R.I.P. Mickey Wright #ThePerfectSwing Inspiration and Fascination
HuaHin, Thailand, Asian Tour School Final with CaddiePlayerBaig
Five days ago I was browsing our Twitters and bumped into the European Tour latest show: Who do you think has #ThePerfectSwing? Can the golf Swing Be Perfected? Control, Consistent, Stand Under Pressure, Solid Contact, Power, Engine, Talent, Nurture were the key words of the players/coaches interviewed.
Oliver Wilson, 16 years veteran on the European Tour: What is the perfect Swing and does it even exist ?
Coincidentlly after watching the 12 mins 47 secs show I discovered a Tweet from @uswomensopen "Happy Birthday to Mickey Wright the woman with the greatest swing!" and reTweet to Oliver Wilson: "#ThePerfectSwing, Mickey Wright is the one!".
I recall when I was an apprentice in Palm Springs California back in 1981 and heard about Mickey Wright having the best Swing ever. I have used her as a reference in my teaching ever since.
"As a matter of fact the year I was born in 1963, Wright holds the record for most wins in a single LPGA season, with 13."
I would not have imagined three days later, shortly after her 85 birthday on february 14th, Mickey would pass away. Now her PERFECT Swing stories, facts, videos are all over the Golf World.
- https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mickey_Wright -
To my believe/teaching, the benefit of #ThePerfectSwing is the ability to Reach Greens more consistently in Regulation and with it there is a direct corolation with the Score. This direct corolation can be calculated by CaddiePlayer software: #TheSwingScore. So there is a corolation between #TheSwingScore and #ThePerfectSwing.... When you reach all Greens in Regualtion your SwingScore will be 59.
Another interesting coincidence is that at the last DPWorld final, I met the people behind a new company #TheSwingIndex and found out Adam Scott was involved. Coincidently Adam won last week's Genesis Open with #TheSwingScore69. (CaddiePlayer chart below)
Adam led the field in Greens in Regulation at Riviera, hitting 72,2%.
Further 15th club analyst quote: High achievment in this statistic is a regular thing for Scott: in his last 12 PGA tour starts, Adam has ranked in the top-five Greens in Regulation seven times.
Throughout my golf career I have been fortunate to be able to watch, caddie, play, monitor and coach countless tour pros. Here are my top 10 PERFECT SWINGS:
- Tom Watson
- Gary Player
- Colin Montgomerie
- Severiano Ballesteros
- Moe Norman
- Mickey Wright
- Emiliano Grillo
- Adam Scott
- Richard Sterne
In conclusion the Swing is a great Inspiration and Fascination! Rest in Peace Mickey Wright.
More Key words to #ThePerfectSwing by the European Tour: Data analyse today can measure what is the perfect golf swing.... reaching the limits of the players.... understand forces.... center of gravity... repeat the trajectory I want.... Understanding the blue print... The one thing that matters the most is: RESULT.... > Find a Swing that can launch the ball a long way and straight... Top players long games matter the most.... Equipment technologies... Data anlaysis. First target is length, second is accuracy, third is consistency.... Optimize Performance... Become Like a ROBOT day in day out. Full show here > https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BBvclVCX2ro&t=8s