May 18

Who Had the Best Golf Swing Ever?

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Today we’re going to start a debate: who had the best golf swing ever?

No, not everything on GLG is going to be serious.  I’ve done a metric shitton of that already.  Don’t worry; that can be converted to standard, just like meters can be converted to yards.

Sometimes, it’s nice to let your hair down.  Anyway, on to the debate: who had the best golf swing ever!

The contestants:

Payne Stewart:

So much grace.  So fluid.  He made it look easy…

Tiger Woods, circa 2000:

So much power!  Lean and mean.

Fred Couples:

Keep in mind that this was when he was 49, about to turn 50 years old…

Hideki Matsuyama:

Sorry about the music, but the swing still looks good, right?

Arnold Palmer:

One simply cannot have a “best of” list and not include The King.  Look at that unadulterated power…

Moe Norman:

Say what you will, but if Tiger Woods says Moe Norman is one of the best ball-strikers (he “owned it”, and it was “frightening” how straight he hit it) ever… one needs to pay attention.

So here’s GLG’s Winner of the Best Golf Swing Ever:

Fred Couples!!!

Seriously, though, I wouldn’t be upset if I had any of these guys’ swings.  But there’s something about Freddie’s laid-back-yet-crushing golf swing that’s always fascinated me.

Let’s hear from the winner:

Thanks goes out to Golf Digest for the assist.  This is pretty powerful advice (see what I did there?), something I want those I talk with to integrate into their swings.

You just won’t be able to generate any real clubhead speed by allowing the hands to be passive through impact.  And, as Freddie says in the video, you’re going to get a lot of shots leaking out towards the push/slice part of the fairway.

Let’s hear it- do you agree, or disagree?  Do you have another choice?  Let’s hear it!

About the author 

Justin Blair

Justin Blair is the founder of Green Lantern Golf. When he isn't bringing his 10+ years of excellent craftsmanship experience to golf club fitting, building, and repair, he's geeking out about Star Wars (he's watched them all about 8,437 times!) and things like the MCU and LOTR, he's drinking mead and craft brews. If you wanna know more, check out my About Page!

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