Tommy Armour III Iron Swing Analysis
Tommy Armour III is actually the grandson of the great Tommy Armour who has won 3 major championships.
Although Tommy Armour III has not been as successful as his grandfather, I highly suggest you to read his grandfather’s book, A Round of Golf with Tommy Armour. The book teaches you countless great course strategy and let’s you score the game instead of focusing on swing mechanics. (It’s one of the best golf course strategy books out there that no one knows about, if not the best)
Now let’s look at Tommy Armous III’s simple and compact swing. Tommy does swing pretty quickly but don’t let that fool you, he’s actually “accelerating” through the ball better than most other tour pros.
At takeaway, Tommy likes to go with the traditional red plane. We will see that he returns to the red plane near the backswing though.
At top of his swing, Tommy is pretty much on-plane with the red plane. Also notice that his clubface is “parallel” to the red plane. (You have to imagine the red plane extends forever to the front and back of a golfer pleeez)
What I like about Tommy’s action is that he keeps his backswing pretty short but accelerates through the ball very nicely.
On the way down, Tommy get slightly inside to hit the ball inside-out.
Oh boy, with Tommy’s super fast downswing, he’s still in perfect position at impact. Look at how straight his arms, hands, and club are, almost matching the red plane.
Tommy may not have won as many tournaments as his grandfather, but expect him to win a major real soon.
Here’s Tommy Armour III’s iron shot in action: