Kyle Stanley Pro Golfer, Swing Sequence (Video)
Kyle Stanley Pro Golfer, Swing Sequence (Video)

Normally when we talk about guys who hit the ball over 300 yards on tour and they’re in the top 10 for driving this and you’d expect them all to be the big bombers. But Kyle Stanley maybe breaks the moll, he’s only 5’ 11”, 170 pounds yet he’s in the top 10 for driving distance. So how does he achieve that? Well, he has an incredibly efficient golf swing, very, very fast with the hips but there’s there's one word of caution with this is does the club get still behind him too much? If we look at Stanley’s sort of position at the top, he’s in the big wound up position really drives very aggressively, takes the belt buckle, turns very, very fast into the target. Really snappy and punchy hips, lots of fast twitch muscle fibers around these hips spin open that pulls the golf club down very quickly but unless he is very careful the club can often get stuck behind him meaning he has to release the club incredibly quickly otherwise he is guilty of leaving it out right and hitting with a big block shot.

Looking at this from down the line, we get it to a nice position at the top but very, very fast hip action, faster than the hands and the body, drags the golf club to the other side, gets a little bit stuck here and if the club stays behind in this position, it attacks from the inside but unless we can close the club face down a little bit, get the face to more left down the path, we probably produce a portion a block shot down the right side. Actually earlier on in Tiger’s career, it was the same issue that Tiger had. He was very, very quick with the bottom half, very powerful but sometimes the golf club got a bit too stuck behind.

So if you’re aiming to hit nice, long, powerful draw shots like Kyle Stanley but you often get caught guilty of leaving the ball out to the right hitting push or block shots, just consider whether you too got the club stuck behind you. If that feels like it’s the case, try and feel the club staying a little bit more out in front of the chest and not getting dropped in behind you. Too flat and dropped in here, you can rescue it and hit draws or if you don’t release your hands you hit a big push. If you’re guilty of getting it strapped and stuck, keep the club more in front of your body still unwinding the hips very quickly should give you the power that Kyle Stanley generates but a little bit more accuracy to go with it.

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2013-07-02

Normally when we talk about guys who hit the ball over 300 yards on tour and they’re in the top 10 for driving this and you’d expect them all to be the big bombers. But Kyle Stanley maybe breaks the moll, he’s only 5’ 11”, 170 pounds yet he’s in the top 10 for driving distance. So how does he achieve that? Well, he has an incredibly efficient golf swing, very, very fast with the hips but there’s there's one word of caution with this is does the club get still behind him too much? If we look at Stanley’s sort of position at the top, he’s in the big wound up position really drives very aggressively, takes the belt buckle, turns very, very fast into the target. Really snappy and punchy hips, lots of fast twitch muscle fibers around these hips spin open that pulls the golf club down very quickly but unless he is very careful the club can often get stuck behind him meaning he has to release the club incredibly quickly otherwise he is guilty of leaving it out right and hitting with a big block shot.

Looking at this from down the line, we get it to a nice position at the top but very, very fast hip action, faster than the hands and the body, drags the golf club to the other side, gets a little bit stuck here and if the club stays behind in this position, it attacks from the inside but unless we can close the club face down a little bit, get the face to more left down the path, we probably produce a portion a block shot down the right side. Actually earlier on in Tiger’s career, it was the same issue that Tiger had. He was very, very quick with the bottom half, very powerful but sometimes the golf club got a bit too stuck behind.

So if you’re aiming to hit nice, long, powerful draw shots like Kyle Stanley but you often get caught guilty of leaving the ball out to the right hitting push or block shots, just consider whether you too got the club stuck behind you. If that feels like it’s the case, try and feel the club staying a little bit more out in front of the chest and not getting dropped in behind you. Too flat and dropped in here, you can rescue it and hit draws or if you don’t release your hands you hit a big push. If you’re guilty of getting it strapped and stuck, keep the club more in front of your body still unwinding the hips very quickly should give you the power that Kyle Stanley generates but a little bit more accuracy to go with it.