Golf swings don’t make great players. My comments about all of these swings have nothing to do with any of these players’ ability to be among the best in the world. They are my views on how I think these players could become even better than they are already.
Moe Norman Tomorrow
First off, the guy analyzing this video doesn’t know what he is saying. Sergio does not attack it from the inside, he comes right down the line. His hands do seem to change routes as he downloads it, but the club never leaves the plane because he somehow releases the club down the line. There is a reason there has never been another great player with this move. It is difficult to do and time properly. The amazing thing is he does all of this without narrowing his arc much on the way down.
Two things about Sergio’s swing. First, he does a wonderful job of squaring it right now and there is no need to change anything he does. However, he needs to monitor himself. The day he cannot release the club on time and gets underneath with that late handset and download, he needs to change his swing immediately. It will be obvious from his shot patter when he needs to do this, but as of now, he just needs to learn to putt better and he will win a lot.
The second thing is anyone who tries to copy or teach this swing is an imbecile. Sergio is a singular talent and what he does with his late hand set and down load has ruined a lot of good golfers and caused a lot of mid handicappers to quit. It is very difficult to set the hands that late and release it that late without getting underneath and/or without narrowing the arc of the hands (getting the hands closer to the body on the down swing than they were on the back swing). He narrows slightly, but not enough to make an issue of it and it is amazing he doesn’t get stuck more often. I don’t know what I would say to him if I was working with him until I was able to study his ball flight when he was struggling.