The AT&T

At least I didn’t call it the Clam Bake.

FIGJAM wins again. Proof that you can win when you are old and fat and your swing stinks according to the standard. I have hope. I am old, fat and some guy on Golfwrx said I have the swing of a 4-6 handicap, so not only do I have hope, I can get 3 a side from this guy.

My only criticism of Phil is he needs to get a shirt that fits.

Which brings me to Tiger. His swing is better, but he still lacks one of my two cliches.

I am basing my swing method around my own two made up cliches.

1. The Connected Rolling Release

2. The Power Tilt

Tiger is lacking in #1. His left arm is not rotating enough.

In the coming weeks I am going to have videos on each of the above ideas. #1 is a way to connect the rotation of the club to the rotation if the body without having to roll the club with the hands and forearms. It involves rotating the left arm properly while connected to the body.

#2 creates room for #1 to happen automatically.

If all golf instruction was just based on these two concepts, everyone at all levels would get better.

Method doesn’t matter. These two concepts are the key to better golf.

In addition I have come up with a drill that fixes the transition. It helps the body shift and unwind properly. It prevents snatching of the club…and it helps prevent early extension/goat humping.

The plane and release by feel drill has helped thousand of golfers, but it will no longer be my best and most popular drill/video. I believe this drill I have come up with will be the most popular drill in golf within a few years.




  1. Calvin

    FIGJAM? 🙂

    Tough to criticize 40 wins on tour. Cinch for hall of fame.
    How many years has he had without a win? Not many.

  2. woody

    “the swing of a 4-6 handicap”: The following quotation is from Dale Carnegie’s book: “Any fool can condemn, criticize, and complain, and most fools do.”

    “rotating the left arm properly” Could be incipient swingcrack. Just when I thought I knew what I was doing, I figured out that my body was throwing things into the mix that I hadn’t specifically ordered-up. This is how it should work.

    • Monte Scheinblum

      Not swing crack, it’s allowing the body to do what it wants to. Sometimes you have to be told what should happen naturally if you are preventing it.

      • woody


  3. cdnmike

    Well Monte I hope you have a cure for Tiger’s mental game because that’s what’s really lacking. Tiger is shooting 3 good rounds and then folding on Sunday. It’s happened in the last 2 tourneys. He never used to do that. His putting was atrocious!! on Sunday

    • Calvin

      I wonder that all the time. Why? Why? Why? 🙂

      If Monte’s new drill is better than the plane and release drill it can’t get here soon enough.

  4. Jason

    I picked up this quote the other day and it fits Monte’s message so well…….”The swing makes the mechanics, the mechanics don’t make the swing”.

    • woody

      Why not go all the way with it? The ball causes the swing.

  5. Jason

    The ball causes OTT, freezing, tension. Doesn’t happen in practice swings does it? Swing like a ten year old and have fun.

    • woody

      Actuallyl, the ball doesn’t cause those things.

      They’re caused by consciously trying to control the face of the club at impact…caused by the idea that the player has to line-up the face of the club perpendicular to the target line.

      If you take away the ball, you take away the impact, and thus you take away the micromanaging.

  6. Jabrch (Jason)

    “if you take away the ball”

    For some reason that’s a bit to philosophical for my personal tastes. I understand the point…but at the same time, I have a hard time looking at it that way.

    When Dave Wannstadt coached the Chicago Bears, after every loss he’d say, “Well, if we took away 3 or 4 plays, we’d have won the game.”

    Dave – that’s true of 90% of NFL losses…Take away your turnovers or long TDs you allowed – you don’t lose too many games when you play good Defense. “If you take away that ball” has the same feel to me.

    I’d rather look at it from the perspective of fixing the flaw than blaming the swing process.

  7. Jason

    I look at the ball to stay centered, but my focus is on the shot, that never leaves my head, I don’t think about what my body’s doing. If my focus becomes the ball, the target no longer is the focus and so many bad things can happen. Why is it our practice swings are so good? We are thinking about the shot and we dont care about the swing because we are not thinking about the ball. The ball should be the least of our worries. Make it blurry in your vision, I bet you strike it better. Comparing N.F.L. to golf, doesn’t work for me.


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