Swing Analysis: Justin Thomas

Justin Thomas' swing, analyzed by David Leadbetter.

Released on 5/18/2015

Transcript

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[Narrator] Young Justin Thomas.
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Extremely long hitter, wide stance you can see,
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good width through his arc, you can see going back,
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good resistance with his lower body.
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We can see he's winding his upper body
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against his lower body.
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Now watch what happens when he comes down,
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he's really driving into the ground and stands up a bit.
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He really levers himself off the ground
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and it's a tremendous way of actually creating power
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where you can see, look at his left foot.
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I mean, everything's airborne
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through impact that he goes down, then comes up.
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And that's a- we've seen that in Tiger through the years.
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So tremendous extension went through the ball.
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Very natural posture from this view,
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we can see with young Justin Thomas.
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Big shoulder turn, so winds his upper against his lower,
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high hands, club face hangs beautifully
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down at the top, starts his lower body first,
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uses the ground, he's off his right toe,
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a lot of pressure down on his left foot at this point,
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and springs up off it- WHACK!
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Great athlete, I can tell you.
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He hits it an awful long way,
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young man's swing, no question.
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