As the US Masters gets ever closer and this week see’s the start of the Houston Open Kevin Stadler makes a great start to lead the field after round 1 in Houston. Kevin is built similar to his father Craig but two very different swings. Kevin swings the club in quite an upright fashion and gets the club into quite an open position at the top of the backswing. This allows him to swing the club further that Craig as his arms swing less across his chest. You will see his swung speed at around about the tour average at 112mph. Craig’s swing also seen below is a flat action his arms more across his body therefore shortening his action.
So even with some of the same genes we end up with totally different swings that work. The similarity that we see in both actions is the impact position and that is mainly what the golf ball relies on. Just goes to show there is more than one way of skinning a cat.