By Alex Myers
It’s easy to find videos of unusual and awful golf swings out there. Heck, have you actually tried watching your own swing? It’s probably not pretty. But rare is the hideous swing that actually works. Enter this lady who played in the Web.com Tour’s Albertson Boise Open pro-am on Wednesday.
We don’t know her name, but we know she has one of the most unorthodox golf swings we’ve ever seen in which she turns her body perpendicular to her original line before lunging at the ball. And yet, she crushes it off the tee, according to playing partner and tour pro Steve Wheatcroft, who shared this remarkable video as proof:
— Steve Wheatcroft (@wheatiePGA) September 14, 2017
That is a pure strike. It’s reminiscent of former MLB pitcher Luis Tiant, who used to turn his back to home plate before spinning around and hurling a pitch.
Obviously, no PGA pro would teach this woman’s action, but she does some nice things that cause her to hit the ball so cleanly. Leaning into the shot as she does promotes a proper weight shift and keeps her from coming over the top on the downswing. And you certainly can’t accuse her of not making a full turn in the backswing.
We’re not sure if that one-handed follow-through is intentional or just for show. Either way, this woman is a marvel of biomechanics, and in her own way, a legendary ball-striker.