I have seen great results working on a student’s overall swing by just teaching the finish position. As I tell all my students, if you can get into a good position when the swing ends, you will see improvements in the other positions as well.
To keep this tip simple, I recommend focusing on this Finish Position Checklist
(Right Hand golfers):
- You’re up on the right toe.
- Your weight is balanced fully forward.
- The right foot is just a prop.
- Your body is tall.
- Shaft appears to go through the ears or resting on the neck.
- You have rebounded the club correctly (see below rebound explanation).
The Rebound – After the completion of the swing, a good golfer naturally rebounds the club back in front of the body. When you bring the club back, you should be watching ball flight and evaluating your shot. Your body is relaxed, and the tension is removed from your back muscles. All pressure in the hands dissipates. Tiger Woods was famous for his “rebound”, letting the shaft slide down his hands and then spinning it after flushing a shot – The Club Twirl!
If you can get into this textbook finish, guess what happens? Miraculously, other swing mistakes disappear! Your swing tempo gets better, your sequence improves, your rotation through the shot is better, your grip pressure is more relaxed from start to finish.
It’s a great way to learn how to swing with better form. Call it reverse engineering.
Have Fun, Matt Truong