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Paul Azinger says there are 3 fundamentals to the golf swing!

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http://sports.yahoo.com/blogs/nbc-yahoo-sports/paul-azinger-has-a-way-to-fix-tiger-woods-in-10-minutes-182505504-golf.html

 

In an interview with Paul Azinger about fixing Tiger Wood's swing, he said all great golfers had three things in common.

 

Yet he doesn't elaborate on the three things! 

 

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In Azinger's study of the swing, he has come to believe there are fewer fundamentals than most instructors teach.

 

“There are only three things great players have done the same with their swing, the three fundamentals,” Azinger said. “That’s physically. There’s a mental side. Of the three physical things, Tiger has lost track of one, and he’s got to fix it. It’s a very easy fix.”

What is it?

Azinger says he isn’t sharing that publicly, but he would tell Tiger Woods.

 

I know of 5 things that good golfers do! :-D 

post #2 of 22

"Now there's only two things in life
But I forget what they are"  

 

-John Hiatt, Buffalo River Home

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I don't know who azinger is, but na na nanana I know something you don't know and I'm not telling is childish and usually means you don't know sh** (sorry for the language)
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I don't know who azinger is, but na na nanana I know something you don't know and I'm not telling is childish and usually means you don't know sh** (sorry for the language)

Or when you finally find out what the "secret" is, you end up disappointed because it is obvious.

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Or when you finally find out what the "secret" is, you end up disappointed because it is obvious.

 

 

.....so obvious that you're the only one that thought it was a secret!

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Or when you finally find out what the "secret" is, you end up disappointed because it is obvious.

 

 

.....so obvious that you're the only one that thought it was a secret!

You mean you're not supposed to hit the ball with the grip end?

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You mean you're not supposed to hit the ball with the grip end?

 

Shhhhhhhh........

 

........it's a secret!

post #8 of 22

Right now, Paul Azinger is leaving Tiger Woods a voice mail with a James Cagney accent, "It's the takeaway, see?"

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After what I saw of him on Golf Channel Academy and his Tweets...

 

Not...

 

Even...

 

Remotely... 

 

Interested...

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After what I saw of him on Golf Channel Academy and his Tweets...

 

Not...

 

Even...

 

Remotely... 

 

Interested...

Ditto. Azinger is a classic example of someone who can DO very well, but can"t TEACH worth squat.

 

Here he is demonstrating a nice, strong move into the ball on Golf Channel Academy. WTF? Rolf.

 

The guy is a bit of a tool, and not a particularly sharp one.

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Alright, just so you all aren't left wondering forever, I will reveal the 3 fundamentals, as personally revealed to me by the man P.A. himself.............

1. Hit the ball....

2. Straight...

3. ...and Long.

post #12 of 22
"Tiger, you can't be hittin' that ho behind the dumpster right before you tee off."

Azinger is a Nole. Nuff said.
Edited by vangator - 8/27/14 at 9:30pm
post #13 of 22

I know of 3 fundamental things the CLUB does:

1) Path

2) Face Angle

3) Shaft Lean

 

And, I suppose, the 3 things great golfers do for each:

1) On Plane

2) Square

3) Forward

 

There are some other related things such as angle of descent and bottom of arc.  But, as far as some private double top-secret physical things?  LOLOLOLOLOL

I hope he is not talking about the "PGA" fundamentals.  My belief is the only true fundamental is impact position (thanks Bobby Clampett).  Everything else can be altered and/or compensated for.  And, once you master that (haha), you work on speed for distance.

post #14 of 22

@david_wedzik said that according to what Paul has said, two seem to be related to the lower body and one is likely related to impact. He wasn't 100% sure, though.

 

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My belief is the only true fundamental is impact position (thanks Bobby Clampett).

 

Impact is different for virtually everyone, though… wouldn't you say? Jim Furyk looks nothing like Bubba Watson at impact.

 

Check out… Introduction to the PureStrike/5 Simple Keys® (5SK) Learning System.

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Impact is different for virtually everyone, though… wouldn't you say? Jim Furyk looks nothing like Bubba Watson at impact.

 

Check out… Introduction to the PureStrike/5 Simple Keys® (5SK) Learning System.

 

No, I wouldn't say.  I defer to your expertise, but I have to disagree.  I believe there are vastly more similarities than differences of good ball strikers at impact.  A few differences with driver swings, sure.  Bubba and Lexi on their toes come to mind.  Maybe there are some very slight differences between 1-plane vs 2-plane swings, I'm not sure.  HOW the club is delivered to the point of impact is certainly different, but I don't see where impact is "different for virtually everyone."  We can all learn things from Furyk and Bubba, but I don't think I would use them as examples when talking about fundamentals.  By the way, 3 of the 5 principles of PureStrike relate directly to impact position. 

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No, I wouldn't say.  I defer to your expertise, but I have to disagree.  I believe there are vastly more similarities than differences of good ball strikers at impact.

It depends on what's in your list. We're wandering into vague territory because I could say all five keys have to do with impact… yet again the impact positions if Furyk and Tiger look quite different to most.
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^ I understand.  I do appreciate how you take much of the "vagueness" out of the swing process, though.  :-)  Thanks for not keeping the "secrets" secret!

post #18 of 22

There are 3 secrets.

 

1. Swing fast.

 

2. Hit the ball on the sweet spot.

 

3. Make it go where you want it to go.

 

Easy peasy lemon squeezey.

 

BTW it's number 3 that Tiger lost. ;-)

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