Anyone that follows golf social media accounts knows that Akshay Bhatia is addicted to distance. So much so that has gone to both George Gankas and the Dustin Johnson Golf School in Myrtle Beach, SC. If you understand what Gankas teaches, you will know what Bhatia squats in an attempt to gain more power. So, here is his swing:
Collin Morikawa has already won a major championship by the age of 23. Many would argue he would never have won that PGA Championship had there been fans, but that is a discussion for another time. I will make a bold prediction and say that Viktor Hovland will win more majors than Collin Morikawa. Let’s look at Collin’s swing to explain why I think Viktor will be better.
If you are like me and often tee it up without a foursome you may have bumped into former college baseball players or even former Major League Baseball (MLB) players that can absolutely stripe it down the middle in golf. Why is it the case that baseball players, especially pitchers, can hit the ball a mile and are generally good at golf? Here’s why:
Mark it down, Viktor Hovland is going to be a star on the PGA Tour. I think he could win as many golf tournaments over his career as Dustin Johnson or Justin Thomas. He will forever be linked to Matthew Wolff (his Oklahoma State teammate) and Collin Morikawa because they entered the PGA Tour in the same year (2019). I think he will have a better career than those two because of that shoulder turn. He does a pump drill that can only be done with a huge shoulder turn. Here is how it works:
Every amateur in America that plays golf on a consistent basis has a huge smile on their face when they see a PGA Tour pro shank an iron shot. There are very few amateurs that haven’t come down with a case of the shanks so it is nice to see that even the best in the world can be bitten by the shank bug. The three PGA Tour Pros that are most likely to hit shanks today are Jon Rahm, Justin Thomas and Webb Simpson. So, why is this the case?
Matthew Wolff’s golf swing is something to marvel at. While George Gankas gets a lot of credit for Wolff’s power, it is important to remember that young Matthew Wolff is an extremely talented player and does many things in his backswing that amateurs should never try. The thing most amateurs will notice is Matthew lifts up his left foot and goes back extremely outside and across the line. To learn more about generating power in your golf swing contact Patrick Kelley Golf.
The one piece takeaway. Staying connected. Starting the turn. Creating depth. You will hear a number of ways great golfers talk about their takeaway. The most common is the “one piece takeaway”. So, what exactly is a one piece takeaway?
If you are watching the 2020 BMW Championship, you are seeing the extremely rotational and flexible swing of Joaquin Neimann. Joaquin is only 21 years old and has some of the strongest core muscles on the entire PGA Tour. While all PGA Tour players get their distance from their core, Joaquin Niemann takes it to a whole new level. Here is what it looks like:
The golf backswing. This is something I have worked almost two years on perfecting and there are still bits and pieces that I need to clean up. The main hurdle I have is to not use my right arm and right elbow to get to the top of the swing. There are millions of amateur golfers that start the backswing by pulling with the right arm or right elbow. They think it is “starting a lawnmower”. In fact, I have been on tee boxes in which someone will emulate the pulling of the pull cord on a lawn mower to get more power in the golf swing. Well, I hate to be the bearer of bad news, but this is not how you generate power in the golf swing.