Swing­face is Okay

There’s no need to be em­bar­rassed

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as a friend ever said that you make a funny face when you hit a golf ball? Some­thing about the way your lips or chin or eye­brows or neck or what­ever twists up like you’re about to brain some­one with an ax or pass a kid­ney stone. Maybe your friend said you looked like a pit bull nd­ing a cheese­burger, or a wal­rus in mat­ing sea­son.What­ever the anal­ogy, the in­tent was to make you self-con­scious. Don’t fall for this. It’s a tac­tic as mean-spir­ited as ask­ing some­one if they in­hale or ex­hale in the down­swing.As

Hthese photos prove (and we’ve got thou­sands more, trust us), the best play­ers and teach­ers in the world show some swing­face now and then.Though be­ing re­laxed and com­posed through im­pact is de­sir­able, go­ing af­ter that lit­tle ball is just as im­por­tant, if not more.You’ve got to let out some shaft. Be­cause if you ever want to be re­ally good, un­der-swing­ing is just as stunt­ing as over-swing­ing. The mo­ment of re­lease is the mo­ment of truth, the mo­ment of be­com­ing your true self, and it’s no time to be po­lite. Go get it. – MAX ADLER You know these stars, but maybe not these faces:

JB Holmes, Carl Pet­ters­son, Rick Smith, Tiger Woods, Hen­rik Sten­son, Bubba Wat­son, Suzann Pet­tersen, Justin Thomas, Colt Knost, Jim McLean, Pa­trick Reed, Brandt Snedeker, Matt Kuchar, Padraig Har­ring­ton, Jonas Blixt, Sei Young Kim.

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