Just some thoughts for today.

Why do our swings have to be perfect, when 90% of the PGA Tour players aren’t anywhere near that?…and the other 10% have flaws too.

Why do we have to hit perfect shots when several million golf balls could fit in the fairway and on the green?

My opinion, we need to find the best combo of adequate and comfortable…then maintain that.

We need to repair major problems, then maintain that swing and make sure they don’t return.

Being on plane is about keeping the car in the freeway lane, not a gymnast’s feet on a balance beam.

BTW, why do you drive on a parkway and park on a driveway?




  1. Ringer

    Plane is definately over emphasized. It’s helpful to be on it, but certainly not imparative. The plane will determine the spin on the ball, but if it’s the spin we want and are comfortable with then why change?

    • Monte Scheinblum

      There are three categories here.

      1. Perfectly on plane throughout the swing-few do this and trying to get there will most likely kill you
      2. On plane enough-this is all anyone really needs. Getting the club on a good angle of attack so not too much manipulation is needed
      3. Way off plane-this is when you need to start worrying about at least getting it close. Over the top and way underneath are very common, not just among amateurs, but pros of all level…including Tiger.

  2. Justin Wheeler

    Park on a drive…drive on a parkway….

    If vegetable oil comes from vegetables, where does baby oil come from?

    • Monte Scheinblum

      That’s a good one. Carlin had a great one.

      If fire fighters fight fires and crime fighters fight crime…what do freedom fighters fight?

  3. TonyK

    If 7 11 is open 24 hours a day, 365 days a year, why are there locks on
    the doors?

    If you’re in a vehicle going the speed of light, what happens when you
    turn on the headlights?

    BTW, I’m curious to know which swings you think on tour are near perfect? I’ll bet they aren’t ones dominating the tour….

    • Monte Scheinblum

      My idea of perfect is different than the Golf Channel version. The best swing I have broken down is Jack Nicklaus’. Of today’s players…I liked Els before he went to Leadbetter. By definition if it is Golf channel perfect, it is probably a manufactured swing and won’t be natural.

      Perfect to me is about generating max power and still getting the club in the “sweet spot” before impact. Nicklaus fits that category to a tee.


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