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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Paul July 20, 2017


Thanks WD

Rusty July 20, 2017

Wayne, have you ever seen the swing of a compatriot of Charles named Frank Phillips? I’d never heard of the guy, but saw a YouTube of his swing awhile back. Really interesting move! He does a lot of things that you like and, apparently, was known as a great ball striker.

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