Born 17th October 1969 in Johannesburg South Africa
Both balance and poise are seen at their best in the swing of Ernie Els.
When Ernie Els first joined the tour in 1989 the golfing world had no problem noticing what was greatly admirable about the young man from South Africa`s swing. He was the epitome of grace and effortless power. Ernie Els will now always remain in history as a great example of how to swing at a high rate of knots without compromising rhythm and balance.
THE ERNIE ELS SWING-taken in 2000 in Berlin, Germany
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John Bland-Born 1945 in Johannesburg
Bland turned professional in 1969 and was a leading player on the South African Tour for over twenty years.
John Bland holds a perfectly balanced and relaxed finish
Bland spent his summers playing on the European Tour, where he won twice. He was able to finish in the top 20 in the Order of Merit six times.
The Bland swing was compact and performed at a high tempo. The down-the-line view shows a deep waist angle at the start which is perfectly held until the last quarter of the follow-through.
At the age of fifty Bland chose to compete on the American senior's Champions tour and less often on its European equivalent. He won 5 times in America and three in Europe.
Hugh Baiocchi(born 17 August 1946) is a winner of more than 20 professional tournaments around the world.
He was born in Johannesburg, turned professional in 1971, and spent his regular career playing mainly in Europe.
One of the high points was finishing runner-up to Seve Ballesteros in the 1977 Order of Merit after winning that year’s PGA Match Play Championship.
Baiocchi had a smooth and effortless swing. Studying his action will also reveal a superb balance that made him a very consistent player from tee to green.
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