I like to go through the TV telecasts that I DVR, pick the interesting swings and load them onto my camera, then load them onto my computer and into my V1, then go through and attach names to them, and then (finally) watch all of them to figure out what kind of video I am going to do. Most of the time I will pick out one or two guys who are playing well and are on camera a bunch and do a swing analysis, or other times, like this one, I will find a general theme amongst the swings and try to identify it. I think it is fairly obvious that if you are watching the best players and […]
Dufner wowed the golfing world with his majestic ball striking at the PGA, and as a Hogan aficionado I thought it would be interesting to look at Jason’s swing and then compare it to the master. It is fairly obvious that Dufner has studied Hogan videos, and he has incorporated the Hogan tempo and rhythm into all of his swings. He also demonstrates the dragging takeaway, the flared right arm, and the stoppage of the right arm in transition, as well as the “hands out” transition move. Dufner diverges from Hogan when he pinches his right arm early in the backswing and has his elbow far less deep than Hogan at left arm parallel, and when he drives the upper […]
Here is the first of four videos that highlight the swings that I find interesting to watch, study, and to show to students to demonstrate different swing techniques. The following swings are covered in Part 1: Adam Scott Tommy Bolt Bubba Watson Nicolas Colsaerts Jimmy Demaret Brendan DeJonge Jason Dufner Ken Duke Harris English Tommy Gainey Sergio Garcia Robert Garrigus Gary Hallberg Ben Hogan Join the forum discussion on this post
I thought it might be interesting to compare the guys that were fighting it out for the Byron Nelson last week, specifically to see how they looked in their takeaways, at the top, and how their hands traveled at the start of the forward swing. Watch eventual winner Jason Dufner, runner-up Dicky Pride, Jonas Blixt, Joe Durant, Mark Leishman and the guy who should have won, JJ Henry.
Here we see two clear examples of excellent swings that produce great ball control and plenty of distance without utilizing huge amounts of upper trunk movement.
You won’t find two more different swings, but both players seem about as relaxed and nonchalant as anyone out there.
One of the things that stood out to my eye in the recent PGA Championship at the Atlanta Athletic Club was the wide disparity of swing types among the top contenders. Here I take 7 players who populated the leader board on Saturday and use the video to comment and compare their swings.
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