The Correct Way to Finish Your Golf Swing

The Correct Way to Finish Your Golf Swing

All is well you've managed to get the club through to the correct impact position. But a key point of understanding the leverage fundamental is to make sure you can keep the momentum of the swing through into the finish.

The Proper Way to Finish Your Swing

So the question people ask me is how do I finish the swing off? Well that's very important also. We see that we've got to keep the flow of momentum through impact. But we see players doing it in many different ways. But what's correct?

If you watch now as I come through the correct impact position shortly after impact both my arms extend. They’ve also rotated, from this position I should start to hinge up with my elbows. This upward lift and relax of the elbows takes the club over the left shoulder into the finish. But how you do this is different in terms of style for virtually every world class player.

How PGA Players Finish Their Swings

Let's take a look at perhaps how Greg Norman would do it. How Nick Faldo might do it and how Colin Montgomerie might do it. Once again, it's different strokes for different folks. From the key position where both arms are fully extended and rotated. Different players finish off this relaxation at the elbows in different ways. Indeed, give their signature to the golf swing.

  • Greg Norman for instance, relaxes his elbows in an aggressive way and brings the club down in front of him.
  • Of course from the same position, Nick Faldo has a different way of doing it. He relaxes his elbows more softly and holds his finish position.
  • Our final example of a player releasing differently from the extended and rotated position is Colin Montgomerie. He holds the club down his back.

The finish to the swing is your signature; the key point is if you get from impact into the extended, rotated position. From then on it’s your signature that finishes the golf swing.

Category: Follow-Through
Sub-Category: Arms, Shoulder Turn, Impact

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