Danny Willett


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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

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