Swing Analysis: D.A. Points and Billy Horschel

By Wayne | Videos: Swing Analysis

Two excellent swings here side by side as they battled it out in Texas on Sunday. These are both technically sound swings, with no funky moves and a lot of great positions to go with nice, aggressive rhythm. On display are two nicely on plane takeaways, well positioned shafts at the top, great looking “out” moves toward the ball in transition, and left releases with plenty of right side “cover”. Both players use the ground quite well, with Points making a very noticeable “down” move to start his forward swing. It is interesting that the television announcers made no note of this, as such an obvious lowering is usually cause for some “dipping” remark (such as , “he would be much more consistent if he maintained his level during the swing”). Perhaps they are beginning to notice that if everyone does it, it just might be a good thing. Of course, it doesn’t hurt that both of them made buckets of putts, but then you don’t get to 19 and 20 under without rolling the rock. It is also true that you don’t make birdies by putting for pars, and both of these guys have been hitting the ball extremely well recently. It is always interesting to see how long they can keep it up, or whether they will do what most hot players do and disappear for a while (see Kyle Stanley) instead of continuing to contend.

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Howard May 19, 2013

just another example of what 99% of all your tour players do.

russ aragon July 20, 2013

Great stuff it really helped me.


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