The “Pro Tip of the Week” series is short videos of things Tour players do that can benefit your game and lower your score. Tip of the Week videos are free for a limited time period. This weeks pro tip is: As Seen on TV: Johnny Miller: Still Mr. “Down the Line”. There’s not much to say about this short video. You pretty much know what’s coming just by reading the title. We get a nice DTL view of Martin Kaymer moving in super slow motion through impact with an iron, and while the club head is arcing nicely to the left after impact Johnny declares that it is moving “right down the line”. It just goes to show […]
Here we have Brandel making his predictable comments on the benefit of having “no technical swing thoughts” while watching Angel Cabrera warm up on the range at Augusta. My point here, and one that Bobby Jones makes as well in his article “Day to Day Adjustments”, is that all golfers need to come up with a few swing thoughts (call them swing “keys” for lack of a better term) in order to quantify the feelings that work and that the golfer would like to remember and repeat. Chamblee is at his over-simplistic worst here, suggesting that the average golfer, with limited athletic ability and no knowledge of golf swing mechanics, can become a better player by practicing and playing without […]
I keep wondering where Brandel Chamblee gets his information. Does he come up with stupid statements like “Jack Nicklaus picked the ball, Phil Mickelson picked the ball, Tom Watson picked the ball” in his dreams or does he watch their swings and simply misinterpret what he sees? After watching this video can anyone truthfully say that Chamblee knows what he is talking about when it comes to the golf swing? How about saying that players with “down-set” (apparently his name for adding angle between the wrists and the shaft in transition) forward lean the club too much and thus can’t consistently apply the “right amount of loft” at impact with short irons? Anybody who knows anything about golf, the swing, […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 do […]
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 again […]
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 and […]
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 does: […]
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 through […]
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