Tag Archives: Jack Nicklaus

Jon Rahm Calls Jack Nicklaus, Tiger Woods & Others “Weekend Players”

This is great – how many times have analysts used Modern Golf Swing principles to critique the greatest players in golf’s long history?

Now we have Jon Rahm (although he likely didn’t write the piece with his name on it) calling Jack Nicklaus, Sam Snead, and Tiger Woods (among others) nothing short of “weekend players.”

Not directly, but then again, that’s what happens when you either let others do your writing for you, or when you don’t really know what you’re talking about – take your pick.

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Golf Legend Mickey Wright Condemns The Modern Swing

This is incredible – I’ve written a couple of posts before about Mickey Wright, first about her great Classic Golf Swing action and then a little more breaking down her setup and mechanics, but the legendary golfer really gives the Modern Golf Swing a firm condemnation in a long-awaited interview with Golf Digest (thanks to Peter A for passing it on).

I’m wondering how many of the greatest golfers ever have to to knock down the Modern Golf Swing, but they won’t be around forever – so it’s a good thing to get them on the record.

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Brandel Chamblee Asks A Question… The Answers Are Stunning (Updated)

**Update At Bottom

A tip of the hat to everyone who emailed me on this… I actually read it shortly after it was posted, in my morning golf sites browsing.

You’ll all remember how enthused I was about Brandel Chamblee’s book last year on the classic golf swing, “Anatomy of Greatness,” and he has returned with a piece he wrote for GolfWRX.

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Back Specialist Calls Out The Modern Golf Swing – You’ve All Been Warned

rory mcilroy kneeWell, it seems no one will have an excuse after today – anyone who is trying to play a power game or hit the ball a long distance (which is, in essence, the “power game”) with a modern golf swing model is putting themselves at risk of back injuries.

The article I’m going to quote here from a Golf Channel online piece by Matt Adams describes the doctor I’m about to reference as:
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Jack Nicklaus Destroys The Modern Swing – In 1974

USA team captain Jack Nicklaus(L) puts aThanks to KidCharlemagne for sending the quote from the book.

Jack Nicklaus is the greatest player of all time on the PGA Tour, although some would claim that title should go to Tiger Woods.

I say, “Balderdash,” and for reasons I’ve outlined before. The first of which being, the greatest player of all time doesn’t cripple himself swinging a 13 oz golf club, a statement with which I’m sure most would agree.

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Sometimes A Picture…

high heel…is worth a thousand words.

Sometimes a picture can destroy without even the need for words, the very flawed and dangerous concepts of the modern swing instruction industry.

This picture, I view as one such photo.  Here are Arnie, Jack and Bobby near the tops of their respective back swings.  Three players who absolutely dominated their own generations in terms of their swings, and look at them.

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Bobby Jones, Ben Hogan & Jack Nicklaus…

bobby jonesYou only have to look at the three swingers named in the blog posting if you’re trying to figure out what mechanically-correct swings look like and how the best of the classic era used MCS swing motions beautifully.

If you’re looking for the pivot action and the right side, Ben Hogan will do very nicely.  If you’re looking for leading side leverage and the pivot, then go to Jack Nicklaus.

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The Secret To Jack Nicklaus’ Leverage

j1OK my friends, I am still going to make a video explaining the action you will see in the below Jack Nicklaus back swing gif.

But you will see what I am talking about with regards to the Mike Dunaway-inspired wrist-cock move and how it relates to Nicklaus’ pivot move.

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Jack Nicklaus – Effortless Long Driver

Nicklaus-SwingCentersJack Nicklaus wasn’t as long a hitter as, say, Sam Snead, but he was a power player for sure, and he blew it past even players like Arnie Palmer as a young gun.

Whereas Palmer player bomb and gouge golf compared to the likes of Hogan and Byron Nelson, Nicklaus was a long driver who like to keep it in play, and he used his prodigious length off the tee to overpower courses.

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Numbers – Tiger’s Fields Were Not “Better & Deeper” Than Nicklaus’ Were

tiger-woods_nicklausOriginally posted on the DJ Watts Golf Blog June 29, 2013

I think this would be a fitting time, in the week in which Tiger Woods makes a move with his coaching situation to look at how Tiger’s major record stacks up against Jack Nicklaus’ record.  The Tiger Era is over, for the most part.  So let’s take a look

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