A model swing: the finish
By T.J. TOMASI
Sticking the finish
The gymnasts call it “sticking the finish,” and when you stick your finish in golf, good things will happen. Here is the anatomy of your Kodak Moment:
1. Your weight is balanced on the front foot, with the back foot acting as a rudder.
2. Your hips are perpendicular to the target line.
3. Your shoulders have rotated past perpendicular with your right shoulder in advance of the left.
4. Everything you own — your nose, your belt buckle, your right knee — is pointing at the target.
But while this template is the same for all Kodak Moments, there are variations caused by your body type — how you’re built, your strength, and most important, your flexibility.
Three variations of thefinish position are illustratedin the accompanying photos. But no matter which finish your body dictates, you can memorize it by repeating the “posing drill”:
Close your eyes, swing the club, and pose in your finish for a slow count of three. Open your eyes and make certain you match your prototype. This is your swing’s Kodak Moment, and it should be your goal to nail this position for every swing.
To find out more about which swing you should use, take the LAWs test at www.tjtomasi.com.