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The Swing in Pictures: The Finish Position (Part 2)

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Over the past several weeks, Tom Stickney has been presenting a series called, “The Swing In Pictures” on GolfWRX. This will be the last in this series.

Each Monday a different swing position has been coupled with thoughts you (as the player) should pay attention to based on your current handicap level. I would suggest printing each of these articles out and placing them in a binder, as the series will take you from address through the finish from the front and down the line views.

Click here to view Tom’s previous articles.

PLEASE NOTE:

This article is meant to be used as a general reference for the most common swing model used in today’s game. As with any golf swing, there are personal idiosyncrasies that will alter the look and/or actions of the club shaft and body motions back and through so there will always be exceptions. Please keep this in mind as you read each section. As Homer Kelley identifies in “The Golfing Machine,” there are 446 quad-trillion stroke patterns, or ways to swing the club. You only need to find the one that works best for you.

The Finish Position DL

The Finish (Down the line)

The finish position is the end of your golf swing regardless of where it stops length-wise. This position will give you all the clues you need to understand what happened during the previous swing. Always hold a full balanced position so you may audit your ball’s flight as well as check for faults within your own motion during the swing.

For the Beginning Player:

  • The eyes are looking directly at your target, not off to one side.
  • The shoulders and hips are matching up rotationally.
  • The belt-line is level and mostly parallel to the ground.

For the Intermediate Player:

  • The arms have folded and the club is resting on your back across your shoulders.
  • The center of gravity has returned into the middle of the body between the feet.
  • The total rear foot should be visible at this point.

For the Advanced Player:

  • The secondary axis tilt is preserved keeping the head over the top of your rear foot.
  • The sternum and zipper have rotated slightly past your target.
  • The knees are touching once again.

For the Professional Player:

  • The rear heel is still rotated and down keeping the hips under control into the finish.
  • The club shaft is parallel to the starting lie of the club shaft at address.
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Tom F. Stickney II is the Director of Instruction and Business Development at Punta Mita, in Puerto Vallarta, Mexico (www.puntamita.com) He is a Golf Magazine Top 100 Teacher, and has been honored as a Golf Digest Best Teacher and a Golf Tips Top-25 Instructor. Tom is also a Trackman University Master/Partner, a distinction held by less than 15 people in the world. Punta Mita is a 1500 acre Golf and Beach Resort located just 45 minuted from Puerto Vallarta on a beautiful peninsula surrounded by the Bay of Banderas on three sides. Amenities include two Nicklaus Signature Golf Courses- with 14 holes directly on the water, a Golf Academy, four private Beach Clubs, a Four Seasons Hotel, a St. Regis Hotel, as well as, multiple private Villas and Homesites available. For more information regarding Punta Mita, golf outings, golf schools and private lessons, please email: tom.stickney@puntamita.com

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