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Swing Analysis: Dustin Johnson at the 2017 British Open

By Wayne | Videos: Swing Analysis

When watching Dustin Johnson’s swing we are usually entranced by the bizarre angle formed by his left wrist at the top of the swing and don’t really focus on the rest of what is going on. Here I look at a couple of swings from the British Open, one of which gives us a great view of his unbelievably good hip and leg action, creating massive depth and adding tilt with the right side of his pelvis while maintaining most of his knee flex (not an easy thing to do). Another swing is a nice example of a knockdown shot into a stiff wind as he flushes a 5 iron from 160 yards, demonstrating his ability to control his power and his ball flight.

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Swing Analysis: Great Players, Unconventional Swings Part 1 of 4

By Wayne | Videos: Swing Analysis

This is part 1 of a 4 -part series that takes a quick look at the swings of great players who utilize what I would consider to be unconventional (different, quirky, odd, idiosyncratic, weird, strange, etc.) technique. The unconventionality comes in many forms, as you will see. What is so amazing is that every one of these swings has produced excellent results, and each of them belies any attempt to say that “you have to do this or that” to hit a golf ball well. We start here with Robert Allenby, then move along with Annika Sorenstam, Miller Barber, Jimmy Bruen, Bubba Watson, Mark Calcavecchia, Fred Couples, and Dustin Johnson.

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Swing Analysis: Dustin Johnson 2016

By Wayne | Videos: Swing Analysis

All I can say is “wow”. There is no swing like this on Tour, and I don’t think I’ve ever seen anything like it ever. Dustin externally rotates his right arm to the max right from the beginning of the swing and keeps it that way through the backswing, where he takes it past parallel with the driver, all the way past impact, and while he’s at it he forward flexes his left wrist from the get go and also keeps it that way past the ball in the ultimate example of a “drive/hold” release.

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Hand Movement From the Top of the Swing: A Look at the Top 20 Golf Players in the World Rankings

By Wayne | Videos: Swing Analysis

The entire purpose of this video is to record observations of a particular part of the swing as practiced by the top 20 players (according to the “World Rankings”). Too many acceptable variations are castigated by TV announcers who have not done their homework when it comes to knowing what the best players do. Video swing analysis is a powerful tool when it comes to teaching a player how to improve his or her swing.

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