Phil mickelson fired his swing coach in the classiest way. Mickelson explains why hes using two drivers at the memorial. In the phil mickelson golf swing analysis video below, ill show you how phil releases his club and smashes the ball. Com equipment insider jonathan wall discusses a handful of gear topics, including the phil mickelsons new driver, superstrokes club grips and do. Mar 21, 2017 phil mickelson driver secretsdownswing. One of the things that ive done to pick up speed is to add my legs to the swing. Phil mickelsons driver secrets instruction golf digest. Mickelsons iron distances brian manzella golf academy.
This is a problem in phils swing with the driver as he can be hit and miss. Over the years, theyve tried to make mickelson s driver swing shorter and wider, which he does well on shortiron approaches. He led the field in driving distance at the desert classic, was leading in. February 09, 2019 geoff shackelford im less interested in phil mickelsons offseason speed bump from a distance regulation perspective and more from a mentality boost he says this gives him. But phil mickelson seems to be intent on doing things the right way. With the shorter shaft my swing for some reason is inside to out. In 2006, phil mickelson famously used two drivers one to hit a draw and one to hit a fade at the bellsouth classic, where he won by shots, and a week later at the masters, where he won. But i think a lot of the time people like to watch his golf. Phil mickelson is extremely focused on improving his game and. As a longtime phil fan, i was happy to see him pick up his 44th pga tour win and fifth victory at pebble beach. Phils other big change this year has been his recent switch to callaways new rogue driver, which mickelson cites for its bigger sweet spot, and which, he believes, has been adjusted to a more optimal swing weight for him. Phil mickelson wants to be just average off the tee, but.
Jan 18, 2018 phils other big change this year has been his recent switch to callaways new rogue driver, which mickelson cites for its bigger sweet spot, and which, he believes, has been adjusted to a more optimal swing weight for him. Phil mickelson, the man father time simply cant thwart, hit a new level this year. Phil mickleson swing, pro golfer sequence video by pete. Mickelson, to his credit, understood that he had to leave his teammate alone, keep things loose, and hope brady somehow found his swing. Many golfers attach lead tape to their clubs to alter the balls trajectory, to help cure a swing defect or to adjust the clubs feel. Golf digest phil mickelson driver distance tip facebook.
But that long swing, even with the driver, is an asset. Desired launch angle, spin rates change based on driver speed. Its the 18th tee on saturday afternoon, and phil has two choices. Despite his age, phil mickelson has gained driving distance over the past two years. The 48year old sat fifth this season for driving distance on the pga tour. Phil mickelson on why hes still chasing the distance. Were phil to supplement his swing speed reps with doing more to. At age 44, mickelson still swings with a reckless freedom that oozes confidence. Expert opinion isnt unanimous on lead tapes benefits, but some pga tour pros phil mickelson, for example have used lead tape on their clubs. However, it is still an amazing leap at age 48 and back to using last years rogue driver some of the improvement is health related, as steve dimeglio writes he hit the gym to build up his strength and explosiveness, especially. Note he swaps between his weak threewood and 2iron depending on the course and conditions. Phil mickelson explains his swing key that helped his swing speed jump in 2019. Yeah, i think phils was 45, whereas tigers is probably 48 degrees or so, which would probably put his 9 iron at 44 or 46 degrees. How to hit up on your driver for more distance golf channel.
Pelz had the opportunity to work with mickelson on his wedge game, and he suggests working on shots between 20 and yards away to finetune. Phil mickelson reveals his key to more distance, then rips. The drive of multiple major champion phil mickelson, captured at the barclays 2012, is analyzed by fourtime pga tour winner and emmywinning broadcaster billy kratzert. Im getting ready for camp but you can pull out a big thing for us is going to be speed and id like to talk about full swing too much because its so personally was already moving from one of the things that ive been trying to do to pick up sweetest add my legs into it ive always been passive with my. Ranking the tigerphil 12 finishes tiger woods and phil mickelson have shared the pga tour stage for nearly a quarter of a century, and to say they are.
My favorite quip came from mickelson at the par4 10th hole. Faceoff aborted widen the arc of your wave stroke to add 25 yards to secrets to flammer golf training aid. Notice how the clubhead has travelled a short distance relative to the amount. Phil mickelsons incredible swing speed gain in 201819.
