News & ToursMay 10, 2009

Cejka returns Stack and Tilt to center stage

From the Dept. of Poor Timing: Teaching pro Marc Solomon, in a blog post at worldgolf.com on Wednesday, proclaimed: "The Best Golf Swing Ever Is Officially Dead!"

Solomon was referring to the Stack and Tilt method of swinging, developed by Andy Plummer and Mike Bennett. Solomon called it, "another invented golf swing that was dreamed up by a couple of snake oil salesman preying on desperate golfers - that somehow became the latest 'hot' thing to do for all of about 5 minutes. However, thankfully it has now been officially thrown in the overflowing dumpster with all the other golf fads that have passed."

Today, Alex Cejka enters the final round of the Players Championship five strokes clear of the best players (and best player) in golf. Cejka is a proponent of the Stack and Tilt, having adopted the method nearly two years ago.

"I feel my ball-striking got a little bit better, especially under pressure," he said Saturday, when asked about the Stack and Tilt.

Aaron Baddeley and Mike Weir, meanwhile, both embraced the concept only to abandon it this year. I have no opinion on its merits, good or bad, but suggesting that Plummer and Bennett are snake-oil salesman was over the top, as was calling Stack and Tilt dead when it clearly isn't.

What Cejka reminds us is that there is more than one way to swing a golf club.

-- John Strege

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