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Camilo Villegas Shoots 63 and Leads Buick Invitational 2009!

Thursday, February 5th, 2009

Wow, Camilo Villegas is on fire early this year and shoots 63 to lead the Buick Invitational on the first day.

Other notable names include Nick Watney, who I’ve played in junior golf with.  (Best of luck Nick, it’s time to win one!)

Well, we will see how the rest of the weekend goes but I think Camilo has a good chance of winning, due to the fact that he has been on a winning-run and not afraid of big name players.  (Isn’t he a big name player too now?)

I will have to place my bets on the young ones Camilo, Nick, and Rick.

Rick Barnes is also around, (whom I’ve also played junior golf with) great to see him playing good at -3.

And where’s Tiger?  I hope he comes back soon to the golf world. :)

Kenny Perry Iron Swing Analysis

Monday, June 30th, 2008

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:

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