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Swing Analysis: Wayne D. at the 2016 Senior Section Championship

Here is more of me wrestling with my swing at a real tournament. I made a discovery of sorts watching Hogan on Saturday night and took it out to the practice round Sunday with some promising results. The new idea was to drag the bent left wrist in the takeaway (not a new idea) but then to open the face continuously as much as possible, something I had not done in the past. I have always preached opening the face in the backswing but it occurred to me that in order to get my wrists more active in the backswing and transition I had to be able to cock them more effectively, and this seemed to accomplish that. It also allowed me to be less lifted getting to the top which put less stress on my pivot. I like what has happened here with these swings but I still must move off the ball less, get more width in the takeaway, and keep my right leg flexed starting back, all old issues that still need to be addressed. My leg is not feeling so great right now, but I will be out there trying and will report in later.

5 Responses to Swing Analysis: Wayne D. at the 2016 Senior Section Championship

  1. David W August 30, 2016 at 7:48 pm #

    If a player opens the club face as you are saying does it require more effort to release square up through impact, does this feel different to you through the ball? Will this create more right to left spin on ball? Play well. Thank you

    • Bret August 30, 2016 at 8:20 pm #

      Wayne qualified for the Senior PNC today against a good field of senior players in the MAPGA. Best of luck in that event, hopefully your body will let you put in some good work to prepare for it.

  2. Chuck August 30, 2016 at 11:41 pm #

    Wondering if you could do like a Henrik Stenson move and pre-set or pre-load into the right leg?

  3. Chuck August 30, 2016 at 11:42 pm #

    Congrats on the top ten finish! I just saw that comment.

  4. John August 31, 2016 at 4:50 am #

    Still pretty decent playing Wayne. As regards having the left side in the way, I recall that some time ago you were experimenting with a noticeably open stance. Did that stop working?
    I’ve come to the conclusion that at my age and with my habits, there are just some things that I am not able to do. Looks like you would have trouble with the stick in the ground drill, as do a lot of guys of our vintage. When I try to ‘stay in the box’, I fear for the facet joints in my lumbar spine, which have early signs of osteo.
    I guess the question is, when does all this constant tinkering and adjusting actually start doing more harm than good? Or are you / we often just searching for a swing key to focus on? Bobby Jones wrote about this many times.

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