Don’t look for a “position”, look at in a general Sybervision ** way. Look for similarities and/or differences of areas that may be of interest to you like: swing shapes, set-up/address looks, impact areas, swing motions, swing finishes ,etc. If your Pro/PGA instructor/me talks about how your arms should swing, look at how a certain player does it and how another may do it. The Tour Pros have wonderful hand-eye-coordination AND they are expert Manipulators of Impact. Your general visualization is more important than some magic position.
Understand that different camera angles can make certain positions “appear” a certain way, but are not what you might think you see because of the different angles the video could have been shot at.
As an example, a camera set for a down-the-target- line will give a position one look, a camera angle down-body-line will give a different look, higher or lower will show another look.
Video is a great teaching/communication tool, but only within the context of learning a feel that is individual, which is to say …yours.
We usually don’t know what kind of shot the players were trying to hit, which can affect its “look”. If the shot the player was trying to produce had a left- to- right shape, or right- to- left shape, that factor could easily affect the player’s different set-ups, hand/arm swing shapes.
Some swings are taken on a driving range while others are on a golf course during play. The better players, (which all Tour Professionals have to be), always try to hit shots to targets and with some sort of shape to the ball’s flight. That requires “feel” adjustments, which could easily change a look of a swing at that time.
The Loading Period:
The swings “Loading” may take a few seconds to load.
Give the page a full load time. Some swings may appear earlier than others, let them load completely. (they will run through a complete swing speed cycle, then stop in "ready still mode" for you to activate with the buttons)
If you just can't wait, no big deal, the swing may jump and stall a little at first, but will eventually run smoothly when fully loaded. You will find the next time you view this page, whether going back and forth today or the next day, month, etc. the swings will appear and load MUCH quicker.
** SyberVision or CyberVision has been referred to as Muscle Memory Programming, or as often referred to as“Repititous Sensory Stimulation”. Some would say SyberVision could be used as a “dramatic improvement in the quality and consistency of a player”. Basically, a theory based on viewing enough times and you will do it.
Harry Vardon (England) was the best player in the world at the turn of the century. He won the British Open six times and won
the US Open in 1900!
Yes, golf was a little different in those days. The rubber cored golf ball was introduced in 1902. Golf clubs were very prone to break,
shafts snapping and heads flying off were somewhat common.
wait-once loaded--swings above never stop
Vardon’s swing was considered very “upright” compared to the wide round-house swings of the day. He made popular the over-lapping grip,
which many of you use today. The “Vardon” grip.
Considered a very long hitter, his swing was described as being very “graceful” for having such an upright swing. He was also known for
having an “open stance” at address, which was very different in those days.
In 1903 he won one of his British Opens at Prestwick Golf Club in Scotland.
His winning four round score was 300. High score by today’s standards, but considering it was 1903, with the conditions and equipment
of the era, averaging 75 was pretty good.
I’ve played Prestwick Golf Club. It was one the hardest golf courses I had ever played. I would have gladly taken , a 75 - 77, with my modern
equipment, and been very happy that day. The bartender said that the golf course HAD NOT changed a wee bit, other than the
wind blew harder in the “old” days.
Harry, at age 44, in 1914, again won the British Open…again at Prestwick.
** see more about Harry Vardon in the "Greatest Game Ever Played" link left.
Scott Verplank (born July 9, 1964) was born in Dallas, Texas. Another great player from Texas. Notice how solid he is below the waist. Feet are supporting knees, knees are supporting the hips, which will supply much of the outward power into the ball. Very sound swing that is worth watching over and over.
While attending Oklahoma State University he won at the Western Open, becoming the first amateur to win a PGA Tour event since Doug Sanders won the 1956 Canadian Open. Scott also won the 1984 U.S. Amateur Championship at the Oak Tree Golf Club and the 1986 NCAA individual title.
wait-once loaded--swings above never stop
Verplank graduated and turned professional in 1986. His career has been solid, with five wins on the PGA Tour, and two Ryder Cup appearances, in 2002 and 2006. He has diabetes (the serious Type-1 stage) and was awarded the 2002 Ben Hogan Award, given by the Golf Writers Association of America to an individual who has continued to be active in golf despite a physical handicap or serious illness.
He hit a hole-in-one on the 14th hole during a singles match against Padraig Harrington at the 2006 Ryder Cup. The shot did not impact the overall result, however, as Europe had already won the trophy. Nonetheless, he was the first American player to achieve a hole-in-one during the Ryder Cup.