Ricky Fowler’s reroute to the inside, Segio’s downloading, Dustin Johnson’s bowed left wrist, Kenny Perry’s flat right foot and stright right knee at impact, Matt Koucher setting the club really flat for a tall guy for control…and the list goes on.
These are swing anomalies that everyone wants to copy so they can hit the ball as far and be as good as these guys.
Let me tell you a secret. These guys are good, they are at the golf course every day for 4-8 hours…and did I say they are good?
They hit the ball long and straight and shoot low in spite of some of these unique swing characteristics. So all of those in the golf world thinking of copying these things, are asking for trouble. Those teaching, writing and announcing about the merits of these things should be forced to be hand holders for brides on the night before their wedding.
I don’t see anyone wanting to copy or encouraging people to copy Jim Furyk’s loop. No one was told to copy Nicklaus’ flying right elbow. Guess what? All of the things I listed above fall into the same category.
Copying Hogan’s lag….ROFL. The movements of Iron Byron or Perfie…GROOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOS!!!!!!!
When you practice only a few hours a week, or even per month, it’s hard enough to make a small adjustment to your own swing…that actually fits your body and skill level.
What chance do you have copying a world class player who is not built the same as you and golf is his job?
…or worse, copying a robot that has parts that “represent” the complicated movements a human body makes?
The answer is the same as trying to copy Lebron James’ dunking technique to improve your basketball game when you can’t even touch the rim.