There aren’t very many available swing videos of Venturi, but the ones I present here are some of my all- time favorites, not surprising when you consider that his swing was about the closest to Hogan that you will find. The startling difference in the takeaways of the two iron swings shown here show a conscious swing change that I would love to ask Venturi about. The one swing, which I think is a younger Venturi, demonstrates a more on plane takeaway, while the later swing, and the one that it seems Venturi used to win the Open, employs a much deeper hand and arm movement in the backswing, which I compare to Matt Kuchar’s swing. No matter the takeaway preference, Venturi’s key move is the outward hand movement in transition coupled with the kickback of the shaft against the right index finger. The shaft shallows early in the downswing, followed by a constant steepening and leftward release, a hallmark of Hogan’s swing as well as many other great ball strikers.