Covering thirty years from 1970 to 2000 the name Ozaki and Japanese golf were inseparable.
Working hard on the driving range in preperation for the British Open. Circa 1980
The most successful Japanese player of all time stands to the ball with his Jumbo driver.
Born 12 September 1969 near TokyoTurned Professional in 1992
Maruyama was the first Japanese golfer to win a Tournament in the USA when he won the Greater Milwaukee Open in 2001. He went on to win another three times in America. With ten wins on the Asian Tour and one World Tour event he achieved a career total of fourteen championships.
His swing was described as unorthodox, however, apart from one strong negative 'extra,' his action is conforming.
Standing very tall to the ball he uses every inch of his 5 feet 7 inches.
Shegeki takes the club away on plane and shows a good body response, particularly from the lower body and hips. His clubface has naturally opened. The old drill of stopping at this point, retaking the foot stance in the direction of the arms, and then lowering the arms until the clubhead touches the floor(see diagram) would confirm he is perfectly on the plane.
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