Jump to content
Sign in to follow this  
mvmac

Most Unorthodox Swing in the Game?

Note: This thread is 2746 days old. We appreciate that you found this thread instead of starting a new one, but if you plan to post here please make sure it's still relevant. If not, please start a new topic. Thank you!

38 posts / 6572 viewsLast Reply

Recommended Posts

Originally Posted by Deryck Griffith

Isn't Ryan Moore's backswing a result of a wrist injury he had years ago?

No, he's always swung that way - what he was doing a few years ago was exaggerating it even more - going so far as to fully cock the club, pausing ever so briefly, then continuing on. He did that while recovering from the wrist injury.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Awards, Achievements, and Accolades

As mentioned earlier, Josh Broadaway's cross-handed swing is pretty amazing. When I first started playing as a kind 30-something years ago, it felt more comfortable to hold the club cross-handed. My dad fixed that quickly, but I felt much more comfortable putting that way (and still do all these years later.) Back then, it was just me and Bruce Lietzke putting cross handed but now a lot of people do.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Originally Posted by iacas

No, he's always swung that way - what he was doing a few years ago was exaggerating it even more - going so far as to fully cock the club, pausing ever so briefly, then continuing on. He did that while recovering from the wrist injury.

What do you think of his impact position?  I really like his downswing and impact

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Originally Posted by iacas

No, he's always swung that way - what he was doing a few years ago was exaggerating it even more - going so far as to fully cock the club, pausing ever so briefly, then continuing on. He did that while recovering from the wrist injury.

Yep always hinged the club up abruptly.

Originally Posted by Deryck Griffith

What do you think of his impact position?  I really like his downswing and impact

Not trying to answer for Erik but I'll give my opinion.  Obviously his downswing works.  He aims a little left and pushes everything.  Almost has to do a little "Jim Furyk" to get the hips to open up fast so the club doesn't get too far under.  As long as he understands that, innately or conceptually he'll be fine.  Good view of his push, body is aimed at the left bunkers

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Awards, Achievements, and Accolades

Originally Posted by Deryck Griffith

What do you think of his impact position?  I really like his downswing and impact

What's not to like? He gets it done. Mike answered though, and I concur (I always flash back to Catch Me If You Can when I say "I concur"). :)

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Awards, Achievements, and Accolades

Originally Posted by mvmac

Yep always hinged the club up abruptly.

Not trying to answer for Erik but I'll give my opinion.  Obviously his downswing works.  He aims a little left and pushes everything.  Almost has to do a little "Jim Furyk" to get the hips to open up fast so the club doesn't get too far under.  As long as he understands that, innately or conceptually he'll be fine.  Good view of his push, body is aimed at the left bunkers

Very interesting Video!  I never realized he pushed his shots "that" much.  I actually really want to see him play live.

Originally Posted by iacas

What's not to like? He gets it done. Mike answered though, and I concur (I always flash back to Catch Me If You Can when I say "I concur"). :)

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Jeev Milkha Singh [VIDEO]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=c9t8OHU0Olc[/VIDEO] [VIDEO]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZjBqYg3jP5k[/VIDEO]

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Originally Posted by mcctee

Anybody have a look at Miller Barber's swing from the 60's.  It did make the analysts of that time shake their heads.

Mister X - he had an extremely flying right elbow in his backswing. BTW, he just passed away, yesterday I believe.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Sad to hear about his passing, I was unaware.

If I don't get this mixed up with someone else, he was on the Ben Hogan staff at one time reporting back to Mr. Hogan about all things Tour.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Originally Posted by zipazoid

Mister X - he had an extremely flying right elbow in his backswing. BTW, he just passed away, yesterday I believe.

Now THAT is a freaky looking backswing. Makes Furyk look elegant.

I love watching Furyk's swing from DTL. There something about it that just really resonates with me.

However, some other camera angles make me feel a little car sick.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Awards, Achievements, and Accolades

Originally Posted by xxsoultonesxx

Ryan Moore has a wacky swing, too.

Talk about a two-planer.  I wonder if he "feels" like his arms are passive on the early downswing (what with that massive left-hip-clearing lower body move) and just re-route naturally and also at what part of the downswing (before impact) he "feels" like he is turning his right forearm over his left to have that amazing post impact release and hard left exit. Does he actively "feel" like he is releasing and turning his right hand over or does it just happen passively?  How does one get inside the head of a PGA Tour player and gain access to those swing thoughts (if they have any at all, and might just be freakishly talented athletes) ?

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Originally Posted by cutshot878

Talk about a two-planer.  I wonder if he "feels" like his arms are passive on the early downswing (what with that massive left-hip-clearing lower body move) and just re-route naturally and also at what part of the downswing (before impact) he "feels" like he is turning his right forearm over his left to have that amazing post impact release and hard left exit. Does he actively "feel" like he is releasing and turning his right hand over or does it just happen passively?  How does one get inside the head of a PGA Tour player and gain access to those swing thoughts (if they have any at all, and might just be freakishly talented athletes) ?

I would be surprised if he feels any of the things you mentioned.  With the way his back swing works, he'll have to "clear" his hips more aggressively than most.  I would say when these guys are playing they have very few to zero swing thoughts.  All that work is done on the range on off weeks or earlier in the week.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Awards, Achievements, and Accolades

Note: This thread is 2746 days old. We appreciate that you found this thread instead of starting a new one, but if you plan to post here please make sure it's still relevant. If not, please start a new topic. Thank you!

Join the conversation

You can post now and register later. If you have an account, sign in now to post with your account.
Note: Your post will require moderator approval before it will be visible.

Guest
Reply to this topic...

×   Pasted as rich text.   Paste as plain text instead

  Only 75 emoji are allowed.

×   Your link has been automatically embedded.   Display as a link instead

×   Your previous content has been restored.   Clear editor

×   You cannot paste images directly. Upload or insert images from URL.

Sign in to follow this  



  • Want to join this community?

    We'd love to have you!

    Sign Up
  • TST Affiliates

    SuperSpeed
    TourStriker PlaneMate
    Golfer's Journal
    FlightScope Mevo
    Use the code "iacas" for 10% off Mevo
  • Posts

    • Apparently not very consistently.  Some days are better than others. Due to the dead scaphoid bone that supports my left thump, I usually have too much finger pressure in my left hand, leading to a dead slice if I don't consciously release through impact.. I keep my hand strength up through regular exercise with the devils backhoe (a shovel, doing road work) I was retired for a while but decided to reenter the workforce as a grunt, getting paid to exercise while being outdoors, while waiting for my young bride to qualify for a full pension.  Years ago I had ER  Drs who wanted to fuse the thumb. I declined. My regular orthopedic Dr says if I keep my hand strength anywhere near where it is I may never need it fused. I may be a bit -um- rotund, but I am still very strong for being 61. I am going to read that blog. Sounds interesting, and I will try the Snells, never heard of them till now. Thanks guys!
    • Day 52 - Didn’t get around to filming, but still took some swings; working on my setup. 
    • Day 318 Did a superspeed workout, then some work on backswing/takeaway priority piece, and started working again on hip turn priority piece.
    • 2018 PGA Championship: DeChambeau wins long drive 10th Check out the results from the annual long drive contest at the 10th hole of Bellerive during a practice round. This was pre bulk up plan.  The 2 swings he had were called "the fairway finder" and "the crank." 
    • Day 127.  Ten minutes of 1/4 and 1/2 shots (indoors, off a mat, into a net, real balls) with a 56 degree this evening.  Focused on setup and form.  Despite having less than .5 shots lost short game last round, I hit several really poor chips and pitches, so I still want to get a bit of practice in with this. 
  • TST Blog Entries

  • Today's Birthdays

    1. 4FrugalGolfers
      4FrugalGolfers
      (74 years old)
    2. basketcase01
      basketcase01
      (42 years old)
    3. JimF27
      JimF27
      (69 years old)
    4. Mark Bradshaw
      Mark Bradshaw
      (59 years old)

×
×
  • Create New...

Important Information

Welcome to TST! Signing up is free, and you'll see fewer ads and can talk with fellow golf enthusiasts! By using TST, you agree to our Terms of Use, our Privacy Policy, and our Guidelines.

The popup will be closed in 10 seconds...