In his book “The Anatomy of Greatness” Brandel Chamblee writes about alignment: “Keeping the feet, hips, and shoulders slightly open, like most PGA Tour pros, helps generate more power.” You say, drop the back foot back and stay square. Chamblee believes in what you teach. Did he really ? Whats right ?
Great question. Brandel has a real love for the movements of Jack Nicklaus and other great players. As you might be aware, Jack Nicklaus played from a slightly open to square stance. We would argue that our movements are much easier to accomplish from a stance that is slightly closed for the normal player. Jack Nicklaus executes the Tathata movements from an open stance which is more difficult but just as effective.
As discussed in Chapter 1, although we suggest a stance where the back foot is slightly dropped back, we can also play from a square stance or even slightly open stance. The movements just get more difficult to execute the more open your stance is.