Matthew Wolff

2

Comments

  • SuperbritSuperbrit Members Posts: 464 ✭✭
    shadymg wrote:


    i can appreciate what the kid can do, my only fear would be for beginners to look at all his wonky motion and then when things aren't going well on the course or range say, "Hey, maybe i'll try it" and then cause more problems than had they just figured out the fundamentals.




    So he should be banned from tv???

    Titleist TS3 8.5*
    Titleist 915F 16.5*
    Titleist 816 19*
    Titleist AP3/AP2/MB Irons 4- PW
    Titleist SM7 Black 52/58*
    Scotty Cameron California fastback

  • kekoakekoa ClubWRX Posts: 8,846 ClubWRX
    birdie, par, eagle to start rnd 2. image/swoon.gif' class='bbc_emoticon' alt=':swoon:' />
  • Daniel EasonDaniel Eason Members Posts: 1,762 ✭✭
    Pretty pleased for both these guys....GG has helped him a lot and deserves some credit.



    Lot of jimmy Bruen in his move and somewhere I'm sure Mac is having a heart attack with how much internal he has.
    Youtube golf instruction video
    only shows a ball distance or direction
    of about 3 inches
  • lowheellowheel LOWHEEL Members Posts: 6,140 ✭✭
    shadymg wrote:


    i can appreciate what the kid can do, my only fear would be for beginners to look at all his wonky motion and then when things aren't going well on the course or range say, "Hey, maybe i'll try it" and then cause more problems than had they just figured out the fundamentals.




    Man, you would be blown away if you watched golfers from the 60s-70s-80s.Tons of homemade swings and unique actions...
  • OldBridgeOldBridge Members Posts: 586 ✭✭
    I'd love to see an amateur win a TOUR event. Hasn't been done in more than 20 years since Phil pulled it off.
  • theboypinoytheboypinoy Members Posts: 2,074 ✭✭


    Um, he's not new at all. He was an awesome junior player and played #1 at OK St almost all last year, ahead of the US Am winner. Everyone under 25 years old knows of him. Sort of like Karl Vilips and Akshay Bhatia. So many kids able to shoot low 60s it's scary.



    His swing coach George Gankas is a surfer type and kinda unusual. Has very interesting videos on youtube. I think he was also working with Adam Scott all of last year.



    ETA - sorry. didn't see someone already mentioned GG.




    Their relationship was only a few events. Adam Scott went back to Malone.



    GG is still working with Sung Kang, Danny Lee, and others though
  • crombienatorcrombienator Members Posts: 163 ✭✭
    Does this look similar to leadbetters A swing?
  • ksuWildcatksuWildcat Members Posts: 58 ✭✭
    shadymg wrote:


    i can appreciate what the kid can do, my only fear would be for beginners to look at all his wonky motion and then when things aren't going well on the course or range say, "Hey, maybe i'll try it" and then cause more problems than had they just figured out the fundamentals.




    "Fundamentals". Good Lord. A beginner can barely grasp anything about the swing, no matter how traditional, boring, right, or wrong you make it. Like it's going to matter one iota if they experiment. They're going to suck no matter what, until they figure out how things work.
  • lowheellowheel LOWHEEL Members Posts: 6,140 ✭✭
    gvogel wrote:

    c7015 wrote:


    you guys say Bubba I see Furyk




    I see Miller Barber. But more athletic.




    Good eye. Much older here but spot on



  • marlowe70marlowe70 righty playing lefty Members Posts: 248 ✭✭
    gatorMD wrote:


    GG and Wolff




    GG looks more intense than Wolff. Or am I seeing things?
  • nikeblades00nikeblades00 Members Posts: 96 ✭✭
    As an across the liner I love this swing!
  • BottleCapBottleCap Members Posts: 1,322 ✭✭



    Um, he's not new at all. He was an awesome junior player and played #1 at OK St almost all last year, ahead of the US Am winner. Everyone under 25 years old knows of him. Sort of like Karl Vilips and Akshay Bhatia. So many kids able to shoot low 60s it's scary.



