I could swear we’ve been here before 3 or 4 times, but O.K., let’s do it again…
Everyone has by now seen, I’m sure, the Instagram swing Tiger Woods posted on social media yesterday, and as most people have noticed, not much has changed for the better.
Albert Einstein has been quoted (and I say “has been” because it’s not really clear who first said this) as saying that “insanity is doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results…”
You don’t have to be very perceptive to realize that something is wrong with the so-called “Modern Golf Swing,” and if you are even a little perceptive, you’ll know something is really wrong with it.
You have pseudo-experts in the athletic field advancing a theory of producing power (by restricting the largest muscles in the hips and legs on the back swing and replacing that with a twisting of the lower back to produce the shoulder turn) that would cripple people in other sports (imagine trying that to throw a javelin or shot-put, or to swing a baseball or cricket bat).
I’ve continually had put off finishing the eBook “The Simplest Golf Swing Book Ever”due to the video follow-up to “E = MCS” because some things in the follow-up video belong in any eBook about the MCS Golf Swing model.
Now that the follow up project is nearing completion, I will likely have the time in the later part of October and early November to finish that eBook, which I actually began to write a year ago!
Originally posted January 18, 2017 – still relevant, especially as JT just won the FedEx Cup & will be gathering young imitators
I just read a posting by Golf Digest’s Matthew Rudyon how to “Hit Justin Thomas’ Jump Drive For More Power,” and I’m still trying to figure out how he can tell people to do that, but then say not to try to do what Justin Thomas is actually doing… or you’ll hurt yourself.
Kudos to Mr. Rudy as well for using that tried-and-true non sequitur that for power, he tells us, “Thomas uses the ground to produce maximum clubhead speed…”
I mentioned before that I had been a pretty passionate golfer beginning in the mid-90’s, when a friend took me to a par 3 course one holiday afternoon in August of 1995.
I “played,” to use that term very loosely, about ten times that year, having been hooked from the first day (I remember we adjourned following the round to a bar and grill, where I enjoyed a beer and clubhouse sandwich and asked when we were going to play again).
I have been re-reading GolfDigest’s Guy Yokom interview of Mickey Wright, and I can’t recommend heartily enough that anyone interested in the proper way to swing (and even play) should do so if you haven’t.
I had read it initially because of several emails pointing me to her views on the Modern Golf Swing, which are right in line with Jack Nicklaus’ and Brandel Chamblee’s and my own (and with anyone else’s opinion that it is an un-natural and harmful way to swing, especially for power swingers), but there is so much more.
If you think today’s pro tour players are good and that the longer ones among them hit it far (both accurate assessments, because I’m not saying they aren’t or that they don’t), then let me tell you something about my day yesterday and let you wonder what they could do with mechanically-sound and properly leveraged Classic Golf Swings.
Yesterday, I enjoyed a great day on the course out at Royal Ashburn G.C. with David D.
This track is the former Fall Q School venue of the former Canadian Tour, and the ironic thing is that I actually worked there as a locker room attendant for a summer coming out of high school – and never once saw the course!
There has been some buzz of late that while Tiger Woods continues to rehab from his fourth and most serious back surgery (this one involving fusing vertebrae together in the lower region), he is currently without a swing model.
I might be so bold as to point out the problem that exists with Tiger trying to continue his golf career – and I pointed it out in a Twitter chat yesterday on this issue.