Swing Analysis: Carlos Ortiz

Carlos Ortiz's swing, analyzed by David Leadbetter.

Released on 5/29/2015

Transcript

00:06
[Announcer] Young Carlos Ortiz from Mexico.
00:08
Interesting swing, I would say a little bit of a throwback
00:10
to the old days, very wide one piece sort of back swing.
00:15
Sets up to it with a fair amount of knee flex,
00:17
as we can see, and we can see this extension.
00:20
Very little set to the wrist there, very light set,
00:23
sort of Greg Normanish, that high hands here.
00:27
A lot of legs here we can see coming through the ball.
00:30
This is where I mean old style, old style from the
00:32
standpoint he's got a little bit of a reverse C
00:34
we can see at this point here.
00:35
Look at his back.
00:36
I hope he's got a good chiropractor or works out hard
00:39
on his core because his back's gonna take a lot of stress
00:42
and strain over the years.
00:44
Carlos has a very seated posture,
00:46
looks like he's sitting down.
00:47
Quite a bit of knee flex.
00:49
Otherwise fairly orthodox, as we can see as he
00:52
takes the club back.
00:53
Stands wide, little bit outside.
00:57
High hand, but the club a little bit laid up.
00:59
Look through the ball here.
01:01
We can see as he works through that low body is initiating
01:04
the down swing, which is great, which is as every
01:06
good player does.
01:07
Look at that right arm, how wide it is through to
01:11
the finish position.
01:12
And so that stress on the low back is something probably
01:14
Carlos has to watch out for, that wraparound finish
01:17
as he finally his wrists unhinge.
01:20
That's sort of a, and it thoughts probably on the line of
01:23
extended back and extended through with say very little
01:27
set of the wrist.
01:28
The modern swing today you can see certainly much more
01:31
of an earlier set, so that's why I said it's a little bit
01:33
of a throwback to the old days, especially when you
01:35
tie in that reverse C.
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