Natalie Gulbuis Pro Golfer, Swing Sequence
Natalie Gulbuis Pro Golfer, Swing Sequence

I think if you are to do a survey of golfers and say, give me a unique swing, give me someone’s swing that you really noticed what they do. Most on the PGA tour probably go something like Jim Furyk, quite a quirky little movements in his swing. And if we said okay, now do the same thing for the LPGA tour, pick me a golf swing, pick me a noticeable golf a swing on the LPGA tour, a lot of people would go for Natalie Gulbuis. Some would go Paula Creamer because both of them have very similar golf swings, very noticeable movements in their golf swing. But if we analyze Natalie Gulbuis’ golf swing and we notice what we like about it and what we don’t like about it.

I think the first thing to notice is not many players could do the things that she does in the swing. So therefore it’s not necessarily a golf swing that you should go and copy. She certainly has some good game and she plays very nicely, but the swing itself is not something that physically most club golfers would be able to manage. From a decent address position where she is actually quite low down with her hand, she squats a little bit there, swings back to a reasonable position at the top or has the tendency to get very long and slightly across the line. It’s takes incredible flexibility to get into this position and again not something that club golfers would be able to do, where she comes across the line, then things start to go really crazy, the head dips, the shoulders dip, the spine angle falls, but at the same time the legs pop up and extend.

So she ends up in a position where at impact she is standing on both tip toes with her head right down. You watch that swing, watch it in slow motion, you will see the head come down, the legs come up at the same time, she looked very, very squashed into impact and like it suggested physically not many golfers would be able to copy that. So we get long and across the line here, that could cause problems.

Then the big head dip, then the knees and feet come up and then we strike the golf ball and she’s able to hit the golf ball very nicely, don’t get me wrong. But it really isn’t a golf swing that you should be going out and coping. Enjoyable player to watch, enjoyable sort of swing to see how it works and why it works, but definitely not something that you should aim to copy.

2013-07-08

I think if you are to do a survey of golfers and say, give me a unique swing, give me someone’s swing that you really noticed what they do. Most on the PGA tour probably go something like Jim Furyk, quite a quirky little movements in his swing. And if we said okay, now do the same thing for the LPGA tour, pick me a golf swing, pick me a noticeable golf a swing on the LPGA tour, a lot of people would go for Natalie Gulbuis. Some would go Paula Creamer because both of them have very similar golf swings, very noticeable movements in their golf swing. But if we analyze Natalie Gulbuis’ golf swing and we notice what we like about it and what we don’t like about it.

I think the first thing to notice is not many players could do the things that she does in the swing. So therefore it’s not necessarily a golf swing that you should go and copy. She certainly has some good game and she plays very nicely, but the swing itself is not something that physically most club golfers would be able to manage. From a decent address position where she is actually quite low down with her hand, she squats a little bit there, swings back to a reasonable position at the top or has the tendency to get very long and slightly across the line. It’s takes incredible flexibility to get into this position and again not something that club golfers would be able to do, where she comes across the line, then things start to go really crazy, the head dips, the shoulders dip, the spine angle falls, but at the same time the legs pop up and extend.

So she ends up in a position where at impact she is standing on both tip toes with her head right down. You watch that swing, watch it in slow motion, you will see the head come down, the legs come up at the same time, she looked very, very squashed into impact and like it suggested physically not many golfers would be able to copy that. So we get long and across the line here, that could cause problems.

Then the big head dip, then the knees and feet come up and then we strike the golf ball and she’s able to hit the golf ball very nicely, don’t get me wrong. But it really isn’t a golf swing that you should be going out and coping. Enjoyable player to watch, enjoyable sort of swing to see how it works and why it works, but definitely not something that you should aim to copy.