From: dsc on 20 Jul 2006 15:03
> "rich" <rgross7235(a)comcast.net> wrote in message
> > How many times have we all been told to "swing easy"..... "don't try to
> > kill the ball"..."let the club do the work"...
> Name one pro golfer who "hits it easy". None of them. They simply swing
> hard in balance.
I prefer effortlessly... there are several pros that do that and knock
the snot out of it. The Big Easy is the first to come to mind. Tiger is
certainly not an example of an effortless swing (95% of the time).
From: Fairway on 20 Jul 2006 15:19
> I prefer effortlessly... there are several pros that do that and knock
> the snot out of it. The Big Easy is the first to come to mind. Tiger is
> certainly not an example of an effortless swing (95% of the time).
Effortlessly - a good observation. How would you describe Faldo´s
swing of today? My suggestion is "anxiously", while Tiger swings
"violently". One of the swings I like best is Zach Johnson´s swing. I
suspect his swing is rather close to the swing Tiger wants to emulate. F
From: larryrsf on 20 Jul 2006 18:53
gary hayenga wrote:
> On 2006-07-19 08:44:00 -0400, "Hero" <khunt(a)ethus.jnj.com> said:
> > Larry - that's prob due to the fact that your 100% is about 70% of
> > normal golfers.
> So you're saying that Larry Bud's absolute max is only equal to what a
> normal golfer can do swinging at 70%?
> I'm hoping I misunderstood you, because otherwise that's one of the
> most ignorant things I've ever heard.
> Larry Bud doesn't have a 5 handicap because he's a short hitter. One
> of the reasons he has a 5 handicap is he hits it a lot further than a
> "normal" golfer.
If he really shoots in the mid-70s, he has a better than average short
game. When he misses the greens he gets it close enough to one-putt.
That is the primary difference between those who shoot in the low 80s
and those who shoot 10 strokes lower. Both get it inside 100 yards in
the same number of strokes off the tee-- but then the low single
handicapper gets it close and then makes the putt. He has skills that
came from (and are maintained by) playing or practicing a LOT! The 10
handicapper gets it on-- but not close--and requires 2 putts. Repeat
that around the course and the two scores are 75 and 85. So the lower
score had almost NOTHING to do with distance with driver or
irons--assuming both are smart enough to avoid hitting into trouble.
That is how an 80 year old good player can shoot scratch from the
tips-- while not hitting any par 4 GIR. Gene Littler does that every
day--and I watched Tommy Bolt (almost 90) par a monster course in
Florida-- from the tips.
Larry W (RSG King!--according to Tex)
From: dsc on 20 Jul 2006 22:08
> dsc wrote:
> > I prefer effortlessly... there are several pros that do that and knock
> > the snot out of it. The Big Easy is the first to come to mind. Tiger is
> > certainly not an example of an effortless swing (95% of the time).
> Effortlessly - a good observation. How would you describe Faldo´s
> swing of today?
Paralysis... by over analysis... :) Too mechanical?
From: dsc on 21 Jul 2006 09:46
> Unfortunately, when I started swinging my driver that way, I lost all
> ability to hit my irons. I've lost probably a club and a half distance on
> all my irons since I started booming my driver.
WOW... that has happend to me recently too. I started killing my driver
with realitively little effort 300 yards (total distance) was doable.
But don't have any idea whether my wedge is going 80 yards or 115
> It can be embarrassing,
> really. Our first two holes are par 4s, and if I'm really on, I'll hit
> 270-290 yard drives on them.
I know what you mean... 280-300 yard drive followed by an 80 yard wedge
when a 100 yards wedge was needed. It sucks. On the next go around add
one to the wedge try to make the same swing, thin it slightly and
airmail the green. Sheesh... I've got to get this straghtened out in
the next couple of weeks. :)