Category Archives: PGA of America

DJ’s Theory – Golf Is A Dying Sport B/C of Modern Golf Swing

foley-tigerOriginally posted Sept 18, 2016 – and I’ve seen nothing in the past year that would change my opinion…

It is no secret that the golf industry is in decline, perhaps part of a natural boom and bust cycle, but I would posit that a major facet of it is in the fact that the modern golf swing is chasing and keeping people away from the game.

Golf will always be played, so the game itself is not in peril.  There will always be enough people with the means, opportunity and of course desire to play.

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Big T (Jerry Crowell) Wins PGA’s SoCal Asst Championship – at 51

jerry-crowell-champYou know that comment I made about the modern swing killing careers, like how Tiger Woods’ was over by 40, and how Jason Day is on that same path but likely with greater speed?

You know what kind of golf they could still be playing in their 50’s, if they swung with a mechanically-correct model, the way Nicklaus and Snead did, and the way Vijay Singh has done?

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Golf Channel’s Martin Hall Nearly Nails The MCS Stance

Martin HallBig T sent me this clip showing Martin Hall of The Golf Channel almost nailing the MCS “Leaning A” address stance.

Not only that, he used a similar concept to do it that you’ve watched in the “Secrets of MCS” video short “5 Minutes of MCS” and the full-length “MCS – Perfect Pivot video.

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Forbes – “Anatomy” Most Important Golf Book Of Our Generation?

forbesYou can check out Forbes Magazine online and read an article by contributor Larry Omsted, who asks that pertinent question:

Is Brandel Chamblee’s “The Anatomy of Greatness” the most important golf book in our generation?

The answer, simply, is “Yes.”

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Ken Joersz, PGA – MCS = “No Pain In The Knee Or Ribs!”

newmcs-logo2I met someone while I was in Southern California last Friday.

Ken Joersz (or “KJ,” as I call him) has been a Head Professional at the Four Seasons’ Hualalai Resort in Hawaii, as well as having held the position of Head Pro at PGA West in La Quinta, CA, and finally Head Pro at Pelican Hill G.C. in Newport Beach, CA.

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Brandel Chamblee’s Book Nails The “Lie” Of Modern Swing Theory

brandel chambleeUpdate: You can read about Brandel’s new book “Anatomy of Greatness” and order it here, among other places… looks like a good read!

You should watch this Golf.com video piece with Brandel Chamblee, who is dispensing more advice regarding what I call the “classic” or classic era golf swing.

I remember calling a model I was working on, way back in 2007, the “50’s Classic” model because it had the same floating heel pivot action as the players from that era.

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Jerry Crowell – Inland Empire Chapter SCPGA Teacher of the Year

jcrowellI posted back in September that Wax Golf’s own Jerry “BT” Crowell had been voted the Teacher of the Year in the SCPGA’s Inland Empire Chapter.

And then, to prove he’s no slouch in the playing department, he took a 2-day SCPGA Senior competition a couple of weeks later, winning by an 8 stroke margin.

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You Want Proof? Golf Industry Scam Or Not? (Updated)

imperfect lies coverUpdated with this comment from me in response to a comment from David:

PS – I’m not saying today’s instructors are all deliberately selling snake oil. But when you get to a certain level, you should know this is a bogus swing method.

So I can break modern golf instructors down into two camps: They are either A) Guys who don’t know enough about a proper golf swing to teach the swing at all or B) Guys who know better but want to complicate it so they’re never out of work.

I don’t think much of either group, but at least one of them is honest… in a way…”

I had said that I couldn’t think of a passage off-hand to reference John Christensen’s new book “Perfect Swing, Imperfect Lies” about the life of Mike Austin.  I have thought of the perfect passage, and not because it relates to Mike Austin, but as it relates to the state of modern golf instruction.

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