Thanks to everyone who emailed on Tiger Woods’ Instagram post of his driver swing – nothing like the sound of cicadas in the background to bring back childhood memories of hot and hazy summer dog-days!
So, since you asked for my thoughts…
As far as the swing itself goes, I don’t have much to say about it other than I hope he was swinging to produce a big left-to-right fade, because that takeaway was way outside and that ball seemed to be left going left (unless, as I said, it was a big cut he was hitting).
You are always hearing Modern Golf Swing advocates compare the golf swing to various types of throwing, and the PGA Tour showed on their Instagram how the Modern swing principles are bogus, with (of course) a clip of someone showing great form throwing.
Grayson Murray must have had a bad hole on Friday (I wasn’t following this week’s Tour event on television), because what he did after holing out wasn’t exactly a celebration.
The “curse of the rubber band” is the legacy of the Modern Golf Swing theory that you can somehow create elastic power by separating the torso from the hips instead of swinging with the entire body.
I want to show you the dramatic difference between what a properly leveraged golf swing looks like versus one that relies on muscular explosion to generate impact velocity, as if we are made of rubber (which we certainly are not).
I could swear we’ve been here before 3 or 4 times, but O.K., let’s do it again…
Everyone has by now seen, I’m sure, the Instagram swing Tiger Woods posted on social media yesterday, and as most people have noticed, not much has changed for the better.
Albert Einstein has been quoted (and I say “has been” because it’s not really clear who first said this) as saying that “insanity is doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results…”
Originally posted January 18, 2017 – still relevant, especially as JT just won the FedEx Cup & will be gathering young imitators
I just read a posting by Golf Digest’s Matthew Rudyon how to “Hit Justin Thomas’ Jump Drive For More Power,” and I’m still trying to figure out how he can tell people to do that, but then say not to try to do what Justin Thomas is actually doing… or you’ll hurt yourself.
Kudos to Mr. Rudy as well for using that tried-and-true non sequitur that for power, he tells us, “Thomas uses the ground to produce maximum clubhead speed…”
There has been some buzz of late that while Tiger Woods continues to rehab from his fourth and most serious back surgery (this one involving fusing vertebrae together in the lower region), he is currently without a swing model.
I might be so bold as to point out the problem that exists with Tiger trying to continue his golf career – and I pointed it out in a Twitter chat yesterday on this issue.
This is incredible – I’ve written a couple of posts before about Mickey Wright, first about her greatClassic Golf Swing action and then a little more breaking down her setup and mechanics, but the legendary golfer really gives the Modern Golf Swing a firm condemnation in a long-awaited interview with Golf Digest (thanks to Peter A for passing it on).
I’m wondering how many of the greatest golfers ever have to to knock down the Modern Golf Swing, but they won’t be around forever – so it’s a good thing to get them on the record.
In fact, before anyone accuses me of stealing his swing model, of course I didn’t – I don’t really watch instructional videos from even the game’s greatest players because I felt that watching their swings was good enough.
I might have saved myself time from the 12 years of my swing research however, if I had watched certain swingers’ explanations… thanks to Terry who posted a couple of Tom Watson video clips in the comments section of another piece on the swing in response to Jim’s “Aha” moment!
If you want any proof at all how damaging and dangerous the Modern Golf Swing is, you can probably find it yourself simply be looking at the region where most back injuries appear to be occurring in these modern players.
Tiger Woods, Nick Watney, Jason Day – you can go on and on with the list of golfers suffering from lower back pain and injuries, and yet, how does a guy (like yours truly) get up day after day with an aching lower back (from a deformity – scoliosis – and not an injury) with no problem in swinging a golf club?