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.
I 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 Resortin 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.
Well, the bad news is that BT’s round of 73 at Bear Creek G.C. in Murietta C.A. was three strokes shy of Brian Smock (former PGA Tour player), who snagged the single spot to the PGA Tour Farmer’s Insurance Open.
The good news?
Lots of that. While I discuss, there are some pics of BT warming up this morning before I turned my phone off for the round.
Updated 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.