Saturday, December 11, 2010

VIDEO: G-Mac's bid for BBC Sports Personality of the Year - Press Tent

VIDEO: G-Mac's bid for BBC Sports Personality of the Year - Press Tent

A champion with a criticized yet effective swing with a happening personality? Talk about a celebrity. Graeme could wind up getting a Talk Show before Conan does. Cheers and continued success to Graeme McDowell in 2011 and beyond. Graeme's positivity and winning attitude are a testament to all of us out there who knows it is knows that it life it is decided as much by attitude as it is by aptitude. Also, from a swing experts point of view his success is also proof that rhythm and balance have as much to do with solid ball striking as perfect path and plane. Graeme shows us all that an inside move from the top does not always have to result in a hook as long as you do some other darn good things in your swing.

Happy Holidays and God Bless,


Monday, December 6, 2010

Graeme McDowell Slow Motion Swing

When Graeme won the US Open in June some people thought he was quite an underdog.  At that time I mentioned that he had previously been in the 2008 Ryder Cup Squad for the Europeans and had been ranked in the top 50 in the world.  So, not a shock when an Irish guy with those credentials puts it all together on an Oceanside venue to win the US Open.  Now, G-Mac, the star of the Ryder Cup for the Europeans in October wins again in royal fashion this year by beating Tiger Woods in a playoff.  A likable guy who played college golf at a lesser known NCAA golf program at The University of Alabama Birmingham.

Here are 3 things that I really like about Graeme's Swing.

1.  His backswing is on the shorter side.  In some respects and certainly in Graeme's case, a shorter backswing means less room the club travels away from the ball and then more of a chance it will consistently come back to the ball the for solid contact in the middle of the clubface.
2,  Good Concentration on the ball with a nice still head.  Eventually his head starts to move downward just slightly as his club is coming into the ball from the way he uses his legs for power.
3.  A great fluid and full finish which is really just a product and continuation of his smooth move through the ball.  

Great Season Graeme, Here's to a similar 2011 and beyond!

Happy Holidays and God Bless  -  Brian