|THIGH BONE CONNECTS TO HIP BONE|
I harp and harp on this: golfers hurt their backs because they don’t understand that the thigh bone is connected to the hip bone. Don’t worry - I’m not going to do the anatomy thing again. But if you’ve ever pulled a lower back muscle while swinging a golf club - - - this might prove interesting.
At 60 I believed I had become the Ancient of Days. I was always a pretty long hitter. Not 330 yard drives - but I could hit it 290 with some regularity. At 60 I was down to 240 and shrinking. Meanwhile they’re making the courses longer. I was angry about getting old. I was angry that I could no longer get around fast enough to develop club head speed - which is how you hit long drives.
I began developing what I later called THE MONGOOSE GOLF SWING. I had figured out a way to get the club to the ball faster. The shortest distance between two points. . .remember? I could see the idea working. But doing it the real world and seeing it in my imagination are two bloody different things. And I mean bloody in the sense of hurting myself learning how to pull it off.