First, this is a genuine and loyal individual who was barely affected by his success. Anyone who says different brought it on themselves.
He is a smart guy, has one of the best putting stokes I have ever seen and knows how to play golf.
The fact he can still be competitive at the level he is (had a chance for a top 10 in Phoenix last year) with the swing he has right now is a testament to that.
The last comment was not in the swing crack context of it having to be perfect…it’s in the context of how good his swing used to be and how much work it is for him to get his desired ball flight right now.
There is no question in my mind when I implement a few things that will make it easier for him, the sky is the limit. I am hoping (expecting) for a Steve Stricker type reemergence.
I already helped his setup and he was thrilled with the results and feel. That was the impetus for him rushing me out to Jacksonville.
There is a laundry list of issues he is having that I am not even going to tell him about. Thirteen issues that I counted, but only two are relevant and will domino affect the others.
More left arm rotation to start the takeaway. He used to do a beautiful job of this when he was playing well.
This one small thing is going to fix 4-5 other things going on in his backswing.
The other thing might even fall into place automatically if #1 happens and that’s being patient in transition. He needs to get the “bump, dump and turn” transition going instead of pulling the handle left.
Next week I will post the original video I took of him on the range Monday that only had the setup adjustment I suggested and I will let fly my laundry list.
Then follow up with after videos.
I am obviously excited for myself to play a great course and help my career…but I can sincerely say that being able to help Frank out is first on my list. I am happy for HIM, because golf is about to get a whole lot easier and more fun.