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Player Throw Analysis
Will Murphy
Posted: 8-15-02
PDGA # 14658
  • 2000 1st Place MN State Championships - Adv Am
  • 2000 1st Place Twin Cities Tour - Adv Am
  • 2000 2nd Place MN State Tour - Adv Am
  • Favorite Course: Riverside - St. Cloud, MN
  • Putter: KC Aviar
  • Putting Style: Hyzer
  • Preferred Drive Lines: Hyzer and Helix
  • Division Pro Open
    Location St. Paul, MN
    Throw Style Backhand
    Grip Power Grip
    Main Driver CE Teebird
    Avg Drive D 380'

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    Will starts his throw with a few lead in steps but his final 3 steps are that of a traditional X-step. This point is at the first step of the X-step. Will's leading steps get his momentum going very quickly as he enters his X-step. His step with his right foot is very light in order to keep his momentum moving forward.

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    Will stays very light on his cross-step and is able to carry a lot of forward momentum leading up to the plant. Will keeps his head at almost the same level all the way through his X-step. This helps to ensure balance and control as well as prevent bouncing that can occur and steal momentum. At this point Will's hips are starting to close and this is at the beginning of the shoulder rotation away from the target.

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    At this point Will is at the peak of his backswing. His hips are closed and his shoulders are rotated away from the target. Will uses his off arm to pull help his shoulders closed. Will's weight is over his back foot and ready to transfer over to his front foot when it plants for the pivot. Here Will has the disc oriented on his pull line and he has his grip in the nose down position.

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    Here Will has planted his pivot foot 90 degrees from the target with a bent knee and has started the opening of his hips and weight transfer to the plant foot. His off arm is now against his body so his shoulders can rotate faster. This is the very start of his pull and the disc is close to his chest.

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    Right at the hit Will's hips have exploded open and his shoulders are following. His elbow is in the process of extending and the disc is still straight on his pull line. Will's off arm is still in tight and his upper body is leaned forward to get his weight over his plant foot.

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    Immediately after the hit Will's elbow is now fully extended as he enters his follow through. His weight is fully over his plant foot and he is well into his pivot.

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    Will has a very good follow through as his throwing arm continues well after the hit.

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    At the end of the follow through Will has stepped through the pivot with his off leg.


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