Swing Analysis: Bernhard Langer

By Wayne | Videos: Swing Analysis

[Premium] If you like the way I teach and are used to watching Hogan films you may not think Langer’s swing is very good, but 96 overall wins (40 European Tour, 23 Senior Tour, 2 Masters, 4 Senior majors) would tell you to watch this carefully to see how he does it.

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Mark January 24, 2015

Hi Wayne, im always wanting to learn and understand from the greats. A question – you say Langer was one of the hardest working professionals on tour.

Any idea what his average practice day would be like?

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John Neeson January 25, 2015

Interesting to see a world-class player with the club pointing way above the ball in the halfway back position. I have many of Langer’s moves in my swing but he obviously had/has a lot more talent.
Considering he is known as a pretty pedantic and analytical guy…(and he tried everything to straighten out his putting)….he doesn’t appeared to have tried to change his swing over the years, despite having some fairly amateurish-looking moves. Maybe his ‘faults’ were so grooved he was happy with his ball-striking.

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John January 26, 2015

Wayne
Do players with a high approach to impact need to keep the head and upper body a little further to the right in order to shallow out at the bottom of the swing?
Conversely do players with a lower approach (the right forearm pointing at the ball ) need the upper body to stay more on top to prevent the swing bottoming out too far behind the ball?
If Langer with his high approach had his upper body as far forward as Jordan Spieth or Kaymer would the clubhead come down too steeply on to the ball?

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Cary February 15, 2018

I would put Langer in the same category as Raymond Floyd guys that found a way to put the club on the ball with very unorthodox swings, both had great short games and great nerves.

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Cary February 15, 2018

Was going to say but left out that both Floyd and Langer had repeatable unorthodox swings that some how were able to hit solid shots and both were able work the ball which ever way the shot called for.

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