Anatomical Analysis of swings – Jim McLean, Lexi Thompson, Lucy Li

Anatomical Analysis of the swings of Jim McLean, Lexi Thompson, Lucy Li Jim McLean is one of the most famous golf teachers of all time. He has studied the best players of the world in great detail and can recall exactly what type of movements any great player makes. What he teaches is based on […]

Moe Norman – Anatomical Assessment of his Golf Swing

Moe Norman’s Golf Swing – an Anatomical Analysis Many visitors to this blog have suggested an assessment of Moe Norman’s (MN) golf swing. It’s easy to assess the manner in which the joints are positioned at the top of the backswing, versus how they are at impact, to comment on injury potential. However, it is […]

Tiger Woods’ Rehabilitation and Prognosis

Tiger Woods’ March 2014 microdiscectomy (back surgery), what it was, what could have cause it, what next? The thick long, vertical strap muscles which keep our spines erect against the forward pull of gravity, and which have given homo sapiens the ability to evolve to an upright bipedal posture, are the erector spinae (ES) group, […]

Stacy Lewis’ Golf Swing 2014 – An Anatomical Analysis

Stacy Lewis’ Golf Swing 2014 – An Anatomical Analysis A look at Stacy Lewis’ statistics, score-cards and golf swing will show why she can collect a ton of birdies and have a very cool-blue score card one day (as on Day 4 of the 2014 US Women’s Open) and an orange/red card (with high/heat inducing scores) […]

Lexi Thompson Swing 2014 – Analysis of Joint Positions and Anatomy

Lexi Thompson Swing 2014 – Analysis of Joint Positions and Anatomy Even the most talented professional golfers do not make ‘ideal’ swings in terms of how their joints can work best, simply because prior to this no-one has ever thought to consider that aspect. So, an athlete such as Lexi Thompson can improve too, by […]

US Women’s Open 2014 – Day 2

US Women’s Open 2014 – Day 2 See the top-of-backswing position of Stacy Lewis (leading after Day 1) from the front and rear, Lexi Thompson, Karrie Webb and Cheyenne Woods. Any comments about how their positions are? With respect to joint positions, that is? How many joint positions will each of them have to undo […]

US Women’s Open 2014 – Day 1

US Women’s Open 2014 – Day 1 Comments on the ANATOMY of this and that…. Had the honor of speaking with Dr Tom Boers, physiotherapist to the LPGA and PGA Tours. A wonderful quotable quote from him, “The golf swing should be designed around the spine, not the spine around the golf swing”. If only […]

Suzann Pettersen’s Golf Swing 2014 – An anatomical analysis

Suzann Pettersen What a phenomenal athlete! Can just imagine how pure her ball striking could be with an anatomically efficient golf swing, where every joint is positioned according to its design-based capabilities. See her golf swing assessed for where her body is during address, backswing and downswing. Also a picture which shows what could have […]

The Common Factor in six MORE top Women’s Backswings

The Common Factor in six MORE top Women’s Backswings Muscles of downswing rotation: The abdominal obliques rotate the spine and the gluteal muscles (along with 6 other ‘ladder’ muscles) rotate the hips. They can rotate best when the spine is as upright as possible and rotate less and less efficiently as the spine and hips […]

The Common Factor in six top Women’s Backswings

The Common Factor in six top Women’s Backswings If you were asked, “What is the single most common swing position seen during the top of these backswings?’, what would your response be? The answer is in the ‘backside’. NONE of theirs have rotated! L to R: Stacy Lewis, Michelle Wie, Paula Creamer, Jessica Korda, Se […]

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