Tommy Gainey and his homemade swing won this past week’s McGladrey Classic. Does he possess the most unorthodox swing in the game? GolfChannel.com writers weigh in.
interesting, my swing is alot like Gainey's ... same abbreviated backswing, limited wrist hinge, big hip turn ... but I lack his big followthrough. Glad to see a good player with a swing that looks familiar ....
BTW - that can't be one of Bubba's best swings - there's absolutely no weight transfer forward. I imagine thats not his best effort ... amirong ?
Sometimes I wonder if folks like us--the unwashed masses--can learn more from Bubba and Two-gloves than from the "perfect swing" guys like Oosthuizen. It really doesn't matter how you get to the back of the ball, so long as you get there consistently, and with a path and face angle that produces a good, repeatable ball flight. Add in some hip rotation, lag, and forward shaft lean, and, in addition to hitting it solid, you can hit it really far.
Look at some of the legends of the game like Palmer, Trevino, and Ray Floyd: these guys swings look nothing like the robots on tour today, but everyone would agree they were masters. If Trevino were a PGA Tour rookie this year, we'd all be making fun of his move.
What's great about bubba's swing is, if you just stop it at impact, he's solid. Both feet on the ground, his head's way behind the ball, but for the driver i think he does this to really hit up on the ball and get a high angle of attack (positive). But, you see his finish were he rotates his foot back, that is all after he hits the ball. They say he does that because it takes the torque off his knee, its to protect against injury. If you look at his wedge swing, its much more compact, and he doesn't move is feet at all.
Jim has a very unique swing and I have even tried a swing like that for the heck of it before and it actually yeilded good results. I did not stick with it but just fooled around at my old country club! If a swing works then so be it! I am from York, Pa the county over from Jim Furyk coming out of Lancaster, Pa and I think his swing is very unique and he is a great guy!