I'm just a guy asking golf questions.
That's OK on a golf forum isn't it?
In reply to your questions: I'm not a PGA instructor, yes I know Brian has been teaching for a long time, I've spent the past 3or4 weeks as his No1 fan reading as much as I can (1000's of the forum pages) and watching as much 'Manzella video' as possible (websites & Youtube). He clearly has endless energy and enthusiasm!
I did find Brian's information on D-Plane very precise, informative and exceptionally interesting, the best I've seen infact.
However, in light of the fact that new information (trackman, D-Plane, slow motion video capture and the whole S&T thing) has come to light more recently it makes me want to ask questions.
I struggled for YEARS trying to hit down on the ball from the back foot, 15 years in fact, and got fed up of hitting fats/thins and that's why I'm surprised to see that it's still taught. i'd expect my local PGA pro to be obsolete in a few years if he continues to teach the same thing as he currently does when times are clearly changing.
As I said previously..
"I can't find many examples of good golfers who move their head 8" backwards in the takeaway, who 'stack' themselves over the right leg, who turn their shoulders flat (which necessitates an inconsistent lifting motion with the arms doesn't it?) or who play the ball off their front foot apart from with a driver."
Amateurs Yes, Professionals, No.
I have no qualms being shown otherwise.
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These wedge swings are kind of indicative of what I was trying to do tonight, open my hips and get my pivot going. I know I let some of the other stuff slide with these swings, namely the twistaway, but I was focusing a bit more on the proper sequence and pivot. I was hitting the ball like shit but the swing motion is encouraging.
Do you guys think I'm onto something with this video(in regards to sequence and pivot)?
Ringer, no way your head moves 8 in. to the right on the b.s. Golfhappy is still looking.
In fact I don't understand much of it at all. I can't find many examples of good golfers who move their head 8" backwards in the takeaway, who 'stack' themselves over the right leg, who turn their shoulders flat (which necessitates an inconsistent lifting motion with the arms doesn't it?) or who play the ball off their front foot apart from with a driver.
....if you combine this with a weightshift to the right foot then you've just made it practically impossible to get back consistently to a solid impact position.
I'm trying not to be destructive here
I just don't get it as it seems to incorporate all the 'bad moves' that we've seen for the past 20years (the ones that caused a generation of slicers).
I did read a thread you posted Brian where you say something along the lines of you advocate certain moves within the stack&tilt method and yet I can't see which one(s) they might be? and I'd be very interested to know your opinion whether the whole 'Sean Foley phenonemon' will change the way people teach/learn to play golf?
Hmm. I guess you're right! I've never noticed that before.
Make good sense.