With British Open coming up, players like Padraig Harrington will be at advantage as they get to play the course more often than American players.
Let’s look at Padraig’s swing and see his strengths and weaknesses.
I like how Padraig takes his club away from the ball. He turns everything together nicely.
At the top, Padraig looks real good, starting his lower body as his backswing is finished.
At half-way down, Padraig looks pretty good, maybe a little too much lag than necessary. (That might be why he hit this ball slightly to the right)
Too much lag can cause the golfer to release too late (or release not at all), causing the ball to fly well right of intended target).
At impact, Padraig hangs back a little too much but looks pretty good other than that.
After impact, Padraig loses control of his left foot, this could really be improved to help his stability and balance.
Overall, Padraig has a really good swing except some minor stuff he might want to concentrate on.
Here’s Padraig Harrington’s Driver swing in Slow-motion: