Originally Posted by nevets88
It's not just the routine. The swings if you put them side by side with the original I think would look nearly the same. I think that illustrates he understands the swing, and swing motions. Or maybe he's just talented that way. Someone who can visually remember a swing and then reproduce it - many of these traits are found in good teachers no?
Understanding why the player might do certain things and how those pieces might effect their game is part of being a good teacher imo. Example is how Monty and Trevino align their body to the left and hit slight fades. Lehman keeps his hips closed a long time, banks his right foot and draw everything. Elk has his club face aimed way right at set-up, helps him match the path so he doesn't hit over draws. Elk has the handle high at address, Rickie Fowler has his hands low, how does that effect the way the club loads, etc. Obviously the funny part that Nico is doing are just quircky personal traits. Being a good teacher is about communication, demonstration can be an important part as well, but not necessarily copying another player's exact motion.
Got to watch Nico recently and he hits it really nice. His tendency is to get too much Zach Johnson on the backswing, reverse hips slide and he'll overdraw balls. So to get the pivot more centered he thinks of Colin Montgomerie's backswing (below). Not the arms but the way the hip girdle moves. You can see even for Nico, feel isn't real I think Nico just left for Asia to play over there for a few months. Really nice guy.
Here's a shot where he's hitting a slight fade, like a yard, been working on a slight fade pattern