This is the state of professional golf today, friends, while we enjoy another 1st major weekend of the season – Gary Nicklaus, the grandson of Jack Nicklaus a.k.a. the G.O.A.T., made an ace at the Par 3 contest at Augusta National this week.
If that isn’t good enough, he did it with a golf swing that, while not perfect, is more mechanically-sound than the swings of 99% of the Tour players out there.
We’re talking a proper right-biased setup, stable head on the back swing pivot, and full & free hip turn with a leading heel separation.
In other words, a Classic Golf Swing action:
Other than a tiny smidgen of a forward head move on the transition, how good is this?
Great head position over the right side, full hip turn and swinging gate with the stable head on the pivot… just really good stuff here.
Full-body pivot, all the way, ladies and gentlemen:
And talk about the pressure of doing it in that situation.
How about that address position looking up the line… how many points does Gary nail?
- Relaxed upper spine,
- Weight over the feet,
- Bending at the hips instead of squatting over the ball…
That would also tell you that Jack Nicklaus has remained true to his opinion of 40 years ago that the Modern Golf Swing is not the way to go, because if this were any other young man than his grandson, he likely wouldn’t be swinging this way.
I don’t have anything else to add.
Enjoy Moving Day on the telly, friends!
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