How Rocco Developed a Swing For His Bad Back

Rocco Mediate is a great golfer and a great guy. I started working with him in 1984. He has had back problems most of his life. We needed to create a swing that was easier on his back.

A big part of what we did was make sure he didn’t torque so much that it irritated his back. We allowed his swing to be a little more “lateral” and not as “rotary”. We also made sure there wasn’t a lot of side bend as he came to impact.

Rocco continues to play well on the Champions Tour and has stayed away from back surgery. We set out to create a swing that would hold up over the long haul and be easy on his back. Mission accomplished!