I was looking at Si Woo Kim’s swing this past weekend after he won the Players Championship, and while I thought his swing looked a lot better than Tiger Woods’ever did under Sean Foley(update – WRONG, I just hadn’t seen the face-on angle) – the Foley Curse has reared its head again.
Now, you may ask yourself, how on earth does a 21 year old hurt his back swinging a 13 oz golf club?
It gets to the point, if you’re looking at and evaluating the Modern Golf Swing proponents and how they train and swing, you begin to wonder if you’ve gone through the looking glass without knowing it.
I find the lack of any concrete and fixed philosophy in modern swinging to be maddening (although some would say it wasn’t the golf, but that’s another story), because there really is no set theory to the modern golf swing except “Keep That Leading Heel Nailed Down!”
Not to be forgotten in the news of Jason Day taking 2 or more months off to rehab a torn back ligament, news that Justin Rose is out for the time being with a herniated disk in his back.
Now, I know this likely strikes some as telling people that the sun rises in the East, but to the Modern Golf Swing industry, this may shock you – if your swing model is leaving players with herniated disks – you’re doing it wrong…
Note: Originally Posted September 22, 2015 – and it’s pretty well clear now that Tiger is d.o.ne.
I made mention yesterday of how Tiger Woods’ major winning ways basically came to a screeching halt when he left Hank Haney(although he was already in some trouble with his shifting address bias with HH) and embraced what I call the “Voodoo Biomechanics” of another coach.
Essentially, this is how I define something as “voodoo” anything – if you can’t find it anywhere but in the place it’s being sold, then there’s a strong chance it is voodoo.
Remember all of the drama a couple of years back when Brandel Chamblee, former PGA Tour player and winner, (how many PGA Tour events has Foley played in, BTW) who now does analysis and color on the Golf Channel, was saying that Tiger Woods needed to leave Sean Foley before he wrecked himself?
Hmm… kind of sounds very similar to the points I was making since 2010, when TW and Foley first hooked up together.