The Molinari Brothers Pro Golfer, Swing Sequence (Video)
The Molinari Brothers Pro Golfer, Swing Sequence (Video)

I guess growing up most people have a little bit of sibling rivalry between themselves and their brothers or their sisters but what happens when you’re two of the best golfers and you grew up playing golf against each other. The rivalry must be really intense. We saw this with the Molinari brothers, always good rivals, always battling against each other on the golf course. But actually when they played the Ryder Cup at Celtic Manor, they worked really nicely as a team. It must be great to rely on your teammate knowing he’s your brother and knowing you can trust him. But when we look at their golf swings, it’s interesting they have slightly different swings even though they’re currently coached by the same man, Denis Pugh, they have slightly different swings.

And I prefer one swing more than the other Francesco Molinari has a much wider, more one piece takeaway which is something I personally like to work on in my own technique and I advocate for my pupils as well. So Francesco is wider to this point here and doesn’t quite get to the L-shape position there, particularly with the driving, he creates a little bit more width and that works nicely for him. Good strong drive of the golf ball likes to see the ball shaped with a little bit of cut. And Edoardo tends to get a little bit more handy in his backswing.

So Edoardo Molinari, a little bit narrower here has a bit of hand action in the first part of the takeaway, slightly narrow to this stage as well and struggles sometimes with the timing of his hands, occasionally hitting the hook shots on the way down. So two slightly different swings from two similar guys and it’s sort of fair play to Denis Pugh that he doesn’t try and mould people into one particular type of swing, he’s able to work with the players on the sort of little idiosyncrasies that they have.

Denis Pugh long time coach and Colin Montgomery as well and Monty had a bit of an awkward looking swing sometimes got a bit long, a bit over the top but Denis Pugh was able to mould him into a seven time European order of merit winner. So clearly a very good hitch with the golf ball, a good coach but when you look at the two Molinari brothers; two slightly different swings. I would prefer for consistency you copy more of Francesco Molinari’s takeaway, wider takeaway to hit with less hands, wider to hit not quite hitting the L-shape bang on with a big stick and then getting a little bit more control out of your driver. Have a go practicing that swing there.

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2013-07-08

I guess growing up most people have a little bit of sibling rivalry between themselves and their brothers or their sisters but what happens when you’re two of the best golfers and you grew up playing golf against each other. The rivalry must be really intense. We saw this with the Molinari brothers, always good rivals, always battling against each other on the golf course. But actually when they played the Ryder Cup at Celtic Manor, they worked really nicely as a team. It must be great to rely on your teammate knowing he’s your brother and knowing you can trust him. But when we look at their golf swings, it’s interesting they have slightly different swings even though they’re currently coached by the same man, Denis Pugh, they have slightly different swings.

And I prefer one swing more than the other Francesco Molinari has a much wider, more one piece takeaway which is something I personally like to work on in my own technique and I advocate for my pupils as well. So Francesco is wider to this point here and doesn’t quite get to the L-shape position there, particularly with the driving, he creates a little bit more width and that works nicely for him. Good strong drive of the golf ball likes to see the ball shaped with a little bit of cut. And Edoardo tends to get a little bit more handy in his backswing.

So Edoardo Molinari, a little bit narrower here has a bit of hand action in the first part of the takeaway, slightly narrow to this stage as well and struggles sometimes with the timing of his hands, occasionally hitting the hook shots on the way down. So two slightly different swings from two similar guys and it’s sort of fair play to Denis Pugh that he doesn’t try and mould people into one particular type of swing, he’s able to work with the players on the sort of little idiosyncrasies that they have.

Denis Pugh long time coach and Colin Montgomery as well and Monty had a bit of an awkward looking swing sometimes got a bit long, a bit over the top but Denis Pugh was able to mould him into a seven time European order of merit winner. So clearly a very good hitch with the golf ball, a good coach but when you look at the two Molinari brothers; two slightly different swings. I would prefer for consistency you copy more of Francesco Molinari’s takeaway, wider takeaway to hit with less hands, wider to hit not quite hitting the L-shape bang on with a big stick and then getting a little bit more control out of your driver. Have a go practicing that swing there.