There seem to be more and more guys like Kokrak playing their way onto the Tour, extra- large physically while being technically sound with a fluid motion that produces what appears to be effortless power. I really like his posture at address, and I will show this to students to demonstrate an athletic stance, ready for action with the weight out onto the balls of the feet. Jason’s swing is notable for its compactness, with a huge early turn of the upper trunk with a ton of ground compression to start the swing and a hard catch at the top. I prefer a softer arm look at address, but he is able to carry a fairly rigid right arm all the way to the top with no ill effects on the rest of his swing, which takes tremendous trunk mobility. His recent swings show a beautiful “out” move with the hands in transition, not at all like the swings from last year, in which the hands drop much more vertically from the top. It would be interesting to ask him if he had switched from trying to draw the ball to hitting more of a left to right shot, but it’s possible (though not likely) that the difference in the swings from year to year were due to the specific shots being struck and not a general trend. Another thing that stands out is his dynamic leg action, which drives big time 45 degrees left of target and uses the ground perfectly. All in all, great action which should continue to show up on leaderboards moving forward.
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