In honor of Mr. Venturi, I have found this montage of slow motion swings, which includes him, Palmer, Player, and Byron Nelson — in the days where slow motion meant the swing looked like it was slow.
Several years ago, the wife of an economist friend – she a piano teacher – told me that if one watches all sports there is a rhythm to the motions of the best athletes. Of course, I found it to be an interesting, and eye-opening, observation, clearly a very astute woman. I believe that the montage does tribute to the elegance, grace and timing of Mr. Venturi’s great swing. It is also one of the better visual lessons I have seen in a long time — good for all of us to watch:
God rest his soul.