Jack nicklaus commented on wednesday that phil mickelson wasis the longest hitter hed ever seen, especially with his irons. Phil mickelson gave up some new information this week about his game in recent months and about how he views the masters. At 48, phil mickelsons driver swing speed rises 6 mph. Phil mickelson finished eighth in the field in driving distance this week at pebble beach. Phil mickelson golf swing in slow motion video dailymotion. Its time to recognize the moves that has enabled the hall of. Phil mickelson takes a swing at science scientists are studying the brains and bodies of golfers to determine why amateurs arent on par with the pros. Its phil mickelson, so you dont have to think too hard about what he chose. How phil mickelson gained 6 mph by optimizing how he uses the.
Phil mickelson touts need for speed in golf for 2020 morning read. That combination keeps the ball in the air longer, increasing carry and overall distance. At 48, phil mickelsons driver swing speed rises 6 mph overnight. If you want to win on tour these days, that combination makes it a much harder task. Jan 19, 20 notice phil s massive wrist roll does not happen in the impact zone as with his driver. That year, he ranked 89th in driving distance, at 293. Take an analytic, framebyframe look at phil mickelson s driver swing. How releasing like phil will increase your consistency and distance. Throughout phil mickelsons 28 years as a pro, swing gurus, stats nerds and armchair psychologists have all taken stabs at the reasons for his brilliance. Painfree phil mickelson regains clubhead speed, is ready. Feb 12, 2019 at 48, most people would expect mickelson to be slowing down, but that certainly isnt the case with lefty, and one element of the 44time pga tour winners game that is even picking up is his numbers with the driver. Phil mickelson on why hes still chasing the distance pro golf now.
Mar 21, 2014 phil mickelson and butch have worked together since 2007. Lead tape wont completely cure a bad golf swing, but it may help smooth out a rough spot. After a careerlong quest to make his technique more efficient and reliable, phil has emerged with a swing that average golfers should admire. If he isnt satisfied with the current xforged or apex lineup but has his old 20 xforged irons in the bag one can only assume some tweaks will be made to the current iron lineup with his influence.
Jun 26, 2019 throughout phil mickelson s 28 years as a pro, swing gurus, stats nerds and armchair psychologists have all taken stabs at the reasons for his brilliance. In fact, testing shows an inch of extra shaft length equals roughly 10 yards in distance. His driver swing is eyecatching and fun to watch, with athleticism from start to finish and amazing tempo and rhythm. Phil mickelson is back playing his best golf and some of that may be down to a huge increase in his swing speed lefty has been driving it a long. As phil rotates through his hips are extending toward the. This move is one that you see in some of the longest hitters on the pga tour from vijay, to phil to freddy. Phil mickelson and butch have worked together since 2007. Heres how mickelson gained driving distance despite his age. How to attach lead tape to a golf club driver golfweek. At 48 years old, phil mickelson picks up another 6 mph of swing. Jul 02, 2015 his driver swing is eyecatching and fun to watch, with athleticism from start to finish and amazing tempo and rhythm. With the standard length shaft my swing was outside in. There are more than a few ways to hit a fade and a draw. Brady hit his putt to somewhere around 6 or 7 feet on the first hole of alternate shot, and tiger who had his.
Phil mickelson is a swinger if this is your first visit, be sure to check out the faq by clicking the link above. How phil mickelson added club head speed and you can too. Anyway, i wanted to write today to talk about phil mickelson. Jaime diaz shows the boost in confidence phil mickelson seems to be getting from the increase in driver distance and how equipment adjustments in the past have led to wins for lefty. F rom the comfort of your sofa or if youre lucky, alongside the ropes each major championship gives you a chance to see the biggest hitters in the world unsheathe their drivers and swing away go ahead, admire the distance that dustin johnson, justin thomas and bubba watson generate, knowing that the drivers they are using probably would not work nearly as well for you.
May 22, 2020 phil mickelsons golf equipment through the years. This golf instruction video teaches you why its such an important swing drill to master and how it will add speed to your golf swing. While his name was regularly found in the top ten earlier in his career, phil still has plenty of power to take on the biggest courses on the tour. Im less interested in phil mickelsons offseason speed bump from a distance regulation perspective and more from a mentality boost he says this gives him. Phil has ranked almost dead last in strokes gained off the tee in those years with a combination of shorter driving distance and accuracy issues. School of golfs martin hall puts some of his favorite mechanisms into play to show sara brown how to hit up on the golf ball with her driver. Oct 08, 2019 this week were looking at phil mickelsons insane shot from a bush at this past weeks shriners hospitals for children open. Plus hes a known tinkerer, he plays some strange setups and usually changes at least something every couple weeks. Mickelson also led the field in driving distance at the recent desert classic where he was hitting it noticeably further than his playing partners.
To hit a fade, he moves his ball slightly forward in his stance. News broke earlier this week that mickelson and butch harmon, another of. For the 2014 pga tour season, mickelson has posted an average swing speed of 115. Hall of fame golfer and major champion phil mickelson discusses how he will focus on improving his driving this offseason in preparation for the 2017 pga tour season. And add amazing distance to every drive and cut your handicap by up to twelve. The longer guys with more speed, the stronger guys, would swing that.
So when phil started posting swing speeds of 122mph and ball speeds upwards of 185mph, peoples heads turned. Phil mickelson has always been a tinkerer with his gear, occasionally playing with two or no drivers and normally carrying a lob wedge of 64. Mickelson is a legendary equipment junkie, and hope always springs eternal at the outset of the careerbuilder challenge. It is strange considering phil won pebble with the apex mb short irons in the bag. Jul 16, 2019 lose the right hand for more club head speed in the golf swing. Phil hopes breakthrough means average driving swingu. Despite admitting that he hadnt had the opportunity to read the document a. Sep 23, 2016 phil mickelson encouraged after second round of tour championship. After years of gradually declining swing speeds, the 48yearolds distance jumped to start the 2019 season. Tiger, tom, peyton and phil remind us what golf is really. Hone your short game when practicing, know the precise distance between your targets so you can discover how much distance you get from your swing, dave pelz writes for. As has been widely reported, at 48 years old, phils club head speed had recently jumped up 6 mph. Extension of the lead leg helps drive the the body away from the ball. At age 44, mickelson still swings with a reckless freedom that exudes confidence.
Phil mickleson swing, pro golfer sequence video by pete styles. Mickelsons swing speed with his driver in 2019 has left many dumbfounded. It may be hard to believe but phil currently sits at 21st in total driving distance on the pga tour with an average drive of 307. But this year he finds himself in the top 25 in driving distance and improved dramatically in the. For those of you who missed it, let me set the stage. Jun 06, 2010 jack nicklaus commented on wednesday that phil mickelson wasis the longest hitter hed ever seen, especially with his irons. Phil mickelson encouraged after second round of tour. The less you try to emulate him the better driver youll be.
Learn to swing like phil mickelson and other top golf pros. How phil mickelson gained 6 mph by optimizing how he uses the ground. Over the years, theyve tried to make mickelsons driver swing shorter and wider, which he does well on shortiron approaches. As he nears 50, phil mickelson retools his game to focus on ball speed, clubhead speed and the distance required to win on the pga tour. There are times when ive known i have to hit a 6 iron 215 yards, and sometimes its the right club for 160 yard shot. He led the field in driving distance at the desert classic, was. At 48, most people would expect mickelson to be slowing down, but that certainly isnt the case with lefty, and one element of the 44time pga tour winners game that is even picking up is his numbers with the driver. I trained like phil mickelson and gained 9mph ball speed. One of the areas that tpi identified to pick up distance is to feel that. Phil mickelson reveals his key to more distance, then rips 340yard. Phil mickelson encouraged after second round of tour championship. Phil mickleson swing, pro golfer sequence video by pete styles phil mickelson has to be the worlds most famous left handed golfer and certainly a real firm fans favorite. Mickelson has studied his numbers with the driver and says that in 19931994, he was 25th in driving distance with an average of 269 yards. A closer look at tiger and phil before sundays charity match.
Oct 18, 2016 hall of fame golfer and major champion phil mickelson discusses how he will focus on improving his driving this offseason in preparation for the 2017 pga tour season. On the other side of the spectrum, fastswinging golfers would rob themselves of distance if they. Phil said, i like what were doing, but i think im giving up some distance. At 48, phil picks up another 6 mph of swing speed golf channel. He said in 2003, he was still 25th with an average of. At the age of 48 phil mickelson is more than twice the age of pga tour rookie cameron champ, and yet lefty is still out there absolutely bombing the ball this year.
Typically in this segment, the first piece of advice is to be sure to practice the shot on the range before you take it to the course, but in this instance, practicing this shot is nearly impossible. Why you need a roll release rather than a flip at impact, and. Jul 02, 2018 while a few other variables can come into play, such as attack angle, most golfers who swing slowly need to launch the ball higher and generate more spin. Today, i like to show you how phil mickelson hits his draw or fade.1588 1119 27 966 945 1390 566 619 44 303 481 852 34 200 1320 562 539 1320 901 207 740 1500 1333 540 1449 166 1235 1268 1530 840 850 1087 96 1211 702 1416 110 1255 784 288 133 612 1211 1139 902 239 565 258 1488