Tag Archives: Modern Golf Swing

The 3 Different Swing Models

I have said for awhile that the swing model presented by the Mikes Austin & Dunaway is a Classic Swing Model because of the free hip action as contrasted with the Modern Golf Swing model which uses back-breaking shoulder-turning against a restricted hip turn.

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Tiger Woods’ 5th Back Surgery? What I Wrote Less Than 2 Years Ago

I wrote something about Tiger Woods & his fusion back surgery when he returned to the PGA Tour in February of 2018.

Aside from being alarmed (from an analysis point of view) that he was swinging in the 120s mph club speed at the time, I pointed out in the linked posting that he hadn’t done anything to fix the problem causing all of that back damage to begin with – his restricted-hip back swing & violent change of direction.

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Cameron Champ vs Mike Dunaway – Leverage

I said I would give everyone a chance to just look at the down the line swing action of Mike Dunaway’s superb mechanics, so let’s take a look at the longest driver of the ball on Tour, young Cameron Champ.

Now, there are more differences in their swings than similarities, which is why Dunaway never hurt himself swinging the club while Cameron’s had back issues since his teens.

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Cameron Tringale Does The Opposite Of “Jump For Power” & Sets Speed Increase Record

File this under the “Doing The Opposite Of Modern Golf Instruction Will Improve Your Performance” category, and if there wasn’t one before, there is now.

PGA Tour player Cameron Tringale, according to the PGA Tour, set an all-time mark in the stat “Year Over Year Speed Increase,” making a jump from 111.28 mph to 119.94 mph in one year.

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Joaquin Niemann – Back & Knee Problems On The Way?

I got a look at the newest PGA Tour winner’s golf swing and Joaquin Niemann’s action is certainly impressive.

Looking at his pivot and follow-through, I can only wonder how long it takes before either back and/or knee problems begin to appear. Continue reading

Using The Ground Isn’t Squatting Then Jumping Or “Driving The Legs…”

I had someone with whom I’m working on his swing ask me, when I told him that squatting in the setup will interfere with hip turn, that it seemed to him that this was what I was doing during the down swing.

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Time Catches Up To Dustin Johnson’s Left Knee (Modern Swing Injury)

Unless it comes out that Dustin Johnson injured his left knee coming down awkwardly from dunking in his bare feet, you can lay his left knee surgery at the feet of the Modern Golf Swing madness.

Considering he’s a very powerful swinger with a Gumby-like gift of flexibility, he actually got away with it far longer than he should have. Continue reading

Missing The Big Point Re: Technique & Injuries

I came across an article on Golf WRX that initially gave me hope that people are trying to prevent injuries by looking at prevention a.k.a. fixing swing techniques that raise the risk of injury.

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Mighty Maurice Allen Drives Across Niagara Falls (Classic Swing BTW)

I don’t know how many of you remember John Daly’s attempt to drive a golf ball over the Niagara Falls gorge (in 2005, when he had his reality show “Daly Planet” on the Golf Channel).

He didn’t do it, but 2018 World Long Drive Champion Maurice Allen just became the first person ever to accomplish the feat.

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Tom Watson’s Words of Wisdom

tom watson topOriginally 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.

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