Stack and Tilt DVD Set

Note: you may interested in reading my review of this DVD set (this is an announcement post).  Click here to see it.

Here’s something that thousands of Stack and Tilters out there have been clamoring for.  I received a press release today from Medicus Golf letting me know that the Stack and Tilt instructional DVD set that was previously available on a limited basis, is now being put into wide release.

Click here to visit the Stack and Tilt page at Medicus Golf for all the details.

Here’s part of the announcement:

Now All Golfers Can Learn the Hottest Golf Swing on the PGA Tour – “Stack & Tilt” DVD Instructional Finally Released to the Public!

Medicus Golf announces today the new release of the exclusive Stack & Tilt Instructional DVD Set, bringing the hottest swing on the PGA Tour to the general public. This 4-disc DVD set is the first and only available on Stack & Tilt and includes what every golfer needs to easily and effectively learn and perform the number one swing on tour.

The DVD set features Mike Bennett and Andy Plummer; the original creators of the Stack & Tilt, a swing pattern now being used by more than 25 PGA Tour professionals, including Aaron Baddeley and Masters champion Mike Weir.

Finally it’s here.  Well, in wide release, anyway.

Since the Stack and Tilt first hit Golf Digest in 2007, thousands of players have been searching for more information about the Stack and Tilt swing, especially “official” information from Plummer and Bennett.  This is it.  It doesn’t get any more official than this 4-DVD set.

Once again, you can click here to visit the Stack and Tilt page on the Medicus website.


Stack and Tilt Golf Swing Videos by Medicus Golf

(note: affiliate links present above)

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Further Reading:

Golf Digest Revisits the Stack and Tilt (Life in the Rough)
More Stack and Tilt Analysis (Life in the Rough)
Stack and Tilt: A Follow Up (Life in the Rough)
The Stack and Tilt? (Life in the Rough)
The New Tour Swing (Golf Digest, June 2007)
Stack and Tilt Part 2 (Golf Digest, September 2007)
Stack and Tilt Critics Speak Out (Golf Digest, September 2007)

Comments

  1. hanon says:

    Also selling the DVDs -without any extra medicus club- in this golf shop:

    Rock Bottom Golf

  2. Double Eagle says:

    Thanks for the pointer hanon. I’m told that this is actually a new release of that material, so the cover is different.

  3. hanon says:

    A thread with comments about the DVDs can be found here:

    Golf WRX Forum

    They are selling the DVDs also in Golf Store Home and in Golf Cow, and in some places into Ebay. Hope it will useful.

  4. David says:

    I’ve just watched the first 2 dvd’s – excellent stuff, but very dense and quite technical, definitely not for the beginner. Presentation a little dry, but their understanding and analysis of what happens during a golfswing is very enlightening. Probably best watched in short chunks otherwise overload will set in. For anyone interested in S+T, I’d say a must have and great source of reference for the future.

  5. Double Eagle says:

    Thanks for sharing your review, David!

  6. Frank says:

    I reviewed all four videos and it is true that they are technical but they also repeat a lot of the same swing faults throughout the first three videos. I was hoping they included wind play or fading the ball using this swing. The short game dvd did not demonstrated pitching or sand play. They should have prepared a better script and hit more shots for visual reference. They are good instructors and this swing is something that is going to help a lot of people.

  7. hanon says:

    I will try to summarize some ideas about these DVDs:

    These are the essentials that Mike and Andy describe for the S&T in the first DVD.

    Their basic thoughts are:

    - WEIGHT FORWARD (setup 55/45 favoring the left then progresses as you swing back ( at the top 60/40) until 95/5 left in the follow-thru; never gets more weight on right than left)

    - HANDS IN (meaning they move 20º IN on the backswing as opposed to down the line–note they also move back and up) and keeping the “flying wedge” during all the whole swing.

    - SHOULDER DOWN (the left shoulder moves DOWN on the backswing as opposed to AROUND–think steep shoulders). Tilt the left shoulder toward the ball while both shoulders rotate in a circle.

    - HIPS FORWARD on the finish (the hips move steadily forward during the swing–very much a lateral slide forward)

    They say you may change the rest of little details but you never have to change these foundations of the swing.

