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When we look at Lee Westwood’s through swing, this is where the bend left arm, the left arm chicken wing really do become much more apparent. And this is where the real differences in Lee Westwood’s swing also becomes apparent to the nonchalant reserve you know. Anyone can really see what is happening in Westwood’s down swing, but maybe not all the people understand why it's happening in the down swing. So why is Westwood gone all to the top of this ring, as we've seen in the last video, there is that slacking in the arm and the sly kind of bend down towards the ball. Now from here, Westwood’s arm bend increases as he comes down into the shot. So from a relatively straight slightly king’s position at the top of the back swing, that arm increases in the amount of bend that it has as he moves down towards the ball.

Now if I move down towards the ball, pot bend in my arm, and then just move down into windpipe, you can see that the actual length of the cob has shortened because of the amount of bend that I put into the arm. Now there is only one way that Westwood can now connect consistently with the short. And that’s by lowering the overall height of his posture. So as he is going into impact, as that left arm is bending, Lee’s head also dips down towards the ball, and he has this very kind of classically, lawfully Westwood would very classically hunch looking position as he hits. So that left arm being bowed, the central equilibrium being found very, very well, the head dipping down and then he has that distinctive movement down with his head, and then now lift up as he actually strikes the shot.

Now to repeat that motion consistently, what is on this young man is practice, practice, practice, and he's grooved that technique, he's grooved that position at the point of impact. To try and absolutely replicate that position, to actually try and make that a consistent position if you’ve not done that for years and years and years, is very, very difficult. And the benefits of actually doing those two movements together, to get a consistent shot, will generally make more people inconsistent to begin with, especially and not really give them any advantages going forward. Westwood’s impact and Westwood’s swing, are very, very unique to him, and I would suggest not copying him if you don’t already do this things naturally. So let's have a little bit of a look of how you can maybe stop this within your own swing, if it is causing you any detriment, that’s not to take anything away from Lee’s swing, because it is absolutely fantastic.