PULLING THE TRIGGER
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 eect 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.