Henrick Stenson Swing Analysis

Over the last number of years, Sweede Henrik Stenson has firmly cemented his place as one of the best players in the world. Although he has not won a major yet, he has consistently maintained a place in the worlds top ten players. In 2013 he reached his highest world ranking position of third, which included Henrik being the first person to win both the Fed Ex cup on the PGA tour, and also the European Tours Race to Dubai.

ADDRESS

As we look at Stenson’s set up, we can already see some clues to how he is going to hit the golf ball. As we look at the down the line view it looks relatively similar to most professionals on the tour these days. His posture is tall, strong and balanced, ready to strike the ball with as much power as he can create. On the right however one thing that stands out is Henrik’s spine angle. When we look at his set up from face on you can see Henrik has a relatively upright spine angle to begin the swing. This would imply a very centred look to his swing throughout, and and a relatively steep angle of attack compared to some other players.

THE TAKEAWAY

As we look at Stenson’s set up, we can already see some clues to how he is going to hit the golf ball. As we look at the down the line view it looks relatively similar to most professionals on the tour these days. His posture is tall, strong and balanced, ready to strike the ball with as much power as he can create. On the right however one thing that stands out is Henrik’s spine angle. When we look at his set up from face on you can see Henrik has a relatively upright spine angle to begin the swing. This would imply a very centred look to his swing throughout, and and a relatively steep angle of attack compared to some other players.

HALFWAY BACK

As Stenson begins to approach the top you will see his hands to begin to work inwards , and the club begins to get slightly upright. He maintains some cup in his left wrist, which helps him keep the clubface in an open position, similar to what we could see in the address position. From the face on view we can see the fantastic width that Henrik creates with his arms while also maintaining an exceptionally stable lower half, this is key to Henrik’s power and consistency.

TOP OF BACKSWING

As Henrik reaches the top we can see just how much energy and power he has stored up. His upper body looks tightly wound against his stable lower body, and the club is in a relatively short and controlled position, allowing him to give 100% through the golf ball.