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Rickie Fowler's Swing...

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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.



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He says it's all feel, and if he gets in a rut he just tries to feel out where the club head is. His biggest strength IMO is his ridiculous shoulder turn (which you can't see from this angle). But the way he takes the clubs away is actually ironically simple. His hands go back on plane, the club stays where it started, and all he has to do at the top is flip the club over and turn his body into the downswing.
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He says it's all feel, and if he gets in a rut he just tries to feel out where the club head is. His biggest strength IMO is his ridiculous shoulder turn (which you can't see from this angle). But the way he takes the clubs away is actually ironically simple. His hands go back on plane, the club stays where it started, and all he has to do at the top is flip the club over and turn his body into the downswing.

Seriously...watching his swing on slow motion makes my body hurt. The amount of torque his body gets and the way his lower body just whips out on the downswing is pretty damn amazing.

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I think I understand what you are asking. I can't look at the video now but I think most golfers get the club a lot higher in the backswing and then allow it to drop into the slot on the way down but Fowler seems to take the club back on a very flat plane already in *the slot* he also has an enormous shoulder turn and unwinds like crazy with his lower body. He isn't very tall so having the shaft as flat as it is looks unusual for some reason.

A lot of people argue, however that he doesn't have a really flat swing so I don't know.
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I wish I could see more things people's golf swings. I've noticed that over the last few months of taking lessons I've started to notice more and more details about a player's swing .. but not to the level that some of you guys can see. . . that's for sure.

To me - Fowler's swing looks like a fairly standard 2 plane swing (for a pro) . .takes it back above plane and drops into plane for the downswing. Sure it's long, loose and athletic . . but sort of normal looking to me (again . .for a pro).
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He seems to have a very shallow approach into the ball, must be a natural drawer

does anyone know if he does this loop on his bunker/chip shots?
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Man that is a sick turn. Amazing power. Funky backswing but he's a pro and I'm talking about him on the internet. :P
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Fred Couples taught a similar move that he called a "loop-lob" in Golf Magazine back in the early nineties. He would sort of pick the club up outside and then drop it into the slot. As I recall, it produced a high, soft-landing shot with just a hint of draw.

It sort of makes sense that if you take the club back outside, that it would loop back inside from the top.
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It might be interesting to look at, but I'd rather emulate the swing of one of the other "young guns".

Like Manessero, McIlroy, or Ishigawa.
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In this day and age with advanced video and technology, I thought all swings would start looking the same, but it's good to see that there are players who found their own way to swing a club. I say kudos to Fowler's individuality.
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Some tosser on YouTube critiquing Rickie's swing. Great.

Rickie's swing is a rough-hewn, super athletic, unorthodox move. It's funny folks say they'd rather have Rory's move. Okay, but who's the one with back issues in their 20's.....ehhh...that'd be Rory.

I think, over time, his action might get simpler and some of the moving parts will be removed. I also think, as others have suggested, that if he ever 'loses it' that it could be really catastrophic. There's just so many movements and compensations to account for. One thing's for sure - Rickie has TONS of game and when he starts winning on tour, I can't see him stopping. He's got all the shots and the makeup to pull them off. Like his approach and his game quite a bit. Plus, if he starts hitting it croooked, he hits his wedges really well.
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