    They like the centers stacked at address( by “centers” they mean two points: the center of your shoulder line and the center of your hips), and the center between the shoulders STAYS over the ball through impact. The center between the hips stays put on the backswing, but moves forward during the downswing. It doesn’t shoot forward, it just moves that way IN SYNC with the rest of the downswing. This creates their version of spine tilt away from the target. In the “conventional swing” the shoulders’ center usually starts (and remains) in back of the ball, while the hips’ center either stays put where you start it or moves behind the ball a bit on the backswing, then moves forward as weight shifts in the downswing. Their point is that their method results in much more consistent contact via hitting the ground in the same spot every time. The theory seems quite logical.

    Another important part of the method is the Flying Wedge. This is explained quite well in the DVD (and in its origin: TGM). The Flying Wedge is the angle created by your right forearm and the shaft when you bend (cup) your right wrist. This position starts at address, as the right wrist should naturally be bent at address. This angle, once it’s set, should be maintained through impact and all the way into the finish. A related thought is: once the left wrist gets Flat on the backswng…leave it that way through the finish. This is very important.

    (Note: Reference –> http://www.golfwrx.com/forums/index.php?showtopic=175425&st=0&p=1156714&#entry1156714 )

    The FUNDAMENTALS that Plummer and Bennett describe for the S&T in the first DVD. According to their explanation, the three fundamentals of every good player are not the grip, stance, alignment, ball position… Every good player has a different one and all of them can play perfectly. The THREE FUNDAMENTALS for a good swing are:

    1 – Hit the ground in the same spot every time
    2 – Hit the ball with enough power
    3 – Control the curvature of the ball

    1// HIT THE GROUND IN THE SAME SPOT (ahead of the ball)

    Tip 1 –> Keep the weight forward. (centers stacked during backswing)

    Tip 2 –> Use the Flying Wedge (the angle of the right hand and forearm) to control the circumference of the swing. This is the same as keeping the hands ahead of the club at address and the same at impact position.

    2// HIT THE BALL WITH ENOUGH POWER

    Tip 1 –> Hands path: move the arms inward (20º inside).

    Tip 2 –> Increase wrist angle in the backswing to add power.

    Tip 3 –> Turn your shoulder in a circle and keep the head still. The left shoulder must be tilted in a steeper plane toward the ball

    Tip 4 –> The simultaneous tilting to the right and standing up of the spine during the bacwswing allow to keep the head still and rotate the shoulders without moving the shoulder center point.

    3// CONTROLLING THE CURVATURE OF THE BALL

    Tip 1 –> The curvature depends on where the weight is in relation to the ball position. There is a clear difference if the club hits the ball before or after the point of tangency of the circle:

    a) Weight forward: the club hits the ball from the inside before reaching the point of tangency –> Draw or Push.

    b) Weigh backward: the club hits the ball on the forward side of the circle cutting across the ball –> Slice or Pull.

    Tip 2 –> The ball´s curve is controlled by the angle of the face in relation with the path of the club.

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    I want to add a video where they tell some of these ideas:
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=B4_YepJ3wSs

  8. hanon says:

    The expected book about S&T is announced in Amazon to be released in May 2009:

    “The Stack and Tilt Swing: The Definitive Guide to the Swing That Is Remaking Golf” by Michael Bennett & Andy Plummer

    http://www.amazon.com/Stack-Tilt-Swing-Definitive-Remaking/dp/1592404472/ref=sr_1_2?ie=UTF8&s=books&qid=1226011751&sr=8-2

  9. Bogey says:

    Don’t purchase the Stack and Tilt DVD set from the Medicus website. You can purchase it for 20% less at Amazon or E-Bay. The $19.95 price listed on the Medicus website is really $100.

    The instructions on the DVD are useful if you want to learn the Stack and Tilt techniques but the instructions are very technical. Andy Pummler is pretty boring and the still photos they use to suppliment and support the instruction are worthless. Its not worth $100. Keep shopping.

  10. Jan Willem Helms says:

    Dear mr.mrs.

    Please can you tell or I can get the DVD from Stag and still to send to Holland?
    Thank you,
    Regards,
    Jan Willem Helms

  11. Double Eagle says:

    Jan, I’m not sure if Medicus will ship the DVD to Holland, but I recommend you contact them at their customer service number: http://www.medicus.com/service.php.

    If they don’t ship to Holland, they may decide to start if enough people show interest.

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