While working with Butch Harmon as his coach people where saying that Butch was trying to force the swing of Tiger Woods from 2000 on him. Of course there are some similarities and Mr. Harmon definitely teaches his style (e.g. the wide and low takeaway). Nevertheless Adam Scott always had and still has a swing of his own. And what bad can come from using Tigers winning swing as a benchmark anyways, heh?
Address Position and Takeaway
His arms and the shoulders control this initial sequence while he’s taking the club back low and slow. He doesn’t start to set his wrists until he has the club parallel to the ground.
Adam Scotts effortless looking swing lives from his great sequencing and exact ratio of turn between knee, hips and belly-button. Everything turns in sequence and just as much as is necessary to generate maximum speed with his hands and his club. He sets his wrists on the way upward to the top of his backswing.
Downswing and Impact
At impact you can tell how he transferred all the weight forward to his left leg delivering the clubhead perfectly square to the ball with a little upwards motion to produce his desired trajectory. Take note of his arms and wrists how they whip through the ball with a full release.
Finish and Conclusion
The key lessons (for everybody who’s flexible enough) to take away from Adam Scotts swing are basically all about his great sequencing of motion.:
- Start your backswing low and slow with your shoulders and arms moving the club along the target line.
- Try to get a feel for your hip and shoulder turn. Generating that x-factor with perfect sequencing.
- Finish with the club wrapped around your back and your right shoulder under your chin. Standing balanced and strong on your left leg.
If you experiment with sequencing your motion as effectively as it is possible for you, you might surprise yourself as how much power you are suddenly able to generate simply by using the whiplash effect and coiling of your body.