Here’s a good video on the re-cap of this week BMW Championships and the FedEx Cup standings.
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I remember reading the book, Golf My Way, by Jack Nicklaus over and over again when I was learning to play golf. Jack has some really great insights into golf course strategy and fading the ball. That’s probably the major reason he won so many majors, not his swing.
Anyways, Jack did make video of Golf My Way too, here’s an excerpt on Youtube.
I remember my dad used to have Golf My Way videos. I still have them and do recommend you watch them too if you haven’t yet.
Jack Nicklaus is still the best strategy golfer of all time.
In case you don’t know about Ben Hogan’s golfing career, Ben didn’t start winning a lot of tournaments until he started to “fade” the ball from left to right.
Ben Hogan was one of the worst “hookers” of the golf ball. In this video, Ben explains his change to a “fade”.
Here’s a very interesting video of Tiger’s junior golfing life between 1 and 20. Lol, you can take some tips on how to get your daughter/son to become a great golfing legend.
Phil Mickelson is doing great today over at the Crown Plaza Invitational. Let’s look at his swing and see what kind of great things Phil is doing these days.
At address position, you can clearly see the triangle formed by Phil and the angle he is setting up to the iron shot. The angle is not as important but it does help him set his right arm and the club very very straight.
At takeaway, check out how well he keeps his triangle in tact.
On the downswing, you can also see the triangle. Triangles are the key to a good golf swing. Pros might translate triangles into different words but the secret is in the 3 pointed shape.
Check out how well formed the triangle is at impact.
On the followthrough, Phil has great extension of both arms and his left arm and the club are almost completely straight.
Let’s hope good ol’ Phil wins tomorrow.
Here’s Phil in video:
Here’s Jim Furyk’s perfect golf swing.
Why do I say it’s “perfect”?
If you look at Jim Furyk’s swing very carefully, you can note the following things:
1. Jim’s swing at the top of the backswing looks very unorthodox but it is very very similar to how Jack Nicklaus swung during his prime. Jack Nicklaus always advised golfers to swing in a very upright fashion, and he did say that this is great for hitting the ball high with long irons.
Mind you, Jack Nicklaus was the greatest “fade” long iron player in the history of golf and he did hit them very very high.
Now, this “upright” backswing can be seen in players like Jim Furyk, Jack Nicklaus, and John Daly from what I can remember.
This “upright” backswing can work for you or it may not. Depending on how rest of your swing is like and what your physique is like, this maybe be a good factor in your perfect swing.
2. At follow through, both of Jim’s arms are straight out, completely extended, a trait that almost all great players in the world carry including Tiger Woods, Jack Nicklaus, Ben Hogan, etc…etc…
Now, it may look to the naked eye that Jim Furyk’s swing may look unorthodox as some say. But remember in golf, there is no such thing as “orthodox”. All golf swing concepts are made by people and not even single one can be named perfect.
Even Ben Hogan or Jack Nicklaus once said, “I hit maybe couple perfect shots in a period of year”.
The important thing to realize is that everyone has their own “perfect” swing whether others think that looks unorthodox or not.
It’s very important for you to find your own swing, a swing that can work for you whether you are playing a round for fun or you are playing for $100 per hole skins.
In this case, Jim does have a “perfect” swing which I have admired over the years and amazed at how low he can go under tournament pressure.
Next time you see a golfer with a bad swing and a bad grip on the course, be aware, he maybe the best golfer you ever played with.