    His swing coach George Gankas is a surfer type and kinda unusual. Has very interesting videos on youtube. I think he was also working with Adam Scott all of last year.



    ETA - sorry. didn't see someone already mentioned GG.




    Their relationship was only a few events. Adam Scott went back to Malone.



    GG is still working with Sung Kang, Danny Lee, and others though




    Adam Scott's swing started to look like an 18 handicap with Gankas.
    Titleist TS2 GD TourAD DI 7S
    Titleist 917 F3 GD TourAD IZ 8S
    Mizuno MP-18 MMC 3-4 DG AMT S300
    Mizuno MP-18 5-PW DG S400
    Vokey SM7 54M and 60M
    Cameron Newport 2 CT
    Bridgestone Tour B XS
  • bbr16bbr16 Members Posts: 92 ✭✭
    He had a 338 yard drive earlier today. Ridiculous.
  • exitlowandleftexitlowandleft Members Posts: 187 ✭✭
    ^^what are your talking about bottlecap?..all gankas did was change Scott’s posture to a more rounded upper back...that way he didn’t need to address the ball on the heel and back out of it to hit it in the middle of the face....Scott is now back working with his brother in law brad Malone...but still sends gg videos from time to time...if you have some ax to grind against gankas at least know what the **** your talking about and don’t be ignorant
  • bradskibradski Members Posts: 2,326 ✭✭


    ^^what are your talking about bottlecap?..all gankas did was change Scott's posture to a more rounded upper back...that way he didn't need to address the ball on the heel and back out of it to hit it in the middle of the face....Scott is now back working with his brother in law brad Malone...but still sends gg videos from time to time...if you have some ax to grind against gankas at least know what the **** your talking about and don't be ignorant




    All of these haters out here who have so little knowledge of the golf swing. From the start of the downswing wolff is so amazingly good. Gankas is building one of the best resume's out there with his players. Wolff is legit and going to be a big name going forward.
  • Redjeep83Redjeep83 Members Posts: 5,127 ✭✭


    ^^what are your talking about bottlecap?..all gankas did was change Scott’s posture to a more rounded upper back...that way he didn’t need to address the ball on the heel and back out of it to hit it in the middle of the face....Scott is now back working with his brother in law brad Malone...but still sends gg videos from time to time...if you have some ax to grind against gankas at least know what the **** your talking about and don’t be ignorant




    I remember when Scott started playing tournaments after working with gankas and his posture was different and he was definitely trying try rotate open more with less arms. In fact the golf announcers pointed it out saying it looked off and that he was trying to rotate more with less arms. Gankas for sure gave him the whole spiel. The problem with this is that Scott is one of the best arm swingers to play the game and arguably top 5 swings of all time.
  • Frankensteins MonsterFrankensteins Monster Members Posts: 6,680 ✭✭
    OldBridge wrote:


    I'd love to see an amateur win a TOUR event. Hasn't been done in more than 20 years since Phil pulled it off.




    It will never happen again.
  • zeke66zeke66 Members Posts: 188
    Gankas doesnt make people change very much. His model is focused on helping people properly rotate their bodies while controlling the face of the club. After reading brandies book, watching lots of swings, looking at how all this works... I’m not sure there is a better way. The reason Wolff swings like that is because that’s iwnhe swings. Gg just drills him on rotation to make sure he keeps opening chest and body and doesn’t jump stahl. If you all started thinking more about how your body was turning and realized the club is like a whip... endless possibilities.
  • NPVWhizNPVWhiz Members Posts: 1,976 ✭✭
    edited Feb 6, 2019 6:09am #50
    lowheel wrote:

    shadymg wrote:


    i can appreciate what the kid can do, my only fear would be for beginners to look at all his wonky motion and then when things aren't going well on the course or range say, "Hey, maybe i'll try it" and then cause more problems than had they just figured out the fundamentals.




    Man, you would be blown away if you watched golfers from the 60s-70s-80s.Tons of homemade swings and unique actions...




