All I could think about watching it was, “Now, that is a tight back swing!”
See for yourself:
It’s too bad what happened to him, but he’s simply one of the more high-profile victims of the Modern Golf Swing – I would put his neck and back injury issues down to the fact that he swung with a planted leading heel.
He was a great iron player and putter (if you remember his ’08 Ryder Cup dismantling of Sergio Garcia), and looked to be a sure superstar for years to come, but of course, you can’t play when you’re injured.
When I see his top position, it reaffirms what I told everyone in the last video “MCS – The Kinetic Chain,” although it only applies to A.K. with regards to his arms and club.
In fact, compare his top position to one with a 20 lb Kettle Bell swung using the body to leverage it:
Great position but even here below however, you see the firmly planted leading heel, which leads to the restricted hip back swing, and the big torso twist in the leading back:
Still, a great tight top position, don’t you think?
He’s never going to play pro golf again however, so there’s probably a very low chance of him injuring himself just hitting balls from time to time and playing low-key charity events.
With the Modern Swing, the more you practice, the more you play, the harder you swing (who’s going to swing out of his shoes playing in hit-and-giggles?), the more damage you accrue and the higher the risk of a significant injury.
For the old-time WAX Nation readers from the Smash Golf and DJ Watts Golf days, sure brings back memories watching A.K. hit it, no?
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