2002 US Open Winner
Furyk's Golf Swing Highlights
Not only Jim Furyk's golf swing a great swing in terms of hitting great golf shots, but there is a lot that can be learned by golfers. Especially for the over-the-top slicers. Granted, Jim's swing is a bit of an awkward action, but if there were more amatuers that swing the club like Jim Furyk's in the golfing world, there would be a lot less hackers.
The most important thing that we can all see and learn from Jim's swing is its overall shape. It's steep (outside) going back, then shallow (inside) coming down. This move happens to be the exact opposite of the over-the-top slicer, who swings back shallow, then down steep.
What good players do that bad players don't is swing the club steep, then shallow. It doesn't matter what grip, stance, tempo, posture, length of swing, ball position, weight distribution, or wrist cock they have, they all swing the club back steep then down shallow in some degree. This, once again, is just the opposite of what 80% of golfers in this world do, who swing over the top.
As for Furyk, he is quite an overstatement to this rule. I am certainly not saying that all players need to look like him, either. What I am saying is that if you are an over-the-top slicer, who has been whipping it way to the inside on the backswing, and throwing way to the outside on the downswing, then it would be a good idea to feel as though you are swinging like Jim Furyk.
If you can get the club going back to the outside, this will give you a nice alleyway to come down from the inside. This inside move is what ALL great ball strikers have. Not only Jim Furyk. Nick Price, Fred Couples, and Lee Trevino have this big inside move . Other players, like Mark O'Meara and Davis Love III, are not as much from the inside as the others, but they are still from the inside. They definitely don't swing over the top.
If you can feel this exaggerated steep, then shallow move like Jim Furyk has, whether it's hitting balls on the range or taking practice swings at home, you will be in very good positions throughout your swing. This may feel strange at first but you need to do something that is practically the opposite of what you have been doing, and this is it.
Take note of why he is one of the best players in the world. It's not because of his grip. It's not because of his head movement. Nor is it because of his body rotation. It's because of his correct sound path and plane structure.