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May 31, 2018

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This week, the PGA Tour moves to Dublin, Ohio and the Memorial Golf Tournament.

I have fond memories of playing in this event, including playing as an amateur in 1980 and many times as a PGA Tour player. I even played with Jack Nicklaus in the final round in 1986 and shared a story yesterday on my Morning Drive Segment of the Golf Channel about Jack and I playing a game from behind the 9th tee trying to hit a driver through a “V” in a large Oak Tree when play was being resumed after a long rain delay. In those days you could do that kind of practice during a rain delay. If you missed the story on the Golf Channel, I wrote about it in my book, “The Impact Zone,” on pages 136 and 137.

For this week’s Clampett’s Corner, I found vintage footage of Jack’s swing that I wanted to talk about. Though his style is rather unorthodox with the high hands and flying right elbow at the top of the swing, Jack demonstrated wonderful Dynamics. Enjoy!

Check out the video below and I invite you to join me July 7-8th for my Signature golf school in beautiful Carmel, California!

 

Comments

    1. Don,
      That’s a common issue. First you must recognize that heel or hozzle shots shank with irons and pull with woods! I would have to see your swing to know why this is happening for you. Either come see me or submit your swing for an online review. Call 239-236-5536 to inquire and sign up for either.

  1. Hi, Mr Clampett

    I am french, and i am à very little coach !
    First, i thank you for sharing that analyse of thé HUGE swing of ”teddy bear”.
    I think he is at the MAXIMUM of power he can produce.
    What is stupefy me it’s the total weight on his right leg with only à tiny support on the inside of the left foot.
    And my question is about his little mouvement of his left tigh leg and left hip,
    It seems like ‘a dance ?’
    And the second questions is about that produce with his spine, she seems à little twist too ?
    Is that you mean unorthodox ?
    Or only the arms position ?

    1. Roussel,
      Bonjours! Si tu veux, je peux t’ecrit en Francais, mais les autres ne peux pas nous comprendre. Alors, j’explique en Anglais. Jack has several unorthodox moves. His hips have a big rotation on the backswing, much different than what so many coaches teach with the “C” factor. I love how he uses the ground through the ball. He has tremendous upforce, much like Justin Thomas. He straightens his left leg so well through impact, which helps him deliver that great lag.

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