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post #37 of 78

Re: Rickie Fowlers swing...

Originally Posted by alo1984 View Post
Do you have any interest in rescinding that last comment?
I was talking more about a back view but he does have a lot of head movement in the backswing there.
post #38 of 78

Re: Rickie Fowlers swing...

Originally Posted by alo1984 View Post
Do you have any interest in rescinding that last comment?
Yeah that's pretty nice. He just needs to avoid the double pleated pants - looks like he's wearing an adult diaper.
post #39 of 78

Re: Rickie Fowlers swing...

Originally Posted by jamo View Post
I was talking more about a back view but he does have a lot of head movement in the backswing there.
What! Are we watching the same video?
post #40 of 78

Re: Rickie Fowlers swing...

Originally Posted by jamo View Post
I was talking more about a back view.
Okay, okay, I'll give you that. It is ALMOST beautiful.
post #41 of 78

Re: Rickie Fowlers swing...

The only thing on tour stranger than Rickie Fowler's fashion... his swing!!!

Alright, Daly's pant's and Furyk's swing are pretty scary too, but for sake of the joke, I had to... you get what I'm saying.
post #42 of 78

Re: Rickie Fowlers swing...

Originally Posted by GrahamD View Post
Can someone please explain what the hell his swing is about, it looks so all over the place
and whats his typical ball flight, draw or fade? If anybody knows, cheers.
Wow.

Can't, sorry.
Not sure I could, not even if I was halfway qualified, which I'm not.
post #43 of 78

Re: Rickie Fowlers swing...

Originally Posted by jamo View Post
If you look at Freddie's swing in slo-mo it's actually not all that pretty.
Touche. Great rhythm, goofy swing.
post #44 of 78
Thread Starter 

I wached some more slo mo's of Rickies swing and noticed how much he extends his arms trough the ball, probably more than any other pro on the PGA tour, and he actually lifts his head up right before impact which is also strange

post #45 of 78

Here a recent swing of Rickie's.  He's been working with Butch Harmon

 

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Rickie Fowler has been without a swing coach since Barry McDonnell died in May 2011, but he's been working with Butch Harmon since December and will again Tuesday in Las Vegas.
 
In Fowler's first tournament after that initial session, he finished T-8 in the Thailand Golf Championship. "We've shared video (since then)," Harmon said. "He's done good work to clean up things in the swing mechanically." With one tour victory in 107 starts, Fowler will make his 2014 debut at the Humana Challenge.
 
Harmon said to expect a different takeaway, with Fowler's arms more in front of his body, and less rerouting of the club on the downswing. But what has Harmon excited has been Fowler's work ethic and attitude.
 
"I love the kid," Harmon said. "The thing I like is he's been saying 'I want to be known more for my golf than my clothes and my hat. I want to contend in majors."
 

 

 

 

post #46 of 78
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Originally Posted by mvmac View Post

Here a recent swing of Rickie's.  He's been working with Butch Harmon


Hopefully it works out. I want to see him contend in majors too.
post #47 of 78

Nice.  New swing keeps the slight loop (his natural move) but smooths it out a bit.  Maybe he can be more consistent and less streaky that way?  I'd like to see that.  Always thought he was an easy guy to root for.

post #48 of 78
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Originally Posted by jamo View Post


Hopefully it works out. I want to see him contend in majors too.

 

 

Likewise. Ricky does a bunch of good things in life for those less fortunate, and I have become of fan of his lately, and hope he does well this season..

post #49 of 78
I just don't see him ( fowler) breaking thru to a major win or multiple full field wins, nice guy, looks like he is having fun and appreciates his time in the tour. But he is lacking play to be dominate I afraid.
post #50 of 78
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Originally Posted by Spitfisher View Post

I just don't see him ( fowler) breaking thru to a major win or multiple full field wins, nice guy, looks like he is having fun and appreciates his time in the tour. But he is lacking play to be dominate I afraid.

 

 

Lacking play? WTF is that? The guy plays golf, so ya? 

 

Ricky is a pretty average tour player. He has top 50 shortgame and putting, but his long game is near average. Good to see him working with someone on that area of his game. If he can get his iron and driving going then he'd be pretty good. 

 

I can see him winning a major or two. The guy obviously is a competitor. He went toe-toe versus Rory in a playoff and beat him a few years ago. 

post #51 of 78

Some more old/new swing side by side photos:

 

http://imgur.com/a/32N9r#3

 

Much more spring in 2014 post impact, eh?

post #52 of 78
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Originally Posted by saevel25 View Post


Lacking play? WTF is that? The guy plays golf, so ya? 

Ricky is a pretty average tour player. He has top 50 shortgame and putting, but his long game is near average. Good to see him working with someone on that area of his game. If he can get his iron and driving going then he'd be pretty good. 

I can see him winning a major or two. The guy obviously is a competitor. He went toe-toe versus Rory in a playoff and beat him a few years ago. 

I assume lacking play = lacking game = falling short of what is required (to win a major or two or have 1-2 tour wins each year)

Personally I'd like to see him win big, but I don't think he's "good enough" to be "great".
He is such a marketable golfer that I feel that the hopes/exceptions are always a bit higher for him.
There are better young golfers coming through the ranks but there are very few that would be a sponsors dream like him.

I think people get a bit blinded by the Orange with Ricky. He's good, very good, but there are better prospects who don't get the airtime as the aren't as "colorful" characters.
post #53 of 78

This is a 120 fps recording of a high fps playback on Golf Channel, so it's "double" high fps. Skip ahead ~30 sec for start.

 

 

 

post #54 of 78
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Originally Posted by nevets88 View Post
 

This is a 120 fps recording of a high fps playback on Golf Channel, so it's "double" high fps. Skip ahead ~30 sec for start.

 

Nice camera angle Golf Channel :whistle:

 

Yeah arms loading more "in front" of him, right elbow a little further away from him at A4.

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