Jump to content

Recommended Posts

  • Administrator

I don't agree with a good chunk of your list, @mchepp. You've done more to list a Troll Scale, not a Golf Swing Guru Crackpot Scale.

Golf Swing Crackpots, off the top of my head:

  • Cite how Ben Hogan did this (though this is becoming less common as the mystique wears off).
  • Use visual aids, often including home-filmed videos using pencils or pieces of cardboard or rudimentary training aids or at least still photos of a pro from a bad camera angle.
  • Use or cite how many "scientists" agree, often going back to some "long-forgotten" scientist or golfer who knew these things and was ignored for centuries/decades/etc.
  • Misspell words.
  • Claim to have a "secret" or that it's "easy" and "natural."
  • Claim to have personal experience, which often includes things like "I'm 67 years old, a +2, and I hit my 7I 185 yards!"
  • Often they'll use "geometry" or some other sort of science "badly" to explain how the right elbow is the center of the "circle" or something, or the apex of a triangle, or who knows what?
  • Etc.
  • Funny 1
Link to post
Share on other sites
Awards, Achievements, and Accolades

  • Replies 105
  • Created
  • Last Reply

Top Posters In This Topic

Top Posters In This Topic

Popular Posts

Yeah, no. I’m giving you a 4/10 on the Golf Swing Guru Crackpot Scale. You lost points for: No visual aids. Like, at all. No citing a YouTube video claiming this swing shows off what

Some additional point gathering metrics are: (in no particular order) 1. Creation of new accounts to say you are a student of said crazy theory as a "testimonial" 2. After being banned retur

Start a My Swing thread and post a down the line video. 

Posted Images

7 minutes ago, iacas said:

Use visual aids, often including home-filmed videos using pencils or pieces of cardboard or rudimentary training aids or at least still photos of a pro from a bad camera angle.

Oh yeah! That guy who was obsessed with the ‘triangle theory’ or something like that. Years ago...lol. That was a doozy.

  • Like 1
Link to post
Share on other sites
Awards, Achievements, and Accolades

Golflug,

    Since you asked in such a nice manner I will attempt to answer with some facts. The thumbs are the most dominant parts of the hands. If the dominant right thumb is not kept / forced from rolling over horizontally during the DS it will ALWAYS do so and ruin your golf shot . You might want to try keeping your little ( pinkie ) finger leading and always horizontally above your  dominant right thumb while  sweeping the shaft down and around your torso. Kinda like TW , Hogan and most great players . That might lower your hdcp. down to my - 4 at age 82 . Just trying  to help you. You can deny human genetics if you want , but I would suggest you don’t. 
  Not necessary to build muscles in the hands . They are not capable of propelling any object very far . 
Good luck . 

 

Link to post
Share on other sites

31 minutes ago, Lane Holt said:

That might lower your hdcp. down to my - 4 at age 82 .

-4 or + 4?  I'm thinking at 82 a 4 would be a one-in-a-million handicap.

Link to post
Share on other sites
Awards, Achievements, and Accolades

  • Moderator
47 minutes ago, Lane Holt said:

Golflug,

    Since you asked in such a nice manner I will attempt to answer with some facts. The thumbs are the most dominant parts of the hands. If the dominant right thumb is not kept / forced from rolling over horizontally during the DS it will ALWAYS do so and ruin your golf shot . You might want to try keeping your little ( pinkie ) finger leading and always horizontally above your  dominant right thumb while  sweeping the shaft down and around your torso. Kinda like TW , Hogan and most great players . That might lower your hdcp. down to my - 4 at age 82 . Just trying  to help you. You can deny human genetics if you want , but I would suggest you don’t. 
  Not necessary to build muscles in the hands . They are not capable of propelling any object very far . 
Good luck . 

 

@Lane Holt, Use the @mentions function and use quotes. They are there for a purpose.

Also, none of what you wrote makes any sense at all.

  • Funny 1
Link to post
Share on other sites
Awards, Achievements, and Accolades

1 hour ago, Lane Holt said:

You can deny human genetics if you want , but I would suggest you don’t. 

You don’t understand this at all. 

  • Informative 1
Link to post
Share on other sites
Awards, Achievements, and Accolades

4 minutes ago, Vinsk said:

You don’t understand this at all. 

It’s getting to the unfortunate point where this person is ignoring your valid point or trolling. I can’t tell which. 

Link to post
Share on other sites
Awards, Achievements, and Accolades

3 minutes ago, ncates00 said:

It’s getting to the unfortunate point where this person is ignoring your valid point or trolling. I can’t tell which. 

I think it's the online ghost of Mr22Putt.

  • Like 1
Link to post
Share on other sites
Awards, Achievements, and Accolades

  • Moderator
2 hours ago, Lane Holt said:

Golflug,

    Since you asked in such a nice manner I will attempt to answer with some facts. That might lower your hdcp. down to my - 4 at age 82 .

No facts here. The only listed Lane Holt that I see in Georgia holds a 5.7 HCP with 5.5 being his lowest.  More lies and intellectual dishonesty.

  • Thanks 1
Link to post
Share on other sites
Awards, Achievements, and Accolades

8 minutes ago, woodzie264 said:

No facts here. The only listed Lane Holt in Georgia holds a 5.7 HCP with 5.5 being his lowest.  More lies and intellectual dishonesty.

Good research!  I am, at the moment, participating on a news forum.  The current President played golf today for the first round of his administration.  The news says he is a 6.7 handicap.  The former President is a +2.3.  I don't believe either.

Link to post
Share on other sites
Awards, Achievements, and Accolades

  • Administrator
5 hours ago, Lane Holt said:

You might want to try keeping your little ( pinkie ) finger leading and always horizontally above your  dominant right thumb while  sweeping the shaft down and around your torso.

