You’ll remember the Mark Twain line about there being, “Lies, damned lies, and statistics,” I’ll wager – and I’m not accusing anyone of lying here, just of the same old “hype” over numbers that mean absolutely nothing they are meant to mean, but tell you all you need to know.
Originally published on the DJ Watts Golf Blog October 12, 2012
I said not even five months ago, when I wrote the blog on Rickie Fowler’s swing mechanics and possible back issues that I don’t like to do this, because it seems as if I’m rooting for trouble.
Of course, that couldn’t be further from the case.
All I do is ask myself, “How would my back/knees/hips feel if I tried to swing like that?”
I don’t like to say things about peoples’ physical futures, because it can sound like I’m rooting for bad things to happen.
I blogged about Rory McIlroy, for example, back in ’10 when he began to get more television time, and I predicted back problems based on his swing.
Originally posted on the Smash Golf Blog June 9th, 2010
Johnny Miller is said to have quipped once about Jim Thorpe that his swing had more moves than kung-fu.