I have talked before about how you get a lot of Modern Golf Swing players diving into the down swing, and I’ve alternately called it the “Harpoon”move (that phrase is not mine, but that of Mike Austin’s).
You also hear it talked about on TV as the “head drop,” and this is the funniest part of what I watch & listen to on television – when Tiger Woods was the best in the world, the same drop kept coming up in a positive way.
I happened to come across an Instagram sequence of Lexi Thompson’s driver swing this morning while getting ready to resume the work on the “MCS Golf Swing” eBook which I think will be completed sometime this week (update emails have gone out), and she only has 2 swing issues that I can see.
Still working on the “MCS Golf Swing”eBook, and this is kind of a dual subject post tying two things together.
The first is, I’ve mentioned before, you will not achieve long-term benefits from a simple “swing tip” that you hear or see on the television or read in magazines, and that reason is the very simple one – the people giving the tips don’t have the same swing model as their audience.
I am currently fighting the flu and got out of bed to post this piece that I had written earlier for just this type of day…
One of the reasons I barely watch any televised golf, in addition to the execrable swing analysis regularly dished out, is the hype machine that exists to pump the modern players up as so strong, and so long, and so incredible when they are hitting 330 yard drives.
When I watch golf on television and see the “analysis” on swings, I really wonder if anyone in the “Modern Golf Swing” school knows what a compensation is.
If you asked me what a compensation is, when it relates to the golf swing, to me it’s a motion that is made to overcome either a faulty stance, to make proper contact with the ball from an improper position at some point in the swing (“3 To 9” position or at the top, etc.), or simply to avoid injury that would or could occur if that certain motion is not made.