Two majors and nowhere near a “golf media” swing. What does that tell you? It tells me that golf swings are individual and we only need to work on what helps us individually, not what physics, 3D video or the feel of Ben Hogan tells us.
This swing is very similar to Jack Nicklaus’. Not quite as rounded a spine as Jack, but gets it a little inside with his arms…again, not quite as much as Jack.
The right elbow flies, but the arm swing never really takes over the shoulder turn. Again, just like Jack, he is across the line and releases the snot out of the club right down the line without dropping his hands too far inside. Releasing the club properly again shows to be more efficient than “perfect mechanics” and holding the lag. I am finding more and more that a good release will make up for a laundry list of supposed swing faults.
His lower body stalls for a split second because he generates so much speed and came from across the line, but the ball is long gone.
All in all, the things I said were totally irrelevant nit picks. This is a very efficient and powerful swing. If I were working with Angel, I would only address posture, then monitor his alignment and ball position to make sure it didn’t get out of whack when he was struggling…although I would venture a guess that his swing, being based on feel, his ball position and alignment may vary to suit his needs on a day to day basis.
It would not surprise me to find out Angel learned from watching Nicklaus as they have similar builds and swings. I would take Jack and Angel’s swings (very natural, powerful and efficient) over the Charles Howell’s of the world every day of the week and twice on Sunday.