Mere mortals might pull a hamstring by trying this clubhead-speed-producing move, but make no mistake: Phil Mickelson does it. Jhonattan Vegas does it. So does Hunter Mahan, Anthony Kim and Dustin Johnson. But the player who exhibits it more than anyone is Bubba Watson, who won the Farmers Insurance Open this afternoon at Torrey Pines, routinely hitting drives more than 330 yards. On the par-5 18th hole, he hit 7-iron for his second shot, and on the par-5 13th, he hit pitching wedge!
This snapping of the lead leg promotes greater leverage through the hitting area and causes the clubhead to contact the ball on an ascending angle, creating not only great ball speed but an optimum launch angle with minimal spin. The result: drives that seem to travel forever.
To see how Watson does it in high-speed pictures, click the link.
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