Category Archives: Phil Mickelson

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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Phil Mickelson Returns To Classic Swinging & Wins WGC @ 47

I will admit that Phil Mickelson has distressed me from time to time – I use him as an example of a Classic Golf Swinger in the Modern Golf Swing era.

And yet he constantly tinkers, sometimes going to a planted-heel swing (and winning nothing, I might add).

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Back Specialist Calls Out The Modern Golf Swing – You’ve All Been Warned

rory mcilroy kneeWell, it seems no one will have an excuse after today – anyone who is trying to play a power game or hit the ball a long distance (which is, in essence, the “power game”) with a modern golf swing model is putting themselves at risk of back injuries.

The article I’m going to quote here from a Golf Channel online piece by Matt Adams describes the doctor I’m about to reference as:
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Phil Mickelson Has Hernia Surgery – I’m Suspicious

phil-mickelsonSome of you might find this interesting – I have long held out three players on the PGA Tour, namely Phil Mickelson, Vijay Singh and Bubba Watson (another one would be John Daly, but he has been irrelevant for so long, and has now turned 50, as did Vijay a few years ago, so I rarely mention JD) as models of the “Classic Golf Swing,” apart from the modern swingers.

And now word comes that Phil Mickelson, who had a sports hernia operation in October, has had a 2nd procedure to treat the same injury, which has me suspicious – about the cause, not about whether he had a hernia or not.

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Ryan Steenberg’s A-1 Long Drive Swing

rsIf you watched last week’s World Long Drive Championship, you would have seen very good form from the two Finalists.

Everyone has been looking at Joe Miller’s swing, but I wanted to show Finalist runner-up Ryan Steenberg’s swing, because there’s a lot you can learn from it (if you watch any of the MCS Trilogy swing videos, you’ll learn the same things).

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Mickelson: Wrap The Modern Swing In a Back Brace

phil-mickelsonThanks to Pat G. for sending me the link.

Wow, I’m loving this from Phil Mickelson!

I just mentioned in this morning’s earlier posting that Phil Mickelson, the second in career majors among active players (if you count Tiger Woods as “active,” which is a stretch, but whatever), is a classic golf swing adherent.

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