A “quiet” golf swing means exactly that, in that you aren’t jumping, lunging or diving when swinging a club.
You could say a couple of things here, like “Better Late Than Never,” or “Welcome To The Party Called Reality,” or perhaps, “File This Under Biggest Non-Surprise Of The Golf Half-Millenium,” but Tiger Woods has finally admitted that the way he swung for years was what “trashed” his knee.
I’ve shown Mickey Wright’s golf swing before, and how it’s a great specimen of a Classic Golf Swing, but we can’t leave out perhaps one of the greatest athletes of all time, male or female, who ever played the game – Babe Zaharias.
She mastered just about any sport in which she dabbled, and was actually an Olympic track & field multiple Gold Medalist (2, one in the 80m hurdles with a world record and another in javelin for an Olympic record, and throw in a silver in the high jump, in the ’32 Olympic Games), but sadly died of cancer at the young age of 45.
I’ve been beating my figurative head against the wall for years, as you all know, trying to figure out why such athletic marvels as Michelle Wie and Tiger Woods are crippling themselves with the Modern Golf Swing madness, and you have to see this clip.
I have made an issue of how modern technology has made ball-striking much easier, especially with the metal woods and getting the ball in play off the tee with the shoe-box-sized driver heads and lower-spinning, longer flight balls.
One thing that has happened is that you’ll hear Modern Golf Swing proponents saying that “the lighter equipment has changed the way you swing” a golf club, which makes no sense at all.
Thanks to everyone who emailed on Tiger Woods’ Instagram post of his driver swing – nothing like the sound of cicadas in the background to bring back childhood memories of hot and hazy summer dog-days!
So, since you asked for my thoughts…
As far as the swing itself goes, I don’t have much to say about it other than I hope he was swinging to produce a big left-to-right fade, because that takeaway was way outside and that ball seemed to be left going left (unless, as I said, it was a big cut he was hitting).
You are always hearing Modern Golf Swing advocates compare the golf swing to various types of throwing, and the PGA Tour showed on their Instagram how the Modern swing principles are bogus, with (of course) a clip of someone showing great form throwing.
Grayson Murray must have had a bad hole on Friday (I wasn’t following this week’s Tour event on television), because what he did after holing out wasn’t exactly a celebration.
The “curse of the rubber band” is the legacy of the Modern Golf Swing theory that you can somehow create elastic power by separating the torso from the hips instead of swinging with the entire body.
I want to show you the dramatic difference between what a properly leveraged golf swing looks like versus one that relies on muscular explosion to generate impact velocity, as if we are made of rubber (which we certainly are not).
I love it when people figure this out for themselves the TomFC did, and if you think you can’t play golf anymore because you’re too old or not flexible enough – if you’re swinging in the Modern Golf Swing way… that’s likely the problem.
It’s a little long, even with some parts edited out, but if you read every word, taking special note of the parts I’ve bold emphasized, you’ll find it worth the time.
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…”