Category Archives: Tiger Woods

Time Catches Up To Dustin Johnson’s Left Knee (Modern Swing Injury)

Unless it comes out that Dustin Johnson injured his left knee coming down awkwardly from dunking in his bare feet, you can lay his left knee surgery at the feet of the Modern Golf Swing madness.

Considering he’s a very powerful swinger with a Gumby-like gift of flexibility, he actually got away with it far longer than he should have. Continue reading

Wow – Tiger Woods Last Year Vs Now – Ball Speed

I noticed the odd time that I saw Tiger Woods driving (with driver, not a 3 wood or iron) that I was either dreaming or he had dropped off drastically in ball speed, measuring in the low 170s mph, when he’d been topping 180 mph regularly last season.

When I went to check his average club and ball speed for this current season however, I was shocked by the degree of drop-off.

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Universal Principles Apply To Proper Mechanics

One of the things I can’t stress enough is the bias and tilt in the MCS Golf Swing setup, because if you look at the greatest swingers, certain principles are universal.

In fact, I set up a few principles a few years back while developing what is now the final MCS model, when I identified several universal swing principles for effective swinging, whether you want to swing exactly MCS or not.

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Not Deja Vu – Tiger Woods WD’s From API With Another Injury

I’m sure it’s nothing.

Actually, I don’t have a clue what is going on with Tiger Woods’ latest withdrawal from an event due to an injury, but this is different – I can’t remember the last time he withdrew from a scheduled event before hitting his 1st tee shot.

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This Is Big – Golf Digest Publishes The “X-Factor” Study

Well, I had just told Mr. McJohn in a comment yesterday not to hold his breath on any major golf publications or channels discussing the results of the so-called “X-Factor” study we read about in the BBC

And lookie here, friends – Golf Digest through GolfWorld courtesy of Joe Beall has just published a piece online doing exactly that:

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Awful Swings & Analysis @ The Farmers (Tiger Woods)

If you are a Tiger Woods fan, better to skip this posting, because watching golf today had me shaking my head.

By now, I’ve probably said it a million times – how does Tiger Woods wonder why he’s always hitting the ball left when he has a “swing left” move and also takes the club back with a closed face?

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No Wonder Tiger Woods Keeps Double-Crossing His Fade

This wouldn’t be the 1st thing that has Tiger Woods double-crossing himself – the whole “swing left” move where you’re coming down on plane and then trying to yank the club left at impact.

How can anyone be surprised when the ball goes left?!?

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Hitting It As Far With Less Effort (Cameron Champ)

I wrote a post about Cameron Champ’s prodigious length last week and made the point that he could indeed get even more distance out of his swing with better impact conditions.

However here is a point un-made that I think is even more valid: he doesn’t really need more distance, but with an improvement to his impact conditions (and shall I say, swing model), he could get the same distance with less effort.

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BMW Championship Thread – Volvik Long Drive Edition

Today is a busy work day for me, so I’ll just offer a few thoughts as everyone gets ready for the season’s penultimate event, the BMW Championship.

I got an email from a WAX Golf reader who has experience in long driving and is very knowledgeable on biomechanics and the golf swing.

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