If you are new to golf, you’ve probably never heard of David Duval. But for me, he’s the #1 or #2 golfer of all-time in the 90s.
For whatever reason that David Duval has not been winning again, let’s take a look at his swing from Doral in 1997 to see what made him “tick”.
One thing I really like about David Duval is the way he finishes his swing with his back straight. This is really good for painless-back golf.
On the takeaway, David Duval looks pretty good.
At top of his swing, David is in perfect plane.
Between his backswing and downswing, you can clearly tell that David is really transferring his weight back to the left.
Also notice that his head is actually turning towards the target at impact. David Duval is the only other professional golfer I know who lets his head move freely during impact other than Annika Sorenstam.
I believe this head move can actually help the golfer hit the ball better if done right. But if you simply move your head at impact, it will probably make you chop the ball more times than not. To do it right, try following the golf ball as it takes off.
Watch David Duval’s wonderful wind-up finish. He’s almost wind-up too much but you get the idea here.
Hopefully David Duval does recover from his long-term winning draught. I have seen signs of him playing better lately at the British Open where he finishes Top 10 for the first 2 days. Time will tell whether David Duval is able to come back to competitive golf or not but he’s still a British Open champ.
David Duval Links
Here’s David Duval’s Swing from Doral Open in 97: