I am feeling nostalgic and I went back to my Smash Golf postings (the blog still exists, just now on a privacy setting) to see what I could re-live from 10 years ago (when I was only at the tender age of 39!!!), and found this gem.
I’ve been doing some stuff getting ready for Easter weekend and seeing if the weather would be good enough to go to the range today, but does’t look good.
I thought I’d post another oldie from the Smash Golf blog when I was playing golf the summer of ’09 rather than doing range work.
At least most of the snow and ice are gone with a recent couple of days above zero, but come on… last year, we were out of doors (with some ranges, including my facility) by mid-March.
If you have a proper address position (again, the Fundamentals Trifecta comes into play in any discussion on the golf swing), the hips can play a very large factor providing the leverage needed to generate effortless power, even with irons.
In the iron swing photo below, you’ll see how much movement there is in my lower body, all with the intent of creating maximum leverage from the top of the back swing down through impact. Continue reading
Thanks to Jarre for linking to this definitive video clip of a very young Mike Dunaway (look at that persimmon driver, this could have been filmed twenty years ago or more). It solves for me the mystery once and for all – there is no such thing as a mechanically-correct “modern swing” (planted heel action). Continue reading
Originally posted on the Smash Golf Blog June 9th, 2010
Johnny Miller is said to have quipped once about Jim Thorpe that his swing had more moves than kung-fu.
Originally posted on the Smash Golf blog July 22, 2009, edited to update content
Rory McIlroy has a great-looking swing motion. Very little lateral motion and a nice, pure rotation around the spine during the back swing.
He has a “Modern Golf Swing” which involves swing with both feet planted firmly on the ground to restrict the hip turn from Address to the Top.
I hadn’t played since last Thursday due to work and being sick as a dog, but I had to get out today. It was windy and cool, but it felt great to get back out. Continue reading