Bubba Watson Golf Swing Analysis

In this article, Golf Monthly top 25 coach Ged Walters takes a look at the golf swing of Bubba Watson

Bubba watson golf swing analysis

In this article, Golf Monthly top 25 coach Ged Walters takes a look at the golf swing of two-time Masters champion Bubba Watson

Bubba Watson Golf Swing Analysis

Bubba Watson is one of golf's most interesting characters, and his golf swing is one of, if not the, most unique on Tour.

The two-time Masters champion recently captured his 12th PGA Tour title at the Travelers Championship and has re-found his form of previous years in 2018.

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Bubba loves to shape the ball, more than any other pro, and particularly enjoys hitting a fade. He's also one of the PGA Tour's longest hitters.

Here, Golf Monthly Top 25 Coach Ged Walters takes a look at Bubba's action:

"He is a bit of a throw back with his self discovered style.

Set Up:

"He sets up generally to play for his fade but he has good posture, forward bend knee flex.

Backswing:

"Bubba takes the club away with the head moving upwards very quickly, the club head stays outside his hands so it looks very steep as it continues to the top. Almost like he reaches to the sky with his hands so his lead arm is almost vertical at the top.

"His lower body has made a huge rotation with his belt buckle facing back to the camera and his right heel off the ground. His torso has turned, tilted and extended superbly. From face on he is very reminiscent to Jack Nicklaus with his 'K' leg image.

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Downswing:

"In the transition he plants his right heel and uses his legs fantastically as his hips get back to were they were in the address position way before his torso and hands/arms really start to move.

"This stores huge power which he releases with incredible body rotation by opening his hips and torso way before the club impacts the ball.

"His feet stay planted until after impact and then they start to move due to the amount of ground force he creates.

"This is possibly why his finish is really in a balanced pose."

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Elliott Heath
Elliott Heath

Elliott Heath is our Senior Staff Writer and has been with Golf Monthly since early 2016. He graduated in Sports Journalism in 2016 and currently manages the Golf Monthly news, courses and travel sections as well as our large Facebook, Twitter and Instagram pages. Elliott has interviewed some huge names in the golf world including Sergio Garcia, Thomas Bjorn, Bernd Wiesberger and Scotty Cameron as well as a number of professionals on the DP World and PGA Tours. He has also covered the 2022 Masters from Augusta National as well as three Open Championships including at Carnoustie in 2018 when he was inside the ropes with Tiger Woods. He has played 31 of our Top 100 golf courses, with his favourites being both Sunningdales, Woodhall Spa, Old Head and Alwoodley. He currently plays at West Byfleet Golf Club in Surrey, where his handicap index floats anywhere between 4-6. His golfing highlight is making albatross on the 9th hole on the Hotchkin Course at Woodhall Spa, and he has made one hole-in-one.


Elliott is currently playing:


Driver: Honma TR20

3 wood: TaylorMade SIM2 Max

Hybrid: TaylorMade SIM Max

Irons: Honma TR20B

Wedges: Titleist Vokey Design

Putter: Odyssey White Hot OG #5

Ball: Titleist Pro V1x