Category Archives: Modern Swing

The Post-Modern Golf Swing (Dunaway)

I’ve been doing some soul-searching this winter during my blogging hiatus and I was struggling with to how explain certain things about the Mike Dunaway swing model.

First of all, I was struggling with the very concept of calling it a “Classic Golf Swing” action because… it really isn’t.

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Cameron Tringale Does The Opposite Of “Jump For Power” & Sets Speed Increase Record

File this under the “Doing The Opposite Of Modern Golf Instruction Will Improve Your Performance” category, and if there wasn’t one before, there is now.

PGA Tour player Cameron Tringale, according to the PGA Tour, set an all-time mark in the stat “Year Over Year Speed Increase,” making a jump from 111.28 mph to 119.94 mph in one year.

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Joaquin Niemann – Back & Knee Problems On The Way?

I got a look at the newest PGA Tour winner’s golf swing and Joaquin Niemann’s action is certainly impressive.

Looking at his pivot and follow-through, I can only wonder how long it takes before either back and/or knee problems begin to appear. Continue reading

Using The Ground Isn’t Squatting Then Jumping Or “Driving The Legs…”

I had someone with whom I’m working on his swing ask me, when I told him that squatting in the setup will interfere with hip turn, that it seemed to him that this was what I was doing during the down swing.

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Time Catches Up To Dustin Johnson’s Left Knee (Modern Swing Injury)

Unless it comes out that Dustin Johnson injured his left knee coming down awkwardly from dunking in his bare feet, you can lay his left knee surgery at the feet of the Modern Golf Swing madness.

Considering he’s a very powerful swinger with a Gumby-like gift of flexibility, he actually got away with it far longer than he should have. Continue reading

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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