I have said for awhile that the swing model presented by the Mikes Austin& Dunaway is a Classic Swing Model because of the free hip action as contrasted with the Modern Golf Swing model which uses back-breaking shoulder-turning against a restricted hip turn.
I wrote something about Tiger Woods & his fusion back surgery when he returned to the PGA Tour in February of 2018.
Aside from being alarmed (from an analysis point of view) that he was swinging in the 120smph club speed at the time, I pointed out in the linked posting that he hadn’t done anything to fix the problem causing all of that back damage to begin with – his restricted-hip back swing & violent change of direction.
I said I would give everyone a chance to just look at the down the line swing action of Mike Dunaway’s superb mechanics, so let’s take a look at the longest driver of the ball on Tour, young Cameron Champ.
Now, there are more differences in their swings than similarities, which is why Dunaway never hurt himself swinging the club while Cameron’s had back issues since his teens.
I had someone with whom I’m working on his swing ask me, when I told him that squatting in the setup will interfere with hip turn, that it seemed to him that this was what I was doing during the down swing.
Originally Posted Dec 12, 2015. Re-posted in honor of Tom Watson as he announces his retirement at 69 from Champions Tour major play.
I’ve said before that golf will never be taken seriously as a “sport” (although it was for a brief period during the height of the Tiger Woods era) because it doesn’t follow the same athletic principles.