Ho-Sung Choi: The most unusual swing on Tour

ANALYSIS BY ALASTAIR BROWN

Although Ho-Sung Choi’s swing is unique, it’s not completely unconventional – and his match ups are superb.

1

 

2

3

4

5

6

7

8

9

10

11

12

He starts with a closed stance to the right (2) and this allows him to really open up the body and pick the club straight up along his target line. The clubhead stays closed on the backswing (4). On the downswing (6) he can now re-route the club a little bit like Matt Wolff and attack the ball from the inside. (7) He squats and really grips into the ground getting his lower body opened up very early, which helps him prepare to be very explosive.

(8) His chest hands and arms then really catch up mid downswing. The high speed of the arms is exactly what is needed and amateurs should try and emulate this. (9) Through impact he has a full extension of the arms due to how well he continues rotating. (10) His unique pirouette finish is a result of how much ground force he creates as he is literally jumping off the ground. (11) He finishes rotated well left of his target and on one leg, which to many would look like he is out of control but this signature move is so well practiced he can repeat it time and time again. It emulates similarities to many of the world long drive competitors.

Spread the love