Kevin Streelman has a really nice move at the ball. It's not going to wow you with unbelievable distance like a J.B. Holmes or Dustin Johnson, but it's a really nice, simple and consistent golf swing.
The reason for this is that he has a great overall movement in the golf swing.
Early this week I headed out to Bay Hill and spent a couple days watching players hit balls and play practice rounds for this week's tournament.
One thing I've noticed that almost all PGA Tour players have in common is the overall swing shape, and that's what we're gonna discuss in the Kevin Streelman swing analysis video below.
Video: Shape Your Golf Swing For Effortless Power
Think Wide - Narrow - Wide to Create Speed in the Golf Swing
What I mean when I say "the overall shape of the swing" is that almost all PGA Tour players go "WIDE - NARROW - WIDE."
They have a nice wide takeaway and backswing, creating a very wide swing arc.
As you can see in the photo (above left) Kevin Streelman does this by combining nice straight passive arms with a great shoulder turn in the golf takeaway.
Note: Look how straight he keeps the right arm in the takeaway; this is key!
Now Gain Lag and Get Narrow to Create Speed in the Downswing
Now it's time to reap the benefits of staying wide in the backswing.
As he completes the backswing and starts down, he shifts his weight back to the left. Now he's gaining lag and creating a narrower swing arc on the way down (above center.)
I see a lot of golfers who do the opposite of this. It's much easier to pick the golf club up and go narrow in the backswing, then throw the club from the top and get wide because that feels a lot more powerful.
But as is often the case in golf, feel is not real.
Let It Go and Get Wide Again
Finally, you can just release the golf club and let it go, which gets you wide again (above right.)
So that's the general shape of a great golfer's swing. If you want a smooth swing, with effortless power, you have to get the general shape of your swing down first.
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