Great young player, very flexible, immensely talented and probably works very hard…and yet another swing not to be copied.
Fowler represents two things that I am really passionate about.
1. He doesn’t have a tailor made, cookie cutter swing. He has a swing that he learned to use over thousands of hours of hitting balls. I applaud him and his very bright future…and present. I haven’t watched him play much yet, but unlike guys like CH III who have a perfect swing, but don’t play the game very well, I bet Fowler is a great player of the game.
2. Just like my post of Dustin Johnson, there are idiot swing gurus around the world creating swing systems around a very flat backswing and other idiosyncrasies that can be found in Fowler’s swing. They will talk about the leverage of a flat swing, the lag that can be created from a layed off position and the pinpoint positions in Fowler’s swing that need to be perfected for maximum club speed and lag pressure. All of the people who follow this will have lower back problems and torn rotator cuffs.
So while I am pleased with his success and his swing that he made work for him, I am devastated for all the golfers out there who will ruin their games trying to copy elements of his swing either through a lesson, or a comment made by Peter Kostis during a network telecast.