Maximum extension to maximum extension with flexed elbows to add more levers. Very Jason Zuback.
Note the hip turn is around 70 degrees, too. No "Resist with the lower body" here.
Form follows function. It's not ugly in that light.
Originally Posted by Shanks A Million
What? Dude, seriously?
His swing - from what I can tell - is pretty good for doing what he wants it to do - hit the ball on the clubface and HARD.
I don't doubt for one second he can hit it 350 yards consistently. It's what he's training to do, and 350 would be a lousy swing for him with bad contact.
He extends back, he folds his arms for another set of levers, and he sways back. EVERY long drive guy gets "behind the ball" because they're trying to maximize compression - they WANT to hit the ball with several degrees of upswing and their drivers are typically only five degrees or so as well. They take as little loft as they need to get the right amount of backspin so they can maximize compression.
I have NO DOUBT the kid "consistently hits it very far." Are you on crack SAM? Or was this just a reflex? This isn't a 25 handicapper (he may be) claiming to hit it 300 - it's a guy training to be a long driver.