How does Phil Mickelson hit the ball so high?
As Phil rotates through his hips are extending toward the target and he’s launching himself off the ground, which helps pull the club up into the ball. As a result, Phil launches the ball fairly high (12.97 degrees), a key to carrying the ball far (298.2 yards) and hitting long drives.
What is Phil Mickelson’s swing speed?
Phil goes at it fast (115 mph-plus swing speed) but swings within his speed limit, which is essential for playing long and powerful shots. He is averaging more than 300 yards per drive for the first time since 2015.
Is Phil Mickelson’s driver swing the left-handed Jack Nicklaus of golf?
(Analysis: GCA lead coach Scott Wickham; photo: Fred Vuich) Phil’s driver swing is the left-handed version of Jack Nicklaus’ swing in so many ways, including the high release and exit of the clubhead through the shoulders. (Analysis: GCA lead coach Scott Wickham; photo: Fred Vuich)
How do you copy Phil Mickelson’s swing?
From a relaxed setup, Phil swings the club back wide, his arms extending well away from his upper body and the clubhead moving straight away from the target. This is another great move to copy, because it creates a bigger swing arc and lengthens the backswing—keys to storing power for the downswing.