    Miller said Craig Parry’s action would have made Hogan puke. I suspect Wolff’s would have caused a massive aortic blowout. Or, to limit the risk of too much self-contemplation of their own mortality amongst my fellow Wrxwrs, perhaps just a bout of explosive diarrhea. In any case, having seen Miller Barber, Furyk, Doyle, Tommy leather hands, and my own homemade action in person, I will humbly defer on prognostication of any sort here and wish him the best of luck.
    Taylormade r11s 9 Penley Stealth 70x 44.5" D-3
    > Taylormade 16 M1 8.5 GD AD TP6x 44.0" D3 PX Hzrdus Black 75 6.0 44.5" D-3
    Nickent 3DX Pro 14 MRC Diamana WB 83s
    Hybrid: Adams Idea Pro 18 Grafalloy CNote ProtoX
    Mizuno MP62 DG x-100 Sensicore D-4 3-pw
    > Ping i200 DG120 S3 D-3 +1/4" Red 4-U.
    Vokey SM6 56-14/60-04M DG x-100 Sensicore 1xss D-5
    > Vokey SM6 56/10 60/4M DG 120 S300 35" D-5
    Scotty Golo
  • MattyO1984MattyO1984 Members Posts: 4,783 ✭✭
    Lots of GG disciples on this board. I am interested to see how his ideas progress as he becomes more known so to speak. In 10 years time, will be he revolutionary or will he be remembered like stack and tilt?!
    Titleist TS3 8.5 Stiff Project X Even Flow White T1100
    Titleist 915Fd 15 Stiff Rogue Black
    Titleist 915Hd 17.5 Stiff Diamana S+
    Titleist 714 AP2 4-PW Stiff KBS Tour
    Titleist Vokey SM6 50.08, 54.10 & 60.04
    Scotty Cameron Futura 5S
    ProV1x
  • bulls9999bulls9999 Members Posts: 696 ✭✭
    I believe he had a 368-ish on 18 on one of the days, maybe sunday?.... his name was on the longest line from all the drives.


    bbr16 wrote:


    He had a 338 yard drive earlier today. Ridiculous.
    GHIN Index 13.8
  • GoGoErkyGoGoErky Members Posts: 1,139 ✭✭
    MattyO1984 wrote:


    Lots of GG disciples on this board. I am interested to see how his ideas progress as he becomes more known so to speak. In 10 years time, will be he revolutionary or will he be remembered like stack and tilt?!




    I’m not a gg disciple but he teaches what a lot of others do as far as rotation, squatting and shallowing out the club. He goes aboutit diferently in some aspects compared to others.
  • bobcat88bobcat88 Members Posts: 239 ✭✭
    I love how there's no stationary points in his setup/swing. Small constant movements to eliminate tension
  • new2g0lfnew2g0lf Members Posts: 3,382 ✭✭
    I was taught to worry more about the consistency and effectiveness of the swing over how it looks. Furyk did quite well with his figure 8, time will tell if Wolff's swing stands up to the pressure of pro golf. Given Bryson's success thus far I'd say those looking to model a "different" swing off of a younger pro should look in his direction for now.
    Driver - Ping G400 MAX 10.5*
    Woods - XXIO 10 3W
    Hybrids - XXIO 10 3H, 4H, 5H
    Irons - Home - PXG Gen 2 0311P 5-GW Away - Ping i500 5-AW
    Wedge - Vokey TVD 56* K Grind
    Putter - Seemore Nashville mFGP2 SS Mallet Black
    Ball - KSig, TM TP5X, Snell MTB
  • mds5062mds5062 Members Posts: 78 ✭✭
    new2g0lf wrote:


    I was taught to worry more about the consistency and effectiveness of the swing over how it looks. Furyk did quite well with his figure 8, time will tell if Wolff's swing stands up to the pressure of pro golf. Given Bryson's success thus far I'd say those looking to model a "different" swing off of a younger pro should look in his direction for now.




    Couldn't care less how my swing looks. If I can score with it and win some $ from my friends, all for it.
  • vinprun71vinprun71 ConnecticutMembers Posts: 74 ✭✭
    Interview on Golf Channel asked about his swing. Wolff mentioned he broke his collar bone when he was younger, so the way he swings has a lot to do with that incident. Thought that was a interesting tidbit missing from the mystery behind his swing.
    TaylorMade R15 460cc (10.5)
    Callaway FT 3 Wood (15)
    Cobra F9 Speedback (18.5 & 21.5)
    Mizuno JPX-900 Forged 5-GW
    Titleist Vokey SM7 56-F
    Titleist Vokey SM7 60-S
    Ping Karsten Anser
  • GolfChannelGolfChannel Orlando, FloridaMembers Posts: 1,719 ✭✭
    MattyO1984 wrote:


    Lots of GG disciples on this board. I am interested to see how his ideas progress as he becomes more known so to speak. In 10 years time, will be he revolutionary or will he be remembered like stack and tilt?!




    I mean he's been around since the 90's,



    I think what has helped is his heavy youth focus. Between Wolff and some of his other up and coming studs, you're only going to see more of him. He is different. I don't always care for his content, but it's refreshing to hear someone basically call out some of the unnecessary aspects of golf teaching as stupid and mechanical.
    Driver: He who shall not be named...
    3 Wood: Callaway Rogue w/Project X Blue Evenflow 75
    5 Wood: Callaway Rogue w/Project X Blue Evenflow 75
    Irons: Ping iBlade Nippon AWT 2.0 Stiff
    Wedges: Callaway MD3 50, 54, and Honma TW737 Forged 62
    Putter: Original Odyssey White Hot XG No. 7
    Ball: Srixon Z-Star 2018 (Yellow)
  • Redjeep83Redjeep83 Members Posts: 5,127 ✭✭
    mds5062 wrote:

    new2g0lf wrote:


    I was taught to worry more about the consistency and effectiveness of the swing over how it looks. Furyk did quite well with his figure 8, time will tell if Wolff's swing stands up to the pressure of pro golf. Given Bryson's success thus far I'd say those looking to model a "different" swing off of a younger pro should look in his direction for now.




    Couldn't care less how my swing looks. If I can score with it and win some $ from my friends, all for it.




    good ball flight makes any swing look good regardless. Watching Furyk flush balls in person makes the swing look pleasing to the eye, atleast for me.
  • mds5062mds5062 Members Posts: 78 ✭✭
    Redjeep83 wrote:

    mds5062 wrote:

    new2g0lf wrote:


    I was taught to worry more about the consistency and effectiveness of the swing over how it looks. Furyk did quite well with his figure 8, time will tell if Wolff's swing stands up to the pressure of pro golf. Given Bryson's success thus far I'd say those looking to model a "different" swing off of a younger pro should look in his direction for now.




    Couldn't care less how my swing looks. If I can score with it and win some $ from my friends, all for it.




    good ball flight makes any swing look good regardless. Watching Furyk flush balls in person makes the swing look pleasing to the eye, atleast for me.




    Seen him and Kutcher live and it did not look great but same result as anyone else. Furyk gets extra points for his caddie's sweet mustache though ha.



    I have seen Bryson as well but only around the green. Don't remember if he was using the same putter as he is now but next time he is at my local tournament, if he comes back, he is one I want to follow for a good amount of holes.
  • leejohnkiehleejohnkieh Members Posts: 553 ✭✭
    I'd be more afraid once Akshay Bhatia gets on tour.



    One of GG's students. He's only 16 and has been crushing all the junior major events as well as winning the Jones Cup Invitational recently.
    Team NIKE
    Titleist TS3 9.5 - GD AD-BB 7X
    Titleist TS2 15* - Diamana LTD D+ 80X
    Titleist 718 T-MB 3 Iron - Tensei Pro White 100TX
    Titleist Vokey SM6 (50, 54) - Raw
    Titleist Vokey SM6 (58) - Brushed Copper
    Scotty Cameron Futura 5.5M - 34"
    My WITB
    Tacoma Country & Golf Club Member
Sign In or Register to comment.