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  1. 94 and 97 US Open winner, 2002 Open winner. 64 professional wins in total…..yep his swing is pretty crap….

  2. he’s always had that flippy wrist, one of his swing thoughts is make the toe of the club pass the heel, makes his left arm slow down after impact, looks a lot like luke donald. he must be having back or knee or hip problems for that left foot to spin out that way. i’ve seen els do it in other swing vids.

  3. Look before that, at about the :15 mark. He’s basically crowded himself out of the shot and has to find somewhere for the force to go. There’s a bit of quit in his left side, which is one reason I think he can tend to be too early and flippy with the release and get wild that way (check film of where his right hand and forearm are, just past impact to halfway into the follow-through). It seems to me this may have something to do with the knee problem. He’s never been the same since.

  4. If he ever said his arms were passive–and I don’t think he did–he contradicted it a thousand times over. Grout taught, and Nicklaus always said, that you used all parts of your body in the right proportions and sequence. He did say that he wanted to feel (and he was right to feel) that the downswing started from the ground up, but he was also careful to say that he felt that he couldn’t release his hands and arms too fast as long as he moved onto his left side in the downswing.

  5. At address, Ernie’s right foot is not perfectly square to the target line. This makes it harder to keep your weight on the inside of the right foot as the backswing proceeds. If your weight transfers to the outside of your right foot, it is harder to stay balanced at the end of your backswing. This makes it more difficult to smoothly start your downswing move with the legs and quickly start transferring your body weight back to the left side to generate maximum power at impact.–GS.

  6. At address, Ernie’s right foot is not perfectly square to the target line. This makes it harder to keep your weight on the inside of the right foot as the backswing proceeds. If your weight transfers to the outside of your right foot, it is harder to stay balanced at the end of your backswing. This makes it more difficult to smoothly start your downswing move with the legs and quickly start transferring your body weight back to the left side to generate maximum power at impact.–GS.

  7. At address, Ernie’s right foot is not perfectly square to the target line. This makes it harder to keep your weight on the inside of the right foot as the backswing proceeds. If your weight transfers to the outside of your right foot, it is harder to stay balanced at the end of your backswing. This makes it more difficult to smoothly start your downswing move with the legs and quickly start transferring your body weight back to the left side to generate maximum power at impact.–GS.

  8. lol that is a good thing. It means your making your transition by moving your weight over to the right side. Notice how his left thy moves over to his right and his left knee touches his right knee at the end of the swing. Thats your key downswing thoughts.

  9. Yep, left foot sliding around. I hate it when I start doing that. And it’s usually with the driver…

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