I’ll be writing an occasional article for Golfwrx. An excerpt of the most recent one is below and links to the full article are included too.
DeFrancesco: My beef with Brandel, and why I criticize TV announcers
After reading through the GolfWRX forum thread “Brandel Chamblee Says Some Idiotic Things” (http://www.golfwrx.com/forums/topic/815743-brandel-chamblee-says-idiotic-things-ongoing-thread/ ) and seeing my name come up multiple times I thought I might take a moment to explain why I take the time to challenge Chamblee in video commentary available on my website. It is important to note that, at least in my mind, I did not pick this fight; rather, Chamblee instigated it when he singled out “modern instruction” (the “cookie-cutter, scientific approach to teaching”) as a “cancer” on the game.
In a 2010 interview (http://www.golf.com/tour-and-news/golf-magazine-interview-brandel-chamblee?page=2), Chamblee had this response to being asked what he meant by ‘cancer on the game’:
“…the golf swing is art, but it is taught as a science. That’s a confining way to learn the game, and it is bad both for players who learn that way — I go back to swings like Scott, Donald and Howell — and for golf in general. When you learn the swing by watching and obsessing over videotape you become fixated on your flaws, on perfection.”
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