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Who Cares What Tour Pros Do?
Everyone wants to swing like their favorite golf touring pro, but should you? This video explains why that path might not be the wisest to go down.
Hey, guys. Chuck Quinton here, founder of Rotary Swing. I want to answer a question that I get asked all the time via email or even in the questions in the forum about this tour pro does this and this tour pro does this and so on, and Rotary Swing says do something different. I'm going to give you a really simple answer to this, then I'm going to explain it in just a moment, but my simple answer to that is, I couldn't care less how any tour pro swings a club, period.
Now, that may sound really strange for a second because as a golf professional and a former professional golfer myself, you would think that looking at the top-level players of the day is what you look at as a guide to how to swing the club, but that's exactly the problem with the golf industry in general because all we're doing is taking whoever's at the top today, which will be different tomorrow, and saying, "Well, Jordan Spieth swings like this, so we need to copy his moves, and Rory McIlroy swings like this. We need to copy his moves." They have nothing to do with each other. "Tiger Woods swings like this. Maybe we should copy him. XYZ player five years from now swings like this, he's the swing model."
How crazy and schizophrenic does that sound to change your golf swing every single time a new tour player comes out who's on top of the money list? That's insane. Absolutely berserk, and it's the dog getting wagged by his tail. We need to be the dog wagging the tail. The body is the centric motion of Rotary Swing that determines how you should swing a golf club, and that's all determined by your anatomy, biomechanics, and physics. That's how Rotary Swing works, and that's why almost every tour pro uses the fundamentals in some form or another more than any other swing method combined, but they all have their own variations of the swing because they have compensations in there that they're working from.
Jordan Spieth, how many guys do you see like this at impact? This isn't a very ideal move to be up on side of your left shoe. It's not powerful at all. Imagine trying to do a squat on the side of your foot. Doesn't make any sense. It's from a right-side push that he has in his swing that's a really bad habit, will eventually probably lead to some sort of fatigue or injury from chronic overuse and putting his body in an incorrect position.
Did you realize that over 80% of the tour pros on the planet will miss about eight to nine weeks of play because of a golf swing-related injury? Think about that for a second. Two months, no work, no pay because they've hurt themselves hitting a ball with a stick. Yup, I say that to sound kind of ridiculous because it really is. You should never, ever get hurt or feel pain swinging a golf club. This thing doesn't weigh very much. That ball definitely doesn't weigh very much, so why are you working so hard to hit this little ball that weighs an ounce and a half? If you're working hard, you're doing it wrong.
Rotary Swing doesn't look at every single tour pro because we already know that four out of these five guys is going to get injured. We don't want you to get injured. You should be able to play injury and pain-free golf for the rest of your life. In fact, you should be able to play 18 holes and feel like, "You know what? I feel pretty good. Didn't really work that hard. This Rotary Swing stuff really works, releasing the club with no power. Let's go play another 18," and have the energy to do so. If not, then you need to pay attention because you're doing something wrong.
At the end of the day, Rotary Swing doesn't care how XYZ tour player swing because that's the problem with the industry. You're just going to go chase one top player after another after another after another. They all come and go. Think about it. Bobby Jones, best player that was there. Who swings like Bobby Jones today? Zero. Jack Nicklaus, awesome golfer. One of the best of all time, probably the best of all time. Who swings like Jack Nicklaus today? Nobody. Ben Hogan, maybe one or two guys kind of swing like Ben Hogan.
You can't chase these random guys who hit enough balls to figure out a way to make it work with all the compensatory moves. The most efficient way is based on your how body is designed to move, and we're all built the same way, which means, yup, I'm going to say it, we should all swing the exact same way. Your bicep tendon attaches in the exact same place my bicep tendon attaches. You have the exact same set of muscles, the same bones, the same joints, and you can do these extremely simple moves that Rotary Swing's asking you to do. How hard is that?
My swing works because it's efficient. I can play all day because it's efficient. I'm working with how my body's designed to move. I'm not chasing some random tour pro who's going to be gone tomorrow. Tell me, apart from Tiger Woods, who is the tour pro that you still copy today? Ernie Els was awesome when I was in high school and college. Who copies Ernie Els' swing today? Nobody. Ben Hogan, all of these things come and go, but the one thing that would last and stand the test of time is fundamentals based on science, and that's what Rotary Swing's all about.
When you ask me who's the best Rotary Swing Tour guy out there or how come you don't copy Jordan Spieth's move here doing this? That's your answer. We don't care how they swing. We're teaching you how to swing the way that you were designed to swing, the way your body's engineered to move, and we're going to teach you how to do it the most powerful, safest, and efficient way, and that's what Rotary Swing Tour is all about.