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Embrace Your Unorthodox

When it comes to Ryan Moore, a conventional swing does not exist… and that’s why it works for the 33-year-old pro golfer. With an impressive PGA Tour career and four top-15s in majors, Moore is embracing his ‘imperfections’ and doing quite well in the process.

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Moral of the Story: Embrace Your Unorthodox

When it comes to Ryan Moore, a conventional swing does not exist… and that’s why it works for the 33-year-old pro golfer. With an impressive PGA Tour career and four top-15s in majors, Moore is embracing his ‘imperfections’ and doing quite well in the process.

Moore's swing mechanics are definitely unorthodox. According to some of the conventional golf tips, the position of his stance, grip, and hands might set him up for a less than successful drive. Also, during the backswing most golfers prefer to have their arms move across their torso and upper bodies in a much lower degree. Moore prefers differently. However, what's not different about his swing is how he redirects his club onto the correct swing plane once he begins his downswing. Traditionally, golfers are taught to use the same swing plane for their backswing and downswing - it helps to ensure the clubface is square with your body at the point of impact.

Regardless of the origin of Moore’s swing – whether it’s a comfort technique or a habit picked up at an early age – he was able to develop his swing around his ‘imperfection’, developing one of the finest amateur careers in modern golf.