First off, I am a big fan and I want him to have a long and successful career.
Restricted backswing hip turn and chronic back issues. Probably just a coincidence. 😡
There are preferences and there is wisdom and common sense.
Restricted backswing hip turn needs to be eliminated from all golf instruction. It’s terrible, it serves no purpose and it does not create more power. Just injuries. Free it up JD
Been also noting that he looses his spine angle too in the top of the backswing. Really on the edge of becoming a reverse pivot, so much different from all the good position we see on the pros…
Never thought that this could lead to injury
Might be a stupid point to make, but I’ve noticed that older photos of Day’s swing have him well short of parallel at the top. http://www.consistentgolf.com/pics/jason-day-back-swing-top.jpg
If you look at recent photos (aero burner hat), he’s very much at parallel http://www.golfchannel.com/sites/golfchannel.prod.acquia-sites.com/files/styles/gallery_slide/public/2015/09/15/day5.jpg?itok=b8kespcb — you can see it even in his recent tournaments (President’s Cup is a good example). Maybe this is a change he would make for a very specific purpose? Maybe it has zero to do with his back.
Like I said, maybe a stupid point 😛 but thought it was interesting considering this is something I am working on with you right now Monte — shortening swing.
Been playing for 40 years and never had back problems until I went to a name teacher that wanted me to restrict my hip turn. It took me over 2 years to recover. By the way I actually hit the ball shorter! Monte is correct.
Is restricted hip turn the same as trying to feel the weight stay on the inside of the right foot?
Not the same.