I wrote a post about Cameron Champ’s prodigious length last week and made the point that he could indeed get even more distance out of his swing with better impact conditions.
However here is a point un-made that I think is even more valid: he doesn’t really need more distance, but with an improvement to his impact conditions (and shall I say, swing model), he could get the same distance with less effort.
You’ll recall it wasn’t too long ago (two weeks, actually), when I blogged about noticing a new terminologyin TV golf swing analysis – that of “vertical lift” to excuse the “flying foot” symptom of several notable pros, and to make that swing flaw into something positive.
I guess anyone watching the weekend’s WGC Bridgestone Invitational noticed that the announcers seems to be focused on Tiger Woods and his apparent stiffness, lack of energy and other things on the weekend.
I will admit that I only saw much of him on Thursday, because the weekend had me busy with family things and working on the “MCS – The Kinetic Chain” video.
I had made mention a little while back when word came out that Tiger Woodshas been taking ibuprophen “all day” on the advice of his surgeon, to combat possible back pain onset since his return from the 4th back surgery, that one a spinal fusion.
I don’t know how many of you roll your eyes when they start raving about driving distances on the telecasts during PGA Tour events, but I have something here that shows just how out of control things are.
We already know that you’re going to get eye-popping numbers when driving the ball on fairways that are cut faster than the average public green, but I have to say, 50 yards roll-out is just silly.
Thanks to Chief for the tidbit of Tiger Woods news about which no one seems to be talking, though it could very well portend something very ominous about the length of his latest comeback.
As I’ve said even though we here joke about the WAX Golf curse (there have been a few times I looked at a successful golfer’s swing and pointed out some mechanical issues only to have said golfer go down with an injury within days or weeks), I don’t have a crystal ball, I only point out dangers that may or may not cause injury.
Thanks to Welshman for finding and forwarding the clip below.
I have said for years and years that what wrecked Tiger Woods’ left knee (he’s had at least four surgeries on it, beginning back even before he turned pro) was the planted-heel pivot method of the Modern Golf Swing.