Top 100 Teacher Brady Riggs will be online Tuesday at noon Eastern to review your swing videos, answer questions and offer tips. Be first in line by asking a question in the comments section below. Thanks to everyone for your questions and especially your videos. This was a very good blog today. Let's keep it going next week with some more interesting videos, questions, and opinions about the golf swing. Have a great week and go Packers!CJ asks at 1:00:Tiger switched coaches from Butch Harmon to Hank Haney. And Ernie
Els switched from Leadbetter to Harmon. So what are the different
coaching styles of those 3 coaches that cause the players to chop and
You would think that they are all teaching the same fundamentals but
they clearly can't be otherwise the players wouldn't change between
Stephen asks at 12:45:Hi Brady
How much of an effect is the new groove rule going to have on the Tour in 2010? Will it effect some players more than others?
Always interested to hear your thoughts.
Thanks for sending in your swing, Matt. I am going to give you a quick analysis of your swing and then tell you where I want you to go with it. This may not be the specific advice you asked for but in my opinion it is how you should proceed. You have no movement away from the target with your upper body, specifically your head. As a result, your spine is too upright at the top leading to an excessively long backswing, especially for an iron, and the tendency to attack the ball on a steep angle. To compensate for this, your head dives down and back as you approach impact in a last-ditch effort to get the club to the inside before impact. The loss of your level (head and chest at roughly the same height during the swing) makes contact inconsistent and can lead to neck and back problems in the future.If I had you on my lesson tee I would immediately show you pictures of great players moving their head away from the target on the backswing like Davis Love III, Anthony Kim, Tiger, etc., to encourage you to move. This would allow your spine to tilt away from the target going back, limiting the length of your swing and flattening out your arm swing. This would put you in a more athletic feel at the top, allowing you to shift your weight back toward the target like you were stepping into a baseball throw. With the club coming from more behind you there would be no need to dive back behind the ball, helping you keep your level and release freely to the target. Like I said, this may not be what you were looking for but in my opinion it is where you should start. Send me a new video from both angles when you feel like you have made some progress.dday 39 asks at 12:00:Brady,
So what's your beef with stack and tilt? Really, I guess my question
is: What is more important in the golf swing; hitting the proper
positions or having a repeatable swing with predictable results? On
Tour there are so many different swings. I think the only thing they
have in common is the impact position. With a conventional swing, I
sliced the ball like crazy. With a S&T swing I hit a 4 yard draw