Monthly Archives: July 2017

Swing Analysis: Tony Romo at the 2017 Celebrity Classic

By Wayne | Videos: Swing Analysis

It’s always nice to be able to see your swing under pressure, and when you’re Tony Romo and you’re paired with Steph Curry and Justin Timberlake in a televised event there’s a good chance you’re going to get some nice air time. Of course, this gives me a great opportunity to watch Tony perform when it counts and it gives Tony a good idea of what his tendencies are when he’s got some heat on him.

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Online Students: George Lyall

By Wayne | Videos: Online Students

“I am hitting pulls, fades & slices. Would like to get rid of the flip at impact and have lower hands at impact. Not sure if this is possible? Regards George” – George is very squatted and his balance is well back into his heels, which makes it quite hard to maintain posture and create space for the right arm to get in front of the chest, which is an important aspect in getting the hands more forward at impact as well as closer to the body.

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Swing Analysis: Bob Charles

By Wayne | Videos: Swing Analysis

I thought it would be appropriate given that the British Open is just underway to look at the swing of former champion Bob Charles. The lefty from New Zealand won the Open in 1963 among some 75 assorted professional wins, including 6 PGA Tour and 23 Champions Tour events. What struck me most watching his swing with the driver is the perfect impact position with the shaft lined up with his right arm (leading arm) well past impact, much like you now see in players such as Jordan Speith, Dustin Johnson, and Brooks Koepka.

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Swing Analysis: Kyle Stanley Part 2

By Wayne | Videos: Swing Analysis

Kyle Stanley is easily one of the best ball strikers in the world. If you look at his stats over the last 5 years he is rarely out of the top 10 in strokes gaining driving and strokes gained on approach shots, and is always high up in greens in regulation. He is having a banner year and with his victory at the brutally tough TPC Potomac at Avenel Farms he moved up to 13th in the Fed Ex Cup standings.

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Online Students: John Lamendola Part 11 Hitting Draws and Fades

By Wayne | Videos: Online Students

This video gives us a nice primer on hitting draws and fades and what the swings should look like when the camera angle stays the same for both shots. Also as you watch the video you’ll see that I disagree with John’s guesses as to why the hybrid impact looks a bit flippy. His head stays in its box through the impact area nicely, and he is certainly plenty rotary as his left knee disappears from view just as his left arm gets to parallel to the ground in the forward swing. What I do note here is that…

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Swing Comparison: Daniel Summerhays and David Lingmerth

By Wayne | Videos: Swing Analysis

These are two of the shorter (in height) players on the PGA Tour, Lingmerth checking in at 5’7” and Summerhays at 5’ 8”, so since they were in contention and playing together at the Quicken Loans at Avenel this past weekend I thought it would be interesting to look and compare their swings as they tee off on the long par 4 6th hole. Despite their similarities in size their swings have some stark differences, especially in the set up.

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