He’s now got another win in the early ’19 season, taking the Arnold Palmer Invitational with a Classic Golf Swing action (using the hips & legs to power the swing rather than lower back twisting with restricted hip turn).
From the the USA Today website:
Francesco Molinari goes big and bold in final round to win Arnold Palmer Invitational
Francesco Molinari entered Sunday’s final round at Bay Hill five shots off the lead.
His ensuing 8-under 64 to capture the Arnold Palmer Invitational was a fitting tribute to the man who coined the phrase “You must play boldly to win.”
The reigning British Open champion made eight birdies with no bogeys to shoot 12-under 276 for the week.
He sealed the deal with another phrase Mr. Palmer was quite fond of.
“One shot, on the rocks.”
I didn’t catch the action, being occupied with family events, but DKondo (thanks DK!) sent me a couple of swing clips that’s I’ve converted into gif. format for your perusal:
And in slower motion, you can clearly see the excellent Classic technique of that free-hip pivot and really “stepping into it” on the transition, what I years ago called the “left foot stomp” action:
He’s even got the “short-stop” slide action!
That means a full weight transfer to the leading foot with the trailing foot release, rather than hopping/twisting on the leading foot.
And get a load of that setup, straight out of the Classic Golf Swing setup manual:
As I mentioned a few weeks ago, he’s coached by Denis Pugh, former Colin Montgomerie coach, and you can see that Mr. Pugh knows more about mechanically-sound action than most of the big names in swing instruction that you constantly hear being referenced, hence our friendly banter on Twitter regarding “The Formula” for a great golf swing.
Congrats to F Molinari on another victory for the Classic Golf Swing, and to Denis Pugh for adding another notch to his coaching/instructor credentials. He’s going to need another notch-stick soon.
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