Originally Posted Dec 12, 2015. Re-posted in honor of Tom Watson as he announces his retirement at 69 from Champions Tour major play.
I’ve said before that golf will never be taken seriously as a “sport” (although it was for a brief period during the height of the Tiger Woods era) because it doesn’t follow the same athletic principles.
On this PGA Championship moving day, I thought I’d look back at a particular golf swing of a player currently T4going into Round 3..
With all of my personal angst regarding finding and building an “optimal” golf swing, I would like to stress in this posting that “optimal” simply means to me, the best possible swing action you can make with regards to efficiency, speed production and accuracy/consistency.
That doesn’t mean that a swing that isn’t “optimal” is bad – when I say a swing is mechanically-sound, but not optimal, I mean that I fully endorse a swing action like that but that it could be even better.
I received the article from 2 people already (thanks C.R. & David D.), because once again, WAX Golfreaders know more about a proper golf swing than the so-called “swing gurus” who publish things or talk about the golf swing on TV/Radio.
I can’t be polite about this, because if knowing proper golf swing mechanics required a university or college degree, these people would fail freshman year, and they’re teaching people.
I am posting another full Skype session with Fluffy a.k.a. T.Ferguson, from yesterday.
There is more to the title, but the essential element I got out of what Fluffy can do to get more power out of his natural swing action is the “dropping the shoulder” action that goes hand-in-hand with the aggressive move into the leading side.
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!