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, […]
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 […]
If Sergio wins the tournament, he has the greatest swing ever. If he stumbles, leave it to Brandel Chamblee to find the real reason why. In this clip you hear Brandel state absolutely that “no great player has ever re-gripped the club as the club was going back”. Of course, he sees Sergio’s thumb come off the club just prior to the takeaway and, as usual, jumps to an extreme conclusion (this is why Sergio has so many last round failures) without really closely analyzing what he is talking about. If you watch Sergio and focus on his grip it becomes more and more obvious that his grip is actually back on the club when he takes it back. Granted, […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
How could anyone who knows anything about the golf swing say on national TV that Tiger Woods is “coming over the top”. Are you kidding me?
Brandel and Wayne D engage in a Spirited Conversation on Facebook
This little clip should come as no surprise to anyone who watches The Golf Channel with any regularity. Brandel Chamblee has a major problem with “modern instruction”, meaning any type of instruction that involves video analysis and technique work, and his feelings come out loud and clear (and obnoxiously) in his criticism of Tiger Woods and his coach, Sean Foley.