Golf Pro Luke Donald: Classic Finish Position Video
I think when asked about which swing I consider to be one of the best on the PGA Tour, best golf swings in the world, I often go for Luke Donald. It's just such a smooth, compact and graceful-looking golf swing. One of the real features of Luke Donald's golf swing is his follow through position and I think you'd look for every golfer on the PGA Tour out in the driving range, all of them lined up, Donald would stand out as probably having the best, most balanced finish position, a really graceful position. He works on this idea of almost framing his head with his golf club so set up this way around turning through to a nice finish, you'll often see Donald in this position where his arms his wrist and the golf club almost work like a little frame around the top of his head, keeping the golf club nice and high over the top of his head. He doesn't let it lag down behind him or get pulled flat and off-balance, up high over the top of the head position.
The benefits of doing that because often people say to me, "Well, once you hit the golf ball, surely it doesn't matter what you do after that. You could let go of the golf club. You've already hit the ball. How does the follow through have a benefit?" Well, the follow through for Donald has a benefit because it encourages him to turn fully towards his target, make sure he’s balanced and make sure he’s consistent. So if you're starting your swing at exactly the same position every time and, similar to Donald, you're finishing your swing in the same position every single time, that has to provide more consistency for everything that goes between. We certainly wouldn’t want to start ourselves in the same position and then finish up in a different swing position or a different follow through position every single time. We couldn't possibly be consistent with the action that comes before that. So if you can start to model yourself on the Luke Donald posed, held, putting-your-head-in-the-picture-frame kind of follow through, I’m sure that will pay dividends in your next practice session.