Sam Snead Pro Golfer, Swing Sequence (Video)
Sam Snead Pro Golfer, Swing Sequence (Video)

I think a good ambition for anyone that plays golf at the highest level and who wants to play golf for a long period of time, should be the ambition to try and score your own age. So for a lot of golfers their best opportunity would be maybe shooting 70 when they are 70 or 72 when they are 72 maybe even 80 when you are 80, as long as you are fit and healthy; one player that did this and did this by some margin, Sam Snead. He shot a 60, a score of 60 when he was 71, now how about that? Now it wasn't an official ranking of that on the tournament, but it was around a proper par of 72 golf course a championship length golf course.

So to shoot 60 when you are 71, this guy is clearly got some good game. 7 time Major winner, slamming Sam Snead fantastic golfer and one of the sweetest swings in the game they say. One of the key moves that Sam Snead had was his little squat, so when he sets up to the golf ball, he had quite a lot of knee flex in this ring to start with. Swings the golf club nicely to the top, and then squats into it as he starts his downswing. This is a swing that's been copied by many tall players, and many coaches have tried to incorporate this into their game, but possibly never quite as well as Sam Snead did.

Woods and Mcilroy both have a similar movement, and it is a great way of generating a lot of power in the downswing. Here the right knee can be quite strong and the left knee is going to straighten out on the down swing. But slamming Sam dropped his knees first to then drive through the golf ball with a bit more aggression it was a great way of generating power. He often felt the power was generated from the ground up, and you had to squat your knees to then push into the golf ball, rather than standing straight legged and just swinging the hands and the arms at the ball.

The one thing I would like you consider, is if you are guilty of hitting the occasional fat shot where you hit the ground first, squatting your knees in the down swing is definitely not something you should consider. Because once you squat it down here, you are going to be lower to the ground guilty of hitting it a little bit more fat. The good thing with the players who squat down well – one thing they do well, is they squat down but then they drive left and they drive back up again before impact. If you are guilty of hitting the ground fat, dropping into is definitely not going to help you, but if you want to generate a little bit more power, the Sam Snead squat and drive forwards, is something you'd consider adding to your game.

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I think a good ambition for anyone that plays golf at the highest level and who wants to play golf for a long period of time, should be the ambition to try and score your own age. So for a lot of golfers their best opportunity would be maybe shooting 70 when they are 70 or 72 when they are 72 maybe even 80 when you are 80, as long as you are fit and healthy; one player that did this and did this by some margin, Sam Snead. He shot a 60, a score of 60 when he was 71, now how about that? Now it wasn't an official ranking of that on the tournament, but it was around a proper par of 72 golf course a championship length golf course.

So to shoot 60 when you are 71, this guy is clearly got some good game. 7 time Major winner, slamming Sam Snead fantastic golfer and one of the sweetest swings in the game they say. One of the key moves that Sam Snead had was his little squat, so when he sets up to the golf ball, he had quite a lot of knee flex in this ring to start with. Swings the golf club nicely to the top, and then squats into it as he starts his downswing. This is a swing that's been copied by many tall players, and many coaches have tried to incorporate this into their game, but possibly never quite as well as Sam Snead did.

Woods and Mcilroy both have a similar movement, and it is a great way of generating a lot of power in the downswing. Here the right knee can be quite strong and the left knee is going to straighten out on the down swing. But slamming Sam dropped his knees first to then drive through the golf ball with a bit more aggression it was a great way of generating power. He often felt the power was generated from the ground up, and you had to squat your knees to then push into the golf ball, rather than standing straight legged and just swinging the hands and the arms at the ball.

The one thing I would like you consider, is if you are guilty of hitting the occasional fat shot where you hit the ground first, squatting your knees in the down swing is definitely not something you should consider. Because once you squat it down here, you are going to be lower to the ground guilty of hitting it a little bit more fat. The good thing with the players who squat down well – one thing they do well, is they squat down but then they drive left and they drive back up again before impact. If you are guilty of hitting the ground fat, dropping into is definitely not going to help you, but if you want to generate a little bit more power, the Sam Snead squat and drive forwards, is something you'd consider adding to your game.