Jim Furyk Golf Swing

Jim Furyk Swing

When asked to describe Pennsylvanian Jim Furyk’s golf swing some might call it unconventional while those being a little more blunt have been known to describe it as weird. CBS’ David Feherty once memorably described Furyk’s swing as “an octopus falling out of a tree”. But whatever it is its working for him again this year as he heads into the U.S. Open fresh off a victory at the RBC Heritage. But just what does make the Jim Furyk swing so different?

The Jim Furyk Golf Swing in Slow Motion

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In Furyk’s own words (in an interview with Golf Digest) when he swings “the hips “underturn” during the backswing and “overturn” coming down, resulting in a loop of sorts. And here is the man himself explaining how his swing began in the kitchen when he was a child and how it evolved:

Here is PGA Coach Matt Holman’s take on it:

And Golf Digest Top Coach Charlie King on how Furyk’s swing helped him win the RBC Heritage for a second time in 2015: