How About Tony Romo’s “Step-Around” Finish?

Have you noticed that so many athletes who excel or who have excelled in other sports tend to have much more athletic-looking swings than the ones who play the game for a living?

I saw a swing of Tony Romo’s on the PGA Tour’s Twitter feed, and there is some good stuff to look at there.

First the swing that I saw:

I only have one real critique of this swing, and the only thing I would change would be his squatting address – you all remember my saying that when you squat into the address, it restricts the hip turn:

You see how he has a very short and flat back-swing, but straighten up that posture in the address and he’d get more hip turn out of the exact same swing action, which means more power and of course, easier swinging than required with the deep knee-bend.

Impact – Solid

You know who played football before a knee injury de-railed his college career, leading him to take up golf and long drive?

I’ll give you one hint: how about that athletic Mike Dunaway-esque step-around:

That is an excellent trailing foot release to keep strain off the lower back (reverse-C) and also to finish balanced on the leading foot.

Now, he may not be as good a golfer as the guys on Tour, but I’ll tell you this – his golf swing is more athletic and more mechanically sound than a whole lot of them.

I’d love to see what T.R. could do with a couple of little tweaks to that setup and swing. Might surprise a whole lot of people!

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4 thoughts on “How About Tony Romo’s “Step-Around” Finish?

    1. D Watts Post author

      I’ve got to work on my release…

      Actually, back it up and work on the setup then the pivot to get to the top position for a proper down swing and release, D.L. That’s what I did over the fall/winter period. The impact and release are at the end of that kinetic chain, which begins at the setup & initiation of the pivot.

      As per out discussion earlier in the week, work on that setup 🙂

      1. D. Moriarty

        Started working on it after your analysis. I think it’s already starting to come together. I plan to hit the range this week and play 18 on Sunday and see how it’s working, hopefully grab some video!

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