Originally Posted by Redhook
Woodland is a freak of nature. Simple as that. He's like Usain Bolt. You just can't teach that much speed. You either have it or you don't.
A couple of things to look for are his hip rotation and wrist action. At impact, his hips are facing the target. Pretty tough to do. Along with that, his wrists are hinged well past 90 degrees which creates this super sling-slot whipping action through impact. It's pretty much impossible to copy this. Only a handle of people in the world can do this effectively.
If there was a sport to emulate to create more power, it would be jai alai. If you don't know what that is, look it up on youtube and try emulate that action. It creates a lot more power for golf.
A couple of things I noticed:
The guy is built like a tank. He looks more like a line backer or safety than a golfer. When he address the ball he just looks powerful. I don't know if there is a way to technically break it down but o well.
At the top of the swing it looks like his wrist get a little whippy generating more club head speed. From my view point it looks like a very good swing because his body is pretty quiet at the top before he starts his down swing.
He swings hard, especially with that long iron shot. His tee shot posted looked in pretty good rhythm. His iron shot on the par 5 not so much.
It was nice to see him hole that eagle put. Its a waste of a 270 yard iron shot if you two put for birdie and your playing partner sticks a 100 yard sand wedge for the same outcome.