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Swing Analysis: Wayne D’s Best So Far

I’m pretty excited about this swing. I am finally able to put some time in trying to do the things that I know I want to do in the swing, and as you will see here I am getting there. I never really like my swing, but I may have to change my mind after seeing this. There is a lot more work to be done, but I am definitely on the right track. I am pushing my back to get this happening, but I am trying to listen to my body and stop when it says “enough”. The good news is that the point at which I feel I should stop hitting is not coming nearly as soon, so I can actually get some real work done on organizing my thoughts and simplifying my visualization of the motion. My goal is to play in the Professional National Championship (formerly the CPC, or Club Professional Championship), which is to be held at the Turning Stone Resort just outside of Syracuse, NY. In June. The big road block is that it’s a walking tournament, and I haven’t walked a course since my surgery. I will start doing some walking and playing soon to assess where I am in that regard. If I can make it around and keep improving what I’m doing here I can compete.

12 Responses to Swing Analysis: Wayne D’s Best So Far

  1. Charlie CHUCK March 26, 2016 at 10:24 pm #

    Keep up the great work and let us know how it’s coming along.

  2. Mark March 27, 2016 at 5:13 pm #

    The only one I’ve seen make a right arm action close to Hogan’s is your guy Kevin. It’s such a hard thing to do without retarding the hip action. Very unique to Hogan at the amount he did it.

  3. Mark March 27, 2016 at 5:36 pm #

    Excuse me: modern guy. Early Venturi is closest. I don’t know what the hell Byron Nelson was teaching him after that?

  4. Eric March 27, 2016 at 11:41 pm #

    I am new member and have done a couple online lessons, first time I have watched you analyze your own swing. Looks good and very cool to see you fired up about your game – keep on it! Agreed – trying to emulate Hogan mechanics is quite the challenge. Good luck with the tourney goals.

  5. John March 27, 2016 at 11:41 pm #

    Another key difference is that Hogan’s exit is lower and around whereas yours seems to be more straight up. Any reason for that? BS looks great but the followthrough doesn’t look Hogan-like.

  6. Mark March 28, 2016 at 11:15 am #

    It’s because of reasons he explained. He’s not quite getting his elbow in front of his right hip and the arm extends too early. That’s why his shoulder turn looks quite flat through the ball too.

  7. Mark March 28, 2016 at 12:22 pm #

    Could you put your early Venturi swing on YouTube please Wayne I can’t find it anywhere.

  8. David W March 28, 2016 at 5:38 pm #

    Hi Wayne, good to see your film again. You’re work is obviously paying off. I am excited at your progress and look forward to more success for you. The detail on Hogans right arm is amazing. Thank you again.

  9. John March 29, 2016 at 8:34 am #

    I did read in a great book called The Match that Venturi had lessons with Nelson who advised him to take club back straighter. This seems to fly in the face of the video evidence where his supposed later swings had him pulling it inside and super deep on the BS.

  10. Mark March 29, 2016 at 12:19 pm #

    I challenge anyone to start their downswing with as much right arm action as Hogan, without leading with it and retarding the hip turn. It’s clearly possible but very hard to achieve. If it wasn’t, they’d all be doing it.

  11. David W April 4, 2016 at 9:31 pm #

    Jeff, I see what you are saying about Hogan and the right shoulder moving downplane.

  12. David W April 6, 2016 at 7:53 pm #

    Wayne, well said. Very good. You are able to write and demonstrate and teach and fairly critique and self analyze these golf journeys better than anyone. Your website is great! Cheers to a great Masters week.

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