This is likely never end until the Modern Golf Swing has been pierced through the heart and buried with a garlic necklace, but I want to repeat to everyone that a “low or planted heel back swing” does not mean nailing the heel to the ground.
I would bet you that even the most flexible person who claims to be able to pivot with a fully planted heel does not actually do this, but just thinks they are doing so.
Let me run something past everyone, because I can’t wrap my brain around the logic of what Modern Golf Swing proponents are always saying.
I’m talking about the restricting of the hip turn in the back swing by keep that leading heel firmly planted on the back swing, all to promote more stability and therefore consistency in the golf swing.
OK, everyone is talking about the posting purporting to “test” Brandel Chamblee’s assertions (and it’s news to me that Chamblee is the originator of something I’ve been saying myself for years now, and that Jack Nicklaus rejected in 1974, but whatever), that a restricted-hip swing is harmful to the lower back.
I was going to wait until tomorrow to post this confusing piece of non-analysis from Tom Stickney II over at Golf WRX, because I’m getting emails about it – you fellas are quick – so here goes, guys!
If you hear that Tiger Woods hit a 360 yard drive yesterday, just remember it was downhill, downwind, and that Mike Weir once had a 400 yard drive recorded on the Plantation Course in Hawaii… just saying…
Because I just got a look at the new Tiger Woods swing with a driver, and it’s – I am trying to find something positive here – not as bad as before, albeit with a lot less power than he used to have.
If you need any proof that the Modern Golf Swing is an unworkable theory that is also destroying players’ bodies and careers, look no further than the stats you get comparing numbers (actual and theoretical) between the longest swingers from the Classic Golf Swing era.
Those of you who have the “Kinesiology of the MCS Golf Swing,” or “MCS – Perfect Pivot,” which are Parts II & III of the “MCS Trilogy,” or even if you have the MCS Secrets of the MCS video short “On Separation,” then you’re going to nod your heads at this next revelation.
I got up this morning after having having witnessed yesterday’s train wreck with the World #1 ranked player withdrawing from the climactic event of the FedEx Cup with yet another back injury, and what I read from Jason Day’s own words yesterday nearly dropped me out of my chair.
Tiger Woods apparently tried once (and is probably still now trying) to blame his left knee woes on “stuff I did as a kid,” and not on his modern golf swing models which have wrecked the left side of his body.
It’s not just the knee – if you see the history of Tiger’s injuries, you will see a distinct and unavoidable pattern of left side body issues, all coming from that planted-heel back swing and everything that comes along with swinging this way from an early age.