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:
If you’ve watched PGA Tour golf in August 2020 you have seen Scottie Scheffler jumping all over the place with his driver swing. He dropped a 59 on the scorecard at the second round of the Northern Trust and was in the final pairing in the last round of the PGA Championship. The thing most people notice are his very active feet with his driver swing. Here is what his footwork looks like on his driver or 3 wood swing:
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.
If you are like many amateur golfers you are likely hitting the golf ball improperly. Almost everyone that plays golf at the amateur level is doing something wrong in their swing. That is why we have days we simply cannot “find our swing”. Unfortunately, unless you have an unlimited budget and all the time in the world, you are always going to have problems with your swing. These problems likely cause different parts of your body to hurt. The most common part of the body that hurts after playing golf is the hands and fingers.
You will need a proper backswing if you want to reduce pain in your hands, back or legs in the golf swing. Here is the proper backswing:
We have all been there. 195 yards into the green and ideally we would hit a 4 iron or 5 iron. We remember the last time we hit a 5 iron it went as far as our chip across the green back on #2. Instead of pulling a 4 iron or 5 iron we decide to hit a hybrid and hope it does not go too long. So, what is it that most amateurs cannot hit a 3 iron, 4 iron or 5 iron? If you struggle to hit long irons, golf instruction might be for you. I suggest contacting Patrick Kelley today.