Jason Day’s Golf Swing Analyzed

By Wayne | Videos: Swing Analysis

At first glance it might seem that Jason Day creates tremendous speed by just using his arms, as his body seems to move far less than most Tour pros, at least in the backswing. That, however, is only partially true. What is true is that unlike most of his counterparts Day does not lower at all in the backswing or in transition.

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John Neeson December 17, 2012

I read that he advocated ‘releasing’ the club from the top of the swing as opposed to delaying the uncocking of the wrists. But looking at this, he had as much lag as just about anyone. Even with driver, his hands are nearly level with the ball when the shaft is still parallel to the ground. So maybe even what biomechanics experts ‘do’ and ‘feel’ can be very different. Still being built like Tarzan, partying with Errol and hitting the ball 400 with an old balata….who wouldn’t want some of that?

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Michael September 22, 2015

Brandel Chamblee did a side-by-side analysis of Jason Day’s swing now (after the BMW) compared to a year ago and pointed out a whole lot of changes that he reckoned were improvements. To me both swings looked identical, I certainly could not see the things that Brandel was pointing out. He wasn’t drawing any lines so I’m suspecting its all guesswork on Brandel’s part. David Duval made a comment about a difference in Day’s body coil but that was after the analysis video, so I could not see that.

I reckon the main difference between Jason now and a year ago may be in his self belief but I’m interested to know Wayne whether you see any significant changes in his swing in the last year.

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