Category Archives: Rickie Fowler

Rickie Fowler “Crushes” Persimmon – And Fools No One

rf-persimmonNothing against Rickie Fowler, this is about equipment and marketing hype.

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.

This time is Golf.com’s Extra Spin piece about Rickie Fowler “crushing” a persimmon driver, but if you look at the Trackman numbers and read some of the Twitter responses to the piece, you’ll see that no one who knows even a little about golf, equipment and technology was fooled for a second (or at least, not many).

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More Modern Swing Fail – Ariya Jutanugarn, Rory McIlroy “Swing Like Girls”

Britain Golf Womens OpenI was browsing through GolfDigest, wondering what horrors I would find within the current online edition, and I wasn’t disappointed – and I don’t think GD will ever ask me to contribute to their content, which would be more a compliment than insult at this point.

I found yet more Modern Golf Swing “Fail!” in the form of a nonsensical analysis of how to “swing like a girl,” wherein more examples are given of male swingers (3) than of female (zero, which sort of reverses destroys the assertion, don’t you think?), and of course the accompanying bafflegab that you come to expect from modern swing circles.

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Rickie Fowler’s Swing Gets Better & Better

fowler swing seqI haven’t seen Rickie Fowler’s swing action this year, but I decided to take a look at something recent in light of his win at the HSBC event in Abu Dhabi this weekend.

If it’s like this one from about six months ago – he’s undergone a stunning change from the back-breaker move he had a couple of years ago.

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Rickie Fowler – That Was Fast…

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?”

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Rickie Fowler & Kung Fu

rickie fowlerOriginally 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.

If you want to see a swing that reminds me of that zinger every time I see it, take a look at Rickie Fowler.

It’s no coincidence that Rickie shot the lights out Thursday and Friday and then struggled to close the deal on the weekend.

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