Jack Nichlaus Pro Golfer, Swing Sequence (Video)
Jack Nichlaus Pro Golfer, Swing Sequence (Video)

So this is the real tough one for me, how do I do a swing analysis of Jack Nichlaus, the guy has won 18 major tournaments, 115 wins around the world, possibly the world’s greatest golfer unless Tiger gets to that level and makes that 17 or 18 major championship, and I’m going to do a swing analysis. Now normally I’d say yeah he swings great, he hits the ball brilliantly, you should copy everything he does. But with Nichlaus that’s not really the case, he probably had one of the quaky swings of the era.

And certainly when he comes to have a modern game, developing with sort of identical golf swings, and loads of people taking coaching lessons and everyone swinging at the same way. Nichlaus is really -- Nichlaus’ swing really stands out as then quite unorthodox. He never had great posture of the golf ball, quite often slouched over the golf ball and slumped a little bit at setup. Then he has a very bent left arm as he brings the golf club back, not massive flexibility, not a massive turn, so we saw the left arm bending quite a lot very, very leggy with his action really kicked in the lop with his knees.

Drop the club into a powerful position but then rolled out through his knees as well, big bow in his left knee, big bow onto the little toe his left foot, almost slid into the golf ball. But what a player, 18 major championships and about that many second places as well, so how can we be too critical of that swing. The one thing I would suggest for yourself is just try and play with a little bit more consistency, a few less moving parts. So during your back swing, stabilize the knees and stabilize the left arm.

If we can swing back straight the left arm, straight the left knee position that it would work really nice I think it would be right more consistency, and then likewise as you come through to a finish, difference in Nichlaus, try not to let this left foot roll over too much. Nichlaus had the knee going in front of the shoe laces here, collapsing the left knee, spinning out through the golf ball. If we can stabilize that left foot as you turn through, stand up on to that left knee, I think that will give you more consistency. But certainly Nichlaus shaped the modern game in terms of the swing, but also in terms of the media attraction, the amount of money that people are able to make playing the game, so we should ever be grateful for that, but try not to try to copy Nichlaus his golf swing his too closely.

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2013-07-02

So this is the real tough one for me, how do I do a swing analysis of Jack Nichlaus, the guy has won 18 major tournaments, 115 wins around the world, possibly the world’s greatest golfer unless Tiger gets to that level and makes that 17 or 18 major championship, and I’m going to do a swing analysis. Now normally I’d say yeah he swings great, he hits the ball brilliantly, you should copy everything he does. But with Nichlaus that’s not really the case, he probably had one of the quaky swings of the era.

And certainly when he comes to have a modern game, developing with sort of identical golf swings, and loads of people taking coaching lessons and everyone swinging at the same way. Nichlaus is really — Nichlaus’ swing really stands out as then quite unorthodox. He never had great posture of the golf ball, quite often slouched over the golf ball and slumped a little bit at setup. Then he has a very bent left arm as he brings the golf club back, not massive flexibility, not a massive turn, so we saw the left arm bending quite a lot very, very leggy with his action really kicked in the lop with his knees.

Drop the club into a powerful position but then rolled out through his knees as well, big bow in his left knee, big bow onto the little toe his left foot, almost slid into the golf ball. But what a player, 18 major championships and about that many second places as well, so how can we be too critical of that swing. The one thing I would suggest for yourself is just try and play with a little bit more consistency, a few less moving parts. So during your back swing, stabilize the knees and stabilize the left arm.

If we can swing back straight the left arm, straight the left knee position that it would work really nice I think it would be right more consistency, and then likewise as you come through to a finish, difference in Nichlaus, try not to let this left foot roll over too much. Nichlaus had the knee going in front of the shoe laces here, collapsing the left knee, spinning out through the golf ball. If we can stabilize that left foot as you turn through, stand up on to that left knee, I think that will give you more consistency. But certainly Nichlaus shaped the modern game in terms of the swing, but also in terms of the media attraction, the amount of money that people are able to make playing the game, so we should ever be grateful for that, but try not to try to copy Nichlaus his golf swing his too closely.