Yey, Kenny Perry wins this week’s Buick Open. Although not an avid fan of Kenny Perry, he certainly has proven himself by winning twice this year and also coming up runner-up once.
So, why is Kenny winning at 48 years old while all the youngsters in the 20s are struggling?
Well, golf is a game of smart thinking more than it’s about power and accuracy.
Kenny Perry does not have a perfect swing by any means but he does very consistent with his swing, mostly controlled by arms and hands.
At top of Kenny’s swing, you can note that his left shoulder comes over his right leg.
On the downswing, Kenny keeps his lower body quiet while letting the hands and arms do most of the work.
At impact, you can see clearly that Kenny really “swings” the club rather than hit the ball.
After impact, notice how Kenny’s right foot is implanted on the ground. Kenny really tries to swing nice and smooth, which is what is required for a hands and arms swing.
If Kenny swung any harder, all his balls would hook or go left.
What to learn from Kenny’s iron swing?
You need to note that in order to be accurate with your irons, you need to let the club do most of the work for you. Of course, you can give the ball a real smack in the back but you probably won’t be consisten that way.
Here’s Kenny Perry’s iron swing in action: