One commonality of the Gold Medal winners are that at impact, their heads are back of center to almost the back foot. I would think that this is an effect of them doing the correct moves with their bodies rather than them trying to do this. Would trying to keep the head further back help with getting the body moves better?
It's not just the head, it's their tailbone or sacrum that's farther back as well. K
Thanks for the article, Kelvin.
My only question/confusion is your classifcation of AK and Matteo. I would think both of these guys would fall into the gold medal category, especially AK in his glory days. Any chance you could elaborate on these guys? It seems like they both have an excellent DH release pattern.
I had poorer earlier swings of Matteo and have been sent better ones so he'll be moved up to silver. But AK is beginning to stall and losing his DH release pattern. More of an underflip release now.
Looks like the best players are firing their left glute hard from transition to the finish helping with rotation. Is the right glute doing anything?
Right glute is firing to create ER on the right side. Important to have both sides firing.
I can't find the full study. Can you help me?
Give me a week or so to finish next month's article and I'll finish this.
Congratulations, what a fine exhaustive body of work. Your Bentley Phantom point on aspiring to model the best is certainly correct. Children are still taught Mozart as they learn to play the piano.
Not to lower the bar, but could I make a request please? And I certainly don’t ask for the same exhaustive level of study.
Would you comment on your top 5 Champions Tour swings? Not the Legends, but current or recent players. A little something for the Senior Am circuit? Say the Bentley has over 50K miles on it, with a few dents and dings on the body and has pulled to the left for 30 years – what would that model look like? Thank you for your work.
Start with Fred Couples, Kenny Perry and Bernhard Langer.
I notice some of the higher placed medalists are not altogether more powerfull than some lower down. Just one example would be MacDowell much higher placed than mcilroy. I know MacDowell is not a short hitter but mcilroy out guns him easily. also poultor being high up, a nice driving release but not thought of as a powerfull hitter. what's your thoughts on mcilroys power. its interesting especially now he's no 1 again.
By the way this is one of my favorite articles of yours. I'm starting to put these moves together and getting a feel for them. obviously I'm. not goin to drive in head first mid season but working moves in slowly were I can. thanks for this enlightening work!
First of all, thanks for all yours superb articles Kelvin. I'm starting to achieve the right impact position but after 3 weeks of training, my casio fx... show me always my old impact position : hips sliding, no hips turn prior impact and super-flip of hands. Would you give us some exercises/drills with a time-planning for improvement. I'm seriously thinking to restructure
my swing (hcp 11) in (italian)winter's months. Thank you for all and excuse me for my poor english.
Kevin, Is the 2013 Adam Scott swing the same or has it improved?
Edit: I see you answered that in the June 2013 article. Thanks.