Tag Archives: Classic Golf Swing

Save Your Knees (Proof Of My Contention Re: Tiger Woods’ Left Knee)

Thanks to Welshman for finding and forwarding the clip below.

I have said for years and years that what wrecked Tiger Woods’ left knee (he’s had at least four surgeries on it, beginning back even before he turned pro) was the planted-heel pivot method of the Modern Golf Swing.

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Pivot, Drop & Step For The “Perfect” Action

You don’t need a “perfect” swing to play good or even great golf, of course.

I’ve of course been spending a good deal of time pursuing that end on my part, but that’s because I’m a swing researcher and what else am I going to do, having set out 13 years ago to “figure it out once and for all?”

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Classic Principles Sneaking Up On Tour’s Modern Players

If I told you that the percentage of players on the PGA Tour who use the Classic Golf Swing principle of performing a free hip turn by allowing the leading heel to release on the back swing pivot is pretty low, you’d likely agree with me.

I like to use the term “release” or “floating” rather than “lifting,” because those two terms compared to the latter connote a passive action rather than a deliberate one.

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Jack Nicklaus’ Grandson’s Swing More Sound Than 99% Of The Tour

This is the state of professional golf today, friends, while we enjoy another 1st major weekend of the season – Gary Nicklaus, the grandson of Jack Nicklaus a.k.a. the G.O.A.T., made an ace at the Par 3 contest at Augusta National this week.

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If You Want To Know Why Ian Poulter Is Playing Better..

I have an observation that one of WAX Nation passed on to me with regards to Ian Poulter’s swing on weekend (thanks A.M.!).

I would hazard a guess that some of it has to do with renewed focus and commitment, but this is a guy who nearly lost his Tour card before suddenly going on a tear this year, making the semi-finals in the WGC Matchplay and then winning the Houston Open yesterday!

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Brandel Chamblee Gets Sean Foley To Agree W/Classic Swing Principles

DKondo sent me a link to a conversation he caught on the Golf Channel last weekend, and I finally have time to post this.

First of all, if you listen very carefully to what Brandel Chamblee got Sean Foley to admit on television, I don’t know how he retains any of his students.

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Swings From Day 1 – Project 2018

I put together a compilation video of some 5 iron and Driver swings from 3 different angles.

It was a pretty basic “warming up for the season” session, just to get the flow and some feel back after the 5 month winter layoff.

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Phil Mickelson Returns To Classic Swinging & Wins WGC @ 47

I will admit that Phil Mickelson has distressed me from time to time – I use him as an example of a Classic Golf Swinger in the Modern Golf Swing era.

And yet he constantly tinkers, sometimes going to a planted-heel swing (and winning nothing, I might add).

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More Failed Golf Swing Analysis From CBS – Luke List “Flat-Footed”

I kid you not.

I was watching the CBS broadcast of the Honda Classic yesterday and two separate WAX Golfers emailed me on something that I had also noticed – you can not put anything past my sharp-eyed readers!

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Modern Golf & Tiger Woods Syndrome – The “Drop”

I have talked before about how you get a lot of Modern Golf Swing players diving into the down swing, and I’ve alternately called it the “Harpoon” move (that phrase is not mine, but that of Mike Austin’s).

You also hear it talked about on TV as the “head drop,” and this is the funniest part of what I watch & listen to on television – when Tiger Woods was the best in the world, the same drop kept coming up in a positive way.

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