I looked at Rickie Fowler’s golf swing a while back and declared that he was making some progress from the swing with which he had turned pro and then with which he encountered some back injury issues.
Let’s take a new look at Rickie’s swing since I’ve had a request following his 61 at the Hero World Challenge, and I’ve taken another stab at doing it by video swing analysis like I did with Tiger Woods last week.
You’ll know of course that I don’t like the Modern Golf Swing’s planted leading heel and restricted-hip back swing, but Rickie isn’t as bad as he used to be (which was really over the top with the back twist), and that I also saw a couple of things I like:
Rickie Fowler’s Golf Swing
You’d be surprised how much even a little separation can relieve the twisting forces on the back, and as I wrote earlier, certain people (such as Mike Dunaway) don’t or didn’t require a huge lifting heel motion to get that hip rotation:
So, in conclusion, I don’t like:
- The squatting, restricted hip pivot,
- The severe twisting back to achieve full shoulder turn
And what I like are:
- The slightly released leading foot going back and
- The release of the right foot coming through and to the finish
Back Pain or Back Injury Swinging a Golf Club?
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