Friday, April 9, 2010

A Look At The Unorthodox Swings - Part 9

In Part 9 we look at Doug Sanders

Sanders is unfortunately known for his missed 2-footer on the 72nd hole to win the 1970 Open title. But he was actually an excellent ballstriker who had 13 top-10 finishes in majors.

Sanders had a very short and flat backswing.

But what he did was really drive the legs by using the ground to push off from. Just take a look at the difference in knee flex from address to about the 1/2 way point of the downswing.

Much like Allen Doyle the only thing that is really unorthodox about Sanders golf swing is just how short it is. But also like Doyle, he used his legs brilliant to power that swing.

I often hear about golfers wanting to shorten their backswing in order to hit it more consistently but I don't find that to always be the case. However, if you do plan on shortening your swing I would highly suggest you learn to use your lower body to help better power the club.


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