ANALYSIS BY BARNEY PUTTICK
The Masters Champion’s swing sequence
There’s something of the old and new about the way Masters Champion Danny Willett swings the golf club. It has all the power of a modern-day move, while retaining some of the age-old principles that make for a sound technique.
Just by looking at his address position, you can tell that Danny’s a real professional. His posture and alignment angles are perfect, but he also looks athletic, ready to make a powerful swing. Interestingly, he starts his swing with a very early wrist hinge. This was something that Seve used to do, and it allows the player to get the club working on the right plane before he begins his upper-body rotation.
In Danny’s case, it works well as the club is on a great line throughout the swing and you could see him working the ball beautifully both ways at Augusta. The only problem with this technique is that there can be a
Perfect posture and alignment at address
The swing starts with an early wrist hinge