Some would say that Matt Kuchar’s golf swing is the model of what a simple golf swing should be.
Well, my mom always told me people are entitled to their opinions, and I’m not writing this article to start a debate.
The purpose of this article and new, free Matt Kuchar golf swing analysis video below is to go over some of the advantages and disadvantages of a one plane golf swing and how they differ a bit from what we recommend with Rotary Swing Tour.
How to Build Speed in a Simple Golf Swing
In a one plane golf swing, you have to rotate very aggressively from the top in order to generate speed; this is something that you’ll see all flat swingers of the club do.
Don’t get me wrong, you can generate speed this way, but it takes a lot of effort.
With the Rotary Swing Tour, we’re all about efficiency and injury prevention. We want to teach you the safest way to generate maximum speed with minimum effort.
In the photo above right, Tiger Woods’ swing shows us a great example of how to build a ton of potential speed in your golf swing.
Look how much higher Tiger Woods gets his hands. This elevation of the arms in the backswing is key to creating leverage.
The “Lag Doctor’s” formula to creating speed in a simple golf swing: Elevation equals leverage, leverage equals the potential to generate massive amounts of speed!
Now don’t just go out and try to get your hands as high in the air as you can because that’s not what we’re recommending here.
When you watch the video, you’ll see that with the Rotary Swing Tour we’re looking for something a little more in between, where we’re maximizing for both speed and consistency.
How Can A Simple Golf Swing Prevent Injury?
If there’s one thing your spine hates, it’s rotation!
In the video you’ll see that in Tiger Woods’ swing, his spine has much less rotation through impact than Matt Kuchar’s does.
In Matt Kuchar’s swing, he rotates his body very quickly through impact, and he’s putting a lot of stress on his body to generate that clubhead speed.
The elevation of the hands in Tiger Woods’ backswing allows him to move his body a little bit slower through impact and not put as much strain on it, while still generating more clubhead speed.
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