The Golf Swing - Right or Wrong?

In 2010 the player on the left, Jim Furyk won the Fedex Cup and the player on the right, Matt Kuchar won the PGA Tour money list. Can you tell which arm position at the top is correct or better?

My opinion is that both are correct and neither is better than the other. The swing methodology a player uses means very little in my honest opinion - it's all about what the golf club makes the ball do. Does it work or not? These guys only split $20 million in 2010 so there is nothing wrong with what either of them are doing! Don't get caught up in what the arms or the legs or body are doing unless there is a problem with the ball flight. The swing may be unique, but if it works, keep it.

If either of these players came to me for a lesson I would find footage of when they felt like they played their best and work them back towards that particular swing.

Don't get too caught up in what the text book says you should do - work towards whatever results in better golf shots for you.  If you feel that you know will win the Fedex Cup next year and would like to place an online bet, visit TopBet Sportsbook. The swing that does not work is wrong and the one that consistently works is correct - no matter what it may look like.

Miracle Birdies - Helping Others


2010 PGA Tour Player of the Year Launches New Miracle Birdies Program to Raise Funds for Children’s Hospitals

SALT LAKE CITY (April 13, 2011)—Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals® a charity that raises funds for 170  children’s hospitals across North America, announced today a new partnership with 2010 PGA Tour Player of the Year and FedEx Cup champion Jim Furyk. Furyk has named Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals as his charity of choice for the next two years.

 To kick off the partnership, Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals and Jim Furyk are launching Miracle Birdies, a new fundraising program in which individuals, groups and sponsors can make a monetary pledge for each time Furyk makes a birdie during his tournament play in 2011. Each individual’s entire donation will be donated to their local Children’s Miracle Network Hospital. Individuals can participate by signing up at

 "I am honored to be partnering with Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals in the important cause of raising money for children’s hospitals,” said Furyk. “Through our ongoing support of one such hospital—Wolfson Children’s Hospital in Florida—my wife and I have witnessed many of the miracles that happen through the generosity of others. My hope is that together we can all create many more through the Miracle Birdies program.”

 “Jim Furyk is committed to our cause of saving the lives of children across North America, and we are appreciative of his support and the generosity of fans who will contribute to the Miracle Birdies program,” said John Lauck, President and CEO of Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals. “Through Jim’s extraordinary talent and career success, he will be a strong voice in motivating his supporters, sponsors and other individuals and groups to raise funds for sick children at hospitals in communities across North America.”

 Fundraising through the 2011 Miracle Birdies campaign is slated to begin in April at The Heritage PGA TOUR golf tournament and will conclude in October at the Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals Classic in Orlando, Fla. In addition to supporting the Miracles Birdies program, Furyk will sport the Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals’ logo on his hat during tournament play. For more information on Jim Furyk’s Miracle Birdies, visit

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About Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals

Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals® raises funds for 170 children’s hospitals across North America, which, in turn, use the money where it’s needed the most. When a donation is given it stays in the community, ensuring that every dollar is helping local kids. Since 1983, Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals has raised more than $4 billion, most of it $1 at a time. These donations have gone to support research and training, purchase equipment, and pay for uncompensated care, all in support of our mission to save and improve the lives of as many children as possible. Learn more at

 Please go to the link and pledge whatever you feel you can - thanks!

Heritage Notebook

Jim Furyk celebrates at Harbour Town (J.Dyer/IslandPacket) Observations from another fantastic Heritage tournament:

  • Can golf course designers please be forced into watching the Harbour Town broadcast? You don't need to build 8,000 yard behemoth golf courses to make the game a challenge.  Just about every hole at Harbour Town is memorable and above all else, interesting. No wonder the players love this golf course!
  • The toughest hole on Sunday was the par three 14th hole. It played to a stroke average of 3.472 and a paltry 20 out of 72 players managed to find the green!
  • The back nine on Sunday was brutal - it played to a stroke average of 36.847Almost 2 strokes over par!
  • Every hole on the back nine at Harbour Town played over par on Sunday, including the par-5 15th hole (5.028).
  • Only one player out of the top 10 finishers played the final nine in under par - Kris Blanks shot a 1 under 34.
  • All six past champions of the Verizon Heritage competing this week made the cut: Boo Weekley (T12), Stewart Cink (T15), Aaron Baddeley (T22), Brian Gay (T32), Glen Day (T53) and Davis Love III (71).
  • Ricky Barnes followed up a T10 at last week's Masters Tournament with a T5 on Sunday, making him the only player to post top-10 finishes in both events.
  • Hats off to Brian Davis for his honorable call in the playoff. Davis called a two-stroke penalty on himself on the only playoff hole after touching a loose impediment during his backswing (Rule 13-4).
  • John Vander Borght explains what went wrong during the playoff and why it was, and should have been, a penalty.
  • Jim Furyk is now 3-7 in playoffs, while Brian Davis falls to 0-1.
  • The victory is the 15th of Furyk's career and comes in his 419th PGA Tour start.
  • Ricky Fowler looked like a hunter in the Wisconsin woods on Sunday. Dressed completely in orange, he called the color "Okie State orange". I thought they might simply be trying to track him from outer space!
  • Player stats:

Driving Accuracy - N. O'Hern 91.07% (field 68.05%)

Driving Distance - G. DeLaet 295.6 yds (field 272.9 yds)

GIR - B. Weekley 75% (field 56.77%)

Total Putts - B. Molder 24.75 (field 27.39)

  • Bogey-free rounds :

R1 -- T. Immelman, B. Molder, N. O'Hern and S. Appleby R2 -- B. Molder, B. Baird, C. Villegas, S. Levin, S. Ames, P. Casey, B. Adams R3 -- J. Furyk, B. Davis, S. Ames, B. Baird, L. Donald, B. Weekley, T. Gillis, O. Uresti, C. Tidland R4 -- None

  • Srixon hit the jackpot at Harbour Town with two players that use their equipment dueling it out in a playoff.  Here are a few interesting notes  on the two golfers and their respective bags from Adam Barr at
  • See what the local newspaper, the Island Packet had to say.

Jim Furyk on being presented with his new red tartan jacket:

Tartan Jacket


I'd like to say I make it look good, but I know that's not the case.            


I so hope that this special community and event can find a way to procure a sponsor.