Dick stopped by Lakewood a few weeks ago after not seeing me for some time due to various injuries that had him concocting swings to avoid the pain he was feeling in his hips and back. As we do most of the time we get together we spent most of our time working on his set up, especially his posture. Dick has a tendency (and I know what this is like) to get a little lazy at address due to his back issues, and we usually work on getting him out onto the balls of his feet with more angle in his waist. This helps him feel his upper trunk rotation better and also tilts his hips, which helps them […]
Here is the second batch of what I am calling “interesting” swings: Bobby Jones Anthony Kim George Knudson Tony Lema Mickey Wright Dick Mast Len Mattiace Rory McIlroy Byron Nelson Jack Nicklaus Seung Yul Noh Mac O’Grady Louis Oosthuezin Cory Pavin Carl Petersson Join the forum discussion on this post
Dick Mast is now 41st on the Champions Tour money list with over $285,000, and you can see why he has had his best year ever as you watch these swings. He likes to move the ball both ways (and has a straight shot as well), so I filmed him doing one of each, and you can really see how the swing produces the shot he is picturing in his mind. The changes are subtle but definitely noticeable with the camera, and you can see the change in swing shape produce different impact alignments for each desired ball flight. When I first met Dick he wasn’t happy with the way he was striking the ball, noting that he didn’t […]
After working with both Dick and Gary last week, Dick face to face at Woodmont and Gary online, both had nice finishes in the Champions Tour event in Canada, Gary finishing 8th and winning over $50,000 and Dick finishing 11th and winning $38,000. Here I go over some of the things we have been working on in general and look at their most recent swings.
Dear Wayne Thank you so much for the help with my golf swing this year. As you know I have been to most of the top 50 teachers in the U.S over a 30 year span. I have learned a lot from many of these reputable golf instructors. But I must say that you were able to not only pinpoint the main problem areas, but were able to explain and demonstrate exactly what I needed to do to correct them. I can confidently say that I am striking the ball with control better than ever. Since we have worked together I have qualified in three Champions events, the British Senior Open, and 12th at The Champions Tour School. Honestly if […]
Imagine my surprise when as a mini-tour rookie the first two tournaments I enter I get waxed by two guys named Walter Zembriski and Dick Mast. My surprise was that I had never heard of either one. I saw Walt in the pro shop at Cypress Creek in Orlando (1981) and thought he was the maintenance man. The next time I saw him he was accepting the winner’s check. That was my first event- the second was at West Orange Country Club, a shortish, fairly tight little track with grainy Florida greens that wasn’t as easy as the yardage might have suggested. I remember shooting 69 and feeling pretty good about myself, until looking at the leader board and finding […]