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A case for NOT keeping your head down - Be like Henrik!

A case for NOT keeping your head down – Be like Henrik!

A case for NOT keeping your head down – Be like Henrik!

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One of the biggest myths about the golf swing is, “Keep our head down!”  I always like to say, keep your head level. That way, there is no up and down movement to throw off your timing.  But some golfers like Henrik Stenson, David Duval, and Anika Sorenstam actually rotate their heads through impact to help them generate more rotation through the ball.  Check out this article and then head to the range and give it a try.  You might be pleasantly surprised!

A case for NOT keeping your head down - Be like Henrik!

Not how the head rotates through impact!

We all know that Henrik Stenson is an elite ball-striker.

He proved it again at the BMW International Open in Germany, capturing his 10th European Tour title with a three-shot victory over Darren Fichardt and Thorbjorn Oleson.

Stenson’s prowess with his irons — he hits his 7-iron 195 yards with almost no curve — comes from both natural athleticism and body movements that don’t get in the way of his speed.

“A lot of weekend players hold on to a terrible piece of advice, which is to keep the head still during the swing,” says Golf Digest Best Young Teacher Shaun Webb, who is based at the David Toms 265 Academy in Shreveport, La. “If you lock your head down, it stays that way after the ball is gone and keeps you from rotating your body through the shot. That costs you lots of speed.”

To read how to incorporate this move into your own swing, go here!

Source:    Golf Digest

Pictures: Dean Shareski

Thanks for reading – A case for NOT keeping your head down – Be like Henrik!

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