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As Seen on TV: Aaron Oberholser Finding More Things Wrong With Tiger

I guess it is no surprise to find former Tour player Aaron Oberholser seated next to our hero, Brandel Chamblee, taking his own shot at Tiger Woods’ swing and coach Sean Foley. The problem, according to Oberholser, is Tiger’s tendency to forward lean his shaft at impact with the driver, a fact that he credits Chamblee with “talking about for years”. Forget the fact that Tiger ranked 17th in total driving on the PGA Tour in 2013 while winning the money title, Vardon Trophy, Player of the Year, and returning to his #1 world ranking while winning 5 times, all in what would be considered extremely strong field events. And forget the knee surgeries and need for multiple swing changes […]

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As Seen on TV: Brandel Does Tiger Wrong Again

Why would you want to take the best player in the world and question his swing every time he hits a bad shot? I mean, why wouldn’t you look at it and try to figure out why he’s better than everyone else? Brandel’s statement here is that Tiger is not driving the ball well because he is lowering in his backswing as well as in his forward swing. I have shown time and again that Tiger has always done this. In this video I go back to Tiger when he was a junior and find him lowering both back and down just like he does now. If this doesn’t shut Chamblee up about the lowering thing I don’t know what […]

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Johnny Miller Thinks Steve Stricker has the Swing of the Future

  Steve Stricker has had an amazing year considering he pared back his schedule a huge amount, only playing in 13 events but winning over $4 million dollars with four second place finishes and a bunch of other good results eventually qualifying for the President’s Cup team, which he played in instead of going on a long planned hunting trip. He played great golf again in the President’s Cup, and it is here that we have Johnny discussing Steve’s swing, suggesting that it is the one that young players should be emulating. His reasoning is, as usual, fairly simplistic and not very well thought out, although it certainly would be nice to be able to do what Stricker seems to […]

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Chamblee on McIlroy: “Insufficient”, or Less Than Stellar Lower Body Movement

  I happened to be flipping through channels when I caught this short piece, and when I heard Brandel ripping Rory and comparing him to Byron Nelson I knew I had another video in the can. Chamblee is mind-boggling: he takes the best players in the world, waits for them to have a bad round or a bad tournament, picks their worst shot, and does an analysis showing how poor their technique is and states that this is why they missed the cut, or lost the tournament, or hit the odd bad shot. Of course, he knows beforehand that the shot is bad and that they played poorly, but just wait a week or two when the player plays well […]

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Kratzert Strikes Again: Seeing Things that Aren’t There

  How hard is it to make sure that what you say about a golf swing is actually true? Well, pretty darn hard if you’re Billy Kratzert, who seems bent on saying whatever he wants to say no matter what is happening on the screen that he describing. My guess is that you will shake your head in wonder at this one, as his analysis is so blatantly wrong that it is hard to imagine that this made its way onto the internet on one of the most widely viewed golf websites in existence. It’s almost embarrassing that I can simply draw a couple of lines to show that Kratzert has once again totally missed the boat on Tiger’s swing […]

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As Seen on TV: Kratzert on Woods: Head Steady? I Don’t Think So

  I find it hard to believe that a guy who fancies himself as a golf “expert” would put such wrongheaded nonsense out for public consumption. Bill Kratzert is proving himself to right in there with Johnny Miller, Nick Faldo, Brandel Chamblee, and the rest of the bunch when he steadfastly maintains that Tiger’s head is “steady”, not moving to the right or up and down when in fact the very video he is analyzing proves him to be totally wrong. I mean, the video is playing, Kratzert is commentating, and what he is saying has nothing to do with what Tiger is doing. When Kratzert says that Tiger’s head doesn’t move to the right, the video shows that it […]

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Chamblee Changes his Tune on Tiger

  If it wasn’t obvious before, it certainly should be now: Brandel Chamblee, like the finest politicians, will say whatever fits the situation, paying no mind to anything he has said in the past. I suppose that is the nature of television. You are required to fill up space and do it in an interesting fashion in order to keep your job. If you can make it look like you are an authority and can conjure up a little controversy as well you might even become a star. Chamblee has smartly chosen Tiger Woods as the main subject for his analysis, and seeks to be somewhat of an “authority” on Tiger’s swing and the changes that he has been going […]

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Chamblee on Tiger’s Hand Path: Borrowing from a Great Source

There is very little original thought on display in golf instruction, and the truth is that every morsel of such originality is eventually taken by those who are looking for ideas and used for their own benefit. In some cases the ideas are paraphrased to make it seem that they weren’t borrowed, and in other cases the owner of the original thought is credited for the information, which is, of course, the more honest way to do things. There are other instances in which information is blatantly plagiarized and no credit is given, which is what I believe is on display in this video. The irony here is that Chamblee took great pains to disparage me and my teaching methods […]

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Sir Nick Faldo Still Seeing Things That Aren’t There

  This video doesn’t need much explanation. Rory McIlroy is hitting an iron shot from a fairway bunker, and luckily the camera is stable so we can accurately assess any elevation change in his body by drawing a line on top of his head. In his swing analysis Faldo remarks about Rory’s “steady head” and how he “maintains his level”, but the swing itself shows otherwise. Remarkably enough, it’s not even close: McIlroy’s head drops 2-3 inches in the backswing and another 4-5 inches in the forward swing, which goes to show you that when these announcers want to see something and make a remark about it they just do it without even bothering to make sure that they are […]

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Swing Analysis: Tiger at the Memorial 2012

  So you tell me: how cool is it to hear Peter Kostis and Gary McCord talking about “compressing into the ground” during both the backswing and the forward swing? I have to think that there’s no way they are not watching my videos. I know Peter is for sure, because my head pro told me Peter was pissed at me for calling him out in a few of my previous videos. If that’s the case then I say OK, because that bit on Tiger on Sunday was the best thing Kostis has done maybe ever. My goal all along is to have these announcers do good work. How could I make any of these videos if the stuff they […]

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