Today’s post is a bit self serving, thesis driven and definitely redundant, but hey, it’s my party and I’ll cry if I want to.
I am noticing that back swings are getting shorter on the PGA Tour…Chez notwithstanding.
These young, thin, flexible guys who could take the club well past parallel…are getting shorter swings and setting their hands closer to their bodies…Dustin and Bubba not withstanding (Unless you are strong and athletic enough to create 50*+ of hip turn at impact, I don’t suggest you copy anything they do…LOL).
No trying to make a full turn or widening the arc. No lag holding with the hands, no purposely dropping the club in the slot and no massively inside/out moves.
No float loading or holding off the release.
All I see are well balanced, good rhythm and synchronized swings where the club rotates with the turn gradually throughout the whole back swing and down swing.
Which begs the question. If most of the young PGA Tour players have compact, synchronized, well balanced swings where the club rotates gradually with the turn of the body…and great rhythm…why in the world are amateurs across the world working on all of these nasty cliches the Tour pros don’t go near, only to end up with swings that are not synchronized, out of balance, with poor rhythm and the club face rotation not coming close to matching the turn of the body?
A devil’s advocate would say PGA guys are the best and maybe amateurs needs to do something different.
I say different. The best in the world would want to do things in the easiest, most efficient way possible and none of them do any of these ridiculous cliches actively.
I say don’t copy the swing anomaly of an individual, but I do say look at what the common themes are and that is something to strive to.
Shorter back swings are easier to link up. End of story and off my soap box…I now wait for everyone to tell me that a shorter swing feels powerless as I prepare to pull out all of my hair. :-D.