Wayne D Looking for a Swing that’s Easier on the Back

By Wayne | Videos: Swing Analysis

Up until a few months ago my back was feeling OK and I was pleased with the progress I was making with my swing. However, the arthritis in my right big toe has gotten to the point where it is affecting the way I walk (every step hurts) and that, of course, is a very problematical thing for anyone, especially someone like me who already has serious back issues. I shot 80 in a one- day event about a month ago, and it was especially frustrating because my hips and lower back were so stiff and sore I simply couldn’t do what I wanted with my swing. I always like to prepare before I play in a tournament, so I’m going to be practicing and playing more than usual so I can feel ready to play, although over the years I have gotten much smarter about not overdoing it.

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Austin June 20, 2018

That looks terrific Wayne! Think you’re onto something.

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Jack June 24, 2018

As long as you are going more upright, a la Gene Litler, at address, why don’t you also consider taking a hard look at the Joe Durant films again? He is very upright at address and does NOT add much room, ie., he does not “increase posture” in the downswing much at all (he doesn’t get a ton of right side bend into P6 & P7). In fact, in the down-the-line view in your swing analysis video of Durant, you show that his hips fail to stay back inside th box into impact.Yet he hits the ball plenty hard and he is deadly accurate from tee to green.

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David W June 30, 2018

Great update Wayne. Had surgery on my right Toe in February. Feels good now. Keep up the good work. Inspiring! Hope to see you soon. David

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