The Honda

Tiger’s “big round.”

Every time he does something like this people are going to say he’s back. Forgive me for holding him to a higher standard, but he won’t be back until he wins a major. That is his standard, not mine.

You can say putting, mental, etc., but when he has consistent control of his swing, he wins majors, because it allows him to focus on short game and short game practice.

I still see his left arm not rotating properly with his body, which is now the central theory in my view of the swing. In the very near future, I am going to make a video that should be the root of all golf instruction. Regardless of swing model and swing system, everyone should do what I describe in the video.

I am going to launch the new website with the video, so be patient, as I don’t know when it will be done. I will talk about my “swing system” (LOL…sellout) and the verbiage tomorrow in more detail. I think you will all find this video informative and exciting as it makes perfect sense and is easy to understand…and the name of my system will be literal.

I want to take the time to acknowledge one of the great men in history that has gone mostly unnoticed.

Lynn “Buck” Compton died this last Friday. He was a hero of mine. He played baseball with Jackie Robinson at UCLA, he fought at the Battle of the Bulge with the 101st Airborne (He was portrayed in the HBO series Band of Brothers) and after the war, he became a lawyer and was the lead prosecutor of Sirhan Sirhan (Robert Kennedy’s assassin).

I have never met him and that makes me sad. This is a true Renaissance man and a true hero.

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12 Comments

  1. Chad Abbs

    Monte, all the commentators were talking about how natural of a swing Rory has and how he doesn’t force any movements, whats your thoughts on that?

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  2. readygolfer

    Tiger effed up his personal life big time. He’ll start winning when he stops hating himself. It’s that simple, just like your “swing system” Monte. Good luck.

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  3. north

    I’ll be curious to hear your exact thoughts on left arm rotation.

    Hardy has a section on left arm rotation in the one plane swing in his “Master Class” book. He proposes an early rotation in the downswing that sets the body to turn through the ball – he went so far as to call it “Hogan’s secret”.

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  4. Calvin

    It will be interesting to see if my understanding of your concepts of rotation matches your “system” explanation. That’s what it’s all about isn’t it; getting your ideas across to the student? It’s easy to see that you are excited about the possibilities and I think it’s great. Go get ’em Monte.

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  5. cdnmike

    Monte, Tiger’s swing is fine and he is now practicing short game. His chipping and putting was suspect again during this tourney.

    I know you think you have all the answers, and you probably do have some, but you pedal a little swing crack yourself… (I hate that swing crack term though). Your blog entries seem to change based on how your game is changing. You sound like my buddy sometimes… he’ll hit a couple good shots and then declare “I’ve figured something out”. Teaching that can be just as dangerous as talking about P3 or whatever. Are you a PGA teaching pro?

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    • cdnmike

      Sorry… that comment came off a little harsh, but by critisizing other instructors you open yourself up to critism as well.

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      • Monte Scheinblum

        No reason to be sorry. If I dish out the criticism, I have to accept it.

        Not everyone is going to agree with me.

        I have opinions and I am going to let them fly.

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      • cdnmike

        And that is your right.

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  6. Jordan

    To be fair, I’d bet that Tiger’s previous swings in his prime didn’t exactly line up perfectly with your swing theory either. Tiger has never had a perfectly sound swing, he was just able to get the ball in the hole better than everyone else.

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  7. Jason

    I think that’s what Monte’s all about. It’s about being a good golfer not a fashion show.

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  8. Jabrch (Jason)

    “In the very near future, I am going to make a video that should be the root of all golf instruction. Regardless of swing model and swing system, everyone should do what I describe in the video.”

    “Monte’s Secret”!

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