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Forum Name: Rotary Hitter
Forum Discription: Discussion of the Rotary Hitter fundamentals
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Topic: Luke Donald
Posted By: Swing_King
Subject: Luke Donald
Date Posted: 18 January 2008 at 4:27am
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HrpTb_looYM - Rotary Hitter??

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Posted By: rayvil01
Date Posted: 18 January 2008 at 5:34am
SK,
  We had a thread last summer where someone asked Chuck who was closest to his Rotary SWINGER swing on tour.  CQ said Luke Donald and ran a whole side-by-side pic comparison.  Looking at this vid of Luke, his shoulders at impact are pretty open to the target line, which is more Rotary SWINGER than HITTER.  But, then he really releases the club by waist high on the follow through, which is more HITTER than SWINGER. 

  That's my read, at least...elements of both.  Hmmmn, may have to call that a Rotary MONEY MAKER swing! 

  One interesting thing at address is his ball position.  Looks like it's just inside the hosel. 


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Posted By: Chuck Quinton
Date Posted: 18 January 2008 at 5:43am
Yes, he has bits of both. He has a Hitter release with the hands, but tends to get his shoulders a little open, which as Ray said, is a Swinger move. Not every Hitter has square shoulders if they are aggressive rotators. Tiger is the guy on Tour who has the perfect Hitter impact position and keeps his shoulders the most square at impact, most others tend to get a little open.

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Posted By: Swing_King
Date Posted: 18 January 2008 at 7:58am
Thanks guys. I#ve not really been keeping up on the hitter stuff. Trying to focus on one thing, but as I've not been able to play or swing lately I'm on youtube a lot!
 
It was Lukes release that reminded me of a hitter motion. I didn't realise the hitter was squarer at impact.
 
I'll go read more about the RH swing later.
 
Oh, Chuck, I'm still not able to get into the vault and I'm dieing to watch some vids!


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History teaches us that men and nations behave wisely once they have exhausted all other alternatives.
- Abba Eban


Posted By: gwlee7
Date Posted: 18 January 2008 at 8:48am
SW,
 
Are you using your e-mail address as your log in?  That's the one that gets you into the vault.  Not your forum user name.


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Posted By: Swing_King
Date Posted: 18 January 2008 at 9:15am
yes, Greg, i know that. I only let my vault membership lapse over Christmas due to the squeeze so well aware of the routine.

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History teaches us that men and nations behave wisely once they have exhausted all other alternatives.
- Abba Eban


Posted By: gwlee7
Date Posted: 18 January 2008 at 9:35am
Ok.  I'm sure it'll get fixed soon.

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Posted By: bhenry86
Date Posted: 24 January 2008 at 4:30am
Luke Donald also tends to have a "closed" clubface at the top -- a Rotary Swinger position.  He even joked about that clubface position on a 30 minute Golf Channel show about him.  He even said his college coach would come to his house, go to the trophies on his shelf, and rotate the club in the hands of the golfer on the top of the trophy so it was in a "shut" position.

Chuck, how does Luke make it work so well with a mix of RS (closed clubface at the top, open shoulders at impact) and RH fundamentals (full right hand release)?  I would think that he would be at risk of having have the worst possible "miss" pattern under pressure -- left-to-left.

Is his success just world class athleticism combined with hours and hours of practice?  Or does one set of fundamentals dominate the other? 


Posted By: Chuck Quinton
Date Posted: 24 January 2008 at 8:52am
bhenry, luke rotates his shoulders through impact and gets more open than, say, Tiger. He doesn't release his hands until long after the ball is gone where as Tiger is aggressively rotating more throughout the hitting area.

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Posted By: jpprietobaez
Date Posted: 24 January 2008 at 10:39am
Originally posted by Swing_King Swing_King wrote:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HrpTb_looYM - Rotary Hitter??


More like Rotary Beauty!


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Posted By: hayes959
Date Posted: 24 January 2008 at 10:58am
Do any of the Rotary Hitters here ever fool around with rotating the forearms fully open late into the backswing?  Full rotation would be 90* from your address position.   Grip a club and rotate your forearms so that the front hand is facing the ground and the rear hand is facing the sky.  Roll them over to the address position again where the palms face each other.  Imagine that much release into impact!!!  WhooWeee. 
 
Top of the backswing the club goes way off the target line to the rear.   


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Date Posted: 27 June 2011 at 12:36am
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