Swing Analysis: Jimmy Walker

Jimmy Walker's swing, analyzed by Claude Harmon.

Released on 7/15/2015

Credits

Starring: Jimmy Walker

Transcript

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[Narrator] Jimmy Walker really has burst
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on the scene in the last two years
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to become one of the game's best players.
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The reason why I think he's done this
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is his golf swing is a little bit old school,
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he has a little bit more knee and leg drive
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than most players of the modern era,
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but that's something that's his, and his instructor
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Butch Harmon didn't change. And I think that was
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the thing that really helped Jimmy become a great player.
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Butch took what Jimmy did naturally,
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didn't try and change it, and basically took what he did
00:28
and made it better. So with Jimmy's leg drive,
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as long as he doesn't have too much length
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in his back swing and he keeps the back swing
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short of parallel, he can go ahead and drop that club
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on the inside and turn on the power.
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From this angle you can see why Jimmy hits high draws.
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The golf club is going to work up
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and through his shoulder, and he's working
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the golf club on the down swing from low to high,
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which is going to help him have high launch
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and low spin. If you're struggling
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with slicing the golf ball, don't be afraid
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to have that follow through be as high as possible.
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Try and feel like you're hitting up on the golf ball,
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and hit it as high as you can.
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