Whence Ian Woosnam Derived His Power

For those of you who watched golf in the 80’s and 90’s, you’ll remember well the 1991 Masters Champion Ian Woosnam, the “Wee Welshman” who was among the longer drivers in the game whilst standing just 5’5″ tall.

If you look at his swing from above, you can see that it wasn’t just his great Classic Golf Swing action that gave him power, it was the tight and leveraged action within that model.

Woosie produced effortless power with his swing, which people described as akin to cracking a whip, and you can see that action here, courtesy of a Twitter post from David Poulton I saw today, and if you’re into looking at great swings, he’s a man you’ll want to follow on Twitter:

 


In this old video clip below where he explained his setup, you’ll also see his great action:

 

 


In the swing gif. I made of the overhead view, you can see the nice and tight top position he has, as well as that full and free release, with a club that snaps through the bottom so hard that it nearly pulls him off balance as it pulls him to the finish:


As well, take note of how quiet his right foot is, only coming up just prior to impact with that Mike Dunaway type impact and release.

It’s too bad people stopped teaching the golf swing as it should be taught and swung, and took to the catastrophic Modern Golf Swing action.

I’ll tell you this – if he’d been swinging in that style, lil’ Woosie would never have been a professional golfer, as he wouldn’t have had the power to compete with the bigger players, and if he had managed to, he’d likely have ended up with serious back problems before long.

Ah, the good old days of proper golf swinging!


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2 thoughts on “Whence Ian Woosnam Derived His Power

  1. msattler2013

    I have struggled big time in my golf swing .
    I wen to the range yesterday and tried to let the Pivot – Lower Body power the swing . Instead of getting ball bound . I started Smashing the ball .

    1. D Watts Post author

      I went to the range yesterday and tried to let the Pivot – Lower Body power the swing . Instead of getting ball bound . I started Smashing the ball…

      That’s what I like to see, msattler – keep it up!

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