Former PGA Tour winner and exacting Golf Channel analyst Brandel Chamblee has written The Anatomy of Greatness, which examines the greatest golf swings of all time to demonstrate just how to do it. The result is “the best and clearest explanation of how to hit a golf ball ever published.” We caught up with busy Brandel and asked him one question.
2paragraphs: The Anatomy of Greatness is a bestseller at Amazon and having a major impact. Why do you think the book is connecting with people?
Brandel Chamblee: I think it is common sense. With my writing I have hundreds of photos of the greatest players of all time in common positions and readers get it. It is obvious. Who doesn’t want to swing like Nicklaus, Nelson, Miller, Watson, Hogan, Snead and Jones? Add in early Tiger—and that is a lot of majors. It is pretty obvious and I think it shows that modern teachers have been steering golfers the wrong way for a long time. It happened to me. I was one of the top players in college and then the teachers got a hold of me and I never hit it as well or as far when I was on the PGA Tour. I have changed my swing back and I am swinging 108-110 mph, which is pretty good for someone who doesn’t play or practice that much.
The other thing that is happening is people are reading the book and it is changing their game right away—and they are either telling their friends or their friends are seeing it when they play. Finally, I would say that the book is pretty easy to read, understand and implement into your swing. I wanted Anatomy of Greatness to be simple to use yet brilliant in the results it gives the reader. I’ve had hundreds of people tell me it works for them. You can’t argue with results.