It is highly unlikely, with my family holiday events schedule that commences tomorrow, that I will be posting anything of consequence before the middle of next week, if at all. Any heavy blog lifting will be unlikely before the end of the year.
I will be enjoying the festivities and doing my best to ensure that the MCS 2.0 video is ready to roll out by New Year’s Day. I still have some work to do, and hope that I will be able to stay on pace for the end of December.
Wow… I have just read up on Alexis (Lexi) Thompson’s stats, and they are impressive, to say the least.
And I mean impressive, not for a girl, not for a woman. They are simply impressive, and the fact that she’s a 16 year old girl make her impressive stats downright amazing.
Pursuant to the discussion regarding spine angle in the comments section, I have something below which should shed some light on the importance of the proper spine angle at address and the tilt during the down swing.
I was happy to learn that it’s still available from the big box book store, so I’ll be acquiring a copy in the next while to look over.
There’s not much to say about this swing that I didn’t already say in responding to Seb. This swing is just about flawless, and no wonder Nicklaus was pounding it past everyone else in his day.
This isn’t a decision made quickly, as I’ve been going back and forth over it since I began to plan for the 2.0 video. I have found that, in seeing the swings of various people who are trying to learn and struggling with certain aspects of the Austin/MCS swing, the biggest issue is that of the forward press.
(Note: This is a fun discussion about Jack vs Tiger. Please keep all of the stuff about Tiger’s personal life out of it, we’re talking about golf, people, this isn’t TMZ. And any abusive comments will be deleted, trust me)
There has been more discussion about whether Jack Nicklaus or Tiger Woods is the “Greatest of All Time” than any other comparison, excluding perhaps the “Nicklaus vs Hogan” debate of the ’70s and ’80s eras. In this situation, you are usually left with personal preference at the end of it all, but I’ll tell you why I take Nicklaus over Woods for the time being.
In a previous posting, I talked about how, if you turn your hips aggressively to the target on the down-swing, you’ll run out of “turn.” There’s only so much hip turn you can make, and if your hips are turned at impact, where do you go from there with the post-impact extension, follow-through and finish?
(Update: Commenting Feature now back on) We talk a lot about maximum driving club head speed, which is really only a factor in Long Drive competition or when you’re trying to get one way out there off the tee during a round.
I recently started talking about “cruising speed,” which is what you’d use for a standard tee shot where you’re not trying to kill it, but still hitting driver and going for maximum distance with good accuracy.