Tag Archives: Modern Golf Swing

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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Masters Thread Updated – Patrick Reed Brings It Home

(Updated At Bottom With Swing Analysis)

This is likely the best shot Rory McIlroy will have to complete his Grand Slam quest in some time, because how many times will he be 1 shot back of the lead through 2 holes of the Final Round of the Masters?

Not saying he won’t get it done if he falls short today, but you only get so many chances and he’s in prime position to do it.

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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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Anyone Seen This “Expert” Analysis Of Tiger’s Swing?

I stumbled across this piece on GolfDigest’s website and actually found the same video on their Youtube page – you have to watch this.

It is essentially a 6 minute advertisement for the TaylorMade M3 driver (you’ll see that at the end if you watch the entire clip), although I don’t know how anyone can sell a driver based on Tiger Woods‘ driving performance since his return.

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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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The Golf Swing Shouldn’t Hurt Your Back

I took another look at Bryson DeChambeau’s golf swing this weekend after John In Phoenix’┬ácomment on him, and I’m sorry to say, I’m still not a fan, just as I wasn’t two years ago with my first look.

First of all, unless BDC has a congenital back condition or some chronic issue from a prior injury, I have to say – the golf swing shouldn’t hurt your back, and if you’re having back issues already at the age of 24, something is definitely wrong.

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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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Tiger Woods’ Swing Tempo Is All Off & Too Fast

I’ve talked before about the tempo of the golf swing (the difference between the time of the back swing vs the down swing from the top to impact), which is different from how fast one swing (time from beginning the takeaway to impact).

It seems to me that Tiger Woods is actually off on both counts, from my cursory examination.

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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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