THE TRIANGLE OF TRUTH
Get into the ideal position at the top of your backswing like Henrik Stenson.
THE triangle of truth … no it’s not some sort of superhero device for confessions. It is, in fact, the ideal top of the backswing position that leads to pure, true ball-striking.
Here we can see the triangle as formed by Henrik Stenson.
Now, some analysts might look at this image and suggest Stenson has a slight flying right elbow – where the right elbow separates from the torso and points to the ground behind his body. Even Stenson’s coach, Pete Cowan, admits his charge lets his right elbow fly a little bit, but his next move into the downswing sees the elbow dropped in towards the hip.
Stenson’s swing plane actually mirrors the angle of his shoulder plane so he’s in a good position.
All the great ball-strikers – no matter what their swing plane is … steep, flat and everywhere in between – have the same thing in common. His elbows are level at the top of his backswing.
If the right elbow was higher (or flying well right) than his left, the swing might then come over the top down into the ball. If the right elbow was visibly lower than the left, the swing plane would be too flat.
Level elbows = solid ball strikes.