Category Archives: Modern Swing

Sean Foley Strikes Again – Si Woo Kim Back Injury (Updated)

Updated At Bottom – Worse Than I Thought

I was looking at Si Woo Kim’s swing this past weekend after he won the Players Championship, and while I thought his swing looked a lot better than Tiger Woods’ ever did under Sean Foley (update – WRONG, I just hadn’t seen the face-on angle) – the Foley Curse has reared its head again.

Now, you may ask yourself, how on earth does a 21 year old hurt his back swinging a 13 oz golf club?

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Brandel Chamblee Asks A Question… The Answers Are Stunning (Updated)

**Update At Bottom

A tip of the hat to everyone who emailed me on this… I actually read it shortly after it was posted, in my morning golf sites browsing.

You’ll all remember how enthused I was about Brandel Chamblee’s book last year on the classic golf swing, “Anatomy of Greatness,” and he has returned with a piece he wrote for GolfWRX.

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Golf Digest Pays Lip Service To the Greats

The Modern Golf Swing industry (and Golf Digest’s Alex Meyers) are whom I’m referencing here, of course – they always pay lip service to the greats of the Classic Golf Swing era while completely ignoring what made them greats to begin with.

Before I get to the Golf Digest laugher, what made them great? The way they swung, either in the game or how they taught it, and Harvey Penick is one, in his first Little Red Book on the swing.

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Tiger Woods’ Story In This Golf Magazine Piece

I found the below article posted on Golf.com, and it’s ironic that my comment exchange with HarleyWeedWhacks only yesterday touched on this precise issue.

The piece deals with golfers tending to reverse-pivot on the back swing as they get older, due to loss of flexibility, especially in the lower body, and how not to fall victim to it.

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Here’s Something Silly…

Let me run something past everyone, because I can’t wrap my brain around the logic of what Modern Golf Swing proponents are always saying.

I’m talking about the restricting of the hip turn in the back swing by keep that leading heel firmly planted on the back swing, all to promote more stability and therefore consistency in the golf swing.

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Sergio Garcia, Masters Champ @ 37!

I don’t know if you remember, but I posted on Sergio Garcia’s swing model a couple of months back, when he won the Dubai Desert Classic in February.

Therein, I compared Sergio at 37 to Tiger Woods at 38 (the age TW was when he broke his back working with Sean Foley), surprise, surprise!! Sergio just won his maiden major tournament, at the old age of 37…

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Right Domimant + Left Side, Day 1 – Wow!

It went better than I could have hoped, because this is a very strange and different (for me) move – swinging with leading side leverage AND a right-dominant mechanical action!

I got hold of a visual concept halfway through the session that just worked so beautifully for me, I will eventually share this, because it is awesome.

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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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(Updated) Tiger Woods & Fred Couples “What Ifs?”

Update: If you don’t think it’s obvious Tiger Woods’ career is done, here’s an update from a new GolfDigest online posting on Tiger’s real condition, without the SSM, or “Steinberg Spin Machine.”

In the piece by Sam Weinman, we now get the news that TW was nowhere near game shape at any time, because you can see it plainly in this description of his two attempts to practice for the Masters.

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