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Looking at Rickie Fowler this week hoping to get into the Open when someone withdraws makes me sad. There is no accounting for slumps. Some guys, like Spieth, can come out of them. Some guys like Duval and Baker Finch never do. I was in a two year slump. Don't know why I had it or how I got out of it. They are a mystery.
Just to bring it back to architecture........LOL
Having seen Rickie's swing as a kid, and having worked with top players who had interesting ideosyncrasies, it probably was a bad choice to change his back swing to downswing part of his swing. Though Butch tightened up his swing, he had the wisdom to not mess with the transition. Unfortunately, he was sold a bill of goods by another instructor who failed to recognize that transition as an integral part of his swing's success. This is a slump, but if he has the fortitude, he will emerge a stronger player. Hopefully, he will seek an instructor like Jeff Warne, Jim Suttie, and Jim McLean who are very adept at helping great players with interesting swing components.
Quote from: Jeff_Brauer on June 17, 2022, 11:23:42 AMJust to bring it back to architecture........LOLAlong the same line of bringing it back to architecture. I live on a course that is pretty user friendly. I could still score decently on it, yet it didn't make a difference to me because I still didn't hit the ball as well as I was used to.
Quote from: Tommy Williamsen on June 17, 2022, 10:49:50 AMLooking at Rickie Fowler this week hoping to get into the Open when someone withdraws makes me sad. There is no accounting for slumps. Some guys, like Spieth, can come out of them. Some guys like Duval and Baker Finch never do. I was in a two year slump. Don't know why I had it or how I got out of it. They are a mystery.Who is to say it is a slump, and not just a slightly longer than normal hot streak? Is Brooks in a slump, or did he simply get hot for 16 months?
During Brooks' "slump" he has had a T2 in the PGA a T4 in the US Open and a T6 in the Open Championship - those are all in 2021. That's a slump?
I think being a professional athlete can be mentally draining at times and so much of success is based between the ears . When I think of slump, mental block , I can help but think of second baseman chuck knoblauch not being able to throw to first base
What ever happened to Hunter Mahan?
I was thinking about a slump in poured concrete Jeff Brauer, not soil.