THE GOLDEN SWING THING™
SWING TOOL FOR THE ABSTRACT
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I'M IN VAIL!!
Wed. 12/16/09 ... It was a pleasure to serve the locals at The Left Bank Restaurant. Your group was extremely gracious and polite. I look forward to meeting many of you over the coming weeks and months.
I have five super sets of The Golden Swing Thing with me.
The Super Sets include:
1. One Original (completely functional) prototype of The Golden Swing ThingTM.
2. One rare finished final version of The Golden Swing ThingTM. (only 60 ever made). Includes engraved center ring.
3. One SwingpointerTM This product helps to clue us in on the formality of the hand trick ... something that good golf requires.
4. One hour of one on one personal consultation for the purchaser (Vail area residents and visitors only). No driving range necessary.
NEWLY POSTED ARTICLE (Feb 17, 2007)
PRICELESS GRIP TIP
In a previous post, I unashamedly took credit for Michael Allen's first PGA win, the Senior PGA Championship at Canterbury. The reason for this over-the-top claim has to do with the fact that I passed on a priceless golf tip to Michael Allen's caddy's girlfriend Stephanie before the tournament. I know it is a pure fantasy to believe that just by placing a leaf in the stream, one can attribute a later coincidence to the leaf bumping into its imagined target.
I had picked up a Sunday bartending shift at the fine dining restaurant where I worked. It seems that whenever I would pick up a bar shift, I would always meet someone interesting or relevant to the moment. The Sunday before the Senior tournamount at Canterbury, a Major at that, would be no different.
A vivacious young lady showed up at my bar. I was just finishing setting up the bar when she arrived. Since she was all dressed up in golf attire. I assumed she had just gotten off the course. To my surprise, she was in town for the Senior PGA Championship. It also turns out that she was also dating the caddy of Michael Allen. I was not familiar with Mr. Allen. After doing research on him later that night, I found that he had never won on the PGA tour. In short, he was a grinder This made made my golf tip ever the more prescient! As a fanatical golf thinker, I couldn't resist! I asked her to pass on a grip tip to Mr. Allen (or at least to her boyfriend). I cannot prove that she passed on the grip tip either way ... but I did see Stephanie at the driving range during the practice round. She later introduced me to Mr. Allen. I got to shake his hand and give him a short plug for this website.
What is the grip tip? It has to do with de-constructing Vardon. I will only give the grip tip in person ... so you will have to come visit me at The Left Bank Restaurant in Vail and ask me ... I call this observation "The sugar doughnut-jelly doughnut" analysis ...
Please request Jeff when you come to the Left Bank.
Switching over to the Yoga Swing, or Stack and Tilt as it is commonly called, is a radical shift that has been years in the making for me.
See the Press Release for more details.
About the video to your right:
... videos like this happen when we go through swing epiphanies. I even wrote a press release practically pledging my devotion to this method. There's that word "method"! Oh the downfall!
This was a bit over the top ... the sentient being seeping through. The fact is that all method requires doubt ... and doubt is coal black evil to a golfer.
In the pure swing, the mind should have no idea of what any particular body part is or isn't doing (the observer awakening). The pure swing is both whimsical and formal.
Having said that, the stack and tilt can be used as an exercise to help us re-center ourselves. We humans (as a result of time and fatigue) tend to get into inefficient habituations. One very common one (the one this author suffers from) is to slowly allow ourselves to slide off of our centers. We know we need to turn about the center, or around the True Centre. In the perfectly centered swing, we do not post up on the right leg; nor do we fully stack the weight on the left. The legs become quiet, yet fully responsive as we find the middle path. The rack of the hips should be like a table top upon which the apex of the upper body triangle spins. Sometimes the hips slide out in the direction of the turn we are making.
So, we can use the Stack and Tilt as sort of a Yoga tool to help re-center the body.
Is this hoax? No ... but see the second video from the top for a further explanation. In this video, I'm trying to demonstrate how motion purifies form and how pure motion can work through varieties in form.
The third video was made about ten years ago. This was when there were still reflections of light coming from the east bank of the flats in Cleveland, Ohio. I find it fascinating that lights in the background form a Cantor Set. This was not planned, but I like the effect.
This video is simply a freeform expression using The Golden Swing Thing. Using it will help with golf, tennis, baseball, and other sports.
"Either may go astray, or either may discover the golden mean before becoming set in the tricks they have excogitated."
Sir Walter Simpson
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Congratulations Cheney on your SI video! As many of you know, in real life I am a bartender and a bar manager. Cheney was one of my all star bartenders! She worked for me at a local Cleveland hot spot. I am so happy to have been one of the many people who said, "Keep the dream alive."
Remember me Cheney? I'm the guy that gave you a glowing recommendation when the Cavs front office called. Sorry, I'm just being goofy. Sometimes we use the stepping stones provided for us and sometimes we provide them for others. This is the sweetness of life!
If the embedded video will not play, click here to see Cheney.
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