Jack Nicklaus (1963) Golf Swing Analysis

By Wayne | Videos: Swing Analysis

Man, how far do you think Nicklaus would have been hitting it with this swing (circa 1963) and today’s technology? I’m guessing he would be Bubba Watson long, but infinitely more controlled. The most interesting thing here is Nicklaus’s backswing. Definitely not what is taught to young prodigies today: too much leg and hip movement (how about that left heel lift?), shaft inside, club across the line at the top. But what the hell, it worked better than anything anyone else was doing, and became the model for a generation of wannabe players. I still can’t get over the size of those thighs.

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A. Adams March 17, 2014

He was an absolute monster with a club. Nicklaus was built like a draft horse. He would wind up and drive down and through starting with the legs and hips creating prodigious torque with the club.

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