PULLING THE TRIG­GER

Golf Australia - - SWING SEQUENCE -

Al­most ev­ery good golfer has one, and any golfer who wants to get bet­ter prob­a­bly needs one.

A swing trig­ger is a last move be­fore swing­ing the club back from the ball. For ex­am­ple, Jack Nick­laus would turn his head slightly to the right. Gary Player would kick-in his right knee, while Greg Nor­man would slide his club out to­wards the ball and Rodger Davis had his trade­mark for­ward press of the hands.

A swing trig­ger is usu­ally used to pre­vent a fault in the swing and kicks in when you are ready to ‘go’ with your back­swing.

In Hen­rik Sten­son’s case, his ‘unique’ swing trig­ger helps to pre­vent too much lat­eral lower body move­ment on the back­swing.

The Swede trig­gers his back­swing by pre-set­ting most of his weight into his right leg, while hav­ing a very slight for­ward press of the hands.

Have a look at the face on se­quence and you can see this has the e„ect of mov­ing is head fur­ther back be­hind the ball. With his weight pre-loaded, he coils his up­per body over that sta­ble wide stance and lunges into the ball with great power.

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