Swing Analysis: Chad Campbell

Chad Campbell's swing, analyzed by David Leadbetter.

Released on 5/29/2015

Transcript

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Chad Campbell has an interesting swing in as much that
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what I would term a very handsy player.
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Sits his hands behind
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the club head at address.
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Interesting foot position
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we can see his left foot is really turned out a lot.
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I think that actually hurts him a little bit
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as far as what his left knee does.
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As he swings back.
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There's a little bit of collapsing of the left knee.
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Nice, wide, one-piece move away.
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Starts to set.
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Look, look at the top of the backswing.
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Very interesting how
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his hands and arms don't travel back that far.
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But the club is actually beyond parallel.
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We can see how the left knee sort of shot out.
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And then as he slides forward
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it sorta goes back underneath, releases.
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It gets a little cramped through here.
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Then he has to use his hands well through.
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That's
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essentially,
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Chad's swing is very much dependent on how,
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how educated his hands are.
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Now take here a look at
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Chad Campbell's swing from this view.
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He worked it away nicely from the ball
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Notice how the club head stays outside his hand
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when he starts the club back.
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Which I like to see.
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But at the top there,
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right elbow very, very close to his side.
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But yet a very full backswing
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shows a lot of flexibility in his upper torso and his wrist.
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A little bit of a squatty look with his legs.
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Then he stands up
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and we can see,
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look how he's changed elevation with his knees
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when he comes through it.
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Then whack with the right hand through impact.
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Then on hands, timing.
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But on any given day it can work really well.
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