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.
If you have been wondering why I’ve been pushing so hard on Brandel Chamblee’s book “The Anatomy of Greatness,” then you obviously haven’t read it yet – because once you do, you’ll understand why.
This has never been about my trying to carve out a niche in the game of golf, or to earn a living teaching the golf swing – it has been my focus on changing the golf swing back to the proper fundamentals of the Classic Golf Swing era.
I was sent a Youtube link by one of my Wax Golfreaders (thanks Benoit, what a nostalgic feeling I had, watching this!), from my own account, mind you – and here is the proof of what Brandel Chamblee’s book “The Anatomy of Greatness” asserts…
This swing model of mine, developed in 2013 and my first independent swing model (all previous models had been developed studying another person’s swing theory), is the same in principle as my current and last swing model.
Taking the #1 spot is Harvey Penick’s “Little Red Book,” but I imagine that’s because it was being hyped all weekend on NBC’s broadcasts – so I expect “Anatomy” to reach #1 before long – and stay there for awhile…
And look – it’s one spot ahead of Ben Hogan’s “Five Lessons”!
The pre-order option for the MCS “Perfect Pivot” video will be available until March 31, and I will be returning to Arizona at week’s end to finish off the shooting for an April release, hopefully the week after the Masters finish.
The slight delay (I was shooting for a Masters week release) came when I returned home from Arizona a few weeks back and reviewed what I had done, and of course I was dissatisfied, having been pre-occupied with the hosting of the Wax Golf Southwest Summit at the Golf Club of Estrella.
Thanks to my Twitter mate Ben S. for catching this.
If you ever think that because you subscribe to MCS swing theory, you don’t have to look at or listen to what others say about the golf swing, here’s how I look at it.
It’s a funny thing, reinforcement – how many times you hear something correct, versus hearing something incorrect, will certainly smooth the cognitive dissonance that may occur, say in golf, where a completely bogus swing theory (that of the modern swing) competes with a legitimate one (swinging along the classic golf swing principles).
I had a fun Twitter exchange yesterday with 3-Time PGA Tour winner Billy Horschel, a PGA Tour player who didn’t care for my declaration that if one disagreed with Brandel Chamblee’s upcoming book on the Classic Golf Swing, then one shouldn’t be teaching or analyzing golf swings.
Mr. Horschel is a Modern Golf Swing man, with a planted heel back swing and a torso-twist to get the shoulders turned against the restricted hips, and this is exactly what I advocate against doing for health and longevity reasons.
This much should be evident to anyone who has experience in the athletic world. There is no actual human who possesses “perfect” technique in anything – you can only identify a perfect theoretical motion and then attempt to get as close to that action as possible.
Hence, I deal with swing models and I recognize and accept that people will never have a “perfect swing.” I endeavor instead to make people understand the concepts of human motion and how positioning in the golf swing affects everything else that follows.