Wayne D. Working On It: Going With the Will Wilcox

By Wayne | Videos: Swing Analysis

It may look like this is a fairly out of the box experiment but it is actually going back to something I was very successful with for a good while back in the early 2000’s. I originally opened my stance in 2000 due to an inability to clear my left side, and I won the 2001 National Club Pro with that open stance.

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Lance August 31, 2015

Pretty cool results from retracting the left leg like Wilcox. When watching Trevino I got the feeling that everything was set up diagonally left of target, what you are doing here seems to be just getting the left leg out of the way. I’ll have to try that myself. Play well!

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Everett August 31, 2015

Your right leg acts very much like Wilcox’s on the backswing with your open stance. I looked at your other swings with a square stance and can see some difference. Taking some practice swings myself it seems to pre-load the butt getting back, lowering, and the need to open quickly and get your lower half out of the way.

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Tony August 31, 2015

I’ve got a mate, Rob, with a fused back issue like yours Wayne. He had surgery about a decade ago. He’s a nice ball striker in some ways, but hits it nowhere. I have his swing on video, and now i look at it more closely, his left knee gets to parallel with his right knee about at impact. Not good. So fantastic to see your little method getting you some results.

I won’t bother telling him about your tip, he never listens to anything. Well he does but has the attention span of that fish in “Nemo”, and has a new theory every day. And goes to a new pro every few months.

I myself of course are no Tiger when it comes to getting left knee back at left arm parallel. But i don’t have back problems, its just another motor pattern i need to learn. I will get there eventually.

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Charles December 22, 2017

I’m messing around with an open stance to see if it will help me. Whatever happened to Will Wilcox? He’s ranked 763? I’ll assume it’s putting.

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