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i know they're obviously not on tour now, but i was watching a tape of shell's wonderful world of golf last night, and it was palmer vs boros, and palmer had a swing that looks like it'd just not work at all - all super quick and the club ending up wobbling around over his head in the follow through. arnie managed to make it work, but i almost couldn't stand to watch him swing on that video, especially when he got put next to boros, who had a real smooth, super relaxed swing.
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I don't know best or worst but here are my favorite swings. I like unique swings that work well for the player. They are very artistic to me.

Fred Couples
Jack Nicklaus
Lee Trevino
John Daly
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The best or most classic I've seen would be Elkington, McIlroy, and Charles Howell III. Jonathen Byrd's swing is tight as a drum. I was caddying at a Buy.com qualifier in 01 or 02 and I got to watch him hit balls for 20 minuets, gorgeous swing.

I have a hard time calling any PGA tour players swing bad. I know its the norm in other sports, namely football for fans to sit around and talk about how terrible an athelete plays.

In our case we actually play golf, and you dont get on the major tours by just signing up.
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The best or most classic I've seen would be Elkington, McIlroy, and Charles Howell III. Jonathen Byrd's swing is tight as a drum. I was caddying at a Buy.com qualifier in 01 or 02 and I got to watch him hit balls for 20 minuets, gorgeous swing.

I have a hard time calling any PGA tour players swing bad. I know its the norm in other sports, namely football for fans to sit around and talk about how terrible an athelete plays.

In our case we actually play golf, and you dont get on the major tours by just signing up.
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There are no worst swings on tour, and barring a couple people I've seen on here, i'm pretty sure anyone that qualifies for a pga event could drag pretty much all(not 100 percent) around a course.
I think Furyk has one of the best swings on tour, I mean look how unorthodox it is, yet he still manages to square the club face as consistently as anyone.
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I'm a huge Poutler fan, so there might be some bias in this post, but I really love his swing. He's a little quick with his takeaway, but it looks so smooth.
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obviously Tiger's is the best, but the worst is Jeev Milkha Singh. It's just weird.

Correct - Singh's reminds me of some old guys that play golf at the weekend - just hideous to watch, but isn't JMS pretty long?

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Jeev (who I think has the equivalent of Knighthood in India) is very accurate with his irons, and has a super short game. He can score and play very consistently. I would not say he is overly long by modern pro standards. He just hits every shot well, it seems. If you saw him hit a ball up close, you would notice a very nice tempo that produces crisp shots. He is also a stamina man, playing in a lots of tournaments. He was a very humble and nice guy, but I have not seen him lately, except on TV. World ranking was #29 last I checked.

His swing is different looking but hasn't change perceptively over the years. He gets into a great impact position and can repeat his swing with ease. His parents were athletes of renown, and apparently the motor skill was passed on.
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What's the best?  Is it most effective or best to look at?  I love Dustin Johnson's swing - full of intent and aggression.  Freddy Couples does have a beautiful swing, as does Weekley.

Worst?  You mean ugliest?  Hard to argue with either Furyk or Parry.  Doesn't mean they're poor golfers though - far from it.

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I realize this is purely subjective, but:

Worst (meaning swing I would never emulate): Tiger, Phil, Fowler, Bubba, AK,  probably a few others who look like they're setting themselves for injury on every swing

Best (meaning a swing I would emulate - one that could work for a lifetime): McIlroy, Stricker, Watson (not the swing from his prime - his current one),

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