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Help! Old timey swing

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scarf_facescarf_face Members  6WRX Points: 5Posts: 6 Bunkers
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I cannot for the life of me remember this -

There was a guy who - at some point in the first half of the century I think??

Revamped his swing and hit all his shots kind of similar to how George Gankas hits his driver, or similar to a drill that I've seen Ledbetter do - basically pre-setting the wrists or picking the club straight up in front of you, and THEN turning to the top, instead of blending the two motions like most do

I saw it referenced once as the ______ (insert old-timey golfer's name here) drill and googled it and found out that he was a pro golfer who was okay and then took some time off, came back using that swing for all full shots, and finished 2nd (or 3rd or something?) at the US Open (or another major)

Sorry, super vague, this has just been killing me trying to find the proper name for this drill and the golfer that it was originally attributed to - not ledbetter or gankas.

I might have the motion slightly off but it is reminiscent of that type.



  • scarf_facescarf_face Members  6WRX Points: 5Posts: 6 Bunkers
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    Gosh guys I finally found it after week/months of not being able to locate it.

    Jug McSpaden drill was what I was looking for.

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  • b.heltsb.helts Members  3291WRX Points: 797Posts: 3,291 Titanium Tees
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    The Faldo preset drill from when he was working with ledbetter was, and is, pretty famous.

    But as far as I know he never used it in competition.


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