Matt Kuchar Swing Speed (Part 1) : Golf Swing Analysis in 2021

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.


Matt Kuchar's golf swing compared with an older video of Tiger Woods. Which one is better? Opinions will vary, but Tiger Woods' swing is more inline with the RST model of what a simple golf swing should be.
Matt Kuchar’s golf swing compared with an older video of Tiger Woods. Which one is better? Opinions will vary, but Tiger Woods’ swing is more inline with the RST model of what a simple golf swing should be.


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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Chuck Quinton

is the founder of the RotarySwing Tour online golf instruction learning system. He played golf professionally for 8 years and has been teaching golf since 1995 and has worked with more than 100 playing professionals who have played on the PGA, and other major tours around the world.

4 thoughts on “Matt Kuchar Swing Speed (Part 1) : Golf Swing Analysis in 2021

  • February 27, 2013 at 9:30 pm

    Chuck, Clay,

    I used to be a one planer and thanks to you both, I am finding a much better swing plane; and am starting to understand the golf swing and how to compress the golf ball. I have sent everyone I know your link to and tell them it’s the best golf instruction in the world. I even gave a lesson to my wife (yes, my wife, who before would divorce me for giving lessons to her) and had her hitting a nice draw further than she has ever hit her drives, she has this big smile on her face! My handicap is going up; but I have a big smile on my face because I am hitting the ball about 20 yds. further on all of my clubs. I just had a record drive for me on 13 North Silverado and was 60 yds out, red flag playing 370 that day. My 7 wood went 203 today, normal is 184 average. Nine of my approach shots were over the green, but once I dial in my NEW yardages, I will be going down soon; it’s just so hard to club up two clubs or more??!! I mean, use to hit a sand wedge, and now even a lobe wedge is too much?? I can’t tell you how much I appreciate you guys, but as I have said to Josh, you guys are always welcome to stay at my house in Silverado CC, Napa, Ca. …

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