Category Archives: PGA Tour

Another “Using The Ground” Flying Foot Myth – Debunked

I got an email from a WAX Nation reader (hey there, R.H.) who had asked me about a video he watched where the “pro” move is to have the hands moving upward at impact, creating a more level or shallower “swing bottom,” to increase consistency in ball-striking.

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Classic Principles Sneaking Up On Tour’s Modern Players

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.

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Jack Nicklaus’ Grandson’s Swing More Sound Than 99% Of The Tour

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.

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Anyone Seen This “Expert” Analysis Of Tiger’s Swing?

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.

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If You Want To Know Why Ian Poulter Is Playing Better..

I have an observation that one of WAX Nation passed on to me with regards to Ian Poulter’s swing on weekend (thanks A.M.!).

I would hazard a guess that some of it has to do with renewed focus and commitment, but this is a guy who nearly lost his Tour card before suddenly going on a tear this year, making the semi-finals in the WGC Matchplay and then winning the Houston Open yesterday!

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Brandel Chamblee Gets Sean Foley To Agree W/Classic Swing Principles

DKondo sent me a link to a conversation he caught on the Golf Channel last weekend, and I finally have time to post this.

First of all, if you listen very carefully to what Brandel Chamblee got Sean Foley to admit on television, I don’t know how he retains any of his students.

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The Golf Swing Shouldn’t Hurt Your Back

I took another look at Bryson DeChambeau’s golf swing this weekend after John In Phoenix’┬ácomment 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 BDC has 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.

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Tiger Woods & Trackman Update – Yup, Around 122 MPH

This is actually a good opportunity to educate people unfamiliar with launch monitor technology how some of this stuff goes, so…

I did some digging following all of the brouhaha concerning the Trackman supposedly clocking Tiger Woods’ club speed at 129.2 mph on Saturday with his 14th hole drive.

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Tiger Woods Does NOT Swing @ 129 MPH

Another post for the techo-geeks among us!

I have always called it as I see it, and I have myself disregarded numbers that I did not trust, such as the time I averaged 135 mph club speed, 195 mph ball speed and 350 yards per drive over 5 drives on a golf store launch monitor.

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