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From the Vault: Various Swings from Wayne D’s Tape Collection

Knowing that he is a swing junkie like the rest of you I originally sent this to Kevin Streelman to give him something to do over the Thanksgiving holidays. After I thought about it I figured all you guys are paying to see interesting stuff, so why not just post it on the site? Most of the swings are from tournaments I was either playing in or working with someone, and the range and course shots go from the PGA at Riviera in 1995 to the Booz Allen Classic (formerly known as the Kemper Open) at TPC Avenel in Maryland. The Tiger vids are from the President’s Cup at Robert Trent Jones, and since Butch is standing there with Tiger […]

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What I Would Do with Tiger’s Swing

This is, of course, hypothetical, but since I’ve been asked a number of times I figured I’d do a short video on how I would approach teaching Tiger. The things I suggest here are combination of my own swing preferences with things I think have worked for Tiger in the past. I focus here on 5 items; first, setting up in a more athletic stance, taller at address with the weight distributed more toward the balls of the feet. Second, the hands and arms should have more space away from the body, and the takeaway should be straighter back and less inward. I think Tiger functions better with freedom and space, and I don’t think his left arm should be […]

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From the Archives: Tiger Woods

Today we take look back at a few Tiger videos from the early days of this web site. If you haven’t seen these important Tiger videos before you need to and if you have seen them before it’s worth your time to watch them again.   Ben Hogan vs. Tiger Woods – Swing Analysis – Part 1:   Ben Hogan vs. Tiger Woods – Swing Analysis – Part 2:   Tiger at the Chevron: New Swing, Same Pivot Compression:   Tiger Woods in 2000: The Myth of the Perfect Swing: Join the forum discussion on this post

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Swing Analysis: Tiger Woods Through the Years Part 2 of 2 (2003-2014)

Tiger Week continues with Part Two of “Tiger Woods Through the Years”. We pick up in 2003 where Tiger pretty much didn’t have a coach. He’d gotten away from Butch but had not yet hired Hank. Interestingly enough the swings of this short period are my favorites in a career full of great swings. I continue on with swings from the Haney period and finish up with the Foley years.   Get 50 Free videos now! Click here to register for a Basic membership.   Join the forum discussion on this post

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Swing Analysis: Tiger Woods Through the Years Part 1 of 2 (1994-2002)

This week is a “Tiger Week” of sorts and all the videos will focus on Tiger Woods. For the last video this week on Friday I’ll answer a question I’ve been asked a number of times; “What I Would Do with Tiger’s Swing”. We’re starting the week off with part one of a two part series were I analyze Tiger’s swing from 1994 – 2014. The first video of the two covers Tiger’s swing from his college days through the end of 2002, pretty much what could be referred to as his “Harmon Years”.   Get 50 Free videos now! Click here to register for a Basic membership.   Join the forum discussion on this post

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Swing Analysis: Charl Schwartzel’s Driver

I got some great shots of Charl at the Barclay’s this year when he, Luke Donald, and Sergio joined Kevin Streelman (I work with Kevin) for a practice round. It’s rare to be out on the course with a camera and tripod but as I like to take shots of Kevin that I can use the V1 to analyze I happened to be prepared to get some nice footage. The down the line view was from the par 5 3rd hole (I think) and the face on was on the drivable 5th. The one on the 3rd was one of the most amazing drives I’ve ever seen. Kevin crushed his out there 305 (perfectly flat fairway, no wind) and Charl’s […]

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Swing Analysis: Practice Round at the Barclays

This video is kind of long, but you will understand when you start watching and you see shots of Kevin Streelman, Boo Weekley, Luke Donald, Charl Schwartzel and Sergio Garcia shot on the course at 300 fps and a tripod. Kevin was going to play 9 by himself, and when we got to the tee Luke’s caddy was waiting there without Luke. We hit off, and when we were in the fairway Luke hit up as well. As Luke was walking down the fairway Sergio and Charl walked up to the tee and hit off as well. I had the camera and tripod with me, so I took advantage and got some awesome shots. I was psyched to get a […]

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Swing Analysis: Rickie Fowler Modifies his Changes

It is great to have the opportunity to study how Rickie Fowler is going about changing his swing with the idea in mind to become one of the top players on Tour. While he has had great results in the majors so far this year (a 5th and two 2nds) the changes he has made have not improved his ball striking statistics, and he appears to be in a Jason Day type mode with high finishes in big events but few wins otherwise. He can putt the eyes out of it, however, and raising the level of his ball-striking is how he is going to make the jump to consistent winner. It’s pretty cool to see the significant changes he […]

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Swing Analysis: Aaron Baddeley

Aaron has changed his swing dramatically since his Stack and Tilt days, going from a backswing that moved well inward and across his chest to one much more out in front of him. He is known much more for his short game and putting than for his ball striking, which has been statistically poor in relation to the rest of the Tour. A few weeks ago at the Travelers he almost put it together for a win, but a wayward drive deprived him of a chance to birdie the 18th and a tie with Kevin Streelman, who stole the title by birdieing the last 7 holes. His swing is one of the most aesthetically pleasing on Tour, but as we […]

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Swing Analysis: Martin Kaymer 2014

If you wanted to pick a swing to model your pivot movement after it would have to be Martin Kaymer. His body works so well that he can get away with crossing the line and dropping the hands not only straight down but actually backwards. I always try to get my students not to do this, as it usually leads to multiple problems in the downswing (the pattern has the shaft steep early in the downswing then flattening late, which causes the shaft to get stuck behind the hands, and also lends itself to having the right leg shoot out toward the ball and the hips driving out of the box), but Kaymer controls the shaft beautifully and stays deep […]

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