Justin is a young Tour winner who hits it miles while weighing in at somewhere around 150 pounds. It is a marvelous thing to watch his incredibly fast hip action, and the fact that he can synch his upper body with the lower is a testament to his talent and physical ability. We focus here mostly on his driver swing, but at the end of the video I show an iron shot that looks way more conventional and more controlled, which is of course what you would expect from such an excellent player, much like Phil Mickelson. Thomas utilizes a fairly weak grip, which accounts for the amount of left wrist bow on the approach to impact. The amazing thing to watch though is his hip movement: he has the fastest hips, getting back to square (left knee disappearing) when his arms have barely moved downward in transition, since a young Tiger Woods. His footwork is also pretty wild, with his right heel about as far off the ground at impact as it could be, with his left heel well up in the air to boot. You would expect his hips to be “humping” like crazy, but this is not at all the case, as he drives his right glute so hard up into his left as he gets to impact that he literally jumps up off the ground but in a leftward direction that keeps both hips perfectly in the box as he hits the ball. It’s about as athletic a move as you will ever see. I wouldn’t suggest trying this at home.
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