Jason Day Golf Swing Analysis

Jason Day’s Key to Success Can Work for You

by Robert Cotter, Instant Golf®

As I write this, the 2015 Presidents Cup event is concluding with the Sunday head-to-head singles matches.

Leading the charge for the International Team is Aussie Phenom Jason Day, the #2 golfer in the world. Jason’s breakout 2015 season was nothing short of spectacular with 5 wins including his first major tournament title, the PGA Championship. Only Jordan Spieth’s 5 wins with 2 majors kept Day from winning the PGA Player of the Year award.

Jason Day is fast becoming a “swing model” on Tour. He has a powerful, ballistic golf swing that enables him to hit the ball a long way off the tee. His iron accuracy is also excellent. In fact, he was ranked 7th out of 195 golfers on the PGA Tour in GIR (greens in regulation) in 2015.

So does Jason get his power by making a huge back swing like Bubba Watson, John Daly, or the late, great Bobby Jones (image right)?

Nope, and it’s a big key to his power and consistency.

You see, Jason (and his swing) do a great job at using today’s sophisticated club technology which we all have, even if your clubs are a few years old or less expensive. Compared to the past, we now have more responsive “tuned” club shafts, perimeter weighted irons, low back weighted drivers, and incredibly advanced golf balls.

Take a look at Jason’s back swing below and how he positions his driver:

Jason Day Golf Swing

You can see that his club shaft falls well short of parallel at the top of his swing. Compare that to the image of Jones above (or Daly, Bubba, Phil, etc…).

He is poised at the top of the swing and ready to transition smoothly but powerfully into the down swing.
The short of parallel position with the shaft is precise and free of slop or looseness. But look at the full shoulder turn… they are turned a full 90 degrees! He is loaded up and ready to fire.

Despite the short of parallel shaft condition, the club head still is a long way from the ball, so there is plenty of time to reach max club head speed through impact. And with today’s lighter shafts and spring loaded driver faces, Jason is able to whip the club through impact with tremendous speed and crush the ball.

Now at first glance you may think this back swing position would produce short drives. Think again, because Jason averaged 314 yards off the tee in 2015 which is 3rd out of 195 golfers!

This new, simple back swing position is also Great for Seniors
and golfers with back swing restriction due to physical limitations.

You see, the arms are designed to do most of their work below the shoulder level. Excessive lifting above the shoulder plane stresses the shoulder and can cause injury. Baseball pitchers commonly suffer rotator cuff injuries, as do golfers.

When the golfer learns to stop over rotating the shoulders and over extending the arms in the back swing, he or she has taken the first step to a more compact, powerful golf swing.

So are great shots as simple as taking a more compact back swing?”

Absolutely not, because maximum ball speed (your goal) is achieved in the down swing. Remember, a long, loose back swing contributes greatly to poor contact and inconsistency. But you still have to learn to center the face at impact on the inside back of the ball, time and time again.  Hence…

The Down Swing has its own set of requirements!

Get them right and all systems are on go for a simple yet powerful return to the back of that ball at impact… and an explosion at impact!

How do Jason and his peers navigate the down swing and become so efficient, repeating their swings like swiss watches and posting incredibly low scores? It was a puzzle to me for years as I struggled with inconsistency and a stagnant handicap index.

One day I was working with some PGA Tour players who were testing new ball designs and I noticed something subtle but distinct about all of their down swings. It was my Aha moment!

This discovery quickly led to a theory, some testing, and bang, the proof in my own game. It was the final piece of the puzzle. I called it “The Key To A Repeating Golf Swing”.

I became consistent across all clubs, drive to wedge. My swing, particularly the down swing, was now on “autopilot” and I was reaping the rewards. In fact, my discovery of The Key allowed me to take my scores to the 70’s. I was reborn as a “player” (not just a golfer) and my playing partners couldn’t believe the transformation.

Since that day on the test range, I have had the privilege of teaching The Key to over 10,000 golfers in 60+ countries, both in person and via the internet. The testimonials have been astounding and it gives me great pleasure to share my experience with eager, serious golfers.

“The Key To A Repeating Golf Swing” combined with my bonus Personal Golf Ball Recommendations for various golfer types are a winning combination for any golfer (novice or highly skilled).

You’ll find this unique Ball Rec Bonus eye opening, I guarantee it. And when the Right Golf Ball for you is combined with “The Key To A Repeating Golf Swing” technique, maximum golf ball compression occurs at impact.

This translates into more distance and accuracy, lower scores, and more enjoyment. To get started now, simply go here.