Swing Analysis: Sergio Garcia

By Wayne | Videos: Swing Analysis

One of the best ball-strikers in the game, Sergio has been out of the winner’s column on the PGA Tour since the Player’s Championship 4 years ago. He ended that string with a nice win at the Wyndham Championship last week, aided by his usual strong long game and some much improved putting. Here we look at Sergio’s swing from 1999 to the present, and we see that while he has modified his swing somewhat it still features his signature moves wherein he creates tremendous lag, or angle between his left arm and the club shaft in the forward swing, and the close proximity of his hands to his body as he passes through the impact area, as he moves through the ball with his shaft covering his original address shaft plane almost perfectly.
 

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russ aragon July 27, 2014

Great swing! How about another comparison with this years British.

Thanks Russ

Cheers!

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Michael December 6, 2014

It’s an optical illusion that Sergio increases lag angle in the downswing. (13:18 time stamp in the video). The apparent increase in lag angle in the face on view is caused by the flattening of the swing in the first part of the downswing. You can easily demonstrate this illusion by swinging face on to a mirror and experiment with laying the club off as you start down – laying off the club makes it looks like you increased lag angle.

Cheers Mike

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John January 14, 2015

The stats show Sergio has about the same swing speed as Rory but Sergios’ low launch, high spin tee shots leave him at least twenty yards behind Rory. Could Sergio alter his swing and launch conditions without affecting his great iron play ?

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Jan February 25, 2015

Found this….thanks Wayne! I have lag…and i dont drive left either….I dont have Sergio’s swing, but i want it!
What would you say, is the best way to utilize my lag, yet encourage more drive ?

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Jan February 25, 2015

Found this! Thanks Wayne…I have lag comparative to Sergio in V1home — but I dont have his swing..but I want it!
I dont drive left either — what would you say is the best way to utilize my lag and encourage more drive?

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