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Mark Wilson Golf Swing Analysis


Robert Cotter of Instant Golfby Robert Cotter (About the Author)
Professional Golf Ball Engineer
Director of Golf Swing Instruction, Instant Golf®

As I write this, PGA Tour player Mark Wilson is on the course at the Sony Open in Honolulu looking to add a second Sony trophy to his mantle. His past victory at the Waialae Country Club marked his 3rd of 5 PGA Tour victories in his excellent pro career.

Mark Wilson golferThe 40 year old Wisconsin native turned pro in 1996 and has won a stunning 14.3 million dollars on Tour. Until his 4th and 5th victories, he was the type of player that flew under the radar and was hardly a household name in the sport. But his peers on Tour were well aware of his talent and grit.

At 5'8" and 145 lbs, Wilson doesn't make his living busting 300+ yard drives and hitting into the greens with pitching wedges like Bubba Watson and the other long guns. Even so, Mark averaged a very respectable 280 yards driving average in 2014 and has gained a few yards in 2015.

Where he excels is in the accuracy or "precision" numbers. Mark is typically top 25 in driving accuracy, and top 25 in greens hit in regulation (he hits 76% of the greens from the fairway). And in 2015, he already has 2 top ten finishes.

When watching Mark Wilson hit balls, it is immediately apparent he has a powerful, "body powered" swing. It's interesting that players that are smaller in stature tend to gravitate to this type of swing [legendary Ben Hogan and Jonathon Bird (another 5 time winner) immediately come to mind].

Yet this type of swing is great for golfers of all sizes. 6'4" Nick Faldo won six Majors with this style.

I also prefer this type of swing as it maximizes golf ball compression at impact by reducing what I call "slop" in the swing. This in turn results in maximum ball speed (ala more distance) and spin control.

Body swingers supply the power in the swing through the rotation of the core (chest, trunk, thighs). The body is essentially the engine of the swing, and the arms and hands are along for the ride!

And here's some great news...

Virtually every golfer, including yourself, is a body swinger to some degree with your current motion! You are just not performing the move as efficiently as Mark and his peers. In your swing, things are simply out of alignment, sequence, and position, which causes slop in the motion.

This results in a myriad of issues including lack of distance, slices, hooks, topped shots, shanks, etc... All the frustrations that leave you with up and down rounds, and a stagnant golf handicap.

So to have an efficient swing, one must first start out in a solid, balanced set-up position where the weight is evenly distributed between the entire platforms of the feet. The feet, knees, hips, and shoulders are on a line parallel to the target line.

Wilson does this beautifully and it is a first indication of why he has a powerful, "slop free" golf swing.

Let's look at his Golf Swing...

On the left (1st image below), Mark is at the top of the backswing and everything looks great.

But the next 2 images start to tell the story of why he is so powerful and accurate.

Mark Wilson golf swingMark Wilson down swing

Can you see it? Look at the bend in that driver shaft. It almost looks surreal!

Mark has applied pressure to the grip at the start of the downswing. He is in complete control of that club. We call this "Loading the Shaft". And that baby is loaded as you can see below:

loaded golf club shaftgolf swing impact

Mark delivers that "load" into the ball at impact as well as anyone. There is no slop in that swing. This accounts for his accuracy with the driver as well as the irons. And that 280 yard driving average is nothing to sneeze at, especially given his size relative to his PGA peers.

Now I couldn't do this early on...

Early on in my career, I had fairly low swing and ball speed for my size (over 6'). I just couldn't bend or load the shaft like the better players. That translated into a loss of distance that didn't go unnoticed (or "un-teased") by my playing partners.

It would be a few years later while designing and testing golf balls for an industry leader that I made an important discovery on the testing grounds.

Working side by side with many top PGA pros (as they tested new ball designs) afforded me a close-up view of golf balls being launched deep down the fairways from seemingly effortless swings.

In one of these sessions, I made a discovery that I would later coin the "The Key To A Repeating Golf Swing" and it completely changed my game.

Most importantly, The Key automatically loaded my golf club shaft at the top of the swing, so I could deliver all that energy back through the ball at impact. It was an awesome feeling, and the sound of impact finally mimicked the players on TV (that snap and fizz of a crisply struck ball).

You see, to get the club from the top of the back swing down to impact, there are a few things that must happen in a fraction of a second, and they are not intuitive.

Hence, the down swing is a totally Different Animal than the back swing!

power golf swingThe forces created are tremendous, even for the senior or slower swing speed player. Different muscles are engaged and dynamic balance must be maintained by calling on specific parts of the body. And it all takes place in less than 1/3 second!

From his solid position at the top (image to the right), Mark (and You) can initiate the down swing with The Key To A Repeating Golf Swing and ride the motion right to his finish position.

Mark and all great players, past and present, male and female, are performing The Key whether they are consciously aware of it or not.

When The Key is performed correctly, the down swing will be on auto pilot. You will be held captive by your own great swing.

Impact sounds like a gunshot (especially off the driver) and the golf ball is compressed as efficiently as possible. You will use all of your available swing speed with no power leaks or slop, just like Mark.


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In all my years of playing golf, I have concluded that a golfer can not break 80 without a repeating golf swing. It does not have to be perfect, but it must be reproducible. When a repeating swing takes form, a whole new level of satisfaction results as the golfer is now able to play the game the way it was intended.

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Took my scores from the 110's to the 70's after struggling for years
with inconsistent ball striking and a stagnant handicap.

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