Importance of the Finish
by Ed Harris, PGA
often ask why it's so important to finish the golf swing, after all, by the time
you get to the finish, the ball has long since left the face of the club. Logic
would seem to dictate that the ball is gone so the finish could not affect the
Although it is not readily
obvious, the finish has a huge affect on the success of the shot. The following
are just a few reasons why you should finish every swing.
The finish emphasized the
importance of dynamic balance. All good golf swings start and finish in balance.
This is one fundamental that all great golf swings share.
The finish completes the
swing cycle. The true definition of a successful golf swing depends on its ability
to repeat itself. In order for it to be repetitive it must have a definite start
and a definite finish.
The finish gives the player
immediate feedback as to the execution of the swing. If you are having trouble
getting into the finish position, chances are something is breaking down during
the swing that is preventing you from finishing.
The next time you head to
the links or the practice tee, make sure you finish every swing in a complete
and balanced position. When you reach the finish position your chest, belt buckle
and the shoe laces of your back foot all face the target and 100% of your weight
should be on the outside of your front foot. Make a good finish a priority in
your practice and you'll see your shot improving.
Good luck & remember to