This was very interesting to me since I've been using Stricker as one of my recommended swing models. I knew he did things in a way very similar to the moves I teach in this blog, but this video specifically mentions three of them (the links in the following list connect to a typical post on the topic):
- The "back of left hand at target image" (right hand for you lefties) matches up with one of my frequent images -- feeling that you are throwing a Frisbee™ at the target. I would like to add that the image also works with a slightly stronger grip, since many people don't hold the Frisbee™ with the back of their hand perfectly vertical. I know I don't.
- "Taking the club straighter off the ball" is my tried-and-true one-piece takeaway.
- And the "right elbow tight to the side" (left elbow for you lefties) is part of the connection move that I talk about and which almost every commentator on TV has pointed out in Jason Dufner's swing. You'll also note, if you look at video of Stricker's driver swing, that it is also short like Dufner's.