Golf Digest has a good story about the latest Swing Doctors – Stack and Tilt, something that Mark Evershed has always been preaching based on The Golfing Machine. Dresses, aka Aaron Baddeley, is one of the latest disciples of the system and its two gurus Andy Plummer and Mike Bennett. So apparently is Mike Weir (nice to claim two superb proven golfers as devotees although both also call on a higher authority quite often). The new Swing whisperers have around 20 PGA TOUR players-mostly golfers a bit short on confidence and searching for the Answer. Sure worked well for the first 54 holes for Baddeley, he will rebound in the next event, although Seve Ballesteros has never come back after taking the original Stack and Tilt course from Mac O’Grady. I witnessed their meeting on the back of the range at TPC Scottsdale, felt sorry for the most natural golfer since Moe Norman. Why can’t great pros trust themselves, why do they have to have gurus? Lee Trevino’s answer to me when I asked him about Ben Kern – “great golfer but he’s working on a new swing every tournament. Came on the tour with a great game, be gone by fall”. At the time I heard that Trevino was helping Ben, but so was everyone else.
Best line at the US Open “There are some golfers who have psychologists, I Smoke” Angel Cabrerra, winner.
best coverage of the US OPEN – Geoff Shackleford’s Blog. other winner Oakmont GC, can you imagine how much fun that course would be without any rough? I think it would be almost as hard to score, but a lot more fun if it was like St.Andrews with little rough.