Photos by Alison McLaughlin
Adding power to a swing built on accuracy
By Roger Schiffman
A classic swing that produces modern distance: Shane Lowry's swing is fluid and relaxed, but he has a competitive fire bred into him by his father and uncles, who competed on the Offaly Gaelic football team. Study his swing frame-by-frame.
Soren Kjeldsen's swing is one of the most unusual for a modern-day tour pro. There is no rigidity in his hands and arms, no emphasis on the big muscles or a huge shoulder turn to generate more power. Instead, the Danish pro's wrists cock early, his left arm bends and his hands never rise above his head as he takes the club to the top of the backswing. View his swing frame-by-frame.
Learning control and putting up good numbers: Working with his teacher of five years, Mark Blackburn, PGA Tour player Kevin Chappell has learned to control his iron shots with a shorter action. He ended the season by reaching the playoff at the Tour Championship. View his swing frame-by-frame.
Paul Casey has hit some memorable iron shots in his career, highlighted by a hole-in-one in the 2006 Ryder Cup to close out a foursomes match. But it's his beautiful driver swing that has always turned heads. If it weren't for multiple injuries over the years, the personable Englishman by way of Arizona State might have been one of the best in the Tiger Woods era. View his swing frame-by-frame →
Marc Leishman's swing has little tension and produces big power.
Zach Johnson was a successful tour player long before he won the Open Championship at St. Andrews last July at age 39, surviving a playoff with Marc Leishman and Louis Oosthuizen. Johnson already had won 11 PGA Tour events, including the 2007 Masters. But on the Old Course, his great driving, solid approach play and sheer determination lifted him to a new level. View his swing frame-by-frame →
Getting from nowhere to hardware: How this PGA Tour winner came back from the brink of quitting
Anybody can learn from Troy Merritt's efficient driver swing. View his swing with analysis provided by Steve Dahlby, Merritt's coach and the teaching professional at Phoenix Country Club.
Kevin Na ditched his swing glitch and had a great year. After three top-3s in late 2015, he is ready to win again.
What you can learn from this former No. 1 amateur.
How to generate power, even at 5-foot-7, 139 pounds, like Thailand's Thongchai Jaidee.
13 Injured veterans venture to Ireland for a week of golf - and healing. Related: Read more about Fairways For Freedom's trip to Ireland
A throwback swing with some modern touches
Check out how Keegan Bradley attacks his drives full throttle -- but under control.