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- The right arm has straightened while the left elbow bends.
- The eyes remain focused on the spot where the ball sat, with the head rising naturally as the right shoulder rotates through.
- Weight shifts from the inside of the right foot to the inside of the left foot.
- The belt buckle and chest face the target.
- Weight is balanced on the left foot.
- The hands and arms are fully released (right rolled over left) and over the left shoulder.
Once the ball has been struck, it’s important not to quit on the swing. Fortunately, good technique from backswing to impact assures an accelerating motion that glides to a smooth finish.
After impact, the right side is essentially a mirror image of the left on the backswing:
The end of the golf swing holds clues to whether the golfer’s balance, tempo, posture, rotation, plane and other fundamentals were in sync all the way through. Here’s what a good finish entails: