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The Pros and their Pre shot Routine - swinging outside in and across their body

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Forgive me if this has been addressed elsewhere - I did a quick search and couldn't find it.

 

As I was watching the RBC Heritage I noticed a few players in their preshot routine doing that very outside-in swing that goes across their bodies.

 

What are they trying to promote or accomplish by doing this?

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Forgive me if this has been addressed elsewhere - I did a quick search and couldn't find it.

 

As I was watching the RBC Heritage I noticed a few players in their preshot routine doing that very outside-in swing that goes across their bodies.

 

What are they trying to promote or accomplish by doing this?

Yeah, I have seen that too.  Most notably and I think most exaggerated ... Tiger Woods.  The other, off the top of my head that I know does it is Graeme McDowell.

 

I have no idea, but if I had to take a wild guess I'd say that perhaps because their tendency might be to miss with a swing that is too much in to out?

 

But seriously, that is a complete wild guess, and I really don't know.

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I have no idea, but if I had to take a wild guess I'd say that perhaps because their tendency might be to miss with a swing that is too much in to out?

 

But seriously, that is a complete wild guess, and I really don't know.

 

That's pretty much it.

post #4 of 6

Corey Pavin does it too.  Tom Watson mentions this in Lessons of a Lifetime.

post #5 of 6

Good obseration OP. I started noticing this when Sean re-tooled TW's swing, and now it is becoming increasingly popular. Maybe I should try it, as my standard miss is a hook, and usually even when I try to swing down the line, my divots are still slightly in-out.

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Thanks for your responses.

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