Here’s the problem, @Lane Holt:

  • At any point after about A6, when the thumb is pointing almost directly away from the target, to impact (A7) when it’s pointing almost directly at the ball, the thumb is “rolling” across the grip. The back of the left hand goes from facing the ball, to facing the target, in this time as well.
  • The thumb, from A6 to A7, is lower “horizontally” than the pinkie.

Your next penalty will be 10 points (and will be given, as per our rules, by a moderator not participating in this discussion) which will put you at 20, with those restrictions. You have two things to do, and once again, you did neither. This is your last warning.

P.S. You’re a 5.7 index, not a “4.”

Link to post
Share on other sites
Awards, Achievements, and Accolades

Iacas,

     It is obvious to me that this is a closed forum in which others thoughts and ideas are unwelcome and I will be banned for posting mine . 
Have a great day !

wishing you all a much success in golf !

Link to post
Share on other sites

  • Administrator
1 minute ago, Lane Holt said:

It is obvious to me that this is a closed forum in which others thoughts and ideas are unwelcome and I will be banned for posting mine.

Not remotely accurate.

You haven’t received any warnings from any moderators for “thoughts and ideas.”

You’ve received warnings for intellectual dishonesty and for failure to quote and properly tag members to whom you’re replying.

Link to post
Share on other sites
Awards, Achievements, and Accolades

  • Moderator
Just now, Lane Holt said:

Iacas,

     It is obvious to me that this is a closed forum in which others thoughts and ideas are unwelcome and I will be banned for posting mine . 
Have a great day !

wishing you all a much success in golf !

@Lane Holt, I don’t understand your logic. @iacas is having a discussion of ideas and because he is pointing out his perceived errors of your ideas, doesn’t mean they aren’t welcomed. It means he disagrees.  But yes, you are simply proving what we have already seen, you don’t really want discussion

  • Like 1
  • Thanks 2
Link to post
Share on other sites
Awards, Achievements, and Accolades

Join the conversation

You can post now and register later. If you have an account, sign in now to post with your account.
Note: Your post will require moderator approval before it will be visible.

Guest
Reply to this topic...

×   Pasted as rich text.   Paste as plain text instead

  Only 75 emoji are allowed.

×   Your link has been automatically embedded.   Display as a link instead

×   Your previous content has been restored.   Clear editor

×   You cannot paste images directly. Upload or insert images from URL.



  • Want to join this community?

    We'd love to have you!

    Sign Up
  • Support TST Affiliates

    TourStriker PlaneMate
    Golfer's Journal
    Whoop
    SuperSpeed
    FlightScope Mevo
    Use the code "iacas" for 10% off Mevo and the code "iacasfeb21" for 10% off SuperSpeed.
  • Posts

    • Day 41 (5/15/21) - Since I haven't cut my lawn in a week, its now like the worst rough you've ever seen . I used the opportunity to practice Sieckmann's "c*ck and pop" shot from "Your Short Game Solution". Clearly, this is a REALLY low SV shot (in the past year there are only 2-3 times I could have used it) but since its useful on occasion, for short (5 yard) shots out of nasty greenside rough to a close pin, I took advantage of the opportunity. Additionally, I worked on pitching motion shots. 
    • And you, for some reason believe that your judgement is better than the millions of others.  To have the temerity to lecture me on my “duty” as a citizen is the height of arrogance.  Given how relatively little you know about me, my family, and my life, it’s also demonstrably ignorant. To say that someone “doesn’t care” that people die because of the virus is utter nonsense and is nothing but a somewhat pathetic attempt to elevate yourself in your own eyes.  I know, I know.  I’m killing people every time I walk out the front door.   Do you drive?  A silly strawman, but since Erik brought it up awhile back, I thought it would be interesting to look at the numbers.  According to the NTSB, someone in the US who begins driving at 16 will average 3 accidents while behind the wheel in their driving career.  Additionally, one out of every 103 accidents results in a fatality...   ...From a probability standpoint, you’re more likely to be involved in a car wreck in which someone dies in your lifetime than I am to “kill” someone simply because I choose to wait a bit before getting vaccinated. Interestingly, even given that, I wouldn’t have the audacity to think that it was my place to tell you to stop driving before you kill someone.      
    • Some Video… Current 6-iron No arm movement feel.  Current Driver Driver swing that feel like they are all turn. Maybe took it a bit to far in the 2nd video. Anything that isn’t this feel the club just keep traveling on further than I want.  Some notes for pitching….  Soft arms, more pivot, keep hands out of it a bit. Can get to handsy. 
    • Hey, he's entitled to his opinion.  I've never objected to anyone saying they vote for Jack.  I only object when they start trying to justify their opinion with the kind of non-factual nonsense that is contained in the thousands of messages in this thread.  Or this latest nonsense of DiMarco somehow "gifting" the Masters to Tiger.  It's like saying Rocco 'gifted' the 2008 US Open to Tiger by driving it into a bunker on the 91st hole. But I respect his right to his opinion, even though I think it is unsupported by the facts.  Not everyone has dived into the topic as deeply as we have in this thread, and it is indisputable that the 18>15 criterion is still being peddled whole-heartedly by much of the golf media.  So there are a lot of people whoo still reflect that.
  • Today's Birthdays

    1. CathyKnarr
      CathyKnarr
      (28 years old)
    2. Club Greg
      Club Greg
      (58 years old)
    3. Cnich
      Cnich
      (31 years old)
    4. Douglas Reedy
      Douglas Reedy
      (40 years old)

×
×
  • Create New...

Important Information

Welcome to TST! Signing up is free, and you'll see fewer ads and can talk with fellow golf enthusiasts! By using TST, you agree to our Terms of Use, our Privacy Policy, and our Guidelines.

The popup will be closed in 10 seconds...