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Friday, February 13, 2015

John Daly's Balance

Nothing complex today. I just thought that, since John Daly shot his best score on the PGA Tour in around 10 years Thursday, you all might like to be reminded why he's still so good at 48 years old. Just take a look at his balance in this slo-mo swing from the 2014 Turkish Airlines Open Pro-Am, roughly 3 months ago.



Despite that long swing -- it doesn't look like it's shortened any at all over the years, does it? -- he still manages to stay balanced and swing smoothly. A smooth balanced swing makes it easier to make solid contact consistently. Just watch and absorb!

2 comments:

  1. His book Golf My ow damm way is actually very good.

    In it he talks about moving with his belly, ie moving in his swing from the centre like a martial artist,

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  2. I took Tae Kwon Do for a couple of years and several of the instructors played golf -- in fact, one was playing on the Web.com (at that time it was the Nationwide) Tour. They knew I played, and frequently used golf movements to help me learn the TKD movements.

    Perhaps because of that, approaching golf as a martial art seems pretty natural to me.

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