The swing on the left was with the Momentus Power Driver swing, so of course the technique for this swing would have to be one that provides power and leverage to move the much heavier club than a standard one.
The swing on the right was performed with my regular Taylormade RBZ, which is standard length and weight, so a much lighter club than the Momentus, which means I’m swinging for speed.
The two swings were different in terms of time, because of course you’re going to be moving the heavier club a little slower, especially on the transition and down swing, than the lighter regular club, so this is all I did in the editing:
I cut the regular swing into three phases (the back swing, down swing to impact and impact to the finish) and slowed them down to match the timing of the Momentus swing, and once I did, you can see that the “power” swing is virtually the same as the “speed” swing:
So, this should put to rest the canard advanced by the Modern Golf Swing proponents that today’s pros swing differently because of the lighter equipment than the Classic Golf Swing era – the Momentus Power Driver is heavier than any persimmon club would have ever been back in those days, and the TaylorMade RBZ is about as light a driver as you’re going to swing now.
This is why today’s players are breaking down in their 20’s and 30’s – not because they’re fitter and stronger than the players of yesteryear, but because they’re not swinging properly.
If swinging a heavy club required a different type of swing action than the one I use for maximum speed, then you’d see the difference above.
I’ve achieved over 150 mph ball speed hitting the Momentus, which is less than 10% slower than the average ball speed on Tour, and I’ve achieved over 180 mph ball speed with that particular TaylorMade RBZ, and I would use the same swing technique to swing both clubs.
There’s no difference – the way to swing a modern club is the same way you would have swung the heavier persimmon drivers of the classic era.
And I could swing either club all day long, with no back pain or injury to any other part of my body – because this is the way the body is designed to swing an object, when combining power and speed…
So, another Modern Golf Swing myth put to bed…