“Notice how well Camilo sets the club at the top.”
“Great rotation. Look at how he hits against his left side.
The club continues down the line.”
“Nice finish. Nice veins.”
OK, I’m being facetious. Am I the only one who questions swing analysis on the golf telecasts? Please tell me I’m not.
My absolute favorite. PGA Tour player has just hit his tee shot a mile right. Then we hear: “Let’s take a look at that swing.” Then, “He’s in good position right here, everything looks good, but on the downswing—you can see it right here!—he blah, blah, blah (fill in the blank) and the ball just goes straight right.”
Funny how they always spot the swing flaw that made the shot go right after they first saw the shot go right. Granted, it might be fairly obvious at times. But when a tour-caliber player swings a golf club at 110-plus miles per hour and has basically the same tempo, swing plane and balance on each swing, how can someone pinpoint the exact flaw in an instant, on-the-spot analysis?
I make an exception for Peter Kostis. His swing analyses have me totally hypnotized. He just sounds believable.
−The Armchair Golfer