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.
You don’t need a “perfect” swing to play good or even great golf, of course.
I’ve of course been spending a good deal of time pursuing that end on my part, but that’s because I’m a swing researcher and what else am I going to do, having set out 13 years ago to “figure it out once and for all?”
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.
This is likely the best shot Rory McIlroy will have to complete his Grand Slam quest in some time, because how many times will he be 1 shot back of the lead through 2 holes of the Final Round of the Masters?
Not saying he won’t get it done if he falls short today, but you only get so many chances and he’s in prime position to do it.
This is the state of professional golf today, friends, while we enjoy another 1st major weekend of the season – Gary Nicklaus, the grandson of Jack Nicklaus a.k.a. the G.O.A.T., made an ace at the Par 3 contest at Augusta National this week.
I stumbled across this piece on GolfDigest’s website and actually found the same video on their Youtube page – you have to watch this.
It is essentially a 6 minute advertisement for the TaylorMade M3 driver (you’ll see that at the end if you watch the entire clip), although I don’t know how anyone can sell a driver based on Tiger Woods‘ driving performance since his return.
I took another look at Bryson DeChambeau’s golf swing this weekend after John In Phoenix’ comment on him, and I’m sorry to say, I’m still not a fan, just as I wasn’t two years ago with my first look.
First of all, unless BDChas a congenital back condition or some chronic issue from a prior injury, I have to say – the golf swing shouldn’t hurt your back, and if you’re having back issues already at the age of 24, something is definitely wrong.
I’ve talked before about the tempo of the golf swing (the difference between the time of the back swing vs the down swing from the top to impact), which is different from how fast one swing (time from beginning the takeaway to impact).
It seems to me that Tiger Woods is actually off on both counts, from my cursory examination.