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 […]
I’ll be writing an occasional article for Golfwrx. An excerpt of the most recent one is below and links to the full article are included too. DeFrancesco: My beef with Brandel, and why I criticize TV announcers After reading through the GolfWRX forum thread “Brandel Chamblee Says Some Idiotic Things” (http://www.golfwrx.com/forums/topic/815743-brandel-chamblee-says-idiotic-things-ongoing-thread/ ) and seeing my name come up multiple times I thought I might take a moment to explain why I take the time to challenge Chamblee in video commentary available on my website. It is important to note that, at least in my mind, I did not pick this fight; rather, Chamblee instigated it when he singled out “modern instruction” (the “cookie-cutter, scientific approach to teaching”) as a “cancer” […]
Tom Kirkendall: Following on the popularity of his strokes gained-putting statistic, the MIT prof is adding more advanced statistics for PGA Tour players. Wayne DeFrancesco: Great stuff. Thanks for posting that. Everyone should read it In fact, I’ll have John post it on the front page. I’ve been telling people this for years. For the poor to average player who wants to get better (which means being able to shoot lower scores on harder golf courses) ball striking is the first priority, and driving is the most difficult task of all. No one on the PGA Tour is a weak ball striker. Almost all of them have excellent short games and are decent putters, and it is the streaky […]
Scroll down for the post, but also do check out the sample excepts of what’s on the site for Premium members and please consider joining. Become a Premium Member today! I pulled some nice shots of Tiger teeing off at Firestone a few weeks ago and it gives us the opportunity to compare his driver swing, which has taken a lot of criticism for its lack of consistency and accuracy, and his 3-wood, which has been his go-to club in most situations that haven’t required extra distance. It is apparent that his overall motion, with the hands leading the clubhead into the ball and the shaft leaning forward, is more conducive to compressing the ball off the ground, or […]
Scroll down for the post, but also do check out the sample excepts of what’s on the site for Premium members and please consider joining. Become a Premium Member today! So how do you stay under the radar with a swing change as radical as what these videos show Matt Kuchar has implemented? Easy: you just have to be almost a superstar (but not quite), relatively uninteresting in the personal gossip column, and you have to just not tell anyone what you are up to. I would be fascinated to talk to Matt about what he has done with his swing and why, but suffice it to say that I believe it is a great move on his part […]
Scroll down for the post, but also do check out the sample excepts of what’s on the site for Premium members and please consider joining. Become a Premium Member today! There seem to be more and more guys like Kokrak playing their way onto the Tour, extra- large physically while being technically sound with a fluid motion that produces what appears to be effortless power. I really like his posture at address, and I will show this to students to demonstrate an athletic stance, ready for action with the weight out onto the balls of the feet. Jason’s swing is notable for its compactness, with a huge early turn of the upper trunk with a ton of ground compression […]
Hey, just an update on a couple of guys I’ve been working with. This past weekend Lenny finished T-7th at the Web.com Tour Rex Hospital Open in Raleigh, NC. Ben had a nice finish as well coming in T-6th at the NGA Tour Cutter Creek Classic in Snow Hill, NC. From Ben: Hey Wayno, Just wanted to let you know that I had my best finish on the NGA Tour so far. T6. Shot 71-68-70-68 (-11) and finished 3 shots back of the leaders. The game is coming along nicely and I’m working really hard to try to piece together everything we’ve worked on…especially with the short game and putting. The 30-90 yard shots have definitely improved already so far, […]
Some great news for my young professional student Ben Silverman: he survived a playoff to qualify for this week’s Web.Com Tour event in Athens, Georgia after shooting 68 in the qualifier. This is a welcome success after narrowly missing (1 shot) the Canadian Tour qualifying event held in California last month. We are all excited for Ben and want to wish him the best of luck. He has been working hard on some pretty major swing changes and is feeling good about his swing and his overall game. Go get ‘em Ben! Click here track him during the tournament starting Thursday May 2nd Click a link to check out Wayne’s work with Ben so far: Playing for Money: […]
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 […]
Watching Matt Kuchar swing should be enough evidence for anyone paying attention to prove that just about any combination of backswing arm, hand and wrist positions can be utilized to play great golf.
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