‘Build from the ground up to hit pow­er­ful fair­way woods’

Golf World (UK) - - Tour Tips - HEN­RIK STEN­SON

Ev­ery­one knows that I use my 3-wood off the tee a lot more than most other play­ers. I’m more con­fi­dent and con­sis­tent tak­ing this ap­proach, al­though I can still get the driver out there if I feel I need to. Tak­ing this ap­proach has seen me rank in­side the top 15 on the PGA Tour in driv­ing ac­cu­racy for the last four sea­sons and I still av­er­age over 290 yards off the tee. I’m able to do this by build­ing an ef­fi­cient tech­nique that builds power from the ground up and en­ables me to de­liver the club­head with pre­ci­sion and con­sis­tency. These tips will help you im­prove your swing what­ever club you use.

AD­DRESS Build from the ground I’m try­ing to bend from the hips and get in a nice ath­letic po­si­tion – knees slightly bent, feet just past shoul­der width, front toe slightly open. I build my swing from the ground up so I can en­gage my core and quads. Then I just let my arms hang from there. AT THE TOP Wind up like a spi­ral stair­case A lot of peo­ple use turn to find po­si­tion at the top but that’s in­con­sis­tent. If I’m load­ing ev­ery­thing into my shoul­ders, like I am here, I like to pic­ture a spi­ral stair­case. You’ll no­tice both my feet are still planted firmly, which helps pro­mote that proper build­ing from the ground up.

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