Friday, August 15, 2008

gettin' mah game back - thanks Vijay

So the past week, my swing has been coming back to me. Yesterday was pretty good till we got rained out (see previous post).

What helped the most? Vijay Singh's "seventeen". To keep the right tempo, you say seventeen quietly or in your head. Starting slowly, you finish your backswing after "seven", and then come down through the ball on "teen". It keeps me slow going back (my body has a habit of tensing up and jerking on the start of my swing - which usually means I get out of my posture and thin my shots), and gets me to really swing through the ball more explosively. Best part is it works for all clubs (well not really the putter).

Besides that, Vijay is the man. In his 40s, from Fiji, still dominating. And he has a such an awesome swing to watch - its like a wave breaking. He practices so much, that his drivers' faces periodically collapse.

3 comments:

Mike Valentino said...

I've never enjoyed reading about golf so much

Giuseppe Jonathan Jones, CPA said...

you flatter me. And I appreciate the post, as it allowed me to find your blog. I rather enjoy your snarkiness.

Brant said...

You're such a kiss ass Giuseppe