This picture taken on the left shows him absolutely striping one 250 yards down the second fairway. On the right of William is Justin Thomas who is my bet for the US Masters next month (I’m a terrible pundit, so please don’t gamble much of your money on my predictions!). It is very hard to find any differences between their respective impact positions.
Starting from the ground up – where every power swing starts from – both have very active footwork which is fundamental for club head speed. Their right foot is powering forward whilst their left foot is lifting from the toe, pushing up the leg and towards their rear; again, a fundamental for using the ground to create force in the swing. Right knees pushing in towards the left knee as the left leg pushes up straight.
What this lower body excellence creates is the release of the left arm lever and the club shaft aligning to that. Everything at impact relates to having the shaft vertical with the driver and the left arm fully extended as this creates the longest, widest lever we can create. The true power lever in the swing is measured from the left shoulder to the club head and in these pictures, the left shoulder is higher than the right one and the club extended down from there. Pure optimal leverage. Also, look how much head tilt they both have; unavoidable when the body is so active and the levers optimising. Well done William and who knows, one day you may be wearing a very special green jacket.
I often take photos of the impact of all my charges to show them what the most important frame of a swing looks like. Check yours out with me to see if you can improve it and create more distance – 079744 03289 or firstname.lastname@example.org