Modern Golf Swing V Old Swing

Modern Golf Swing V Old Swing

In this video I have tried to show the differences between the older type of way players swing the golf club, where people keep their head still. And the mod…
Video Rating: 3 / 5

20 Responses to “Modern Golf Swing V Old Swing”

  • Martin Healey:

    Looks like Ernie had about a 5-iron here, and Monty a wedge… so many more
    ways to hit a wedge than a 5-iron… this is just the beginning of the bs
    in this video

  • Jonathan Sandor:

    I’ll never get that time back…..

  • girish23:

    Kevin, Thank you for a fantastic video demonstration. You have communicated
    the message with such simplicity and clarity. The moving of the head and
    rotating of the shoulders and the take away position. Once again thank you

  • Matthew Collins:

    Nonsense, totally crap video

  • MrLuigiFercotti:

    And Monty was one of the best and most consistent ball strikers of his
    era. 

  • o2johnnybravo:

    Cannot agree with the supposed ease of the modern swing. You have ignored
    other variables such as modern players having to wrap the clubface from
    open to closed through impact, so much so that you can see a hooded
    clubface two feet after impact. This has to be done to avoid an out to in
    swing path.

    I think you are denigrating a method of swinging that was more consistent
    than the current crop, and that current coaching methods are obsessed with
    pseudo-science- straight lines, one plane and other such distractions.

    I am trying to sum up what Bradley Hughes elegantly states in his Youtube
    videos and I thoroughly recommend them.

  • Mox_au:

    Nice vid. 

  • David Mac:

    I would hardly use Colin Montgomery’s swing. There are far better examples
    of the “Classic” swing, like, say, Jack, or Seve (a straight swing), or
    Watson, or… For goodness sakes, you can even see in his setup that it’s
    not a typical swing.

  • ADHD Golf:

    The Modern Golf Swing is a recipe for blown backs much like the Modern
    Pitching Regiments have created a pandemic of Tommy John surgeries. 

  • SuperRayrobinson:

    This is why it is so important to get a good coach. This video is just
    giving out the complete wrong information. Colins position at hip height is
    not closed he just hasn’t started his rotation yet. Do not flip the wrists
    open as the narrator is telling as you will hit it all over the park.

    I played on the tour for two years and I wasn’t good enough , but there are
    too many coaches out there who say they no the swing but really don’t.

    Peace.

  • horsepoetry:

    Why pick Colin as an example of the Old swing? Someone like Sergio has more
    of the athletic connected pivot driven swing that was the hallmark of
    everyone from Snead, Nelson, Hogan, Palmer, Knudson, Venturi, Player, young
    Nicklaus and Trevino up through Miller. Most of these great ball strikers
    took it inside quickly and opened the club face early….nothing like
    Colin….and used very athletic leg and hip drive into and through impact
    with arms connected to core…nothing like Colin. Colin looks like a lot of
    amateurs from older eras, but he isn’t a decent example of what great
    players from the persimmon and steel shaft age were doing. Maybe when you
    said Old you meant Bobby Jones era?

  • Horsed3:

    This is a brilliant video btw

  • John Presley:

    The way Colin swings can actually be less painful and stressful than
    Ernie’s because of the way he allows his joints to move freely without the
    modern “X-factor”. Mike Austin illustrated that better than anyone else I
    think, and he played competitively into his sixties and beyond, with great
    power, accuracy, and grace.

  • Memnet:

    Depends on what you call old swing. Montie’s swing has some of the old
    technique, but going way back, turning the hips a lot was the thing – and
    that made things easier on the back. Turning your shoulders and resisting
    with the hips seems like turning your spine into a helix. That doesn’t
    seem healthy at all.

  • juho koo:

    This is just full bullsh*t, they are both old school players, montgomerie
    plays big slice and ernie plays draw. Of course the club path is different.
    And the thing about head movement in backswing, Ernie slides right in the
    beginning of the backswing and rotates around the spine. Get your facts
    right or go home!

  • Vetrlz07:

    The point in Ernie’s swing that is “still” is the top of his thoracic
    spine, the top of the shoulders directly below his neck. You can see it
    stay well centered in the yellow circle. In fact, his entire spine from top
    to bottom is essentially stationary in its tilted position (as much as
    humanly possible) and twisting. He uses his spine as his axle, and because
    on humans our head is hanging forward of the spine, it will appear that his
    head moves laterally slightly, but in reality all it is doing is rotating
    around the axis of his spine. In contrast, Monty tries to keep his eyes
    still over the ball which makes it impossible for him to rotate around a
    “still” spine. Something has to give, and in Monty’s case it is the lower
    end of his spine sliding to his right. This slide right, slide left caused
    by trying to hold his head still is what causes his club path to move more
    upright than around, and this leads to a fade shot. 

  • atanum1000:

    I think steady head is an essential part of the modern golf swing. Top PGA
    players maintain a steady head. Here are the videos to Adam Scott, Grant
    Waite, Rory Mcilroy, Charlie Wi to name a few. Key is 1) steady head 2)
    weight forward 3) Flat left wrist

  • vince guest:

    Inconsistency doesn’t really tally,however,with Colin.Probably the most
    consistent swing in the history of European golf.

  • Robert Dore:

    Steady? ..or perfectly still?