible – I’ve written a couple of posts before about Mickey Wright, first about her great Classic Golf Swing action and then a little more breaking down her setup and mechanics, but the legendary golfer really gives the Modern Golf Swing a firm condemnation in a long-awaited interview with Golf Digest (thanks to Peter A for passing it on).

I’m wondering how many of the greatest golfers ever have to to knock down the Modern Golf Swing, but they won’t be around forever – so it’s a good thing to get them on the record.

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Updated – I’m Wondering What It Will Take (Michelle Wie)

**Update At Bottom – MW has WD’d From U.S. Women’s Open /update

targettom sent me the latest installment of “What will it take for Michelle Wie to change her swing, which is literally breaking her body down?”

Actually, the title to the GolfDigest online piece by Keely Levins is just as wordy: “Michelle Wie, battling neck pain, says she’s lucky she even played the first round of the U.S. Women’s Open”

It’s been about four months since I took a look at her latest swing iteration, and at the time, I remarked that she only had half a swing, due to the shortness of her Continue reading

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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Congrats Brooke Henderson – Major Winner!

brooke-henderson18 year old Canadian LPGA player Brooke Henderson is now officially a star on the ladies’ Tour.

After winning her first Tour title last year at the age of 17, she yesterday beat Lydia Ko to win her 2nd title and obviously, her first major, the KPMG Womens’s PGA Championship. Continue reading

Brooke Henderson 3rd Youngest LPGA Winner Ever

brooke hendersonIt was a great weekend for Canadians who watch golf.

A crowd favorite and Canadian Open Champion Jason Day (who’s an Aussie, not a Canuck) wins the PGA Championship in record fashion…

And Brooke Henderson from small-town Ontario, Canada, has become the 3rd youngest winner ever on the LPGA Tour.

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Michelle Wie – Left Left Left Left Left…

michelle wie pivotIf you want any proof just how damaging the modern conventional swing can be to the body, you only have to look at far as Michelle Wie, whose physical ailments have been documented here as she breaks down.

And breaking down she is, like a used rental car on a cross-country trip. ┬áThe thing people don’t seem to have done is ask themselves why everything about Wie-zee is “left…”

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Breaking Down Mickey Wright’s Swing

?????????????????????????????????OK, since it was Mickey Wright’s 80th birthday yesterday and I didn’t get her anything, I thought perhaps I could do a little swing analysis on her action back in the 60’s, just in case she’s thinking of teeing it up with the ladies any time soon.

Even at 80, my money would be on Mickey.  The clip from which I obtained these pics and the gif., contains a drive of hers in a Shell match where she hit a drive over 300 yards.

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