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Good luck to the kid. Too many clones on tour - same shape, same swing, same cap, same clothes etc., it's good to see someone doing well who does things a bit different.Should have helped Sullivan look for his ball though. Hope he learns from that.
Rickie does need some advice re clothing. The strides and shoes are the latest affront but those hats have been in need of incineration for many years. Dressing like Bozzo the clowns assistant is amusing for a while but can go imagine him hauling on a green jacket with poopcatchers, Beatle crushers and a trimmed space helmet on? The Southerners would have heart failure!
"Bryson DeChambeau: Is this student golf's newest trendsetter?"I think the real question is does anyone care???
Having played this wonderful game for over 50 years can I say that we have seen this kind of thing before.If I were a gambling man I would bet that in 5 years time we will be saying De who??Totally agree that he needs a good lesson on the etiquette of the game, not to help look for a ball is just not on.
I remember the Golfing Machine being all the rage back in the 80's and Bobby Clampett being a disciple, of the Homer Kelly technique, sure I still have the book somewhere in the library, may be time to put it on e-bay with some of the 80's dust...lol
The variation in length of clubs and associated alteration in the angle of the club head isn't necessary. Makes sense to me, would like to try to hit the 3 and 4 iron to gauge the advantage that can be gained. Ultimately if you swing like a monkey in a tree you'll be a high handicap golfer but club changes are inevitable. Nothing illegal so if it works go for it!
@38 Steve : Yes I agree regarding the technique and hitting distance as the one plane swing has reduced wrist cock/lag power storage effect. Apparently though DeChambeau won National College Champ long driving contest but he is 6'1 and strong. Not a swing for the club golfer if length is what is required !
Bet he can spell though Eavesey.. If you KNOW what I mean :-)!As fro Rickie Fowlers Boots and "Jogging Pants" I have to say leaves a lot to be desired and before you know it golf courses will be full of people wearing weirder and weirder golf clothing!
I would agree, Woods, Hogan and Norman all hit the address plane at impact. Woods had low hands at address, Norman very high. Woods planed it, through very dynamic movement, right lateral bend, ground compression and forward hip drive. Norman through setup. This guy is much more similar to Norman, backs out of it a touch at impact, suspect he can only generate decent power because he's tall.
10. Whisky and ChipsYes mate of mine had a set of Tiger Sharks They really helped his game but felt a bit 'clunky' around the greens for me so maybe the weight changes mentioned would helpI like the guys swing very upright & classic he obviously seems to be able to repeat it very well so when he decides to turn pro another good young player coming through
@35 Cap'n quirkyAs funny as your post is, it's not often that sport experts/top players can make the transition to fronting a quality programme. Imagine Hendry replacing Irvine!I'm sure most of them would fall into the 'John Barnes' category.That said, give me Gazza over Inverdale anyday...
@33 CheshireratWhat a load of old tosh. The bbc provides the best experts available. Way better than sky. Look at hazel irvine. Best snooker player in the world. Colin Murray is one of the top dart players ever. and as for Chris Evans, well he is the finest golfer to come out Britian for decades. Lol, sky sports indeed
@31 Steve : Correct me if I'm wrong and without delving into The Golfing Machine I don't think it ever promoted the Moe Norman single arms and shaft single plane effect. The book was published in 1969 and Norman was playing pro golf from late 50's. Regarding swing plane, I would suggest if a player can deviate as little as possible from address shaft plane ( like Hogan ) then that is the ideal.
Another load of Rubbish from Carter! Well done mate you are consistent if anything! Yawn! Sky sports have much more interesting topics - Wish they had decent correspondents on the BBC!!
Ummm. The guy himself aside, his clubs are news how?http://www.1irongolf.com/index.htmThey look horrendous to be but the concept's obviously been around for quite some time.
@ BantamBen It's based on Homer Kelly's golfing machine, not Moe Norman. Who although was very accurate, couldn't hit it very far. Also, Moe Norman was a bit of a self promoter, unlike your namesake who probably was the best ball striker ever. Most good golf swings come in on the elbow plane, which Moe Norman happened to have on the address plane too, not unlike Garcia and Hogan though exagerated.
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