Brandel's a hypocrite. For all his claiming to be a well-read intellectual, he constantly rants about how the game in regards to golf instruction has grown in the past few years. I do think Mike makes a good point that it's mostly for ratings though, when it comes to bashing what Tiger is up to.
All that said, I do really love to listen to him rant. Its like reading a good Archie comic on the can. You eat all those hamburgers, Jughead!
Originally Posted by mvmac
I also think Andy Plummer's influence on Foley has been overblown, and I was one to get on that anti-Foley bandwagon early. He definitely learned from Plummer and I think it helped clear up some confusion but Foley is not a "S&T" guy. I have said as much in the past year.
A bit off-topic with my response here, but I think Sean learned quite a bit from Andy, but of course, Andy learned it from others as well, so there you go. But, ultimately, my bitterness towards Foley was because he insulted Andy and his work to the press, which I found a little bit similar to when Tommy Gunn backstabbed Rocky back in Rocky V. Half-kidding. But Sean was in a position to set the record straight that S&T is actually pretty cool if we all just stop and look at it for a second, but instead he decided not to.
In the end though, I don't really care about any of that these days. I think he's a better instructor for Tiger than Hank or Butch. Neither Hank or Butch is very technical and I think Tiger was always looking for that. Sean also seems to have a good balance between knowing when to get technical and when to start blowing pseudo-philosophical musings at his players, then backing off and just letting their hard work and skill take over. He's good for Tiger. Plus, he seems like he is really into learning more and more, and for that I have a lot of respect for him.