You may hate this swing analysis.
Be sure to watch the video if you can't spot the inefficiency here.
If you do, it's because we haven't done a good enough job of explaining a crucial concept to you:
The difference between an effective swing and an efficient (and safe) swing.
All PGA Tour players have effective swings, or they wouldn't be on the Tour. Simply put, their swings get the job done.
But that doesn't mean you should strive to swing like just anyone on Tour, especially Leishman.
All Tour pros have varying levels of inefficiencies in their swings, which means they
- Use more muscular effort than necessary to create Tour-caliber impact and speeds, and/or
- Have to practice more than necessary to ingrain compensations for their unnecessary movements.
Worse yet, many have biomechanically unsafe movements that increase their chances of injury.
(Leishman has both inefficient and unsafe movements.)
So, when I point out the flaws in these guys' swings, it's not because their swings don't work for them. (Heck, Leishman just won $1 million with his!)
It's because YOU will likely struggle—or even hurt yourself—if you try to implement their inefficient or unsafe movements.
So, at this point, you pretty much have 2 choices:
- Strive to swing effectively.
- Strive to swing safely, efficiently, AND effectively.
Since you're here, I'm hoping you've chosen #2 because that's what you get with the Rotary Swing Tour (RST) system.
Check out the video now because you'll likely relate to some of the inefficiencies in Marc's highly effective swing...
(Plus, you'll find out an unusual stat where Leishman's among the leaders.)
How You Can Avoid Leishman's Inefficiencies
This site has a TON of resources that show you exactly how to move safely and efficiently based on the latest scientific research.
Here are just a few you need to check out to start ingraining lasting improvement: