(First off I went and saw Andy and Mike do a clinic. They invented Stack and Tilt. I am not a convert but I was surprised how much in common my ideas had with theirs. As soon as I collate all the notes I text myself, I will do a write up in the next few days.
Quite a bit of ranting follows. Doesn’t make it less true. I am frustrated for all of us.)
Tiger, forget all of these big name teachers with swing systems and call me…or better yet, swallow your pride and go back to Butch.
If you want to break Jack’s record, you need to do one of these two things. I know, I know, I talk big, but I honestly think with my experience as a long hitter, a solid player and being stuck for so long…I could help him more than anyone but Butch.
Actually, Nick Faldo had a nice, simple and correct explanation of Tiger’s issues. Maybe he’s available.
Haney made him swing like Mark O’Meara, then like Charles Barkley (Kelvin Miyahira did a brilliant frame by frame swing analysis that showed this. Someone who knows what I am talking about, please post the link). Here is the LINK…thank you banchline
Sean Foley has fixed some of his issues, but Tiger, he is teaching you to swing like Charlie Wi.
I think he had more club slams than birdies this week. You know why he was slamming his club? Not so much because the shot was bad, as some of them weren’t even that bad. I recognize that frustration and I will call it High Club Head Speed and Stuck Frustration Syndrome. I had that disease for 15 years give or take.
I had a friend watch me shoot 65 and break two clubs. Only someone who has experienced it can understand it. Like I have said before, it is like being constipated.
Like Tiger or not, golf is more interesting when he plays well…and he won’t play well consistently again until he gets the club unstuck by maintaining his level better.
My buddy Peter Kostis was at it again. Taking another swing anomaly that only a world class player can partially control and preaching it to the masses. I have been told he is a really nice guy, and it seems that way, but his swing analysis on CBS is often misleading…and dangerous to listen to.
Phil Mickelson going from wide to narrow is a good thing for people to think about? Really??????!!!!!!!!! He even said it could lead to inconsistency. Why do you want people to think about something that you admit could lead to inconsistency?
The very next shot Phil hit after Peter’s analysis, going wide to narrow gave him a problem. He got stuck, got steep, double crossed it and almost injured himself…and even Peter said the angle of attack was too steep….DUUUUUUUUUUUH!!!!!!!!!!!! That’s what going wide to narrow is you dork!!!!
Phil has some of the most talented hands in the world and still has problems with that wide to narrow sometimes…especially under pressure. Everyone does. How do you think Phil blocked it left and lost the US Open at Winged Foot? He went wide to narrow, got stuck and left the face open.
More than 95% of the people watching the telecast would get the shanks if they tried to go wide to narrow on purpose. Right now, 5000-10000 golfers nationwide are going to listen to that drivel and get the shanks within the next 6 months, if not sooner. They will either quit golf or find a stack and tilt guy to fix them after Peter raves about Tiger’s swing the first time he wins so he won’t get shut out of interviews…like he did when he actually said something intelligent and criticized Tiger’s head dive.
If Peter was a weight loss nutritionist he would tell people to go to Tijuana and drink lots of water.
“Network” rants over. On to the golf. I love Torrey Pines. One of these days I am going to perform cranial removal surgery on myself and qualify for the Farmer’s. This is the way golf is supposed to be played. 1/2 shot penalties for bad shots, difficult rough, tough 4 foot putts all day long, places to miss the ball one one side or the other and opportunities to recover if you miss it in the proper place. No elephants in the greens, no canyons in the middle of the fairway, no million dollar waterfalls, no windmills, no clown’s mouths…just hit the ball, find it and hit it again.
I am always happy when Phil plays well as he is fun to watch when he does. However, thousands of golfers (as I said above), are going to go out to the range tomorrow and practice wide to narrow and will be suicidal within days.
Oh look, he blocked his tee shot on the 72nd hole…HEY PETE…wanna tell us why that happened on Swing Vision? OK, maybe the rants weren’t over.
That was some awesome grandstanding on 18 having Bones attend the pin…especially when he almost holed hit. Took some balls to do that, as he would have looked like an a$$ if he blocked it 20 feet left into the bunker….after going too wide to narrow. 😀
I really like Vegas’ (not going to even try to spell his first name) personality and swing. That is how a release done properly can hit the ball a long way. No forced lag. I was bummed when he was short on the 72nd hole.
Speaking of a proper release, no forced lag and huge tee shots, I told you guys Bubba was going to have a breakout year. I will say it again. He will win more majors than Tiger this year.
The longest hitter on the PGA Tour and he probably releases it harder than anyone. He actually exhibits something I will talk about tomorrow.
Tomorrow is the central point of my theory on how to hit it farther, with accuracy.