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Built to Last?
E.M. Swift
July 23, 2001
Some see Hogan in Sergio Garc�a's swing. You'll never guess whom Manuel de la Torre is reminded of
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July 23, 2001

Built To Last?

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Some see Hogan in Sergio Garc�a's swing. You'll never guess whom Manuel de la Torre is reminded of

Like Sergio Garc�a (left), Manuel de la Torre was taught the game by his father in Spain. De la Torre's dad, Angel, was that country's first golf pro but moved his family to the U.S. shortly after the outbreak of the Spanish Civil War, in 1936. Garc�a's father, Victor, is the head pro at Club de Golf Mediterraneo in Castellon and this year made his debut on the Senior tour. Here's Manuel's take on Sergio's swing.

"Everyone talks about his swing being like Ben Hogan's, but he's got more of a loop in it, like Jim Furyk's. The question I have is, Does a swing have longevity? There are too many changes of motion in Sergio's swing. A lot of things have to go right for him to repeat it time after time. The results are great now, when he's quick and flexible, but when he gets older and heavier, will he still have the agility to pull it off?"

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