A month ago, I published a video that responded to many questions I had been receiving regarding Inbee Park's golf swing. Many of you thought that she might be using the Peak Performance Golf Swing. In that video ( which you can see here), I explained why I thought Inbee was closer to a vertical swing than a rotational swing. But, I also showed that there were differences compared to the PPGS.
After that video was published, David Pennell sent in some questions related to the points that I made. He questioned the amount of turn and where her hands were crossing her toe line based on my analysis. He wanted some feedback to see if his thoughts were correct.
I am 71 years old with a golf handicap of 21. I only play an average of once a week. After a year or so of analyzing the PPGS I believe I am close to correctly implementing it and am very excited about that. In response to your comments about Inbee Park's swing; would I be right in my thinking that she is not vertical because her hands cross her toe line going back and her club is pointed at 2 o'clock at the top as opposed to 12 o'clock? Not to mention her amount of turn that you pointed out in your daily video.
Thanks for your feedback. I thoroughly enjoy your "How To Make A PPGS" and pick up a different nuance/tip each time I study it.
Inbee Park is a very successful golfer who certainly uses somewhat of a vertical swing. However, if I had the chance to work with her, I would get her to swing even more vertically. You see, David is correct in his assumptions, but that's not to take anything away from Inbee's accomplishments.
As I've said before, some professional golfers use a vertical swing. It just depends on which tour you're looking at. A lot of senior golfers on the Champions Tour are classic, vertical swingers. The same can be said for some of the ladies on the LPGA Tour. The point is that many pros have been successful using a vertical swing with a limited turn. In the event that someone says you cannot be successful at a high level using this swing, just look at those two tours.
Just because you see mostly rotational swingers on the PGA Tour, doesn't mean it's the best way to swing a golf club. Of course, you can always refer to my son DJ, who has won twice on the PGA Tour and has always used the PPGS.
A vertical swing works in harmony with physics and the way our bodies were designed to move; always remember that!
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