They say a picture is worth a thousand words, but that's not exactly true when it comes to tour player swings. A golf swing is a complex combination of moving elements, and how those elements work together separates major champions from 90-shooters. We asked Golf Digest 50 Best Teacher Mike Jacobs to help break down some close-up images of eight great players to explain what exactly you can see in the swing—and what's hidden below the surface.
Watch the pros on TV, and you notice how easily they turn their bodies back and through. Creating power is simple when you have that much range of motion. In this video, golf-fitness trainer Kaitlyn Pimentel demonstrates exercises to boost your rotation.
There’s nothing quite like watching one of the tour’s big hitters pounding tee shots at the range. In this extended video, Tony Finau and his coach, Boyd Summerhays, invite us into one of their private practice sessions—this one all about driving. See every shot hit, hear every word exchanged.
Most golfers will never hit a tee shot or a long approach like the pros do, but the short game is different. With the right techniques, you can hit greenside shots like you see on TV. In this series, top-ranked teacher Butch Harmon covers all the basics inside 50 yards.