Category Archives: Modern Swing

How Far Would Dustin Johnson Drive It With MCS?

I ask this because it seems like a lot of effort that he makes for a superb athlete standing 6’4″ to drive it 300 carry and 310 total distance.

I found a Tweet from the PGA Tour’s account showing DJ (that one) hitting driver with some stats.

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Q: Tiger Woods Destroying His Back? Signs Say Yes

I base this not on medical knowledge or expertise, of which I have none.

I do however notice patterns and I’ve just noticed another pattern in Tiger Woods regarding his attitude towards injury and pain.

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Tiger Woods’ Health & Club Speed (Update – “Ice Baths?!?”

Update Below The Fold – And It Isn’t Good News **

I guess anyone watching the weekend’s WGC Bridgestone Invitational noticed that the announcers seems to be focused on Tiger Woods and his apparent stiffness, lack of energy and other things on the weekend.

I will admit that I only saw much of him on Thursday, because the weekend had me busy with family things and working on the “MCS – The Kinetic Chain” video.

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Ben Hogan’s “Pivot Pivot” Action Was Misunderstood

It is likely because of the phrasing he used to describe his pivot, where he said he didn’t want his hips to move to the right on the back swing.

From there, you likely got the Modern Golf Swing mantra of restricting the hips on the back swing, which is completely off-base when you look at Hogan’s actual swing.

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Francesco Molinari Wins Quicken Loans (Classic Golf Swing)

If you watched the PGA Tour’s Quicken Loans National, you will have noticed Franceso Molinari (thanks to Mark for the heads-up, who won going away (8 shot margin).

Molinari, who measures a whopping 5’8″ in height (172 cm), put on a driving clinic and guess what?

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Matt Wolf’s Pivot Channels Arnold Palmer

I’ve been getting emails from the usual WAX Nation swing hawks regarding a freshman college player named Matt Wolff whose OSU Cowboys won the NCAA title last week.

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Another Ominous Tiger Woods Post-Surgery Comment

I had made mention a little while back when word came out that Tiger Woods has been taking ibuprophen “all day” on the advice of his surgeon, to combat possible back pain onset since his return from the 4th back surgery, that one a spinal fusion.

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Tiger Woods – Why Is No One Talking About THIS?

Thanks to Chief for the tidbit of Tiger Woods news about which no one seems to be talking, though it could very well portend something very ominous about the length of his latest comeback.

As I’ve said even though we here joke about the WAX Golf curse (there have been a few times I looked at a successful golfer’s swing and pointed out some mechanical issues only to have said golfer go down with an injury within days or weeks), I don’t have a crystal ball, I only point out dangers that may or may not cause injury.

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Save Your Knees (Proof Of My Contention Re: Tiger Woods’ Left Knee)

Thanks to Welshman for finding and forwarding the clip below.

I have said for years and years that what wrecked Tiger Woods’ left knee (he’s had at least four surgeries on it, beginning back even before he turned pro) was the planted-heel pivot method of the Modern Golf Swing.

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Classic Principles Sneaking Up On Tour’s Modern Players

If I told you that the percentage of players on the PGA Tour who use the Classic Golf Swing principle of performing a free hip turn by allowing the leading heel to release on the back swing pivot is pretty low, you’d likely agree with me.

I like to use the term “release” or “floating” rather than “lifting,” because those two terms compared to the latter connote a passive action rather than a deliberate one.

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