Monthly Archives: November 2017

Tiger’s Comeback Swing and Short Game at the Hero World Challenge 2017

By Wayne | Videos: Swing Analysis

I did a video not too long ago of Tiger’s first batch of swings as he comes back from his 4th back surgery, this one being the most serious, a fusion. My take was that I liked what I saw, and that the only thing I was concerned about was his ability to rotate his hips through the impact area and his tendency to get “stuck” with the shaft approaching from too far behind his hands due to the combination of slow hips and his hands and arms dropping straight down in transition rather than out toward the ball.

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Swing Analysis: JJ Spaun

By Wayne | Videos: Swing Analysis

JJ is a rapidly improving player who I believe has an excellent golf swing, both simple and effective. I love his rhythm as he loads smoothly, stays smooth in transition, then explodes into impact, especially with his irons, which happen to be his strongest asset, where he is ranked 14th in strokes gained approaching the green. He has great shaft control, keeping it close to perfectly on plane all through the swing, and never appears to be in danger of getting stuck.

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Swing Analysis: Austin Cook

By Wayne | Videos: Swing Analysis

At 5’7” and 160 lbs. Austin Cook is another example proving that you don’t have to be a bomber to win on the Tour. Precision will shoot low scores, especially on a course like the one at Sea Island, and Cook combined great ball striking with excellent putting and short game for a dominant win. There are a ton of Wayne D. preferences in Cook’s swing, as you will see in this video when we slow down his action.

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Lesson of the Week: Blake Greenberg- Learning to Load Right, Stay Behind the Ball, and Get the Hands Forward at Impact with the Hips Clearing

By Wayne | Videos: Lesson of the Week

As the title suggests, we had a lot to work on when Blake first showed up in May. He couldn’t make decent contact with the driver and was hitting it all over the place as well, and his iron contact was not good at all. We started with the driver, and by staying behind the ball better with the hips deeper he was able to start hitting the ball in the face and having it go where he could find it. We then got into the irons, and have worked hard on having the hands more forward at impact to compress the ball better.

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Swing Analysis: Scott Strohmeyer

By Wayne | Videos: Swing Analysis

Strohmeyer pre-qualified and then 4 spotted for the Sanderson Farms PGA Tour event while having zero status on any tour, and wound up in a tie for 4th, earning over $177,000. That finish qualified him to play in the next tournament in Las Vegas, where unfortunately he missed the cut. Scott played with Justin Thomas on the 2013 Alabama national championship team, and since then has been trying to play his way out onto the Web.Com Tour, this year missing out in the first stage.

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Swing Analysis: Chesson Hadley

By Wayne | Videos: Swing Analysis

I had never seen Hadley’s swing before this event (Sanderson Farms 2017), but now that I’ve had a chance to study it a bit I think it is one of the best on Tour. He has a unique body, very tall and thin, and he takes advantage of it in multiple ways. I like his posture and high hands at address as well as the distance he stands from the ball, all of which help him to create plenty of space for the arms to pass in front of the chest in the downswing.

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Lesson of the Week: Steve McMullen- Closed Alignment Causing an Inside Out Path

By Wayne | Uncategorized

Steve has a very nice swing, but he was complaining of unsolid contact, blocks and hooks. When you hear “blocks and hooks” you can pretty much figure that the path is from the inside, because you can’t start the ball left with an in to out path unless the face is dead shut, which usually produces a pull hook, and would never produce a block that wasn’t a huge slice.

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