Category Archives: Modern Swing

Missing The Big Point Re: Technique & Injuries

I came across an article on Golf WRX that initially gave me hope that people are trying to prevent injuries by looking at prevention a.k.a. fixing swing techniques that raise the risk of injury.

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Mighty Maurice Allen Drives Across Niagara Falls (Classic Swing BTW)

I don’t know how many of you remember John Daly’s attempt to drive a golf ball over the Niagara Falls gorge (in 2005, when he had his reality show “Daly Planet” on the Golf Channel).

He didn’t do it, but 2018 World Long Drive Champion Maurice Allen just became the first person ever to accomplish the feat.

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Tom Watson’s Words of Wisdom

tom watson topOriginally Posted Dec 12, 2015.  Re-posted in honor of Tom Watson as he announces his retirement at 69 from Champions Tour major play.

I’ve said before that golf will never be taken seriously as a “sport” (although it was for a brief period during the height of the Tiger Woods era) because it doesn’t follow the same athletic principles.

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Here Are All My Steps To MCS My Swing, With Only 1 Remaining (Updated)

** Major Correction Update: I referenced my club path impact going from out-to-in to just 1 degree off neutral. I wrote in the original posting that it was still out-to-in, which was a major typo, as I should have said it was now in-to-out.

The correction has been made in the Checks list of things I fixed.  /update

Almost.There.

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Tony Finau – “Short Back Swing, Low Impact Heel Power” Exhibit A

If you are looking for a great example of how someone can generate power with a short back swing and proper leverage evidenced by a low trailing heel impact, then look no further than one Tony Finau.

Yes, he’s a very tall player with long limbs (levers), but when you look at how ridiculously short his back swing is and how effortlessly he’s leveraging the club, you will realize that Finau could be monstrous-long, a good deal longer than he already is, with an adjustment or two.

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Here’s Why I Do What I Do – PGA Instructor’s Email To Me…

I like to share uplifting stories, and you’ll remember WAX Nation that I mentioned to Fred Greene during our interview for his “Golfsmarter” podcast that when people tell me that I’ve helped them keep playing or begin playing golf again after back issues or other, it makes it all worth while.

I’ve corresponded for a time with a PGA of America instructor out in Arizona, and earlier in the week he emailed me with a great story about the MCS Golf Swing.

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Rory McIlroy Discovers Shoulders Follow Hips & Vice Versa

I wrote a few years back that Rory McIlroy might have discovered the key to increasing power through technique when he was spotted letting his leading heel come up during his back swing, but it turned out not to be a permanent thing.

Now, it seems he might be back on a right track, with his apparent discovery that the hips and shoulder are connected.

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Sam Snead – The Greatest Self-Taught Swing Of All Time

I caught sight of a great Sam Snead swing on Twitter today, and I have to tell you all, I could watch this man swing all day long and some nights to boot.

I’d say that Sam Snead has the best self-taught swing of all time. It would be hard to argue, because I would actually rate his swing as on par with Jack Nicklaus’ swing, just that Nicklaus had a better over-all game to go with the swing.

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Cameron Champ WD’s From Players With A Back Injury

File this under “it was going to happen sooner or later,” although I’m a little surprised by how quickly it has occurred – in his first season as a pro and at age 23, Cameron Champ has WD’d from the Players Championship with a back injury.

I was following his progress yesterday during the second round to see if he could improve on his 78 from Thursday when I glanced at the Leaderboard shortly after posting my piece, to see a WD beside his name.

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Jason Day Out Of API With Another Back Injury

Injury woes are hitting the usual suspects who have major issues with their swings when it comes to the Modern Golf way of doing it.

First, of course, no one can have missed Tiger Woods and his “strained neck,” which is fairly odd – to be suffering from a strained neck for weeks, that is.

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