PAUL CASEY

(NO.3)

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Mizuno MP-25 (3-iron), Mizuno MP-5 (4-iron to pitch­ing wedge) with Nip­pon N.S Pro Modus 3 Tour 120 TX shafts.

How he does it

Paul Casey has been one of the most con­sis­tent ball-strik­ers on Tour since turn­ing pro­fes­sional in 2000.

While most of the twen­tysome­thing pros favour a re­stricted hip turn in their swing to build torque and in­crease their club­head speed, Casey has a more classic ac­tion.

For ex­am­ple, he makes a big full turn with the shoul­ders and his hips also ro­tate to the point where his right trouser pocket is al­most be­yond him. Most young play­ers these days, like Brooks Koepka, re­strict their hip turn to in­crease the an­gle with their shoul­der turn. This, how­ever, can lead to in­jury which Casey is try­ing to avoid.

But the big key to his swing is that he does the sim­ple fun­da­men­tals of the golf swing – set-up, pos­ture and swing plane – very well. There are no ob­vi­ous com­pen­sa­tions dur­ing the swing, which al­lows him to make a re­peat­ing swing more of­ten, even un­der pres­sure.

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